SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal jury has convicted a Shreveport man of several violations including the dumping of untreated wastewater directly into the Red River. The Times reports John Tuma, former president of ARKLA Disposal Services Inc. was convicted Wednesday of dumping wastewater without a permit, discharging untreated wastewater... more »
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the illegal dumping of oil in Jefferson Davis Parish. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says that five 55-gallone drums of used oil and diesel fuel were thrown into a ditch. Two of the drums had been dumped, along with about six buckets... more »
New details on the man accused of killing a young girl and dumping her body in central Louisiana.
"Thomas Steven Sanders" was actually presumed dead 16 years ago, that's several years after he seemingly disappeared, family and friends hadn't seen him since 1987. Sanders is accused of murdering 12-year-old... more »
On Monday, a Lake Charles man pled guilty to the illegal disposal of solid waste in Jefferson Davis Parish. Matthew King, 51, of Lake Charles, was ordered to pay $2,000 dollars in criminal fines plus court costs, stemming from charges of illegally disposing solid waste on his property. King was... more »
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Harrison County supervisors are opposed to BP dumping debris from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill into a local landfill. The Sun Herald reports that the unified command has told local officials that its preliminary plan called for putting debris into the Pecan Grove landfill. Supervisor... more »
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The director of a company that operates several wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana has been arrested on charges he allowed untreated wastewater to be illegally dumped. The state Department of Environmental Quality said 57-year-old Joseph L. Jones, of Opelousas, faces 12 felony charges involving alleged violations... more »