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  • Civilian Militia Remains at Bundy Ranch After Standoff Ends

    April 19, 2014 10:41 PM

    The BLM defused the standoff, citing safety concerns for its employees and the protesters, some of whom were on horseback and others who were set up in sniper positions on the Interstate 15 overpass pointing military-style rifles at federal agents. Among the citizen army were dozens of women and children... more »
  • Gonzales robbery spree ends with arrest

    January 14, 2014 9:25 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - A 33-year-old New Orleans man has been booked on six counts of first-degree robbery stemming from holdups at Gonzales restaurants and stores from late October through last week. Sgt. Steven Nethken tells The Advocate Barney Powell Bynum Jr. was arrested Friday after being spotted by a... more »
  • Testimony ends in park double killing

    March 25, 2013 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Testimony has ended in the trial of an East Feliciana Parish man accused of killing an ex-girlfriend and her 3-year-old son, and trying to kill two other children of hers - including his own daughter. Dominique Dantoni Smith is accused of killing Jessica Johnson Palmer... more »
  • 3-year probe of illegal fish sales ends in arrest

    September 11, 2012 7:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a Bridge City man for alleged commercial finfish violations, ending a three-year investigation into the illegal sale of red snapper. Agents cited 26-year-old Yoan C. Hernandez on Sunday. Undercover agents bought 655 pounds of illegal red snapper from... more »
  • Car ends up in LSU Lakes

    July 13, 2012 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police in Baton Rouge are investigating an accident in which a car wound up in the LSU Lakes. WAFB TV reports that there were no immediate indications that anyone was injured in the Friday accident, which was reported shortly before 4 a.m. The driver was... more »
  • Multi-parish police chase ends with suicide

    April 17, 2012 9:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A police chase that wound through several northwestern Louisiana parishes ended when the 47-year-old driver fatally shot himself. Police say O. B. Mitchell Jr., died late Monday night after leading police from Caddo Parish, through DeSoto Parish before shooting himself outside of Alexandria. State... more »
  • Colo. senior tax break fight ends before it starts

    March 27, 2012 5:53 AM

    DENVER (AP) - Colorado's improving economy has helped lawmakers avoid the most contentious debate of the year - restoring a suspended property tax break for senior citizens. Lawmakers learned Monday that sunny fiscal projections - a revenue boost from personal income and business taxes - combined with money left over... more »
  • Housing program for Ike, Gustav victims ends

    February 1, 2012 8:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal program that provided temporary housing assistance to nearly 20,000 families displaced by two 2008 hurricanes has come to an end. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said 3,500 households affected by hurricanes Ike and Gustav were still enrolled in its rental assistance... more »
  • Standoff ends peacefully

    January 17, 2012 9:54 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - An armed Shreveport, man who held police at bay for almost six-hours. ended the standoff by surrendering peacefully to officers. Police say they received a call Monday afternoon that an unnamed man was armed and threatening to do himself harm. The phone call came around 3... more »
  • Hostage Situation Ends

    July 9, 2011 11:59 PM

    Tense moments at the Iberia Parish Jail Saturday morning as three inmates take a prison guard hostage. In the end one deputy was sent to the hospital, he's since been treated and released. The three inmates now facing attempted first degree murder of a police officer for what deputies... more »
  • Carencro murder case ends in mistrial

    June 24, 2011 9:39 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - In Lafayette, the two-day trial of a 21-year-old Carencro man charged in a July 2009 shooting death has ended in a mistrial. Judge Jules D. Edwards III declared a mistrial Thursday in the second-degree murder trial of Troydell Simmons. The ruling came after prosecutor Pat Magee,... more »
  • Flooding Ends Year at Assumption Schools

    May 19, 2011 8:10 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish public school students will not have to attend classes next week because of concerns over potential flooding threats posed by the Mississippi River. The school board voted Wednesday to end the 2010-11 school year on Friday. Superintendent Earl Martinez tells The Advocate that parish... more »
  • Early Voting ends TODAY

    October 26, 2010 9:23 AM

    Early Voting ends TODAY at 6:00pm. Anyone registered to vote may do so through 6:00pm today at their nearest "Registrar of Voters" office. Voting hours are 8:30am to 6pm
  • Early Voting Ends Tomorrow

    October 25, 2010 11:02 AM

    A reminder, early voting ends tomorrow, October 26, 2010. Anyone registered to vote may do so through Tuesday at their nearest "Registrar of Voters" office. Voting hours are 8:30am to 6pm.
  • Early Voting in Louisiana Ends Saturday

    September 24, 2010 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Voters seeking to cast early ballots in the Oct. 2 election for lieutenant governor, judgeships, school board seats and other local races have until Saturday or will have to wait until election day. Turnout so far has been light, with about 41,000 voters - or... more »
  • Bet Ends in Amite River Drowning

    August 13, 2010 7:16 AM

    PORT VINCENT, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say a bricklayer who took a break from his construction job to swim across the Amite River on a bet drowned. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala identified the victim as 30-year-old Jory Golman of Amite, a member of a bricklaying crew working... more »
  • Holdup attempt ends in suicide on I-10

    August 3, 2010 9:34 PM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Slidell police say a 24-year-old man apparently shot and killed himself on Interstate 10 in Mississippi after trying to hold up a fast-food restaurant in Slidell. Capt. Kevin Foltz says the man's name is being withheld until his family is notified. Foltz says the man ordered... more »
  • Well Cap's Trial Ends With No Word on What's Next

    July 17, 2010 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's 48-hour trial run of a cap blocking oil from streaming into the Gulf of Mexico ended Saturday with no word on what happens next. BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said the company would communicate if the trial was stopped. With no word as 3:25 p.m. EDT... more »
  • 'Contingency Fee' Bill Fails as Session Ends

    June 21, 2010 8:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bill that would have allowed Louisiana's attorney general to hire outside lawyers on a "contingency fee" basis to handle state government lawsuits arising from the Deepwater Horizon disaster died in the final minutes of the 2010 legislative session. The bill would have allowed law... more »
  • Session Ends

    June 21, 2010 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers ended a contentious three-month regular session Monday, with the House losing its budget battles to the Senate and Gov. Bobby Jindal reappearing in the final days to ensure the session didn't end in meltdown. Before they adjourned, lawmakers worked out the final pieces... more »
  • Louisiana's three-month regular session ends tonight

    June 21, 2010 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are wrapping up their work on the three-month regular session. The session must adjourn by 6 p.m. Monday. That timeline wasn't expected to be a problem after legislators a day earlier completed their most controversial budget bills, which close a nearly $600 million... more »
  • Standoff Ends Peacefully

    June 1, 2010 4:13 AM

    A standoff in the 100 block of Staten Street off of Williow in Upper Lafayette has ended peacefully. Around 7pm Monday night, 2 females approached another female at O'Riley Autoparts located at 1010 N. University Avenue and an argument erupted. The two female suspects struck the victim over the... more »
  • A Eunice High Speed Chase Ends With An Arrest

    November 12, 2009 7:29 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff deputy who was trying to conduct a routine traffic stop, got more than he bargained for. A high speed chase began when the driver he was attempting to stop, refused to. The car that was being driven, was a stolen vehicle from Mamou. The... more »

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