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  • Eureka! Physicists celebrate evidence of particle

    July 4, 2012 7:17 AM

    GENEVA (AP) - To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson - popularly known as the "God particle" - that helps explain what gives all matter in the universe... more »
  • Lawyers: Evidence withheld in Angola 5 trial

    April 9, 2012 9:01 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - Attorneys appealing the conviction and death sentence of Angola 5 defendant David Brown are seeking a new trial, saying prosecutors withheld evidence. The Advocate reports the judge overseeing the Angola 5 cases postponed the trial of the next defendant last week until Sept. 24 without... more »
  • WWL-TV: $606 missing from NOPD evidence room

    February 9, 2011 9:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police Superintendant Ronal Serpas tells WWL-TV that they've opened a criminal investigation of money missing from the department's property warehouse. Serpas says the evidence commander discovered that $606 was missing when she checked to see whether drugs had accidentally been put into a double-keyed... more »
  • Spill panel: No evidence of saving $ over safety

    November 8, 2010 10:22 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The BP oil rig explosion and spill wasn't about anyone purposely trading money for safety, investigators on a special presidential commission said Monday. Instead it was more about seemingly acceptable risks adding up to disaster. Investigators at the commission's hearing outlined more than a dozen decisions that... more »
  • Evidence Recovered From St. Martin Burglaries

    November 1, 2010 7:08 PM

    From SMPSO: During the months of September and October 2010, the St Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to numerous residential burglaries within St Martin Parish. Following the arrest of Damien Jackson on October 12, 2010, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office,... more »
  • Transocean Accusing Government of Mishandling Key Piece of Evidence

    September 16, 2010 4:01 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The companies being sued in the largest offshore oil spill in history are accusing the government of mishandling a key piece of evidence. In a new federal court document, the company that owned the drilling rig, Transocean, says federal investigators aren't adequately preserving evidence from the rig's... more »
  • Evidence Mishap Delays Trial

    September 7, 2010 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - It appears Jeffrey Lee Guillory, Baton Rouge's third accused serial killer, will wait a little longer for his trial. The evidence in the case, or at least part of it, was in Lafayette. A jury there found Guillory guilty of trying to kill a woman.... more »
  • Key Oil Spill Evidence Raised to Gulf's Surface

    September 6, 2010 8:13 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Investigators looking into what went wrong in the Gulf of Mexico step closer to answers now that a key piece of evidence is secure aboard a ship. Engineers took 29½ hours to lift the 50-foot, 300-ton blowout preventer from a mile beneath the... more »
  • BP Raises Blowout Preventer, Key Evidence in Probe

    September 4, 2010 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP crews worked Saturday to slowly raise the 300-ton blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, careful not to damage or drop a key piece of evidence in the spill investigation. When the blowout preventer reaches the surface after... more »
  • Evidence Of A Deep Underwater Oil Plume

    August 19, 2010 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists are reporting the first conclusive evidence of a deep underwater oil plume from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But don't go looking for it. It's invisible. A team from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts mapped a 22-mile-long mist of oil with special... more »
  • Transocean Accusing BP of Withholding Critical Evidence

    August 19, 2010 12:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig is accusing BP of withholding critical evidence needed to identify the cause of the worst maritime oil spill in history. In a sternly worded letter obtained by The Associated Press, Transocean says that lack of information is preventing the company... more »
  • Earliest Evidence for the use of Stone Tools

    August 11, 2010 1:03 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say they've found the earliest evidence for the use of stone tools by a human ancestor. They report in the journal Nature that two ancient animal bones from Ethiopia show signs of being butchered and smashed by stone tools about 3.4 million years ago. That's... more »
  • Crabs provide evidence that oil is tainting Gulf food

    August 9, 2010 9:05 PM

    BARATARIA, La. (AP) - To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem's health: the blue crab. Weeks ago, before engineers pumped in mud and cement to... more »
  • Crabs Provide Evidence Oil Tainting Gulf Food Web

    August 9, 2010 8:59 AM

    BARATARIA, La. (AP) - To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem's health: the blue crab. Weeks ago, before engineers pumped in mud and cement to... more »
  • Spill investigators want to find undersea evidence

    August 6, 2010 9:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that BP appears to have vanquished its ruptured well, authorities are turning their attention to gathering evidence from what could amount to a crime scene at the bottom of the sea. The wreckage - including the failed blowout preventer and the blackened, twisted remnants of... more »
  • Judge Seals Evidence in Federal Sex Case

    July 23, 2010 9:12 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge has sealed evidence in a federal sex-crime case involving a former private school counselor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Hill Thursday granted a joint motion filed by the government and defense, sealing a 24-page exhibit containing e-mails allegedly exchanged between Hargrave and a... more »
  • Overdue Evidence Room Rent Paid

    July 4, 2010 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The City of New Orleans has paid more than $92,000 in overdue rent payments to a warehouse owner who has been housing the police department's evidence room. WWL-TV reported on Sunday that the city had fallen three months behind on its rent for a private storage... more »
  • More Evidence of Gulf Oil Spill Washes Ashore

    June 25, 2010 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More dirty evidence of the massive oil spill washed ashore along the Gulf Coast for residents who don't need any more reminders of their frustration over failed efforts to stop the crude gushing from a blown-out undersea well. In Florida, officials on Thursday closed a quarter-mile... more »
  • Emerging Oil Rig Evidence Shows Lack of Regulation

    May 13, 2010 9:44 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The first firm evidence of what likely caused the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil blowout - a devastating sequence of equipment failures - drives home a central unsettling point about America's oil industry: key safety features at tens of thousands of U.S. offshore rigs are barely regulated.... more »
  • Lawyer: Evidence illegally gathered against Cloutier

    November 11, 2009 11:39 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The attorney for Lafayette businessman is claiming the evidence against Eric Cloutier in a racketeering and money-laundering case was gathered without a valid search warrant. Attorney Daniel Stanford filed three motions asking a judge to suppress evidence against Cloutier. A hearing is set for Thursday. The... more »
  • DNA links Louisiana, Mississippi rape cases

    October 8, 2009 8:43 AM

    LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - The rape of a woman in Louisiana woman has been linked to five rapes in Mississippi's Jones County. Maj. Robbie Suber of the Jones County Sheriff's Department says DNA evidence links the August assault on an 87-year-old woman in New Iberia, La., to five assaults on... more »

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