BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The owner of a steel pipe mill in Bay St. Louis has filed for bankruptcy protection and seeks to sell the plant. PSL North America LLC, which began operations in 2008, made the Chapter 11 filing June 16 in Delaware. In court papers, it... more »
Another cover-up of child molestation, this time involving Boy Scouts of America. It all came to light with the release of confidential files called the "Boy Scout Perversion Files," which detail accounts and reports of abuse that were more times than not, covered up. Time and time again, the files... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Boy Scouts of America internal documents reveal more than 125 cases in which men suspected of molestation allegedly continued to abuse Scouts, despite a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators. A Los Angeles Times review of more than 1,200 files from 1970 to 1991... more »
The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by two news organizations to examine the files of a state investigation into allegations that doctors at a New Orleans hospital euthanized patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a 4-3 decision issued Friday, the high court said the files concerning... more »
In Breaux Bridge, a legal battle is brewing over a name.
The popular "Cafe des Amis" has filed suit against a California company that apparently opened a restaurant by the same name out in California. In the suit, lawyers for the Breaux Bridge restaurant claim they've had the name... more »
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Singer Wyclef Jean officially announced his bid to be president of Haiti to a roaring crowd of supporters on Thursday, thrusting himself into a contentious race to lead an impoverished country reeling from a devastating earthquake. At one point the hip hop artist-turned-politician bodysurfed on the... more »
MIAMI (AP) - Three workers who survived an explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico have filed a lawsuit claiming they were kept floating in lifeboats at sea for more than 10 hours. The lawsuit filed in Galveston, Texas, says the men couldn't even call home to... more »