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  • Student kills teacher, guard in Moscow school

    February 3, 2014 6:26 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) - An armed teenager burst into his Moscow school on Monday and killed a teacher and policeman before being taken into custody, investigators said. None of the children who were in School No. 263 were hurt, said Karina Sabitova, a police spokeswoman at the scene. The student also... more »
  • Angola guard arrested in Livingston home invasion

    May 23, 2013 8:46 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 40-year-old corrections officer assigned to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has been arrested in a Livingston Parish home invasion case. Lori Steele, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, tells The Advocate Maj. Deujon Shane Worsham and two other people were arrested in... more »
  • US Coast Guard: Divers Found Body Near Platform

    November 17, 2012 11:07 PM

    The US Coast Guard confirmed to KATC that an unidentified body has been found in the water near the oil platform that caught fire Friday morning. A Coast Guard spokesperson says divers contracted by Black Elk Energy discovered human remains while inspecting the platform structure Saturday evening. The Coast Guard... more »
  • Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Missing Workers After Platform Fire

    November 17, 2012 10:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after an explosion and fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico a day earlier. Four others workers were badly burned in the blaze, which evoked memories of the deadly... more »
  • Guard rescued at SC prison; officers control unit

    June 6, 2012 6:01 AM

    BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A guard held hostage at a South Carolina high security prison was rescued early Wednesday after a standoff of more than 6 hours, a corrections department spokesman said. The officer was rescued and prison officials regained control of the building at the Lee Correctional Institution here... more »
  • Coast Guard Helicopter Crashes in Mobile Bay Alabama

    February 29, 2012 4:44 AM

    The U.S. Coast Guard says three people are missing and one person has been rescued after one of its helicopters crashed in Mobile Bay during a training mission. Spokeswoman Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Bordelon says an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed Tuesday evening near Point Clear, Ala. She says the... more »
  • Military Families Reflect on Lives Lost

    August 8, 2011 12:09 AM

    Sunday in Acadiana, military families reflected on lives lost in Afghanistan. Everyday thousands of troops are constantly training to protect us and our country from any potential threats. In Breaux Bridge, the Louisiana National Guard was doing just that, learning more about decontamination and hazmat situations. "Obviously dirty... more »
  • LA National Guard Trains Regional Hazmat Troops

    August 6, 2011 2:40 PM

    Three Louisiana National Guard units - about 250 soldiers - are training to become a regional team to find and treat victims of hazardous material disasters and clean up contamination. During exercises this weekend, troops will set up decontamination tents and equipment up in a drill designed to be completed... more »
  • Update: Cypremort Point Drowning

    July 17, 2011 11:50 PM

    A sad story out of Saint Mary Parish where a weekend cooling off from the warm temperatures turned deadly. A man drowned while swimming in the waters off Cyrpremort Point State Park Saturday night. What was supposed to be a fun day out on the water with family and... more »
  • Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Diver in Gulf of Mexico

    July 10, 2011 12:24 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing diver at approximately 3 p.m., Saturday. Coast Guard crews searched more than 37 hours, covering approximately 1,700 square miles, in an effort to locate a male diver. The Coast Guard launched the search Friday after... more »
  • Aqua Dam & HESCO Baskets Installed in Morgan City

    May 17, 2011 1:51 AM

    Near the shores of Lake Palourde in Morgan City, crews are working to give the Siracusaville levee more elevation. On the east side of the levee, members of the Army National Guard are working to install HESCO baskets, that will give the levee a few more feet of protection from... more »
  • Louisiana Guard leads 2nd humanitarian mission to Haiti

    April 6, 2011 6:09 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Army National Guard will lead a second earthquake-relief mission to Haiti. A news release says guard, reserve and active duty forces from around the country will build schools and clinics and provide medical and dental services in the Gonaives area. It says other countries... more »
  • Coast Guard: Oil cleanup should be scaled back

    February 11, 2011 8:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The cleanup of oiled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico has reached a point where crews, heavy equipment and thorough scrubbing can cause more damage to the ecosystem than good, the Coast Guard said Friday. Birds, sea turtles, fish and other species are more likely to... more »
  • Coast Guard: Extra Tugs to Meet Stricken Cruise Ship

    November 11, 2010 7:31 AM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Coast Guard says the stricken cruise ship carrying thousands of passengers is on course to rendezvous with several more tug boats off the coast of California. Petty officer Rachel Polish says the ship is being pulled by tugs and should reach the meeting site about... more »
  • Coast Guard searches for N.O. bridge jumper

    October 6, 2010 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard and New Orleans Harbor Police are searching the Mississippi River for a woman who reportedly jumped from the bridge connecting the river's east and west banks. The Coast Guard received a call just before 1 p.m. Wednesday from an off-duty Coast Guard... more »
  • U.S. Coast Guard -Rig Explosion Evacuation Effort

    October 4, 2010 12:01 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard official says the fact that more than 100 people escaped the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion alive is a sign that the evacuation effort went fairly well. Capt. James Hanzalik, chief of incident response for the Coast Guard's 8th District, told a... more »
  • UPDATE : Crossing Guard Killed, Driver's Identity Released

    September 29, 2010 12:33 PM

    State Police have released the identity of a driver involved in a crash that killed a crossing guard in Moss Bluff. This morning, just before 7:00 a.m., two men were hit by a car on LA 378 west of Parish Road in Calcasieu Parish. The men were on-duty Calcasieu... more »
  • Elderly Crossing Guard Killed by Motorist

    September 29, 2010 11:19 AM

    This morning around 7:00 a.m. two Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office school crossing guards were struck by a car in front of Moss Bluff Elementary on Highway 378. Roland Parker, 70, was pronounced dead from his injuries after being transported to a local hospital. Today was Parker's first day on... more »
  • LA National Guard Use Down Time To Unwind

    September 21, 2010 12:11 PM

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - With the constant mission of escorting convoys, and conducting special operations, 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment does not get a day off, but Soldiers from the Louisiana Army National Guard's "Task Force Bandit," used what down time they had to unwind from the daily grind... more »
  • Relief Task Force Finishes Mission in Haiti

    September 16, 2010 11:06 AM

    An earthquake relief task force led by the Louisiana National Guard has wound up its mission in Haiti. Sgt. Rebekah Malone says a closing ceremony was held Wednesday in Port au Prince, and the 72 guardsmen who have run the operation since May are expected back in Alexandria this weekend.... more »
  • Louisiana National Guardsmen Show LSU Pride

    September 7, 2010 11:43 AM

    Despite the 120-degree temperatures, swirling dust storms and the distance, love for Southeastern Conference football is strong in the deployed Louisiana National Guard with 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 224th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), headquartered in Shreveport, La. The friendly bantering of SEC... more »
  • Coast Guard: Sheen not likely from active oil leak

    September 3, 2010 9:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A day after a fire on an offshore oil platform off the central Louisiana coast, federal investigators went aboard to make sure no oil is leaking from the site. The Coast Guard said Friday that no oil is believed to be leaking from the platform, which... more »
  • Coast Guard Backing Off Its Earlier Report of Oil Sheen Spreading

    September 2, 2010 5:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is backing off its earlier report that an oil sheen about a mile long was spreading following a platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Cmdr. Cheri Ben-Iesau said Thursday afternoon that crews was unable to confirm the oil sheen.... more »
  • Oil beneath the surface? Thousands of boats in Gulf

    August 26, 2010 7:00 PM

    More than a thousand Vessels of Opportunity are still scanning the Gulf of Mexico for traces of oil, but where are crews looking? Four months after BP's oil disaster, there are no signs of crude from the air. "We saw no large concentrations of oil," said Lt. Regina Caffrey... more »
  • Louisiana National Guard Transfer of Authority Ceremony

    August 17, 2010 12:25 PM

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - As the U.S. sets the conditions to meet President Barack Obama's policy to reduce troops in Iraq, a Louisiana National Guard company took on a new role to help facilitate the needs of the responsible draw down during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp... more »
  • UPDATE-Holdup attempt ends in suicide on I-10

    August 4, 2010 3:22 PM

    UPDATE-BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Bay St. Louis police say the man who killed himself on Interstate 10 after an attempted holdup in Louisiana was a Louisiana National Guard soldier assigned to help with the oil spill. Deputy Chief Mike DeNardo identifies him Wednesday as 24-year-old John Paul Loupe... more »
  • Coast Guard is Investigating an Oil Spill in Locust Bayou

    July 29, 2010 6:43 PM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is investigating an oil spill in Locust Bayou. It says about 2,400 gallons of light crude oil spilled from an above-ground storage facility owned by Energy 21, and about 500 gallons got into the water. The spill was reported Thursday near Point... more »
  • National Guard Will Begin Heading For The Border

    July 19, 2010 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say National Guard troops will begin heading for the southwest border Aug. 1 to help secure it. The troops will train and be fully deployed by September and should be on the border for a year. They will be stationed in Arizona, California, New Mexico... more »
  • Coast Guard Lifts Ban on News Coverage Near Booms

    July 13, 2010 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard has modified a policy on safety zones around boom deployed on oiled coastlines, a policy news organizations had said unnecessarily restricted coverage of the impact of the BP oil spill and efforts to clean it up. In a statement Monday night, the government's... more »
  • Coast Guard Names New On-Scene Coordinator

    July 10, 2010 11:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft (zoo-KUHNFT) will relieve Rear Adm. James Watson as federal on-scene coordinator for the Gulf oil spill. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Saturday that Zukunft will take over the job Monday. Zukunft is the Coast Guard's assistant commandant for marine safety, security... more »
  • Coast Guard Trains Spotters for Gulf Blimp Duty

    July 10, 2010 3:31 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Coast Guard has begun training spotters to work aboard a slow-moving, 178-foot-long Navy blimp that will add another airborne tool to the search for petroleum slicks and distressed wildlife from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard's observers aboard the MZ-3A... more »
  • LA National Guard Monitoring Dispatch Of Skimmers

    July 2, 2010 3:55 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says Louisiana National Guard troops will monitor the dispatching of skimmers to deal with the Gulf oil spill. Expressing frustration with a lack of information from the Coast Guard on how many skimmers are working at a given time, Jindal said about 20... more »
  • Coast Guard Seizes Shrimp From 2 Boats in Gulf

    June 21, 2010 10:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it seized 30,000 pounds of brown shrimp after being tipped that boats were trawling an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Lady Monica and La Borrachita were boarded Sunday about 35 nautical miles south of Terrebonne... more »
  • Coast Guard, On Tip, Finds Trawler in Closed Water

    June 15, 2010 10:05 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it found a shrimper working in an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, confiscated 19,000 pounds of white shrimp and put it all back in the water. Petty Officer Casey Ranel says the shrimp were live when... more »
  • LA National Guard unit is in charge at Camp Liberty in Baghdad

    June 14, 2010 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana National Guard unit is in charge at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. Sgt. Tresa L. Allemang, a guard spokeswoman in Iraq, says in an e-mail that the 199th Brigade Support Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, took over garrison command earlier this month. Lt.... more »
  • Coast Guard Adm. Allen in Hot Seat Over Oil Spill

    June 11, 2010 2:20 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The oil spoiling the teeming marshes and white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast is also threatening the pristine image of the burly, take-charge leader who has become the federal government's go-to guy in a disaster. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, one of the few federal officials whose... more »
  • Coast Guard Adds Staff to Eastern Gulf For Spill

    June 2, 2010 9:44 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard admiral in charge of the oil spill response says he's moving more staff and resources to the Gulf Coast as the slick continues to move east toward Florida. Adm. Thad Allen says a cutter arrived in Mobile Bay, Ala., on Wednesday. He says... more »
  • Coast Guard Decisions to Remove Oil Barriers Angers Alabama Gov.

    June 2, 2010 3:34 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is angry about U.S. Coast Guard decisions he says have left parts of the northern Gulf Coast vulnerable to pollution from the Gulf oil spill. Riley says the Coast Guard wrongly decided to remove oil barriers from the Alabama and Mississippi coasts... more »
  • Coast Guard Rescue

    June 1, 2010 8:34 PM

    Leaving dock on a sunny Saturday afternoon, the crew of the coast guard cutter pompano doesn't have to rush. But on the night of April 20th, just after 10 o'clock,they responded to a distress call from the oil rig deep water horizon: 40 miles off the southern tip of Louisiana.... more »
  • Rescued Animal Count From Oil Spill

    May 31, 2010 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 69 oiled birds have been brought to rescue centers along the Gulf of Mexico, with 53 treated in Louisiana. It says crews have found a total of 494 dead birds, but at least 348... more »
  • Coast Guard, BP Say Gulf Top Kill Effort Continues

    May 27, 2010 10:37 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP is having some success slowing the Gulf of Mexico oil leak by injecting mud but the fix isn't done yet. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Tony Russell said Thursday reports that Admiral Thad Allen, who is overseeing the operation, had called the... more »
  • La. Guard Troops Moving to Baghdad

    May 27, 2010 9:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana National Guard troops will provide security in the International Zone in Baghdad. 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment, known as the Washington Artillery, has about 400 soldiers in Iraq. Based at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, the unit has been providing convoy escort services from... more »
  • La. National Guard Troop Returning From Iraq

    May 21, 2010 9:32 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - More than 160 soldiers of Louisiana National Guard's 1083rd Transportation Company are scheduled to return home Saturday after a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Denis Ricou says friends and family will welcome the troops home Saturday night as they arrive at... more »
  • 17,500 National Guard Troops to Help States with Oil Spill

    May 4, 2010 4:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has approved the federal mobilization of up to 17,500 National Guard troops to help various states with the oil spill. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has granted requests to send troops of up to 6,000 by Louisiana, 3,000 by Alabama, 2,500 by Florida and 6,000 by... more »
  • LA National Guard Participates in Oil Spill Operations

    May 4, 2010 11:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard participated in oil spill operations with St. Bernard Parish officials and Oil Mop, LLC., at the Breton Sound Marina in Hopedale, La., May 3. Guardsmen from the 1022nd Engineer Company, of the 527th Engineer Battalion, were tasked with keeping track of the... more »
  • Coast Guard Says Crews May Set Fires to Burn Off Oil

    April 27, 2010 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews may set fires to burn off oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from a wrecked offshore drilling platform. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry says the burn would be done far offshore and could happen as soon as Wednesday. She... more »
  • Coast Guard Calls Off Search For 11 Missing

    April 23, 2010 6:20 PM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is calling off its search for 11 workers missing since an explosion on an oil rig off the Louisiana coast. Rear Adm. Mary Landry calls it a very difficult decision. The Coast Guard said Friday crews had spent three days searching a... more »
  • New U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Boats

    April 9, 2010 5:41 PM

    LOCKPORT, La. (AP) - Major construction officially began Friday on the first in a series of new U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats with a combined tribute to a Coast Guard hero, the service's lifesaving role after Hurricane Katrina and the Louisiana shipbuilding industry that employs thousands. The $88 million USCGC... more »
  • Crews Continue Cleaning After Oil Spill

    April 8, 2010 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews have laid more than two miles of floats to keep spilled oil out of sensitive marshlands in and near a remote national wildlife refuge. Lt. Stephen Nutting says that as of midmorning Thursday, 12,500 feet of... more »
  • Coast Guard Rescues Man

    March 29, 2010 4:34 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard has evacuated a 69-year-old man from a tugboat in Southwest Pass near Venice. The Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a call at approximately 9 a.m. Monday from Trevor Weeks, a crewman aboard the tugboat. The Coast Guard says Weeks said the... more »
  • Coast Guard Rescue in Terrebone Bay

    March 22, 2010 12:14 PM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued four people from a 47-foot towing vessel that ran aground in Terrebonne Bay, about 12 miles south of Cocodrie. The Coast Guard received a call about 3:30 p.m. Sunday from a crew member aboard the vessel, Captain Monk. The crew member... more »
  • Knitting for Soldiers in Eunice

    March 17, 2010 7:22 PM

    A group of women is teaming up to help soldiers overseas keep warm in the upcoming winter months. Volunteers send 140 helmet liners and gators—which are neck warmers, to the 10 th Mountain Division Last month, but now they are turning their focus to the soldiers in the 256 th... more »
  • Coast Guard extinguish offshore fire in Gulf

    February 24, 2010 10:40 AM

    The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that a fire offshore early this morning has been extinguished. Officials stationed in Morgan City say the fire started after a vessel struck a pipeline off the south central coast of Louisiana. There are no reports of injuries at this time and the incident... more »
  • Louisiana National Guard Helps Hard-Hit Communities

    January 12, 2010 3:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard is assisting local communities that have been affected by the freezing temperatures that hit the area over the past week. At the direction of the Governor in response to emergency requests for assistance received by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security... more »
  • Last Few Goodbyes in Crowley

    January 8, 2010 4:06 PM

    Soldiers lined up so their familiescould hear their nameS call out loud the last time before deployment. After roll call, one last moment with those who mean the most. Wives had a chance for one final embrace with her husbands. One final kiss from a child thier dad. ... more »
  • A Last Taste of Home

    January 5, 2010 7:14 PM

    Members of the 156th in Crowley were treated to their last home-cooked meal for a year. "Doesn't get better than this." Words muttered by National Gaurd Specialist Donald Thibodeaux in between bites. Soldiers of the 3rd battalion of the 156th infantry brigade savored all they could. They... more »
  • 225th Engineer Brigade Return Home

    November 17, 2009 12:00 PM

    La. Guardsmen return home after Iraq deployment 225th Engineers welcomed at reception PINEVILLE, La. - After a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, approximately 120 Soldiers from the Louisiana Army National Guard's 225th Engineer Brigade were welcomed home during a special reception at Camp Beauregard near Pineville, La.,... more »
  • Louisiana Guard assists with flood operations in Bossier Parish

    November 4, 2009 2:37 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. -Louisiana National Guardsmen have been assisting with flood abatement operations since Saturday, Oct. 31, when flood waters threatened neighborhoods in Bossier City, La. Since Saturday evening, approximately 400 Louisiana Guardsmen have been running around-the-clock operations to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bossier City... more »
  • Louisiana Guardsmen get surprise visit from NFL players

    October 29, 2009 9:33 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. - Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard were greeted by four NFL players in a special visit during pre-deployment training at Camp Beauregard near Pineville, La., Oct. 23. New Orleans Saints players Mark Brunell, Jonathan Goodwin, Zachary Strief and Jonathan Stinchcomb surprised members of the LANG's... more »
  • Workshops planned for families of deploying soldiers

    October 23, 2009 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A series of workshops is planned for families of soldiers in the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which is to deploy in January. The purpose of the workshops is to share information with family members regarding programs and support available to them... more »

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