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  • Gulfport group helps human trafficking victims

    February 3, 2014 6:21 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - More than 100 people across Mississippi have been rescued from human trafficking by a single organization. Susie Harvill, CEO of Advocates for Freedom in Gulfport, tells The Sun Herald the organization has rescued 105 victims in the state since it began in January 2011 and most... more »
  • 32 charged in Texas human smuggling ring

    January 31, 2014 8:47 AM

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - More than 30 people have been indicted in a Houston-based wrongful employment and human smuggling ring with ties to Louisiana and Arkansas. Federal prosecutors in Beaumont say arrests began Thursday. More than 20 people have been detained. Indictments returned in November charge 32 people with racketeering... more »
  • Contractor finds human remains at BR work site

    February 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a contractor excavating a site found human remains that are possibly from the 1800s. Police spokesman LJean McKneely says there were only a few bones recovered Monday at the site near the corner of Main and Fourth streets at about 11... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in human trafficking case

    October 20, 2010 10:03 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man from Uzbekistan who was accused of running a 14-state human trafficking ring in Kansas City has pleaded guilty to four charges under a plea agreement in which he will serve at least 10 years in federal prison. Abrorkhodja Askarkhodjaev, 31, was facing more... more »
  • Two More Human Cases of West Nile in Louisiana

    October 15, 2010 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 29. The two new cases come from East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge parishes. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance... more »
  • Catahoula Parish officials find human remains

    October 12, 2010 9:44 AM

    HARRISONBURG, La. (AP) - Investigators with the Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office are working to identify the remains of a young female found north of Harrisonburg. Sheriff James Kelly said in a news release Monday that two Baton Rouge hunters discovered a skull Friday evening. Kelly said forensic pathologists from Louisiana... more »
  • Human Case of West Nile in Iberia Parish

    September 24, 2010 6:23 PM

    There's a human case of west nile virus in Iberia Parish. It's one of two new cases in the state, which brings this year's total to 25. The other is in St. Tammany Parish. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile... more »
  • Human Remains Found in Stomach of Shark

    September 7, 2010 5:09 PM

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Bahamian police said Tuesday they are trying to identify human remains found in the stomach of a tiger shark caught off the Exuma islands. Forensic investigators were conducting DNA tests on the two legs, two arms and severed torso found inside the 12-foot (3.6-meter) shark, said... more »
  • This Year's First Case of West Nile Virus in a Human

    July 15, 2010 6:22 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human in 2010. The case was confirmed July 14 in East Baton Rouge Parish. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. A neuroinvasive illness... more »
  • Doctor Charged With Treating Football Players Unapproved Drugs

    May 18, 2010 1:14 PM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. authorities have charged a Canadian doctor with unlawfully treating professional football players with unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone. Dr. Anthony Galea, of Toronto, is named in a federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Buffalo. The complaint charges the doctor with lying to federal officials,... more »
  • Oil Spill May Endanger Human Health

    May 7, 2010 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- With a huge and unpredictable oil slick drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, state and federal authorities are preparing to deal with a variety of hazards to human health if and when the full brunt of the toxic mess washes ashore. The list of potential threats runs from... more »
  • Man Caught With 6 Human Heads

    April 1, 2010 11:36 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police have arrested the owner of a business that has been linked to the discovery of six heads and numerous other human body parts in a truck at a Kansas medical waste facility. The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center says Bio Care Southwest owner Paul... more »
  • Body Walk

    December 10, 2009 11:34 AM

    Elementary students at St Leo Seten catholic school learned about the body in a unique way today. The gym was transformed into a human body and the students got the opportunity to walk through it. It's called a body walk. All the parts of the body are divided into... more »
  • Billboards highlight human trafficking

    November 4, 2009 11:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ten billboards paid for by the federal government are going up in the New Orleans metropolitan area to alert people to the existence of human trafficking. The billboards are part of a campaign by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to highlight "the horrors and the prevalence... more »
  • Allen Parish DA to Conclude Charges in Ledet Case

    September 24, 2009 8:41 AM

    A decision is expected soon in the case involving zydeco musician Rosie Ledet. The Allen Parish district attorney is expected to decide whether charges will be filed within the week. Rosie Ledet could be charged with unlawful disposal of human remains. She's accused of giving birth to what is thought... more »

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