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  • Investigators head to site of deadly chemical leak

    November 15, 2014 10:56 PM

    LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - A federal agency that investigates chemical accidents has announced that it will send a team to a Houston-area industrial plant where a chemical leak killed four people. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said Saturday night that it is sending seven people to the DuPont plant... more »
  • Investigators chasing 'every angle' on missing jet

    March 10, 2014 4:38 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Dozens of ships and aircraft have failed to find any piece of the missing Boeing 777 jet that vanished more than two days ago above waters south of Vietnam as investigators pursued "every angle" to explain its disappearance, including hijacking, Malaysia's civil aviation chief said... more »
  • Investigators eye pilot fatigue in UPS jet crash

    February 20, 2014 7:06 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Pilot fatigue is among several issues being eyed by accident investigators as possible factors in the fatal predawn crash of a UPS cargo jet in Alabama last August. The National Transportation Safety Board scheduled a hearing for Thursday on the accident, which killed both pilots. The safety... more »
  • Burglar shares secrets with investigators

    January 13, 2014 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a 25-year-old homeless man told investigators that he burglarized more than a dozen south Baton Rouge businesses looking for money to buy food and a one-way bus ticket to Oklahoma. Before Dexter Carroll could make his way out of Louisiana, though, authorities caught... more »
  • Investigators to examine heat exchanger

    June 24, 2013 9:24 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - State and federal officials investigating the cause of the deadly blast June 13 at the Williams Companies Inc. plant near Gonzales plan to inspect a key element of the facility this week that one federal investigator said "failed catastrophically." Investigators tell The Advocate they hoped to... more »
  • Investigators Suspect Fire is Politically Motivated

    November 8, 2012 10:48 PM

    A Leonville business burns to the ground; police say it could be arson and politically motivated. That fire happened early Wednesday morning. The flames broke out just hours after election results came in adding fuel to the fire that it was politically motivated. "It was completely down by... more »
  • Oil spill investigators focus on communication

    August 23, 2010 5:35 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Federal investigators seeking the cause fr the rig explosion that led to BP's massive Gulf oil spill focused Monday on communication and chain of command, wondering at times whether the key players knew enough to handle an emergency. They also questioned whether a piece of failed equipment... 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 »
  • Identity Released : Man Dead After Falling Out of Pick-Up

    September 23, 2009 3:11 PM

    Traffic investigators have identified the victim in Tuesday's early morning death as Kaine Kulka (18) . Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or was traveling south on Highway 90 the morning of the incident to contact the Lafayette Police Department. It is believed that the victim... more »
  • Man Dead After Falling Out of Pick-Up

    September 22, 2009 3:03 PM

    On September 22, 2009, at approximately 1:23 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the southbound lane of Highway 90 near its intersection with Southpark Rd, regarding a traffic incident. According to investigators, the victim, an 18 year old male, was riding in the bed of a pickup... more »

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