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  • Family Forgives Montana Man Accused of Plotting a Hit on Own Mother

    July 26, 2014 2:57 PM

    Matthew Campbell of Billings, Montana, was just 19 years old when he was arrested in 2010 after being accused of hiring a hit man and plotting the murder of his mother, Dana Campbell. He pleaded guilty to using a cellphone with intent to commit murder for hire. He was sentenced... more »
  • Man shoots own passenger in road rage incident

    June 22, 2014 5:21 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - A New Orleans man was arrested Saturday after a road rage incident in which police said he shot into a pickup truck and hit a 10-year-old boy. David Sean Jackson, 26, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, illegal possession of... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Office to do own drug testing

    June 25, 2013 8:41 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - In a few weeks, all drug tests taken by parolees and others under the supervision of the Lafayette Parish correctional system will be done by Sheriff's Office employees. Rob Reardon, director of corrections for the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, tells The Advocate it's a shift away... more »
  • Ex-director: Monroe airport needs its own board

    February 20, 2012 9:29 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Regional Airport is the only commercial airport in the state that doesn't have an independent board or airport authority to oversee its operations. The News-Star reports the airport's former director believes an independent board could more effectively manage its operations. The City Council years ago... more »
  • Catholic School Boy Takes His Own Life At School

    September 16, 2010 7:32 PM

    A student shot himself inside his Catholic School outside of Lake Charles Thursday morning. It happened in Moss Bluff. The boy died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound-- was pronounced dead at 10:38am at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. School was cancelled for the rest of the day at St. Theodore Holy... more »
  • Oil & Gas Blowout in Assumption Parish has Stopped on its own

    August 24, 2010 12:15 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say an oil and gas blowout in Assumption Parish has stopped on its own. Trooper Bryan Zeringue (zuh-RANG') tells The Advocate that are preparing to cap the well from the surface while the flow is stopped. Zeringue said the exploratory well northwest of Paincourtville... more »
  • Louisiana Prison Nourishes Its Own

    August 9, 2010 9:21 AM

    DEQUINCY, La. (AP) - Strawberry preserves ... blueberry syrup ... fresh honey ... homegrown tomatoes ... Believe it or not, that's just a sampling of the usual fare at C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center in DeQuincy. But prison officials say the 942 inmates are by no means pampered or spoiled.... more »
  • Ellen DeGeneres Starting Her Own Music Label

    May 26, 2010 11:53 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - After a season judging singers on "American Idol," Ellen DeGeneres is delving deeper into the music business with her own label. The talk show host was announcing on her show Wednesday that she is starting a label called eleveneleven. Her first act will be 12-year-old Greyson... more »

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