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  • Police probe latest New Orleans gun death

    September 7, 2014 1:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans are investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man. Officers responding to a call about gunshots fired late Saturday night found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, which was on Dryades Street in the city's... more »
  • Shreveport police probe early Sunday shooting

    September 7, 2014 1:43 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police are looking for a suspect in an early morning shooting. It happened in west Shreveport around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say a 25-year-old man was shot as he was walking to his apartment. Although he was hospitalized after being hit multiple times in his... more »
  • Mickelson says he's cooperating in trading probe

    June 1, 2014 1:43 AM

    DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirmed that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him this week at the Memorial Tournament. The five-time major champion said Saturday he has done "absolutely nothing wrong." A federal official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press the... more »
  • State opens probe of work release program

    April 12, 2014 2:49 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The state inspector general's office has opened an investigation into Northshore Workforce LLC, a privately run work-release program that was shut down by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain in March. Inspector General Stephen Street confirmed the probe, but would not offer further comment, The New... more »
  • Vandalism probe begins at Atchafalaya WMA

    July 30, 2013 8:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife and fisheries officials and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office are investigating two acts of vandalism on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday that a bulldozer and utility vehicle was noticed missing from Big... more »
  • Oak Grove teen arrested in arson probe

    July 18, 2012 7:07 AM

    OAK GROVE, La. (AP) - An Oak Grove teenager has been arrested on suspicion of setting a fire that burned nearly 600 acres of land in West Carroll Parish. Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain's office says 19-year-old Stacy James George was booked into the parish jail on one... more »
  • Woman surrenders in debit card probe

    June 7, 2012 11:01 AM

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - A 39-year-old woman accused of using a stolen debit card to make purchases at Zachary stores surrendered to police after her picture was published in the newspaper and shown on television. Police Chief David McDavid said Wednesday officers booked Alberta Goodman of Baker on five counts... more »
  • Franklin, Tensas parishes drug probe nets 12

    April 24, 2012 7:20 AM

    ST. MARY, La. (AP) - An ongoing methamphetamine investigation in Franklin and Tensas parishes has resulted in a dozen arrests. Louisiana State Police say six women and six men were booked Monday on various charges into the Franklin Parish Detention Center. Investigators say most face charges of racketeering, conspiracy to... more »
  • Council member wants probe into tire slashings

    April 5, 2012 11:25 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux City Council member is pressing for a council investigation into allegations that a police department veteran paid two men to slash tires on dozens of police cars, even though the accusers have retracted the story. Glenn Watkins and his nephew Jonathan Watkins last year... more »
  • Police probe shooting death of real estate agent

    April 4, 2012 10:40 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The death of a Terrebonne Parish real estate agent, at first believed to be suicide, will be further investigated because of suspicious circumstances, Houma police say. The Courier reports that Russell Soulet, 47, of Bourg, La., was found Sunday morning inside an abandoned Houma building he... more »
  • La. company pleads guilty in pollution probe

    March 29, 2012 9:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Houma company has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act in a pollution case investigated by state and federal authorities. CTCO Shipyard of Louisiana LLC faces a maximum fine of $500,000 and up to five years of probation following its guilty plea Tuesday. Its... more »
  • Agency board continues aging probe

    March 26, 2012 8:10 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Council on Aging's personnel committee will hold a meeting this week to continue its investigation into allegations of misconduct a former employee has leveled against the agency's executive director. Janell Brierley, who served as the council's transportation and nutrition supervisor for less than a... more »
  • N.O. woman pleads guilty in gun smuggling probe

    March 9, 2012 11:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans woman has pleaded guilty to making false statements to firearms dealers in purchasing six guns. Twenty-eight-year-old Irna Lacayo faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of the four counts to which she pleaded guilty on... more »
  • Ship operator pleads guilty in pollution probe

    March 9, 2012 11:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The operator of a cargo ship has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to violating federal pollution laws and obstruction of justice. A plea agreement entered Thursday calls for Athens, Greece-based Odysea Carriers to pay a $1.2 million criminal penalty. A community service organization in Louisiana would... more »
  • Ship engineer pleads guilty in pollution probe

    February 17, 2012 9:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man who served as chief engineer on a ship that came into port in southeast Louisiana last October has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Coast Guard in a pollution investigation. Philippines citizen Pedro Guerrero faces up to five years in prison and... more »
  • Man charged in `Doctor Shopping' probe

    January 17, 2012 10:15 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A 48-year-old Slidell man faces 20 counts of fraudulently obtaining a dangerous controlled substance. Louisiana State Police arrested David Songy after an investigation determined that Songy had visited 22 different doctors and 18 pharmacies across St. Tammany and Jefferson parishes, filling multiple prescriptions for pain medications.... more »
  • New Orleans police probe slaying of man, son

    January 9, 2012 9:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating the deaths of a man and his son who were found shot to death in the foyer of their home. A news release from the police department said suspects have been identified in the deaths of on 41-year-old Joseph Evans and... more »
  • Drug Probe Results in 38 Arrests

    January 23, 2011 10:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities say a massive narcotics investigations has led to the arrest of dozens of people and put a major dent in the cocaine trade. Law enforcement said during a news conference at FBI headquarters in New Orleans that as many as 60 people could face charges... more »
  • Criminal probe ousts mayor's aide

    December 28, 2010 9:51 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover fires a top aide, saying it's because of a criminal investigation by police. Glover's four-sentence announcement did not give any details about the allegations against Rick Seaton, his assistant chief administrative officer. It says Seaton was fired immediately, following procedures used in... more »
  • BR tech chief resigns amid kickback probe

    October 11, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge's city-parish technology director has resigned after his name surfaced in a federal probe involving an alleged kickback scheme linked to a crime-camera company. The Advocate said Mayor-president Kip Holden last week accepted Don Evans' resignation, which is effective Oct. 31. In the meantime,... more »
  • Settlement Resolves Probe of McNeese State

    September 10, 2010 7:08 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A settlement with the Justice Department calls for McNeese State University to improve access to its Lake Charles campus for disabled students, employees and visitors. The settlement announced Thursday resolves an investigation the Justice Department launched in 2008 to review the school's compliance with the... more »
  • BP Raises Blowout Preventer, Key Evidence in Probe

    September 4, 2010 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP crews worked Saturday to slowly raise the 300-ton blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, careful not to damage or drop a key piece of evidence in the spill investigation. When the blowout preventer reaches the surface after... more »
  • Feds open new NOPD probe

    August 13, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Justice Department has opened a new civil rights investigation into the alleged beating of two men by New Orleans Police in the days after Hurricane Katrina. Justice Department spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa (So-chi E-no-ho-sa) on Friday told the Associated Press that federal authorities are investigating the... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Assistant DA Resigns Amid Probe

    July 16, 2010 9:29 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish District Attorney Michael Harson says one of his assistants has resigned amid a federal probe. Federal prosecutors filed tax evasion charges against Joseph Floyd Johnson on Tuesday. According to a bill of information filed by prosecutors, Johnson failed to file income tax returns from... more »
  • NASA to Moon: Get ready, here we come

    October 9, 2009 7:51 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two NASA spacecraft are barreling toward the moon at twice the speed of a bullet, about to crash Friday into a lunar crater in a search for ice. "Everything is working so very well," NASA's Victoria Friedensen, a manager in NASA's exploration office, said minutes before the... more »

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