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  • Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

    July 12, 2014 5:44 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday. Morgan will continue his recovery at home with an "aggressive... more »
  • After released in error, man convicted of armed robbery in prison for life

    June 7, 2014 3:43 AM

    BURLINGTON, CO (KDVR/CNN) - A man broke his silence from behind bars, speaking out about spending the rest of his life in prison. Rene Lima-Marin was 19 years old when he robbed two video stores armed with a gun. He served 10 years and was released in April... more »
  • 45,000 Louisiana students completed PARCC assessments

    June 1, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education today announced that nearly 45,000 Louisiana students participated in field testing the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) assessments, allowing Louisiana students and educators an early view of forthcoming state tests. The total number represents one in... more »
  • Usher's Son Released From Hospital After Accident

    April 14, 2014 12:04 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher has been released from the hospital after nearly drowning in an Atlanta pool, a lawyer for the boy's mother said Tuesday. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V was released from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite on Sunday, lawyer Angela Kinley said.... more »
  • Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released

    April 12, 2014 9:45 PM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday. Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, was given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons and freed... more »
  • Jeremy Hill released from probation

    March 20, 2014 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With the NFL draft less than two months away, former LSU running back Jeremy Hill is no longer under court supervision. Over a prosecutor's objection, The Advocate reports state District Judge Mike Erwin on Wednesday granted an early termination of Hill's two-year probation stemming from... more »
  • Rapper Lil' Boosie released from Louisiana prison

    March 6, 2014 8:14 AM

    ANGOLA, La. (AP) - Rapper Lil' Boosie has been released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he had been serving an eight-year sentence on drug charges. Warden Burl Cain says the 31-year-old rapper - whose real name is Torrence Hatch - left the prison just after 7 p.m.... more »
  • Report on La. school technology readiness released

    February 6, 2014 9:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Wondering how your child's public school measures up in computer access for its students? The state education department released a district-by-district snapshot Wednesday that shows about one-third of school districts are falling short. Of Louisiana's 69 school districts, the report says 47 have reached the... more »
  • 28,000 bass fingerlings released into Red River

    November 25, 2013 10:01 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has stocked the Red River with over 28,000 Florida strain largemouth bass fingerlings. The Town Talk reports the Red River Waterway Commission agreed to a five-year plan to stock $50,000 worth of bass fingerlings annually into the five pools... more »
  • Gunman in NC drugstore after hostages released

    October 25, 2013 6:59 AM

    BELMONT, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say all the hostages have been released from a drugstore following an attempted armed robbery. But the gunman was still in the CVS drugstore in Belmont at 6 a.m. Friday. Police were called to the store shortly before 2 a.m. Police Chief... more »
  • Identies Released in Fatal Lafayette Crash

    July 22, 2013 10:04 AM

    The 5-year-old killed in a vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Lafayette has been identified as Alajah Davis. According to a release from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department, evidence at the scene indicates that a crossover vehicle being driven by 19-year-old Jerica Cawthorne was heading north on Robley Drive. They believe... more »
  • Police: Last hostage at French school released

    July 10, 2012 6:00 AM

    PARIS (AP) - Police say an armed man who took hostages Tuesday morning at a school complex has released the last one unhurt. A police official said the hostage-taker was still inside the complex, which includes nursery and elementary schools. He said the last hostage had "no injuries." Children initially... more »
  • Oops. Cops look for 4 mistakenly released inmates

    January 20, 2012 9:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Five inmates were mistakenly released from the Caddo Parish jail after federal prosecutors took over the drug case against them, and four of them remained on the loose Thursday night. They're among 13 people arrested Nov. 15 and booked on state drug charges. Five Shreveport residents... more »
  • Teen jailed in shooting plot released on probation

    January 13, 2012 10:19 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - One of the three teenagers arrested for his role in an alleged shooting plot at Lakeshore High School has been released from custody and will serve the remainder of his sentence on probation. The 16-year-old, of Lacombe, had pleaded guilty in November to solicitation for murder... more »
  • House, Senate committee assignments released

    January 12, 2012 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senate President John Alario and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley released their committee assignments Wednesday, naming a bipartisan mix of committee chairmen, after months of behind-the-scenes work in consultation with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. In the Senate, the top budget-crafting job went to Mandeville Republican Jack... more »
  • Americans jailed as spies released

    September 21, 2011 10:37 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Two Americans jailed in Iran as spies were released from Tehran's prison on Wednesday after more than two years in custody. Associated Press reporters saw a convoy of vehicles with Swiss and Omani diplomats leaving Evin prison Wednesday afternoon with Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal inside,... more »
  • Name Released in Fatal Domestic Dispute

    July 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department has released the name of the man who died of a gunshot wound. Forty-nine year old Michael Davis died Saturday. Police say a domestic dispute started on Willow Street between a man and a woman. They both then got into separate cars fleeing the area.... more »
  • First photos of Giffords released since shooting

    June 12, 2011 1:34 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Images of a smiling Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were posted Sunday on her Facebook page, two photos that show her with shorter, darker hair but few signs that she suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The photos were taken May 17 outside the Houston rehabilitation facility where... more »
  • Alexandria Housing Authority Audit Released

    April 28, 2011 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An independent audit has found that the Alexandria Housing Authority kept shaddy books, paid invoices in a haphazard way and wrongly distributed money among restricted funds en route to losing almost $2 million in the 2009-10 fiscal year. Outside auditor Dan McCaskill, an accountant from Mandeville,... more »
  • Name Released in Fatal Tornado

    March 6, 2011 12:04 AM

    Among all the damage in Rayne Saturday, at least twelve injuries and one death. A young mother, Jalisa Granger, was in her home when a tree came crashing down. The victim's uncle spoke with KATC's Tracy Wirtz. Click on the video attached for more details.
  • Texas trucker released on bond in fatal bus wreck

    March 1, 2011 9:55 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A Texas truck driver has turned himself in to St. Landry Parish authorities after being charged in connection with a fatal Dec. 3 school bus wreck near Port Barre. The 52-year-old David Cox of Grand Prairie has been charged with one count of negligent homicide and... more »
  • Edwin Edwards out of federal prison

    January 13, 2011 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards has been released from federal prison and moved to a halfway house, after serving eight years for a corruption conviction. The four-term former governor arrived in Baton Rouge on Thursday morning after leaving the Oakdale prison. The 83-year-old Democrat is assigned... more »
  • Official: Hostages released from Wis. high school

    November 29, 2010 10:08 PM

    MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say two dozen people have been released from a Wisconsin high school classroom where a student armed with a handgun had held them hostage. The office of Emergency Management Director Eric Burmeister says all 23 students and a teacher who were taken hostage about 3... more »
  • Lil Wayne Shows up at NBA Game After NY Release

    November 6, 2010 5:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lil Wayne turned up courtside in red baseball cap and long dreadlocks to watch the unbeaten New Orleans Hornets edge the Miami Heat 96-93 Friday night, a day after his release from a New York City jail. Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr.,... more »
  • UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Crash

    October 10, 2010 11:35 AM

    Traffic investigators have issued the driver of the bus, Francisco G. Arellaneda (46) of Sugarland, Texas, a citation for Failure to Yield While Turning Left. The deceased driver of the car has been identified as Joshua P. Landry (21) of Lafayette. The passenger in the car remains in critical condition... more »
  • Last Flock of Oiled Birds Released

    October 7, 2010 10:40 AM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - The pelicans, laughing gulls and a black crowned night heron that were released on Raccoon Island are last major group of oil-leak affected birds to be released in Louisiana after their rehabilitation. On Thursday about 20 people were on hand as the birds flew away. Wednesday's... more »
  • Birds released on Island Cleaned of Oil

    September 23, 2010 10:01 AM

    RACCOON ISLAND, La. - Two months after hundreds of oiled pelicans were discovered on Raccoon Island, brown pelicans cleaned of oil have been released on the island - also cleaned of oil. The release of four brown pelicans and another 11 birds onto Raccoon Island on Tuesday was the first... more »
  • Chalmette Refining Released Blanket of Powder

    September 7, 2010 12:30 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish Fire Chief Thomas Stone says an early-morning power failure at Chalmette Refining released at least a ton of spent catalyst powder over much of Chalmette and Arabi. Stone says that when people woke up Sunday, it looked as if a sandstorm had blown... more »
  • Platform Workers Released

    September 2, 2010 6:13 PM

    UPDATE: all 13 men have completed their injury assessments at Terrebonne General Medical Center and are now released.
  • Birds Released

    August 28, 2010 9:40 PM

    State and federal biologists today released another 79 birds rehabilitated after rescue from oil impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along the Louisiana coast. Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in St. Mary Parish was selected by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and U.S. Fish... more »
  • First oiled turtles released in Gulf after rehab

    August 18, 2010 9:04 PM

    CEDAR KEY, Fla. (AP) - The first rehabilitated turtles oiled by BP's massive leak were released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, with scientists saying that animals taken in by rescuers - including birds - appear more resilient than first feared. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who... more »
  • Autopsy of Andrus Rideau Released

    August 18, 2010 12:15 PM

    Sheriff Bobby Guidroz sent detectives to the autopsy of Andrus Rideau whose body was discovered by the Sheriff himself. There were no signs of blunt force,lacerations, or gunshots wounds. They are now waiting on toxicology results. This case remains under investigation as a suspicious death. One of the persons... more »
  • 15 Brown Pelicans Released in Louisiana

    August 6, 2010 9:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Fifteen brown pelicans rescued from the Gulf oil spill have been released back into their Louisiana coastal habitat. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday's release of pelicans is the first in Louisiana since the spill started in April. Hundreds of pelicans rescued and... more »
  • The First Brown Pelicans Released into LA Coastal Habitat

    August 5, 2010 6:33 PM

    State and federal biologists today released the first brown pelicans back into Louisiana coastal habitat since rescue and rehabilitation operations began following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The 15 pelicans were transported from the Bird Rehabilitation Center in Hammond and carefully off loaded on to Rabbit Island by... more »
  • 16 Clean Birds Released in Southwest Louisiana

    July 29, 2010 10:22 AM

    GRAND CHENIER, La. (AP) - Sixteen birds washed of oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill are free in southwest Louisiana. State and federal biologists released 13 laughing gulls, two royal terns and a sandwich tern on Wednesday at Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier. State Wildlife and Fisheries... more »
  • Sea Turtles Released

    July 15, 2010 3:35 PM

    The first group of sea turtles that are part of a sweeping effort to save threatened and endangered hatchlings from death in the oily Gulf of Mexico have been released safely into the Atlantic Ocean. Officials say 56 endangered Kemp's ridley turtles have been released on a beach at Florida's... more »
  • Judge Orders Documents Released in Rangers' Case

    June 28, 2010 8:32 PM

    DALLAS (AP) - A bankruptcy judge has ordered Major League Baseball to turn over certain documents to some of the Texas Rangers' angry creditors trying to block the team's sale. But U.S Bankruptcy Judge Stacey Jernigan on Monday also ordered creditors to give documents to the team and baseball commissioner.... more »
  • More Than 70 Pelicans to be Released in Georgia

    June 28, 2010 8:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says about 72 pelicans cleaned up from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be released on Tuesday in Georgia. It says they'll be flown from New Orleans International Airport to Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. From there, a caravan will... more »
  • Pelicans Rehabbed From Oil Spill Released in Texas

    June 23, 2010 9:34 PM

    ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - More than five dozen brown pelicans rehabilitated from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been released in Texas. The 62 pelicans arrived on Coast Guard cargo planes Wednesday and were taken to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge about 175 miles south of Houston.... more »
  • Calif. Marine Released in Iraqi War Crimes Case

    June 14, 2010 9:53 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Camp Pendleton Marine whose murder conviction was recently overturned was released Monday after serving four years in prison for a major Iraqi war crimes case, his lawyer said. An emotional Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III vowed to be the best Marine he could be while he... more »
  • Laura Ling Does First TV Interview Since Being Released

    May 18, 2010 2:49 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - An American journalist who was imprisoned in North Korea for months says she told interrogators she was trying to overthrow the government in a ploy for mercy. Laura Ling appeared on Tuesday's episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in her first televised interview since her August release.... more »
  • UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Accident

    May 17, 2010 4:53 PM

    UPDATE: Crowley Police have released the names of two men who were killed in an I-10 traffic accident, which occurred this past Saturday. The driver of the SUV has been identified as Francisco Duran, 75, Missouri City, Texas. The passenger of the same vehicle has been identified as... more »
  • Newly Released Letter Indicates Clergy Abuse

    March 31, 2010 5:33 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A newly released letter to then-Pope Paul VI indicates the Vatican was aware of clergy abuse in the U.S. nearly five decades ago. In the 1963 letter released Wednesday, the head of a Roman Catholic order that oversaw treatment of pedophile priests tells the pope he... more »
  • Lafayette Crime Stats Released: Many Crimes Down From 2008

    February 2, 2010 4:41 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department is showing an overall reduction in all but one crime category over 2009 within the City of Lafayette. The category of Theft had an increase in numbers from the previous years. Police attribute the increase to the large number of car burglaries that occurred during the... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Inmate Was Released By Accident

    November 20, 2009 5:40 PM

    A St. Mary Parish inmate was released this week and shouldn't have been. Inmate Joshua Lynn was notified about the mistake when he showed up at the probation and parole office. On Thursday, he was re-arrested and taken back to the correctional facility without incident.

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