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  • Marker honors role of county in 1812 war

    April 20, 2014 2:10 PM

    HOLMESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Historical Society president Malcolm Allen unveiled this week a historical marker at the old courthouse in Holmesville commemorating Pike County's role in the War of 1812. The Enterprise-Journal reports Allen says the county's role in the war began with British interference in U.S. maritime trade and... more »
  • Man admits role in hiring illegal immigrants

    May 18, 2012 8:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Metairie man who worked for a home elevation and shoring company has pleaded guilty to a charge he engaged in a plot to employ illegal immigrants. Twenty-nine-year-old Adolfo Hernandez faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty... more »
  • Sheriff objects to DA's role in malfeasance case

    February 29, 2012 11:01 AM

    COLUMBIA, La. (AP) - Caldwell Parish Sheriff Steve May, accused of 15 counts of malfeasance for allegedly "fixing" traffic tickets for parish residents, is challenging the ethics of the district attorney's office to prosecute the case. The News-Star reports May pleaded not guilty to all charges at his arraignment Tuesday.... more »
  • Geographic Proximity no Longer Plays a Role in Oil Spill Claims

    October 4, 2010 12:09 PM

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The administrator of the fund doling out money to Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims says geographic proximity to oil-impacted areas will no longer play a role in whether people and businesses are compensated. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing the Gulf Coast Claims Facility,... more »
  • Geographical Location Will Play a Key Role in Oil Spill Claims

    August 20, 2010 11:44 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Details released Friday about how claims will be paid from BP PLC's $20 billion fund show that how close geographically a person or business is to the Gulf oil spill will play a key role. The claims process is shifting from BP to the Gulf Coast Claims... more »
  • End Of An Era For LA's Role In Manned Space Flight

    July 8, 2010 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The end of an era for Louisiana's role in manned space flight arrived Thursday when the giant external fuel tank for the final scheduled space shuttle plant rolled out of its manufacturing plant. With the tank mounted on rollers and ready to be hauled to the... more »
  • Andrew Garfield Lands Lead Role in 'Spider-Man'

    July 2, 2010 8:59 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a new Spider-Man in town. Andrew Garfield, whose credits include last year's Heath Ledger film "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," has been cast as Peter Parker, the average youth who transforms into a superhero, in the next "Spider-Man" movie, distributor Sony Pictures announced Thursday. The... more »
  • Mother Admits Role in Death of Son

    June 22, 2010 9:12 AM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - Holly A. Brewer, whose 18-month-old son died after being beaten by her boyfriend last year, has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Brewer entered her plea Monday before state District Judge C. Kerry Anderson. The 21-year-old Brewer was arrested... more »
  • BP Had a Key Role in the Exxon Valdez Disaster

    May 25, 2010 9:06 AM

    Since a busted oil well began spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico a month ago, the catastrophe has constantly been measured against the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. The Alaska spill leaked nearly 11 million gallons of crude, killed countless wildlife and tarnished the owner of the damaged tanker, Exxon.... more »
  • 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Formally Assumes Role

    April 23, 2010 12:28 PM

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The Louisiana Army National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team formally assumed their role as Task Force Tiger in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at a recent transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Adder in Iraq. The task force, commanded by Col. Jonathan T. Ball... more »

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