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  • Alabama man arrested in La. bomb threat

    February 10, 2014 7:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities in Alabama have arrested a man wanted in Louisiana on accusations that he called in a fake bomb threat in November to the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries campus. Casey Rayborn Hicks, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, tells The Advocate 36-year-old Robert Todd... more »
  • Police Looking for Clues into Pressure Cooker Bomb Threat

    May 2, 2013 6:31 PM

    The search is on for whoever threatened to blow up Broussard Middle School using a pressure cooker bomb. The campus is on South Morgan Street off the Amabassador Caffery Extension. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, Broussard Police evacuated students to a nearby church. After a two hour search, nothing... more »
  • Man charged with threat during Lions-Saints game

    January 31, 2012 5:57 AM

    JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man faces federal charges on accusations he phoned in a bomb threat to the Superdome while the Detroit Lions were playing the New Orleans Saints in the NFL playoffs. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says that 34-year-old Shawn H. Payton made the... more »
  • Terror Threat in NY and DC: Security

    September 9, 2011 9:36 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a stronger police presence in the nation's capital and in New York City leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. That's because of the threat of a new attack that authorities are calling credible but unconfirmed. Homeland Security officials say they're investigating... more »
  • Officials Chase Unconfirmed Al-Qaida Bomb Threat

    September 9, 2011 8:54 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. counterterrorism officials are chasing an unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to attack New York or Washington in a plot timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Officials said the intelligence came in late Wednesday night and indicated al-Qaida planned to use car bombs... more »
  • In the Delta, a New Flood Brings Back Old Fears

    May 8, 2011 11:45 PM

    GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - As the crest in the Mississippi River rolls toward the heart of the Delta, the great flood of 1927 is on a lot of minds. On April 21 of that year, an engorged Mississippi River broke through a levee a few miles north of Greenville, sending... more »
  • Rising Big River Poses Threat to La. Oyster Trade

    May 6, 2011 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Just a year after the BP oil spill crippled Louisiana's oyster industry, the fishermen face a new problem. Freshwater is set to be diverted from the mighty Mississippi River into the salty waters where the shellfish grow, potentially killing them. To protect people, homes and businesses... more »
  • New Judge in Threat Case Against President

    April 24, 2011 1:58 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A new judge has been assigned to sentence a man convicted of making death threats to President Barack Obama. Mikeal Minton has been given a May 20 sentencing date in Lake Charles before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi. The Advocate reported that Minton was scheduled to... more »
  • Teenager Arrested; Accused of Making Threats At School

    January 12, 2011 6:11 PM

    A 15-year old student in St. Landry Parish is in a juvenile jail. He's accused of making threats to both teachers and students at his school. The teenager, a student of the alternative school in Opelousas, was said to have a hit list. He was charged with two counts of... more »
  • Arrest Made in Connection With Bomb Threat at Bank

    December 31, 2010 4:57 PM

    Press Release: Shortly before noon on December 30, 2010, the St. Martin Parish Sherriff's Office received a complaint regarding a bomb threat from the First Louisiana National Bank branch in Breaux Bridge. A bank employee at the Breaux Bridge branch received a phone call from an unknown male subject claiming... more »
  • Former BR student arrested for Facebook threat

    December 1, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student has been arrested for making a threat on Facebook. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested William David Moulder on Wednesday, acting on reports that Moulder made threats on Facebook on Nov. 23. According to a news release... more »
  • Man Sentenced for making Bomb Threat

    September 24, 2010 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year-old White Castle man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for making a false bomb threat at a petroleum refinery. Michael Miller pleaded guilty in June to phoning in the threat to security workers at the Marathon refinery in Garyville last year. Miller was... more »
  • Al-Qaida Threat More Complex

    September 22, 2010 11:08 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Three top Obama administration officials in the fight against terror said Wednesday that the al-Qaida threat to the United States has grown more complex in the past year and underscores the challenges of pinpointing and blocking terrorist plots. In remarks to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental... more »
  • 5 London Street Cleaners Arrested Over an Alleged Threat to Pope Benedict XVI

    September 17, 2010 12:18 PM

    LONDON (AP) - British police arrested five London street cleaners over an alleged threat to Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, the second day of a papal trip to Britain that has brought both a warm welcome from Catholics and renewed anger over the clerical sex abuse scandal. The Vatican said... more »
  • Second Tourist Hub Evacuated in France Following Bomb Threat

    September 14, 2010 6:03 PM

    PARIS (AP) - French media report that a second tourist hub - the Saint-Michel subway station near Notre Dame Cathedral - has been evacuated following a similar bomb threat at the Eiffel Tower. A Paris police spokesman said he had no information about the reports on the Saint-Michel station, which... more »
  • Most Dangerous Terrorist Threat to the United States

    August 5, 2010 12:45 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says al-Qaida's core membership in Pakistan along with affiliates in Africa and Yemen pose the most dangerous terrorist threat to the United States and its interests abroad. In its annual report on global terrorism, the State Department says that although al-Qaida suffered some setbacks... more »
  • Gulf Oil Spill's Threat to Wildlife Turns Real

    June 5, 2010 10:14 PM

    ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - The wildlife apocalypse along the Gulf Coast that everyone has feared for weeks is fast becoming a terrible reality. Pelicans struggled to free themselves from oil thick as tar that gathers in hip-deep pools, while others stretch out useless wings, feathers dripping with crude.... more »
  • St. Martinville Police Make Arrest in Bomb Threat

    April 7, 2010 7:16 PM

    The St. Martinville Police Department received an assignment to respond to a State office in the St. Martinville City limits in regards to a bomb threat. Upon officers' arrival, all office personnel were evacuated as officers canvassed the facility searching for any suspicious packages. Concluding the search, no suspicious... more »
  • Bomb Found In River Ranch

    January 11, 2010 6:40 PM

    HAZMAT officials were called to a scene where state police were investigating an explosive device found on a construction site in River Ranch. Workers in the 100 block of Settlers Trace say the device was found on the construction site near the intersection with River Ranch Blvd. All construction... more »

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