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  • Guard rescued at SC prison; officers control unit

    June 6, 2012 6:01 AM

    BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A guard held hostage at a South Carolina high security prison was rescued early Wednesday after a standoff of more than 6 hours, a corrections department spokesman said. The officer was rescued and prison officials regained control of the building at the Lee Correctional Institution here... more »
  • AF budget: La reserve to lose A-10 unit

    March 8, 2012 6:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Air Force's latest budget proposal would eliminate the 917th Fighter Group, a reserve unit of 580 people at Barksdale Air Force Base, by the end of next year - its 50th anniversary. Col. John Breazeale, the 917th's commander, says the proposal calls for retiring 21... more »
  • Air Force to cut 600-person Tinker Air Base unit

    March 7, 2012 6:16 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it is deactivating a communications unit at Tinker Air Force Base that employs about 600 people, a loss that U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said will be devastating. Air Force Space Command officials said the 3rd Combat Communications Group at Tinker... more »
  • More Tires Slashed at Thibodaux Police HQ

    June 4, 2011 10:48 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - For the second time in a month, Thibodaux police are faced with the vandalism of tires on cars parked at their headquarters. In early May, vandals slashed 34 tires on 11 new Chevy Tahoes parked at the headquarters. Early Friday morning, vandals again entered the parking... more »
  • Stolen Police Unit Recovered

    April 4, 2011 12:28 AM

    While investigating an early morning car burglary Saturday, Lafayette police had something of their own stolen....their car. This all happened at around 5-am on South Audubon Boulevard. While an officer was talking to the victim in that car burglary, the officer heard the police cruiser accelerate down the street.... more »
  • Monitoring Abbeville Police

    July 28, 2010 6:31 PM

    This year, Abbeville has gotten a new building for their police department and a new chief too. Now, more changes may be on the way. Chief Tony Hardy says he's received complaints about some of his officers either speeding or not working while on duty. Now, he wants to "patrol"... more »
  • LA National Guard unit is in charge at Camp Liberty in Baghdad

    June 14, 2010 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana National Guard unit is in charge at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. Sgt. Tresa L. Allemang, a guard spokeswoman in Iraq, says in an e-mail that the 199th Brigade Support Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, took over garrison command earlier this month. Lt.... more »
  • LPD Adds New K9 Unit After Private Donation

    January 20, 2010 6:54 PM

    A new member of the Lafayette Police Department was introduced today. Barry, a 4-year-old Belgian Malawa, will be starting his service immediately. The K9 was an unexpected donation to the police department by K9 concepts. The owner of the company Jack Robicheaux says he wanted to give back to the... more »
  • Isiah Lively Apprehended

    January 13, 2010 12:11 PM

    On January 13, 2009 Isiah Lively was apprehended in the city of Parks by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and Bureau of Investigations Unit. Other agencies who assisted in Lively's capture were the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, Jeanerette City Police, Jeanerette Marshal's Office, and the Parks... more »
  • Drug in the Fruit

    November 12, 2009 2:17 PM

    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - There was something rotten in the fruit -- and it wasn't spoiled produce. Officials at a Texas prison report a crate of donated fruit had 25 pounds of pot stashed inside of it. The illegal harvest had been missed in an earlier search. The fruit was... more »

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