SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Two robbers used pepper spray and a stun device to rob a Caddo Parish fast food restaurant. Caddo deputies say it happened around 5 a.m. Saturday. Three employees were preparing to open a McDonald's restaurant when two men entered the building armed with a Taser device... more »
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux Housing Authority employee faces punishment after using an authority vehicle on personal fishing trips. The Daily Comet reports that an Assumption Parish resident took a photo of a Housing Authority pickup truck parked at an Assumption fishing spot last Saturday. The same man and... more »
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame said Monday that football staff responsible for advising whether it was safe to practice outside used out-of-date weather information the day a student videographer fell to his death when the hydraulic lift he was on toppled over in high winds. Declan Sullivan, a... more »
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - In a cautionary tale for users of social-networking sites, a California man has admitted using personal information he gleaned from Facebook to hack into woman's e-mail accounts, then send nude pictures of them to everyone in their address book. The California attorney general's office said Friday... more »
MONROE, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a man over the weekend for allegedly burning his girlfriend with a clothes iron. 33-year-old Allen Robinson of Monroe was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center early Sunday morning on a charge of attempted second-degree murder. According to an arrest affidavit,... more »
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office has settled a federal lawsuit filed by an Iberia Parish man who claimed a deputy used excessive force during a July 2008 incident in New Iberia. Nelton Guillory filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit in April 2009 against Deputy Bryan Dugal... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency asked nine natural gas companies Thursday to voluntarily disclose the chemical components used in a drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing. The agency said the information is important to its study of the controversial drilling practice, also known as "fracking." Crews inject vast quantities... more »
St Landry Sheriff's office received complaint from Coastal Culvert in Eunice that a former employee, Lisa M Soileau, age 44, had used company checks to pay off credit card debts on personal accounts. This allegedly took place from Feb 2006 to June 2009. The value of the checks was over... more »
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) -- Mired in a daily battle against the oil soiling Louisiana's shorelines, marshes and wetlands, locals in this barrier island town are pushing ahead with a novel plan to block the crude's path with a flotilla of barges.
"The Cajun navy," Grand Isle Mayor David... more »
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