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  • Warehouse where 8 died was set for demolition

    December 29, 2010 8:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The abandoned New Orleans warehouse where eight homeless squatters died in a fire was on a list of properties slated for demolition, a city official said Wednesday. Jeff Hebert, the city's director of blight policy, said the city had tried since 2007 to get the property... more »
  • 101st Airborne member killed, was from La.

    October 14, 2010 8:57 AM

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Military officials at Fort Campbell say improvised explosives killed a U.S. Army truck driver. Spc. Matthew C. Powell of Slidell, La., was assigned to Company A., 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). A news release from the post... more »
  • Controller Distracted by Phone Call Was Cause of Midair Collision Over Hudson River Last Year

    September 14, 2010 3:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Errors by an air traffic controller distracted by a personal phone call set the stage for a midair collision last year over the Hudson River between a tour helicopter and a small plane that claimed nine lives, a federal safety panel said Tuesday. While the National Transportation... more »
  • Vegas police: Hilton denied purse was hers

    August 30, 2010 10:07 PM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Paris Hilton had an explanation for police: The rolling papers, $1,300 in cash and several credit cards were hers, but not the purse they were in. And definitely not the bag of white powder that fell out of it. Believing it to be cHILine, an officer... more »
  • Feinberg Says No-Sue Requirement Was His Idea

    August 22, 2010 3:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The new administrator for claims by Gulf oil spill victims says it was his idea, not BP's, to require that anyone who receives artinal settlement from the $20 billion compensation fund give up the right to sue the oil giant. But Ken Feinberg told reporters Sunday... more »
  • UPDATE-Holdup attempt ends in suicide on I-10

    August 4, 2010 3:22 PM

    UPDATE-BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Bay St. Louis police say the man who killed himself on Interstate 10 after an attempted holdup in Louisiana was a Louisiana National Guard soldier assigned to help with the oil spill. Deputy Chief Mike DeNardo identifies him Wednesday as 24-year-old John Paul Loupe... more »
  • Alarm System Was Shut Down Day of Rig Explosion

    July 23, 2010 2:06 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - An electronics technician aboard the ill-fated oil rig Deepwater Horizon told an investigative panel Friday that an alarm system was partially shut down on the day the rig exploded. Mike Williams said the system was turned on to monitor for fire, explosive gas and toxic gas... more »
  • BP forced to removes cap that was containing oil

    June 23, 2010 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP has been forced to remove a cap that was containing some of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says an underwater robot bumped into the venting system. That sent gas rising through vent that... more »
  • Tony Hayward tells Congress he was "deeply sorry"

    June 17, 2010 11:44 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - BP's humbled CEO sat grim-faced Thursday as a House chairman accused him of being oblivious to the risks of the company's deep water operations. Tony Hayward waited his turn to tell Congress he was "deeply sorry" for his company's catastrophic oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.... more »
  • BP was not forthcoming about the possibility oil could leak faster

    June 1, 2010 3:39 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says BP was not forthcoming about the possibility oil could leak faster as a result of the latest attempt to contain the Gulf spill. White House Energy Adviser Carol Browner said over the weekend that cutting and capping the damaged oil... more »
  • BOP Was Working Before The Explosion of Deepwater Horizon

    May 28, 2010 6:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The last-ditch safety equipment that failed to stop what has become the worst oil spill in U.S. history was working properly in the days before the explosion, the top executive of the company that owns the equipment said Friday. The equipment, known as a blowout preventer,... more »
  • BP Was "Taking Shortcuts"

    May 26, 2010 10:52 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Senior managers complained oil giant BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well that blew out, triggering the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to witness statements obtained by The Associated Press. Truitt Crawford, a roustabout for... more »
  • Leader of Botched Containment Efforts in Valdez was BP

    May 25, 2010 3:50 PM

    Associated Press Writer 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 animals and tarnished the owner of the... more »
  • Oily Shrimp Investigated

    May 18, 2010 6:26 PM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say it could be some time before they finish investigating oil that was found on a shrimper's catch, closing fishing between Cocodrie and Louisiana's barrier islands. Fishing reopened Monday after authorities found that the oil did not come from the wild well spewing crude... more »
  • Bill That Would Let Gay Parents Adopt Children Together Was Rejected

    April 27, 2010 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to let gay parents adopt children together in Louisiana was rejected Tuesday by a Senate judiciary committee, a move expected to kill the bill for the legislative session. Senators on the Judiciary A Committee voted 3-1 against the bill, siding with opponents from... more »
  • Deputies Arrest Man Inside House He Was Robbing

    March 5, 2010 4:40 PM

    Lafayette Sheriff's Deputies arrest a man after he allegedly went into a residence and robbed three people. Deputies say Demarcus Dean arrived to the residence in the 100 block of Marigny Circle and began to rob those inside at gunpoint. 911 was called. Deputies met Dean at the... more »
  • Meth Arrests Made After Stop By K-9 Officer

    February 24, 2010 1:33 PM

    Angelle Carty W/F 25 of Jennings and Gary Thomas 51 of Lake Charles, were observed at a local car wash sitting in their car for an extended time. Officer Ryan Courville ran the tag on the car and discovered that the tag on the car had been switched for another... more »

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