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  • Pedestrian Killed While Walking on I-55

    April 27, 2014 6:00 PM

    Early Saturday night Louisiana State Police responded to fatality in Tangipahoa Parish. When troopers arrived at the scene, they found 20 year old Lavarius Grisby, of Ponchatoula deceased by way of a vehicle crash. Preliminary reports show around 8 p.m. a 1999 GMC pick-up truck was traveling southbound in... more »
  • Deputy accused of crashing patrol car while drunk

    July 19, 2012 6:40 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has resigned after allegedly crashing his patrol car while drunk. Col. John Fortunato, a department spokesman, tells The Times-Picayune that 27-year-old Christopher Hyer resigned July 12. He says Hyer had been suspended immediately after he was booked July 9 with driving... more »
  • Man killed by police while serving search warrant

    March 8, 2012 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed by an officer who arrived at a New Orleans home with a narcotics search warrant. New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said the house where the shooting occurred Wednesday night had been under surveillance... more »
  • Surface of Beaches Looking Good While Crude Lies Buried Beneath White Sand

    September 27, 2010 7:03 AM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - At the height of summer, tar balls and paddies of oil were rolling ashore along the Florida Panhandle. Months later, sand castles are being built and swimmers frolic in the water, even though crude lies buried beneath the white sands. Despite lingering concerns about the... more »
  • Bill Would Ban Texting While Driving

    April 15, 2010 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's ban on text messaging while driving would be toughened, under a bill approved Thursday by the Senate Transportation Committee. Currently, a driver can only be cited for texting while driving if a police officer stops the driver for another alleged violation. Sen. Butch Gautreaux,... more »
  • Truck Drivers Banned From Texting While Driving

    January 26, 2010 1:41 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Department said Tuesday it is prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages on hand-held devices while operating commercial vehicles. The prohibition, which applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds, is effective immediately, the department said in a statement. Truck... more »

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