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  • Former pet cemetery worker sentenced in slaying

    July 12, 2014 3:36 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of the owner of the pet cemetery where he worked in 1985 - the year her body was found in the Mississippi River, tied in heavy steel chains. more »
  • Former state health worker faces ethics charge

    June 28, 2014 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Board of Ethics has filed charges against a former state health agency accountant arrested for the alleged theft of $1 million to reportedly feed her gambling addiction. The charges against Deborah Crowder Loper were made public Friday on the board's website. No public... more »
  • Waffle House worker injured in restaurant shooting

    October 28, 2013 8:49 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A man faces attempted murder charges after a shooting at a restaurant. Police have arrested 56-year-old Alan Ferguson, saying he started shooting about 3 p.m. Saturday after he placed an order at the restaurant. An employee, Judith Spann, was hit in the left arm as customers... more »
  • Auto parts store worker arrested in theft of $42K

    July 23, 2013 10:29 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Police say the manager of a Kenner auto parts has been arrested in the theft of almost $42,000 from the business. Sgt. Brian McGregor tells The Times-Picayune 43-year-old Gladys Fascitelli was booked with theft of more than $1,500. Investigators said Fascitelli allegedly took advantage of a... more »
  • Black Elk Energy: "We remain focused on the victims"

    November 18, 2012 11:55 PM

    Search efforts are ramping up for the remaining missing worker of the oil platform fire Friday morning. Black Elk Energy released a statement Sunday night, saying it has now hired a total of three commercial dive boats and started a beach search with Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Department. The company... more »
  • Company Expands Search for Missing Worker

    November 18, 2012 10:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The owner of an oil platform that caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last week said Sunday that it has expanded its search for a missing worker, and doctors said one of four men burned in the blaze is improving and is... more »
  • UPDATE: Body Found is Missing Worker from Platform Fire

    November 18, 2012 12:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the rig's owner. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said late Saturday... more »
  • Hostess to close, cites nationwide worker strike

    November 16, 2012 7:41 AM

    IRVING, Texas (AP) - Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers. The Irving, Texas, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.... more »
  • West Monroe city worker suspected of stealing

    July 13, 2012 10:15 AM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A West Monroe city employee has been arrested on a charge he sold city-owned property. The News-Star reports 44-year-old Marvin Lancaster was booked Thursday into Ouachita Correctional Center on a theft charge. Bond wasn't immediately set. Police say Lancaster admitted he stole and sold scrap... more »
  • Pointe Coupee inmate worker program changing

    June 15, 2012 9:01 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres says the structure of the parish's inmate work release program will soon change through a partnership with East Feliciana Parish. During the special meeting Thursday, The Advocate reports Torres told police jurors and parish officials that turbulence in the... more »
  • Ex-postal worker pleads guilty to theft

    May 2, 2012 8:04 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former U.S. Postal Service worker has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing money from the Jefferson Street Post Office in Lafayette. Between July 2009 and February 2010, court documents say Natalie Thomas stole between $1,000 and $17,662 while working at a retail service window.... more »
  • Thibodaux worker used work vehicle for fishing

    April 20, 2012 9:51 AM

    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 »
  • State library worker accused of stealing $109,000

    March 30, 2012 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a state library employee wanted for allegedly embezzling $110,000 of privately donated funds has turned herself in to authorities. The Advocate reports 39-year-old Alison Claire Foster of Baker, was arrested Thursday and booked into Parish Prison on 174 counts of unauthorized use of... more »
  • Slidell man gets prison for punching postal worker

    March 22, 2012 9:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Slidell man has been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting a postal worker. A federal judge in New Orleans also on Wednesday sentenced 28-year-old Tracy Tardiff to three years of supervised release following his prison term. Federal prosecutors say the postal worker was... more »
  • Lafayette Oil Worker Shot & Killed in Venezuela

    February 8, 2012 12:45 AM

    A Lafayette oil worker on the job in Venezuela was killed by a stray bullet last month, his family says. 36 year old Craig Cormier was in Carupano, Venezuela, working for InterMoor Inc. as a vessel coordinator. His wife Edna tells KATC that on the night of January 27,... more »
  • Ascension Parish workers arrested on theft charge

    January 13, 2012 10:04 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales Police have arrested two Ascension Parish Drainage Department employees for theft after they were caught removing toilet paper from a restroom in Jambalaya Park. The Advocate reports 50-year-old Lawrence Morris, of Napoleonville, and 25-year-old Corey Breaux, of Donaldsonville, are believed to be behind a rash... more »
  • Ex-state worker sentenced child porn

    January 6, 2012 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former employee of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety has been sentenced to five years and four months in federal prison after admitting he possessed child pornography. 23-year-old Renga R. Selvaratnam signed a plea agreement Thursday in which he acknowledged that images on a... more »
  • NJ Dunkin' Donuts worker charged with prostitution

    August 2, 2011 9:42 AM

    ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Police say there was more on the menu than Munchkins and lattes during the late shift at a Dunkin' Donuts in northern New Jersey. A 29-year-old female is facing prostitution charges after police say she took breaks to provide sex in exchange for money. Rockaway... more »
  • Worker accused of taking money to falsify records

    June 14, 2011 10:07 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Police in Thibodaux have accused an employee in the city's Parks Department of accepting money in exchange for falsifying community service time sheets. The Daily Comet reports that the case involved an employee allegedly willing to take $250 from a Thibodaux Police confidential informant in a... more »
  • Social Worker Arrested, Accused of Sex with Inmate

    June 4, 2011 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A social worker at a state juvenile detention center has been booked with malfeasance in office and fired for an alleged sexual relationship with a 20-year-old inmate, according to a Baton Rouge newspaper. The Advocate reports that 39-year-old Lashonda Lang, of Baton Rouge, was a... more »
  • House Panel Votes for Boost in State Worker Costs

    May 20, 2011 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The divisive idea to merge Southern University at New Orleans with the University of New Orleans has turned into a modest plan to switch UNO to a different college system. UNO would be placed in the University of Louisiana System that focuses on regional campuses... more »
  • House Panel Weighing Boost in State Worker Costs

    May 19, 2011 6:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are considering a Jindal administration proposal to raise retirement costs for state workers, which would eat into paychecks that have been frozen at the governor's request for several years. The House Retirement Committee is scheduled to discuss the proposal Thursday. The bill would cost... more »
  • Kin of Gulf Rig Worker Killed Settles Legal Claims

    April 9, 2011 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The parents of a rig worker killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion nearly a year ago have settled their legal claims against companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico disaster. A New Orleans federal court filing Friday says the parents of M-I Swaco mud engineer Blair... more »
  • Acadiana Man Dies Offshore; Family Speaks to KATC

    February 18, 2011 12:01 AM

    An off shore worker from Breaux Bridge died on a platform south of Lake Charles Wednesday morning. The family of Joseph Bruno said they're still in shock after finding out their father and husband had died in an accident doing the job he loved. "He was a loving father, loving... more »
  • Former Baton Rouge Worker Sentenced for Theft

    February 1, 2011 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former Baton Rouge City Constable's Office employee has admitted to stealing nearly $30,000 that was paid to the office's garnishment department. 37-year-old Catina Hayman of Zachary pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of felony theft and malfeasance. State District Judge Lou Daniel gave... more »
  • Daycare Worker Accused of Biting Baby

    December 30, 2010 6:52 AM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish deputies say a 20-year-old daycare worker is accused of biting a 5-month-old boy. Alexis Binford of West Monroe was booked Wednesday on one count of cruelty to a juvenile. An arrest affidavit says the baby's father told police his son was bitten on... more »
  • Oilfield Worker Receives $4 million from Transocean

    October 11, 2010 12:13 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal jury has ordered Transocean to pay more than $4 million in damages to an oilfield worker injured in an offshore rig accident. The judgment entered Tuesday capped a trial for the lawsuit that 32-year-old Dan Averette filed over the July 14, 2007, accident aboard... more »
  • Worker dies at Chalmette refinery

    October 8, 2010 11:06 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - State Police say a hydrogen sulfide gas leak at Chalmette Refining LLC's Chalmette plant has been contained, but not completely sealed. Trooper Melissa Matey said Friday that workers are waiting for a part needed to finish closing the leak. She says the leak is being monitored... more »
  • Ex-Caddo Parish juvenile detention worker arrested

    September 7, 2010 9:13 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A former employee at the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center is accused of battering an inmate. Sheriff Steve Prator said Tuesday that 56-year-old Dale Smith of Shreveport was issued a summons for simple battery following an investigation by sheriff's Detective Jackie Winston and a review by the... more »
  • DHH says Hispanic Field Worker Dies of Rabies

    August 24, 2010 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says a Hispanic field worker died over the weekend of rabies. DHH says the unidentified victim was initially taken to a hospital in New Roads and transferred to New Orleans, where he later died. Lisa Faust with DHH... more »
  • State worker pleads guilty in disaster food case

    August 19, 2010 9:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 50-year-old woman accused of fraudulently obtaining and using disaster in a lot of trouble. Conand friends after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike, has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of government money. Teresa Hawkins, of Baldwin, is the former parish manager of the... more »
  • BP Cleanup Worker From Acadiana Is Missing

    July 26, 2010 6:13 PM

    Tonight a BP cleanup worker from Acadiana is missing. Deputies in Grand Isle are looking for Brandon Mouton of Eunice. He was last seen Thursday morning at eight on a barge. The Coast Guard says they've stopped searching because it's being classified as a missing person because... more »
  • Oil Spill Cleanup Worker Arrested For Alleged Slaying

    July 15, 2010 1:01 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd says Texas authorities have picked up an oil spill cleanup worker wanted in a local slaying. Byrd tells The Mississippi Press that Lorenzo Sam was arrested Monday night on a barge south of Petit Bois Island. Byrd says Sam was... more »
  • "BP Makes Me Sick"

    July 9, 2010 6:35 PM

    Those who were sent to help with the cleanup efforts in the Gulf, now need help themselves. Thousands of workers are face to face with the oil spill every day, skimming it off the water, cleaning animals and laying boom. About 1,500 of those workers have complained about feeling sick... more »
  • $15M Settlement for Injured Worker

    June 20, 2010 6:41 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - An oil field rigger severely injured in a post-Hurricane Katrina salvage job has agreed to settle his court claims for $15 million. A trial for Randall James Wooley's lawsuit against his employer, Longnecker Properties Inc., and several other companies was scheduled to start July 18 in... more »
  • Cafeteria Worker Faces Indecency Charge

    May 19, 2010 10:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 40-year-old cafeteria worker at Green Oaks High School is behind bars for propositioning a 12-year-old girl over the telephone. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator tells The Times that Quenton Washington was arrested Monday and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for indecent behavior with a... more »
  • Ex-state Worker Pleads Guilty

    May 12, 2010 10:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former state social service worker has pleaded guilty in connection with a federal food stamp fraud investigation that has resulted in charges against 13 people. Andrea Broussard admitted Wednesday in Lafayette to fraudulently obtaining $345 in federal disaster assistance in 2005 after hurricanes Katrina and... more »
  • Memorial Service for Blair Manuel: Oil Platform Worker Presumed Dead

    April 27, 2010 12:48 PM

    A memorial service for Blair Manuel, 56, a Eunice native presumed dead in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, will be held in early May. The service, according to his mother, will be on May 7 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Manuel was... more »
  • Mass Census Worker Testing Centers Planned In Morgan City

    March 16, 2010 1:19 PM

    Need a job? The 2010 Census hiring campaign hits high gear with mass testing sessions for those interested in a temporary position with good weekly pay, mileage reimbursement and flexible hours. The test will be administered on Thursday, March 18, at the Morgan City Recreation Center, 915 Everett Street,... more »
  • Nursing home worker arrested for theft

    December 2, 2009 2:59 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former nursing home worker accused of cashing an elderly woman's check at a Lafayette store has been arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. The Advertiser reports that 26-year-old Brandy Nicole Wilkins of Lake Charles was booked with exploitation of the infirm... more »

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