September 25, 2014 4:22 PM
PLAQUEMINE - The Louisiana National Guard conducted an anti-terrorism exercise Thursday morning.
Several local, state, and federal agencies took part in the exercise along with the National Guard.
Officials say the exercise happened so that they could see how well everyone worked together in the event an emergency... more »
August 8, 2014 8:19 AM
NEW DELHI - The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it. President Barack... more »
August 3, 2014 11:19 AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali police officer says a bomb hidden in piles of garbage detonated in the Somali capital, killing three street cleaners. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomb was detonated Sunday by remote control as women tried to remove bags of rubbish from a street corner. Seven women... more »
July 15, 2014 3:02 PM
ST. MARTINVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in St. Martin Parish said they arrested an "extremely intoxicated and uncooperative" man after he threatened to blow up a truck stop with a bomb on Monday night.
Deputies said 55-year-old Joseph Oquinn called them to report suspicious activity at a truck stop on... more »
July 3, 2014 2:38 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. officials are concerned al-Qaeda is trying to develop a new bomb that could go undetected through airport security. There is no indication such a bomb has been created or that there's a specific threat to the U.S., but the Obama administration called Wednesday for increased security at... more »
May 8, 2014 10:18 PM
KENNER- A bomb threat shut down New Orleans International Airport for a brief time Thursday night.
WWL TV in New Orleans reported a call was made to 911 earlier in the evening, prompting the scare. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies checked the facility and eventually the all clear was given.... more »
April 29, 2014 4:12 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Officials say a back-to-back bomb attack in an outdoor market northeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 11 people. A police officer says Tuesday's attack took place in the town of al-Saadiyah, 140 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of Baghdad. He added that at least 19... more »
April 14, 2014 7:17 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. LAPD Sgt. Michael Fox said Smith was booked Sunday afternoon. Airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz... more »
April 9, 2014 8:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police have arrested two teenagers that cops say are responsible for causing a bomb scare on the university's campus.
Investigators arrested 19-year-old Roy Chavalitlekakha and 17-year-old Justin Brocato and booked them into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Both teenagers face charges of Communicating of... more »
April 9, 2014 10:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - It's been nearly a year since bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds more.
The tragedy led to several rule changes for this year's marathon, which is on Monday, April 21st. Extra security has been added... more »
January 18, 2014 2:42 PM
ITTA BENA, Ms. - Two bomb threats at Mississippi Valley State University last week have prompted school officials to close the campus until Tuesday, evacuating students and moving Saturday's men's and women's basketball games against Alcorn State to Lorman, Miss. Monday's men's and women's games between MVSU and Southern have... more »
January 16, 2014 2:43 PM
ITTA BENNA, Miss.- A bomb threat at Mississippi Valley State University has closed the campus through the weekend.
Law enforcement officials are urging students to leave the campus.
Due to the bomb threat, Mississippi Valley's game against the Southern Jaguars set for Monday night, has been canceled.
... more »
December 13, 2013 1:59 PM
WICHITA, Kan.- Authorities say a Kansas man accused of planning to detonate a car bomb at the Wichita airport has been arrested. 58-year-old Terry Lee Loewen was arrested Friday morning at Mid-Continent regional airport. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said the man planned to drive a car that he believed was... more »
December 8, 2013 6:11 PM
ZACHARY- A device detonated by bomb squads Saturday night was merely a training tool according to Police.
Jimmy Baker, owner of the Advance Mini-Storage, found the briefcase with his grandson in an abandoned locker.
"When you open the lid up there were rows of nails siliconed to the... more »
October 2, 2013 8:58 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Authorities say a man arrested at Jacksonville International Airport told security screeners he had a bomb in his backpack but they only found an electronic scale and batteries.
Zeljko Causevic was booked into jail early Wednesday. He's charged with making a false report about a hoax... more »
September 8, 2013 1:12 PM
KABUL - The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a car bomb and gun attack outside an Afghan intelligence office today that killed four soldiers and wounded more than 80 people. It happened in eastern Wardak province, 25 miles from Kabul. A spokesman for the provincial governor says soldiers guarding the... more »
August 21, 2013 3:33 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of calling in more than 40 bomb threats to the New Orleans Police Department this month. A criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses the suspect, Jahvar Hooks, of making threats against schools, hotels, casinos and government buildings during a... more »
August 20, 2013 1:37 PM
SLIDELL - Police evacuated a Slidell gas station and called in the bomb squad today after someone found a suspicious package there.
Police said the package appears to be a bag of fertilizer left abandoned at the base of a gas pump at the station on Natchez Drive.
... more »
August 9, 2013 10:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - A district judge sentenced William Bouvay to more than two decades in jail for calling in a fake bomb threat to LSU.
Bouvay received a 24-year sentence at his hearing Friday morning in Baton Rouge. He pleaded guilty to the charges this past April.
The... more »
August 4, 2013 10:31 AM
BAGHDAD - Iraqi authorities say bomb and mortar attacks across the country have killed eight people, including a judge. Police officials say a roadside bomb struck an army patrol near the northern city of Mosul early Sunday, killing three soldiers. In Tikrit, in central Iraq, a car bomb killed judge... more »
June 14, 2013 8:58 AM
BOSSIER CITY- Investigators with the Bossier City Police and Fire Departments have arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly phoning in a bomb threat to the offices of the University of Phoenix located at the Louisiana Boardwalk. The Times reports Tanner Jerome Raney, of Bossier City was arrested Thursday on a... more »
May 12, 2013 1:22 PM
WEST BATON ROUGE - A device found in the back of a truck on Plantation Avenue in West Baton Rouge Saturday night was a bomb.
The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to a truck behind Minnow's Truck Stop, off of Highway 415, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
The... more »
May 4, 2013 10:39 AM
BOSTON - A Massachusetts funeral home director is scrambling to find a cemetery that will bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Worcester funeral home owner Peter Stefan has 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body. He says protesters have gathered outside his business, upset with his decision to handle the funeral.... more »
May 1, 2013 3:23 PM
BOSTON- A third college friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is being held pending a detention and probable cause hearing.
Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements to federal investigators. A hearing is scheduled for Monday. Two other friends of bombing suspect (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) waived... more »
April 24, 2013 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Trainer Ray Castle and three student trainers from LSU went to the Boston Marathon to aide with those running the race, but their work quickly went from a controlled situation to a scene of chaos when the two bombs exploded just seconds apart.
Castle was about... more »
April 22, 2013 11:15 AM
CROWLEY - Police have arrested an Estherwood man accused of making a bomb threat at a pharmacy in Crowley. The Advertiser reports officers responded to a call from a Walgreens pharmacy Sunday night where the manager said he had received a bomb threat from a customer. Police arrested 32-year-old Sy... more »
April 16, 2013 9:36 PM
BOSTON- The FBI released the first image of one of the shredded backpacks agents believe contained one of the explosive devices in the attacks at the Boston Marathon.
Details were released in an unclassified bulletin, according to ABC .
The bomb inside the bag was an "improvised explosive... more »
April 16, 2013 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON - A person briefed on the Boston Marathon investigation says the explosives were in 6-liter pressure cookers and placed in black duffel bags. The person says the explosives were placed on the ground and contained shards of metal, nails and ball bearings. The person spoke on the condition of... more »
April 16, 2013 7:33 AM
BOSTON - A doctor at a hospital where victims of the Boston Marathon explosions were taken says an X-ray of one victim showed what could be small ball bearings throughout the injury. Three people were killed and more than 140 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish... more »
April 15, 2013 3:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - The man accused of calling in a bomb threat to LSU entered his plea in a Baton Rouge courtroom Monday.
William Bouvay pleaded guilty to charges of communicating of false information of a planned bombing on school property and habitual offender.
Bouvay made the call... more »
April 5, 2013 6:42 PM
MORGAN CITY - St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert says a man from the Bayou Vista community was arrested after narcotics detectives found a bomb at a residence. The Daily Review reports that the detectives were looking into allegations of drug activity at the residence when they found the explosive... more »
March 6, 2013 11:02 AM
LAFITTE- Students were evacuated from two Jefferson Parish schools Wednesday after administrators said the campuses received threats. Students were permitted to return late Wednesday morning to Marrero Academy for Advanced Studies in Marrero and Fisher Middle-High School in Lafitte. Authorities say no threatening devices were found at the schools. Sherriff's... more »
March 5, 2013 5:04 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- A 13-year-old faces charges for terrorizing after calling-in a threat to West Feliciana Middle School Tuesday morning.
Students were evacuated to the football stadium after the threat and were dismissed.
The threat was determined to be a hoax.
The teen, an 8th grader, has been... more »
February 7, 2013 6:40 AM
NEW YORK - A 21-year-old Bangladesh native accused of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from the plot. A plea hearing in federal court in Brooklyn is scheduled on Thursday for Quazi Nafis. He was charged in... more »
January 7, 2013 7:22 PM
A teen who called himself a white supremacist was waiting for his parents in Alabama to post his $75,000 bond on charges he planned to attack classmates and a teacher with a bomb. Seventeen year old Derek Shrout did not speak during his initial court appearance on Monday in Seale.... more »
January 2, 2013 6:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Three people were injured when a pipe loaded with gun powder exploded on New Year's Day around 1:20 a.m.
It happened at 9283 Highland Rd. after a firework display during a New Years party.
According to the police report, 27-year-old Jesse Jenkins and 34-year-old Mike... more »
November 16, 2012 2:51 PM
NEW YORK - A Bosnia-born U.S. citizen has been sentenced to life behind bars for his role in a foiled suicide-bomb plot on New York City subways in 2008. Adis Medunjanin received the sentence Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors had accused Medunjanin and two high school classmates of... more »
November 14, 2012 4:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors announced today they dropped their indictment against the man accused of calling in a false bomb threat which led to the full evacuation of LSU's campus.
U. S. Attorney Donald Cazayoux's office said they dropped the case because the state's charges against William Bouvay... more »
November 9, 2012 3:45 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A man charged with a bomb threat at Texas A&M University is now facing charges for a similar scare at Texas State University. A complaint unsealed this week accuses 19-year-old Dereon Kelly of using the email account of his girlfriend, Brittany Henderson, to send an Oct.... more »
November 2, 2012 10:39 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Assumption Parish 11-year-old after they said he admitted to calling in a bomb threat to a Napoleonville pharmacy.
Deputies said the threat was called in Tuesday morning to the Assumption Pharmacy on Washington Street. Authorities evacuated the pharmacy and nearby businesses while bomb... more »
October 19, 2012 4:43 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M University police say the school's campus has reopened after an emailed bomb threat prompted an evacuation and building-by-building search. A&M Police Lt. Allan Baron says officials still are searching some buildings Friday afternoon, but no bombs have been found and people are being allowed... more »
October 19, 2012 12:06 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Authorities at Texas A&M said a building-by-building search is going on now at the campus, after a bomb threat was called in this morning.
The university posted on their website they'd received a bomb threat, and classes the rest of the day had been canceled.... more »
October 18, 2012 7:15 AM
DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Bangladeshi man accused of trying to bomb the Federal Reserve building in New York City was a banker's son from a middle class neighborhood whose family says it was stunned by his arrest.
The FBI arrested Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis yesterday morning after he... more »
October 17, 2012 2:51 PM
NEW YORK - A 21-year-old man arrested on charges he plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York City has appeared in federal court and been ordered held without bail. Quazi Nafis was arrested Wednesday morning after a sting operation. Authorities say he parked a van filled... more »
October 8, 2012 6:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU plans to study and change certain procedures in order to evacuate the campus more efficiently in the future.
Last month, the entire campus was evacuated due to a bomb threat. It resulted in traffic james which kept thousands of students sitting still for some time... more »
September 20, 2012 9:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- Authorities are hopeful, the person who threatened Baton Rouge Metro Airport Thursday will be arrested.
At 4:30 p.m., a phone call was made to the airport. The caller stated there was a bomb in a black SUV in a parking garage. Ten minutes later, the airport was... more »
September 20, 2012 7:51 PM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Metro Airport has re-opened and is operating on its normal Thursday night schedule after a bomb threat scrambled passengers, staff, and flight crews. No explosives were found.
Airport managers said around 4:45 p.m. someone called a threat in to the airport and claimed a vehicle... more »
September 20, 2012 5:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities evacuated the Baton Rouge Metro Airport this afternoon after a bomb threat was called in.
Airport managers said around 4:45 p.m. someone called a threat in to the airport and claimed a vehicle in the parking lot had a bomb inside. They evacuated the parking... more »
September 20, 2012 3:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against the man accused of phoning in a bomb threat to the LSU campus earlier this week.
The grand jury charged William Bouvay Jr., 42, with one count of willfully conveying false information concerning the attempt to destroy... more »
September 19, 2012 10:10 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a person overnight they said admitted to calling in a recent bomb threat to LSU, and arrest records show this isn't the first time he's been accused of making threats.
LSU Police arrested William Bouvay Jr., 42, of Baton Rouge around midnight. They booked... more »
September 18, 2012 5:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU cleared nearly 30,000 people off it's campus within about an hour after a bomb threat called into the 911 call center.
The call came in around 10:30 a.m. Monday, and students were warned an hour later. LSU says during that time, the information had to transfered... more »
September 18, 2012 10:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University officials say everything is back to normal a day after a bomb threat spawned an evacuation of the Baton Rouge campus. University spokesman Herb Vincent said Tuesday LSU police are leading the investigation into the caller who phoned in a bomb threat Monday morning.... more »
September 17, 2012 3:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - School lockdowns have been lifted for four schools in the LSU area.
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board officials put Buchanan Elementary, McKinley High School, Polk Elementary and University Terrace on lockdown as a precautionary measure following a bomb threat at LSU.
School Board officials... more »
September 17, 2012 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - An emergency text message was sent to students and faculty at LSU about a bomb threat on campus.
University officials say the campus is being evacuated.
No specific location has been identified and LSUPD is investigating.
There are 30,000 students, professors and university employees... more »
September 14, 2012 12:11 PM
AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Texas says all university buildings have been cleared and are reopening after a bomb threat prompted an evacuation of the Austin campus. The university posted on its website that all classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day Friday but other university... more »
September 6, 2012 12:45 PM
LOS ANGELES - Authorities are still looking for the gunmen who strapped what they claimed was a bomb to a bank manger before robbing a Los Angeles bank. Authorities say two masked gunmen kidnapped the bank manager from her home Wednesday morning, and after strapping the device to her waist,... more »
August 15, 2012 2:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they found nothing dangerous in a stolen truck abandoned behind a building on Market Place Avenue near Sherwood Forest, which prompted an evacuation as bomb squad members investigated.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said earlier the truck reportedly smelled of a chemical,... more »
August 15, 2012 11:02 AM
BATON ROUGE- Police evacuated an area off Sherwood Forest Blvd. after the bomb squad was called in to investigate an abandoned truck.
Police responded out to the truck, which they said was stolen and found behind a building on Market Place Ave. this morning around 9 a.m.
BRPD... more »
August 8, 2012 12:44 PM
WASHINGTON - A bomb threat has been called in to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, forcing a building to be closed for three hours at the facility outside Washington. A military official says someone phoned in a threat minutes before 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, saying a bomb would... more »
July 24, 2012 8:56 AM
LAKE CHARLES - Sheriff's deputies say a 13-year-old girl was arrested after calling in a bomb threat to a Dollar General Store on La. Highway 14.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers says a store employee received a call Monday about the bomb threat.
Myers said customers... more »
July 18, 2012 4:00 PM
BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad hasn't yet issued any statements on today's bomb attack that killed three top officials of his regime -- including his brother-in-law -- during a high-level security meeting in Damascus. Fighting between rebels and government troops has raged in the capital for four days in... more »
July 18, 2012 3:57 PM
SOFIA, Bulgaria - Israel's Foreign Minister says the deadly bus explosion in Bulgaria that has killed at least six people was caused by a bomb placed on the vehicle. Avigdor Lieberman says he was briefed by his Bulgarian counterpart Wednesday evening. He said seven people died, but Bulgarian authorities have... more »
July 13, 2012 12:33 PM
KEARNEY, Neb. - A central Nebraska man landed in jail for writing a bomb threat on the back of a restaurant job application. The Kearney Hub reports that the Legacy 272 Lounge employee who reviewed 38-year-old Jason Dornhoff's application last Thursday called police when he read the threat that closed... more »
July 4, 2012 3:19 PM
Kenner- A 19 year old Kenner man seriously injured himself while manufacturing a sparkler bomb with fireworks.
Responding officers found the victim to have sustained injuries to his hands, arms, and legs.
Investigators say the victim along with several friends were outside shooting fireworks, when made a... more »
March 13, 2012 6:48 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The federal case against a Michigan man charged with phoning in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January is likely to be transferred from New Orleans to his home state. Thirty-four-year-old Shawn Payton, of Jackson,... more »
February 22, 2012 7:04 AM
ALEXANDRIA - A Virginia man charged following a yearlong FBI sting with plotting to blow up a bomb inside the U.S. Capitol in a suicide operation is expected to make a second court appearance. Authorities arrested 29-year-old Amine El Khalifi of Alexandria Friday and charged him with attempting to use... more »
February 10, 2012 2:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A Michigan man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge he phoned in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January. The charge brought Friday against 34-year-old Shawn H. Payton, of Jackson,... more »
December 28, 2011 5:37 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban is claiming responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed three NATO service members. The three were killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb in the eastern part of the country, 60 miles south of Kabul. NATO hasn't given the nationalities of the dead, but... more »
December 1, 2011 6:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - A fake bomb inside a vehicle at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport delayed some travelers this morning, but didn't shut the airport down.
Airport police found a car on the second floor of the parking garage around 7:30 this morning. The windshield was smashed and there... more »
December 1, 2011 8:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police gave the all-clear after a suspicious item found in the Baton Rouge Metro Airport's parking garage this morning was determined to be a fake bomb.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely told News 2 crews on the scene that the device was a group of wooden sticks painted... more »
June 27, 2011 3:20 PM
LOCKPORT - State police say a pickup truck that crashed in Lockport on Monday contained 10 pipe bombs.
The one-vehicle rollover crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on Louisiana Highway 308. Troopers said that when emergency crews were trying right the truck, they noticed the devices. Troopers said nine of... more »
February 25, 2011 2:20 PM
LUBBOCK, Texas - The lawyer for a college student accused of plotting to blow up key U.S. targets says his client will plead not guilty.
In a statement, attorney Rod Hobson says in America, "everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence" and a "fair trial."
Khalid Ali-M... more »
December 22, 2010 3:00 PM
SALEM, Ore. - A jury has handed down death sentences for a man and his son who were convicted of planting a bomb that killed two Oregon police officers. The sentences for 59-year-old Bruce Turnidge and 34-year-old Joshua Turnidge were read in a Salem courtroom Wednesday. Prosecutors say the pair... more »
November 27, 2010 1:09 PM
WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official says federal agents began investigating the suspect in the Christmas tree bombing plot in Portland, Ore., after receiving a tip from someone who was concerned about the teenager. The official tells The Associated Press that Mohamed Osman Mohamud was acting on his own -... more »
November 2, 2010 1:00 PM
BAGHDAD - Iraqi hospital and police officials say blasts ripping through Baghdad's mostly Shiite neighborhoods have killed at least 62 people and wounded another 180.
The blasts took place in at least 10 neighborhoods across the capital Tuesday evening.
Officials said the blasts involved booby-trapped cars, roadside bombs... more »
October 30, 2010 1:12 PM
Yemeni officials say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of sending the two mail bombs found yesterday on cargo planes in the United Arab Emirates and England.
Yemen's president says the United States and the United Arab Emirates provided him with information that identified the woman as a... more »
October 11, 2010 5:36 AM
A 71-year-old man is accused of robbing a Shreveport bank by putting a package in front of a teller and saying it was a bomb. It turned out to be an aerosol can wrapped in butcher paper. Shreveport police say Nolan Williams was spotted about 12 minutes after the midafternoon... more »
September 24, 2010 12:36 PM
A bank teller was kidnapped early Friday from his home by robbers who strapped a suspected bomb to his chest and used him to steal money from a Bank of America branch near the University of Miami, according to the FBI.
The suspected explosive device was safely removed and... more »
September 24, 2010 6:36 AM
A 26-year-old White Castle man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for making a false bomb threat at a petroleum refinery. Michael Miller pleaded guilty in June to phoning in the threat to security workers at the Marathon refinery in Garyville last year. Miller was a contractor who... more »
September 13, 2010 10:48 AM
UPDATE: Officials with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office say they've arrested one man after an attempted bank robbery this morning.
43-year-old Louis W. Allen of Denham Springs was arrested in suspicion of attempted armed robbery and other charges after the incident at Whitney National Bank on Jones Creek... more »
June 20, 2010 2:57 PM
At least 28 people have been killed in a double suicide car bombing in Baghdad. The Iraqi military says the bombers drove two cars packed with nearly 180 pounds of ammonium nitrate toward the gates of the Trade Bank of Iraq building and detonated the explosives after striking the blast... more »