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  • White House casts doubt on N. Korea claims of hydrogen bomb test

    January 6, 2016 2:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says the U.S. government's early analysis of underground activity in North Korea "is not consistent" with that country's claim of having conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test. Spokesman Josh Earnest also says nothing has happened to change the U.S. government's assessment of North Korea's technical... more »
  • UN's Ban condemns North Korea's nuclear announcement

    January 6, 2016 11:06 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The United Nations secretary-general is condemning North Korea's announcement of its latest nuclear test, calling it "profoundly destabilizing for regional security." Ban Ki-moon demands that Pyongyang cease any further nuclear activities and meet its obligations for "for verifiable denuclearization." Ban spoke to reporters shortly before the... more »
  • No injuries after bomb set off at La. ranch

    December 21, 2015 6:51 PM

    BENTON, La. - A north Louisiana woman whose bedroom was bombed says she's horrified by the action but feels sorry for the arrested man. Tracy Hewlett owns Holly Hill Farm Equestrian Center with her husband. Their maintenance worker, Douglas Holley, faces charges in the Saturday blast. On Monday, Hewlett said... more »
  • Couple thrown off bed by bomb at horse farm

    December 21, 2015 12:39 PM

    BENTON - A law enforcement official says the owners of a Louisiana horse farm were sent flying from their bed to the floor by a bomb in the crawl space, but they walked away uninjured. Bossier Parish sheriff's spokesman Bill Davis said Monday that deputies have arrested a maintenance worker,... more »
  • Georgia teacher asks 13-year-old Muslim student if she has a bomb

    December 12, 2015 3:05 PM

    ATLANTA - The father of a Muslim middle school student says a teacher asked his daughter if she was carrying a bomb in her backpack. Abdirizak Aden said the teacher at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, stopped his 13-year-old daughter, who wears a hijab, and asked if she... more »
  • 3 arrested after bomb scare at Lafourche school

    December 1, 2015 5:24 PM

    THIBODAUX - Three students at Central Lafourche High School are in custody after a bomb scare at the school. Sheriff Craig Webre and Lafourche Parish Public Schools Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews said the arrests Tuesday came after the school was placed on lockdown when a note was found in a... more »
  • IS releases picture of bomb it says downed Russian plane

    November 18, 2015 11:24 AM

    CAIRO - The Islamic State group has released a photo of the bomb it says was used to bring down a Russian passenger plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board. The picture was published in the latest issue of the extremist group's English-language magazine,... more »
  • Texas teen arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

    October 20, 2015 6:24 PM

    DALLAS - The family of a 14-year-old Muslim student from Texas who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb has announced they're moving to the Middle East for him to attend school there. Ahmed Mohamed's family said in a statement... more »
  • 'Bomb' on social media leads to arrest

    October 13, 2015 11:22 AM

    B ATON ROUGE- Authorities arrested a man after he made threatening phone calls and videos where he claimed to have explosive devices. Authorities say Dean Hebert, 35, called a man and left a voicemail saying it was 'a great day to die.' Hebert also visited the victim's workplace and... more »
  • White House says Texas teen 'failed' by teachers

    September 16, 2015 3:59 PM

    IRVING, Texas - The White House says a 14-year-old Muslim boy was "failed" by his Texas teachers who thought a clock made by the teen was possibly a bomb. White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the episode involving Ahmed Mohamed a "teachable moment." Earnest's comments followed a... more »
  • Muslim boy, 14, arrested for making clock mistaken for bomb

    September 16, 2015 11:24 AM

    IRVING, Texas - Police detained a 14-year-old Muslim boy in North Texas after a high school teacher decided that a homemade clock he brought to class could be a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took the clock to MacArthur High in Irving on Monday. ... more »
  • FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot

    July 28, 2015 3:33 PM

    MIAMI - A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer has been charged with plotting to detonate a backpack bomb on a Florida beach. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in... more »
  • Beach evacuated following 'boom'

    July 11, 2015 2:15 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island beach has been evacuated as authorities investigate reports from beachgoers of a boom in the sand that knocked a woman into a rock wall. State Department of Environmental Management spokeswoman Rayne Maguire tells the Providence Journal the woman was taken to a hospital from... more »
  • 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

    May 4, 2015 9:01 AM

    GARLAND, TX - Police in Garland, Texas, say two men had opened fire with assault rifles on officers outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. Officer Joe Harn said Monday the men, killed by security officers, also had more ammunition. He said investigators searched... more »
  • Woman wanted for bomb threat at Fairwood Library

    March 7, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they are looking for a woman who threatened having a bomb strapped onto her inside Fairwood Library this afternoon. The report came in around 12:10 p.m. at the branch location on 12910 Old Hammond Hwy. Police say the woman fled the... more »
  • National guard hosts mock terrorist attack Play Video

    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 »
  • US launches first airstrikes in Iraq

    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 »
  • Somalia: Bomb hidden in garbage kills 3

    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 »
  • Drunk man arrested after truck stop bomb threat

    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 »
  • US seeks more security at some overseas airports

    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 »
  • Governor stuck during airport bomb scare

    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 »
  • Iraq: Bombs kills at least 11 people in market

    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 »
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

    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 »
  • Teens busted for bomb scare at LSU

    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 »
  • Louisiana's Boston Marathon connections Play Video

    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 »
  • Bomb threats cause MVSU games to be relocated

    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 »
  • SU game canceled due to bomb threat at MVSU

    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 »
  • Man arrested in car bomb plot at Kansas airport

    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 »
  • Bomb training tools reason for Hwy 19 shut down Play Video

    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 »
  • Authorities: Man at Fla. airport said he had bomb

    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 »
  • Taliban bomb kills 4 Afghan troops; NATO accused of killing civilians

    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 »
  • Suspect arrested in string of N.O. bomb threats

    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 »
  • Gas station evacuated for suspicious bag

    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 »
  • Bouvay given 24-year sentence for LSU bomb threat

    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 »
  • Bomb, mortar attacks kill 8 in Iraq

    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 »
  • Man arrested for allegedly making bomb threat

    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 »
  • Bomb found in the back of a truck

    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 »
  • Funeral home: No one wants to bury bomb suspect

    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 »
  • 2 men charged in Boston bomb case waive bail

    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 »
  • Back from Boston, LSU trainer still dealing with aftermath

    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 »
  • Man arrested for pharmacy bomb threat

    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 »
  • FBI releases photo of backpack containing bomb

    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 »
  • Person briefed on probe: bombs in pressure cookers

    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 »
  • Doctor: Metal in Boston bomb victim leg like BBs

    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 »
  • Man pleads guilty in LSU bomb threat

    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 »
  • Drug probe leads to discovery of homemade bomb

    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 »
  • Students return to schools after threats

    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 »
  • 8th grader faces charges after school threat

    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 »
  • Fed plot suspect expected to plead guilty in NYC

    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 »
  • Bond set for teen in school bomb plot

    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 »
  • Man loses hand from New Year's explosion Play Video

    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 »

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