NEW ORLEANS - State prison officials said a convicted killer who escaped from a St. Gabriel correctional facility New Year's Day has been spotted in New Orleans.
Corrections officials said they learned Keana Barnes, 33, got a ride to downtown New Orleans last week. They said she has also... more »
OPELOUSAS - A St. Landry Parish prisoner who escaped custody in Lafayette Parish Thursday has been captured in Evangeline Parish, authorities said Friday.
Capt. Jimmy Darbonne, spokesman for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, said Matthew O. Keyes was captured at 10 a.m. Friday by Turkey Creek police following... more »
WASHINGTON - The White House counterterrorism adviser says U.S. forces who killed Osama bin Laden would have taken him alive if they had the opportunity.
John Brennan said the White House thought bin Laden would resist but that there was a "remote" possibility he could be captured alive. Brennan... more »
BUECHE - A woman in West Baton Rouge Parish found a large, scaly visitor when she went outside to enjoy her morning coffee.
A ten-and-a half foot long alligator was crawling around in Skye Johnston's backyard. She believes the alligator came from a swamp across the street from her... more »
Grand Isle, LA. (AP) - BP officials say that it plans to boost its ability to directly capture hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil gushing from a well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico by early next week.
Kent Wells, BP's senior vice president of exploration... more »
The White House confirms the capture of Afghan's Taliban leader in Pakistan. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was arrested earlier this month in a joint operation by CIA and Pakistani security. He is being interrogated, but the results of the questioning are not being released.
White House press secretary, Robert... more »