NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans authorities say a gun discharged as a police officer struggled with a teenage suspect he had been chasing, wounding the suspect in the groin and the police officer in the ankle. Police say it happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday in eastern New Orleans. Police had... more »
GONZALES - A former plant manager has been sentenced to a year of home incarceration for illegally discharging wastes from the Armant Environmental Services plant, a now-closed wastewater treatment facility in Vacherie.
State District Judge Alvin Turner Jr. sentenced 44-year-old Jeffrey Dabadie, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., this week.... more »
NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department filed suit against a Houston-based company it accused of illegally dumping oil from a Gulf of Mexico platform. The federal suit filed Monday in New Orleans against ATP Oil & Gas Corp. says an Interior Department inspection last year uncovered violations of the Clean... more »
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 88-year-old Bush was released Monday from Methodist Hospital. He was admitted Nov. 23, the day after... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Trying to fight a huge fish kill in the Pearl River, authorities in Mississippi have temporarily increased discharges from the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
The action late Tuesday by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District was designed to increase fresh water in the river, dilute pollutants... more »