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  • Judge rejects mistrial for former BP engineer

    December 10, 2013 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge has refused to declare a mistrial in the case of former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix. On Tuesday, defense lawyers said questions asked of witness Wilson Arabie improperly raised issues of whether Mix ordered copies made of spill-related documents in order to eliminate possibly incriminating... more »
  • Jury selection continues in BP engineer trial

    December 3, 2013 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Jury selection is continuing in the case of a former BP engineer accused of obstruction of justice related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Justice Department has charged Kurt Mix with deleting text messages and voicemails in order to impede the investigation... more »
  • Jury selection begins in former BP engineer trial

    December 2, 2013 11:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jury selection has begun in the trial against a former BP engineer charged with deleting texts and voicemails about the response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kurt Mix has been charged with two counts of obstruction of justice by the U.S.... more »
  • People want their bumpy roads taken seriously Play Video

    August 29, 2013 9:44 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish council members are at odds about a parish wide overlay project to repaved neglected roads. "I feel like it was a stab in the back," councilman Chance Parent said at a recent meeting. He was caught off guard when parish president Layton Ricks contracted... more »
  • 3 prosecutors ask out of ex-BP engineer's case

    August 22, 2013 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three Justice Department prosecutors have asked to withdraw from the case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A Justice Department spokesman said Wednesday's request to withdraw Derek Cohen,... more »
  • Flooding on Eden Church becoming a major issue

    June 25, 2013 10:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Flooding problems remain along Eden Church Road, despite $2.2 million in recent improvements. The road went under a redesign to resurface and widen the road, straighten a dangerous s-curve and fix flooding issues. Some claim the road was built lower than planned, and now parish... more »
  • Ex-BP employees face new indictments over spill

    June 19, 2013 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors have secured new indictments against a former BP engineer and a former BP executive charged separately with obstructing investigations of the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Wednesday's indictment of former BP executive David Rainey adds language alleging that he knew of... more »
  • Judge delays ex-BP engineer's trial

    May 17, 2013 3:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone the trial of a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kurt Mix's trial was scheduled to start June 10, but U.S. District Judge Stanwood... more »
  • Ex-BP engineer claims feds withheld evidence

    May 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico claims that Justice Department prosecutors withheld evidence and should be sanctioned. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. didn't immediately rule Tuesday on whether sanctions... more »
  • Experts say grads finding health, engineer jobs

    May 3, 2013 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a few short weeks thousands of college students will be off campus and hopefully off to work. "It's not easy by no means but it's a rewarding feeling you know to know that you're about to be an adult with a degree," says Southern University... more »
  • Federal judge delays ex-BP engineer's trial

    January 14, 2013 4:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone the trial of a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kurt Mix's trial was scheduled to start Feb. 25, but U.S. District Judge Stanwood... more »
  • Judge won't dismiss charge faced by ex-BP engineer

    November 8, 2012 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge has refused to throw out one of the two obstruction of justice charges faced by a former BP engineer in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Kurt Mix is accused of deleting text messages about BP's response to the disaster. Defense lawyers... more »
  • Ex-BP engineer: Most deleted texts were routine

    July 2, 2012 4:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for a former BP engineer are pressing federal prosecutors to explain how their client impeded a grand jury probe by deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a court filing Monday, Kurt Mix's attorneys also... more »
  • Judge eases ex-BP engineer's travel limits

    May 29, 2012 3:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal magistrate has agreed to ease the travel restrictions he imposed on a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Magistrate Daniel Knowles III ruled Tuesday that 50-year-old Kurt Mix,... more »
  • Ex-BP engineer pleads not guilty in spill probe

    May 3, 2012 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal prosecutors say a former BP engineer was arrested last week because they feared he would leave the country for a job in Australia and not return. The engineer pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he deleted text messages to a supervisor and a contractor to prevent them... more »
  • Man sentenced on bribery charge

    November 19, 2010 5:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Destrehan engineer has been sentenced to six months in federal prison and fined $20,000 after pleading guilty to bribing a former St. John the Baptist Parish president. Ray A. Davezac admitted paying a $5,000 bribe to former parish President William Hubbard. He admitted owning and operating... more »
  • Natchitoches man charged over false air permit

    July 9, 2010 5:18 AM

    A Natchitoches man has pleaded guilty to filing false air permit documents after he falsely represented himself as an engineer. Nathan Redwine was arrested in April 2009 and pleaded guilty in state court to three felony counts of filing false public documents. He faces up to five years in prison... more »

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