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  • Explosive vest had type of explosives used in Paris attack

    November 23, 2015 5:31 PM

    PARIS - A French police official says that an explosive vest found in a suburb on the southern edge of Paris contained bolts and the same type of explosive used in explosive vests in the Paris attacks. The official said the vest - without a detonator - was found Monday... 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 »
  • Army to pay cost of destroying material at Camp Minden

    May 29, 2015 3:58 AM

    MINDEN- The Army has agreed to pay for burning 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant and 160 tons of other material at Camp Minden. The Environmental Protection Agency says that should clear the way for the Louisiana National Guard to sign a contract with Explosive Service International of Baton... more »
  • NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

    March 13, 2015 1:53 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields. The unmanned Atlas rocket - and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft - soared into a clear late-night sky, right on time, to cheers and applause.... more »
  • Deputies use pellet gun to defuse 'Drano bomb'

    October 27, 2014 4:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they defused a "Drano bomb" that was placed in the driveway of a Prairieville home on Sunday morning. The homemade bomb, made using a plastic soda bottle, the drain cleaning product Drano and other elements, was detonated by a deputy who... more »
  • La. hiring contractor to remove explosive material

    September 13, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana will hire an outside contractor to get rid of 18 million pounds of military propellant that was improperly stored at Camp Minden. State lawmakers have agreed to let the state Military Department use federal money to pay for the contract to remove the explosive materials, whose discovery... more »
  • State Police: explosives shouldn't have been stored on USS Kidd Play Video

    July 2, 2013 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just days ahead of the Independence Day fireworks show, the USS KIDD war memorial was forced to remove explosive black powder being held on the ship. "This inspection was the result of two phone calls we received, our hazmat unit received, into potential violations into the... more »
  • Lawmaker plans to address exploding targets after News 2 report

    May 16, 2013 10:51 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A state lawmaker wants to have a discussion about exploding practice targets featured in a recent WBRZ News 2 report. "It's a little bit more than protecting your rights. It's actually something that could potentially be used by someone that's not quite ready to be responsible," said State... more »
  • Huge explosion shakes neighborhood but it's legal Play Video

    May 15, 2013 10:11 PM

    BAYOU SORREL - An explosive combination is causing a scene in Iberville Parish. A product marketed as explosive targets mixes ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder to create targets for firearms practice. Problem is people are using them in large amounts, said Iberville Sheriff's Office Major Johnnie Blanchard. One... 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 »

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