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  • 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 »
  • Cleanup continues at La. explosive company

    December 19, 2012 10:36 AM

    DOYLINE - Authorities say it could take up to three weeks to finish storing military propellant at an explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town. The town of Doyline was evacuated earlier this month after authorities said they found 6 million pounds of the material improperly... more »
  • Town evacuates as authorities relocate explosives

    December 3, 2012 7:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities have resumed the transfer of an estimated 6 million pounds of improperly stored explosive material at a northwest Louisiana industrial site. State police say the movement of the explosive "M6" propellant began again at daybreak Monday at Camp Minden in rural Webster Parish after being suspended before... more »
  • LSP: Explosives improperly stored at Camp Minden

    November 27, 2012 10:57 AM

    MINDEN - State police and Webster Parish sheriff's deputies are at the Camp Minden industrial site in northwest Louisiana, trying to determine how to secure thousands of pounds of explosive powder that officials say were improperly housed by a company there. Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton said Tuesday that initial... more »
  • Packages release smoke, odor in Md. gov buildings

    January 6, 2011 2:09 PM

    ANNAPOLIS - A Maryland police spokesman says no one has been seriously injured by two packages that produced smoke and odors when they were opened at two separate state buildings. State officials initially said the packages exploded, but now say there were no blasts. Spokesman Greg Shipley says mailrooms at... more »
  • UPDATE: Denham Springs man arrested in bank bomb threat

    September 13, 2010 10:48 AM

    UPDATE: Officials with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office say they've arrested one man after an attempted bank robbery this morning. 43-year-old Louis W. Allen of Denham Springs was arrested in suspicion of attempted armed robbery and other charges after the incident at Whitney National Bank on Jones Creek... more »

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