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  • Lawmakers to get update on propellant removal

    November 19, 2013 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are getting an update on efforts to dispose of 18 million pounds of military propellant that authorities said had been improperly stored at Camp Minden. The state Military Department had planned to use federal money to hire an outside contractor to remove the explosive materials.... more »
  • La. explosives company officials plead not guilty

    July 31, 2013 12:32 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Six executives of a Louisiana company that recycles explosives have pleaded not guilty as part of an investigation into the improper storage of millions of pounds of military propellant. The Webster Parish district attorney's office says they pleaded not guilty on Monday. A status conference is scheduled for... more »
  • Police car prepped for action movie stolen with explosives inside

    July 29, 2013 8:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police issued a warning Monday evening about a stolen, mock police car that was part of a movie shooting near the city's Central Business District. Police said the vehicle contained explosives. The explosives create small holes, mimicking bullet holes when detonated. The Ford Crown Victoria looks... more »
  • 6 arrested in La. for improper explosives storage

    June 19, 2013 1:34 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Six executives of a Louisiana company have been arrested on charges of improperly storing explosives. Among those arrested Tuesday were 65-year-old Explo Systems President David Fincher of Burns, Tenn.; 57-year-old Vice President David Smith of Winchester, Ky.; and 67-year-old Vice President of Operations William Terry Wright of... more »
  • La. company, managers indicted in explosives case

    June 10, 2013 4:49 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Louisiana authorities have indicted Explo Systems Inc. and six unnamed owners and managers on charges relating to improper storage of millions of pounds of explosive military propellant. Webster Parish District Attorney Schuyler Marvin says the employees face 10 felony charges in an indictment handed down Monday by... more »
  • Mass. gov: No unexploded bombs at Boston Marathon

    April 16, 2013 9:01 AM

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday. Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 150 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the... more »
  • UCF cancels classes after death, explosive found

    March 18, 2013 8:05 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A dorm on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando has been emptied after explosive devices were discovered by authorities investigating a death. Officers responding to an alarm found a man dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police told local... more »
  • Louisiana can't find anyone to take explosives

    February 28, 2013 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of the Louisiana State Police's explosives unit says the state is having a hard time finding a way to unload 10 million pounds of improperly stored material at an explosives recycling company in northwest Louisiana. The state appears to be stuck with the military propellant,... more »
  • FBI: No other explosives found near Ala. bunker

    February 7, 2013 6:46 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Bomb technicians have found no more explosives in wrapping up their search of the rural Alabama property of Jimmy Lee Dykes, the man who shot dead a school bus driver and held a boy in an underground bunker for nearly a week. Dykes was killed Monday... more »
  • FBI: Ala. captor rigged bunker, waged 'firefight'

    February 6, 2013 7:02 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - As FBI and police negotiators spent days seeking to coax an Alabama man into freeing a boy held hostage in an underground bunker, the captor was making plans of his own. FBI special agent Jason Pack said in an email that bomb technicians found two explosive... more »
  • 5.5M pounds of explosive moved at N. La. site

    January 4, 2013 7:17 AM

    DOYLINE, La. - State police say that just over 5.5 million pounds of explosive propellant has been moved at the northwestern Louisiana industrial site where it was found to be improperly stored several weeks ago. On Thursday, crews moved about 93,600 pounds of the material, bringing the total safely... more »
  • Evacuation advisory lifted near explosives site

    December 7, 2012 2:18 PM

    DOYLINE, La. - State police say the evacuation advisory around an explosives plant in north Louisiana has been lifted. The evacuation was lifted at noon Friday. It was put in place last weekend as work began to move and safely store an estimated 6 million pounds of explosive propellant... more »
  • Crews resume moving explosives

    December 5, 2012 10:27 AM

    DOYLINE, La. - Authorities have resumed moving millions of pounds of explosives they say were improperly stored at a munitions recycling facility in north Louisiana. State Police spokeswoman Julie Lewis said Wednesday the materials are being moved to a safe location at the Camp Minden industrial site in Webster Parish.... more »
  • La. watches weather as crews move explosives

    December 4, 2012 8:09 AM

    DOYLINE, La. - Authorities are keeping a close eye on the weather and watching for lightning as they work to secure 6 million pounds of explosives at a former ammunition plant in northwest Louisiana. State police spokeswoman Lt. Julie Lewis says crews will suspend efforts to relocate the M6... more »
  • Bomb Factory Found at House

    November 23, 2010 7:30 PM

    An out of work software consultant pleaded not guilty to running a bomb factory at his house near San Diego where prosecutors say they found the largest stash of homemade explosives in U.S. history. George Djura Jakubec is also charged with robbing two banks. Prosecutors say its unclear what Jakubec... more »
  • 101st Airborne member killed, was from La.

    October 14, 2010 6:08 AM

    Military officials at Fort Campbell say improvised explosives killed a U.S. Army truck driver. Spc. Matthew C. Powell of Slidell was assigned to Company A., 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Powell was 20 years old and died Oct. 12 at Kandahar Airfield of wounds... more »
  • Bogalusa man held on bomb charge

    April 21, 2010 5:38 AM

    Bogalusa Police arrested a man for making a bomb and having materials to make more were allegedly found at his home. Charles D'Aquin is in jail on a probation hold when officers got a call about a suspicious object at his home. After the device was confiscated, state police disposed... more »
  • Hwy. 190 bridge demolished

    October 21, 2009 10:29 AM

    The old westbound span of the Hwy. 190 bridge over the Amite River was demolished this morning near Denham Springs. State Police used a controlled detonation of explosives along the bridge supports to bring it down. A crane will remove the pieces from the river. The bridge was demolished so... more »

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