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  • Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base Play Video

    April 9, 2014 6:58 AM

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Authorities say the victim in a North Carolina base shooting died of a single wound to the chest after efforts to revive him. Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN') base spokesman Nat Fahy said the shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when one Marine on guard duty shot... more »
  • Walking veteran called a fraud Play Video

    March 18, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Mac McQuown walked to the steps of Capitol today, he expected to meet some friends, show his patriotism, and raise awareness about homeless veterans, but what he got was a confrontation with an angry veteran. "He's a fraud," said the man who did not want... more »
  • Well in Tuscaloosa oil field delayed

    December 27, 2013 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A big leaseholder in the massive Tuscaloosa marine shale oil field has run into problems. Houston-based Goodrich Petroleum says a well in Amite, Mississippi near the Louisiana border will be delayed until the company can unclog it. The well was near completion and had begun... more »
  • La. Marine killed in base accident

    November 14, 2013 8:58 PM

    CAMP PENDLETON, CA- A Marine who grew up near Morgan City was one of four killed in a training accident Wednesday, the U.S. Marine Corps said late Thursday night. Gunnery Sgt. Gregory J. Mullins of Bayou L' Ourse joined the Marine Corps in 2002 and served two tours in... more »
  • Marines: Texas suspect sought in NC killing

    May 27, 2013 9:18 PM

    EDEN, Texas - Officials say a Marine suspected in a string of West Texas shootings that left one person dead and five wounded was sought for questioning in a North Carolina homicide. Master Sgt. Jonathan Cress at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, N.C., said Monday that the Marine was wanted... more »
  • Jindal: Marine contractor plans $30M expansion

    May 21, 2013 3:27 PM

    THIBODAUX - An oilfield service company plans a new $10 million headquarters in Gray and a $20 million manufacturing and fabrication plant at a Louisiana port. President and CEO Hank Danos says Danos & Curole Marine Contractors LLC is considering at least two ports. The manufacturing site to be selected... more »
  • Thieves steal Marine's priceless memorabilia Play Video

    May 13, 2013 10:40 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Thugs broke into a house in Ponchatoula and walked away with priceless military mementos that belonged to retired Marine Lt. Col. Jim Hulsey. He and his wife were not home when the thieves struck. The suspects busted the front door and allowed themselves in, taking jewelry a... more »
  • Band backs off statement that Beyonce lip synced

    January 22, 2013 4:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marine Corps is backing off statements that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during her performance at President Barack Obama's inauguration. The Marine Corps issued a statement Tuesday saying it determined that a live performance by the Marine Band was ill advised because there was no opportunity... more »
  • Marine faces charges for urinating on corpses

    January 16, 2013 6:06 AM

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A U.S. Marine faces court martial for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and then posing for photos with the corpses. Court proceedings are set to start today against Staff Sgt. Edward W. Deptola, who was charged after a video surfaced showing... more »
  • Marines tell spouses clubs: Admit same-sex spouses

    January 9, 2013 4:28 PM

    NEW YORK - The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases. It's a step that the other service branches have not yet announced as they grapple with how to accommodate same-sex... more »
  • Marine killer's girlfriend gets 2 years in prison

    December 18, 2012 10:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The girlfriend of a Houston man accused of fatally stabbing a decorated Marine wearing his dress blues in the French Quarter has been sentenced to 26 months in prison. The Times-Picayune reports 23-year-old Helaina Amrine pleaded guilty this summer to obstruction of justice and accessory after the... more »
  • Michelle Obama donates to Toys for Tots

    December 11, 2012 3:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama thanked military families for the inspiration they've given her as first lady as she delivered about 900 gifts Tuesday from White House aides to the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign. Mrs. Obama said "military families are what inspires my work," as she thanked volunteers, donors... more »
  • Marine Corps forms new fighter jet squadron

    November 19, 2012 3:08 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps is forming its first squadron of pilots to fly the latest fighter jet. The development comes months after lawmakers voiced concern the Defense Department was rushing the end of the testing phase for the aircraft. Two veteran Marine pilots of the 3rd Marine Aircraft... more »
  • Biology prof says eyeball may belong to big squid

    October 12, 2012 10:32 AM

    MIAMI - Word that a giant eyeball washed up on a South Florida has created a buzz on the Internet and in the marine biology community. An assistant biology professor at Florida International University in Miami on Friday said the blue eyeball may have come from a deep sea squid... more »
  • Crews retrieve dead dolphin from Mississippi River

    October 3, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews retrieved a dolphin today found dead in the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge earlier this week. Members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Search and Rescue team helped the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries retrieve the mammal from waters near the... more »
  • Warrant: Slain Marine's wife targeted by sex ring

    July 19, 2012 12:28 PM

    SAN DIEGO - Unsealed search warrants show a woman accused of murdering a Marine's wife was obsessed with another defendant who operated a "sex dungeon" at their home and feared the victim was trying to steal him away. The warrants unsealed Wednesday include a note by suspect Jessica Lopez telling... more »
  • Textron gets 4th vehicle order from Afghan army

    June 13, 2012 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Textron Marine & Land Systems has gotten an order for 71 mobile strike force vehicles for the Afghanistan National Army, with a cost cap of just under $79.2 million. A news release from the Textron Inc. subsidiary says the order brings the total made for Afghanistan, including... more »
  • Former Marine suspected of murders

    May 3, 2012 10:18 AM

    GILBERT - Arizona police say they believe a former Marine with ties to neo-Nazi and Minutemen groups is responsible for shooting four people and taking his own life in a suburban Phoenix home. A Gilbert police spokesman said Jason Todd Ready was the gunman in Wednesday's shootings in a home... more »
  • Marine from Mississippi dies in Afghanistan

    February 2, 2012 8:43 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Defense Department says a Marine from Greenville, Miss., has died in Afghanistan. In a news release Thursday, the Defense Department says Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus of Greenville, Miss., died Feb. 1 while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province in Afghanistan. He was 22. The... more »
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to Marine

    September 15, 2011 3:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is awarding the military's highest honor to a Marine credited with saving 36 lives during an intense fire-fight in Afghanistan. Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on 23-year-old Dakota Meyer during a White House ceremony. Meyer saved the lives of three dozen U.S. and... more »
  • Officials: Man linked to DC-area shootings in 2010

    June 23, 2011 2:37 AM

    ARLINGTON, Va.- Officials say they have evidence linking a Marine reservist who was detained near the Pentagon last week to the 2010 shootings at several D.C.-area military buildings. The officials said Wednesday authorities are investigating Yonathan Melaku in the shootings. Melaku was detained Friday after he was spotted carrying a... more »
  • La. Marine killed in Afghanistan

    June 10, 2011 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - A 21-year-old Marine from Acadia Parish has been killed in Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday the death of Cpl. Matthew T. Richard of Iota. Officials say Richard died June 9 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to 2nd... more »
  • Fallen Marine is back home in La.

    November 19, 2010 8:54 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The casket of a Marine from Louisiana who was killed in Afghanistan has arrived in Shreveport. Lance Cpl. Dakota Huse's casket was accompanied by an honor detail of Marines and was escorted to a Shreveport funeral home by leather-clad motorcyclists and local police and sheriff's vehicles. The Defense... more »
  • Trial in slaying of Marine delayed

    September 9, 2010 7:29 AM

    The trial of one of two men charged in the July 5, 2009, slaying of a Louisiana Marine home on leave won't begin as scheduled on Sept. 27. The judge granted a second delay this time until Nov. 8 to the attorneys of Bryce Perkins. Attorneys say they needed more... more »
  • Firecrackers in Pocket

    July 6, 2010 8:05 PM

    A 19-year-old about to go into the Marine Corps lost a hand and a chunk out of his leg afer illegal fireworks exploded in his back pocket in Oakland, California. Josh Meyers was at a Fourth of July party and when a floating ember set off bottle rockets and M-1000's... more »
  • Salute 2 Hometown Heroes: Hillar Moore

    June 25, 2010 6:01 PM

    One veteran has a familiar name, thanks to his son, the District Attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish. Hillar Moore hasn’t always followed the rules though. News 2’s Rob Krieger got answers on why a little fib sent the marine and hometown hero to the front lines during World War... more »
  • Marine back on Facebook after controversy

    April 15, 2010 8:42 PM

    A marine from Camp Pendleton in California is back on Facebook after he took his page down for fueling a free-speech debate among the military and his superiors over his criticism of President Obama. Sgt. Gary Stein relaunched his Armed Forces Tea Party page after meeting with military lawyers. The... more »
  • Marine sets out on 100 mile run

    April 3, 2010 2:24 PM

    Marine Sergeant Brad McKee set out on a 100 mile run early this morning in St. Bernard Parish. McKee is running to raise awareness and money for the wounded members of the military. In the next 24 hours McKee will run through the French Quarter in New Orleans,... more »
  • Donations pour in for father of fallen Marine

    April 1, 2010 1:18 PM

    Donations are pouring in for a fallen Marine's father who was ordered to pay the court costs of an anti-gay church he's been battling. Albert Snyder of York, Pa., appeared Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America." He says it was insulting that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of... more »
  • Marine to plead guilty after faking injuries

    October 19, 2009 3:17 PM

    A Marine sergeant from Springhill, La. will plead guilty to faking battle injuries to get freebies intended for wounded troops. Prosecutors say Sgt. David Budwah bluffed his way into 33 events last year, including rock concerts, two Washington Nationals baseball games and a Washington Redskins football game. Several of the... more »

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