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  • Officials: 4 dead in shooting in central Maine

    November 5, 2015 6:15 AM

    OAKLAND, Maine- Authorities say four people are dead, including the gunman who opened fire at a home in central Maine. Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the shooting erupted Wednesday night in Oakland. He says two women and man were shot to death inside the home, where they... more »
  • Candlelight vigil honors local Marine who died during training

    September 14, 2015 11:45 PM

    WATSON - A football field was filled with mourners Monday night for an emotional candlelight vigil for a Marine who died in a training accident in California. Under a deep, dark sky people lighted candles. The shimmering light cast a glow across the stadium of the Old Live Oak... more »
  • Louisiana Marine killed in California training exercise

    September 12, 2015 11:18 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Officials say the Marine killed in a truck rollover during training at a California base is a 21-year-old from Louisiana. The Marine Corps said in a statement Friday night that the man who died in Thursday night's accident at Camp Pendleton is Cpl. Bryan Michael Lauw of... more »
  • Marine killed, others hurt in training crash

    September 10, 2015 9:09 PM

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A Marine was killed and 18 others were hurt in a crash during a training mission Thursday. Specific details have not been released, but it was revealed a vehicle rolled over. The Marine was assigned to the 1st Marine Division, San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV... more »
  • 1 Marine killed, 9 hurt in helicopter hard landing

    September 3, 2015 7:53 AM

    CAMP LEJEUNE- One Marine has been killed and 9 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis said in a statement that the CH-53E helicopter came down hard during a training exercise around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Alvis said... more »
  • Denham Springs turns out for USMC procession

    March 18, 2015 6:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - People turned out along Range Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday to show respect for a fallen Marine from the area. The community welcomed home 29-year-old USMC Sgt. Adam Kocrowski from Denham Springs, who was killed in a vehicle crash near Camp Lejeune, NC, where... more »
  • Marine killed in crash had received Silver Star

    March 13, 2015 4:22 PM

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - More details are emerging about the seven Marines who died along with four National Guard soldiers in a helicopter crash during a training mission off the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday. They included Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif -- who just last week had been awarded one of... more »
  • Veterans honor fallen guardsmen at USS Kidd

    March 12, 2015 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vigil held at the USS Kidd Louisiana Memorial Plaza Thursday honored the eleven lives lost in a Black Hawk helicopter crash earlier this week. A wreath was tossed from the USS Kidd into the Mississippi River to remember the fallen. "It's really hard when... more »
  • 11 presumed dead in National Guard helicopter crash

    March 11, 2015 3:57 AM

    PENSACOLA, FL - The Coast Guard says the search area for an Army helicopter that crashed with 11 Marines and National Guard members on board is about 50 square miles. Base officials say the Marines are part of a Camp Lejeune-based special operations group and the soldiers are from a... more »
  • Ex-Marine's suicide ends rampage, manhunt

    December 17, 2014 6:24 AM

    PENNSBURG, PA - An ex-Marine's suicide has ended a rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle. Authorities say 35-year-old Bradley Stone's body was found Tuesday in woods near his Pennsburg home, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. They... more »
  • Marine faces desertion charge

    September 26, 2014 7:47 PM

    RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA- A U.S. Marine faces charges of desertion after he vanished in Iraq and was found in Lebanon. Cpl. Wasef Hassoun faces a general court martial but no date is set. He disappeared from a base in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004 and later appeared as a captive... more »
  • Former Marine paddles from Minnesota to Louisiana

    August 7, 2014 3:40 AM

    VENICE - A Marine has completed his trip in a canoe all the way down the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana. Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. He was injured by a roadside bomb and lost friends to combat and suicide. When the Winona, Minnesota,... more »
  • Obama to create world's largest ocean preserve

    June 17, 2014 7:25 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world in the Pacific Ocean. The White House says Obama wants to protect a massive stretch of ocean from drilling, fishing and other actions that could threaten wildlife. He's considering expanding protected waters that... more »
  • Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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