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  • Search for tiger resumes near Disneyland Paris

    November 14, 2014 3:19 AM

    MONTEVRAIN, France - Security forces in France are guarding a school and combing woods near Disneyland Paris for a big feline eluding authorities for a second straight day. Despite a warning from the regional administration to stay indoors or in cars, parents walked their children to school as usual Friday... more »
  • Men in missing plane identified, search suspended

    November 14, 2014 2:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for a small plane that went missing over Lake Pontchartrain's choppy waters. Petty Officer Carlos Vega says the plane was believed to be carrying 50-year-old instructor Burt Lattamore Jr. and his student, 40-year-old Affi Sav. He says he... more »
  • Small plane missing in Lake Pontchartrain Play Video

    November 13, 2014 4:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and several other agencies are searching the choppy waters of Lake Pontchartrain for a missing plane. Petty Officer Carlos Vega says air traffic controls at the New Orleans International Airport notified the Coast Guard around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday that a Cessna 172 was missing... more »
  • Prisoner says state conducts illegal body searches

    October 29, 2014 3:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for a Louisiana prison inmate whose conviction in the 1972 death of a guard was overturned say he has been subjected to illegal "body cavity searches" while he awaits the next step in his prosecution. The inmate is 67-year-old Albert Woodfox, one of the prisoners supporters... more »
  • Neighbors worried wanted man is hiding in woods, feet from houses Play Video

    October 12, 2014 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sunday night, people kept eyes on the dark woods behind their homes on Riverside Park Drive since a convict is likely lurking in the shadows. Dennis Shampine's run from the law has lasted through the weekend and approaches the one week mark since he bolted from police... more »
  • Still no sign of wanted man after late Friday night search

    October 10, 2014 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A convicted felon continued his run from the law late Friday as a slew of authorities trailed him again overnight. Dennis Shampine has been eluding authorities since Tuesday when the first manhunt to find him, this one in Walker, put schools on lockdown after lunch. He was... more »
  • Manhunt ended for wanted sex offender Play Video

    October 10, 2014 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State police say the manhunt for a sex offender now wanted for robberies in Livingston Parish was called off around 11 p.m. Thursday. Dennis Shampine remains at large. Shampine was spotted Thursday morning walking near the Amite river bridge by a state trooper, prompting an... more »
  • Infrared equipment will be used to try and locate wanted convict Play Video

    October 9, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A large group of law enforcement could search into Friday morning in an attempt to locate a convicted sex offender who has been running from them for days. Overnight Thursday, authorities anticipated using infrared equipment on helicopters to spot Dennis Shampine, 33. Earlier in the... more »
  • Search suspended for missing shrimpers

    September 26, 2014 10:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two missing shrimpers last seen south of Southwest Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard called off the search Thursday. Authorities say the shrimping vessel Christopher's Joy capsized around 4 p.m. Tuesday throwing the four... more »
  • Coast Guard searching for missing shrimpers

    September 24, 2014 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for two missing shrimpers last seen south of the Southwest Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard says the shrimping vessel Christopher's Joy capsized around 4 p.m. Tuesday throwing the four crew members into the water. They say... more »
  • Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect Play Video

    September 22, 2014 2:00 AM

    CANADENSIS, PA - Authorities don't have the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks, but they say they've found the AK-47-style assault rifle that he was carrying. Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Sunday that police believe their massive manhunt is hot... more »
  • New Orleans mayor to announce new jobs plan

    September 8, 2014 3:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is planning to announce a new comprehensive strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses. A City Hall press release says The Economic Opportunity Strategy being announced Monday will partner with local training providers, social service agencies, and community advocates, as well... more »
  • Lake search suspended after report of downed plane

    September 7, 2014 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard in New Orleans says it has suspended a search of Lake Pontchartrain that was begun after authorities received a call about a possible small plane crash in the water near the city of Mandeville. The call was received Saturday night. As of Sunday morning... more »
  • Australia, Malaysia reach search cost-sharing deal Play Video

    August 28, 2014 1:55 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - Malaysia's transport minister says an investigation into how a Malaysian airliner came to crash into the Indian Ocean far off course cannot go further until wreckage and its black boxes are found. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai is in Australia on Thursday to sign a cost-sharing... more »
  • Bodies found in water off South Florida coast Play Video

    August 25, 2014 7:44 AM

    HOLLYWOOD, FL - Officials are still trying to determine the identities of four men whose bodies were found floating off the South Florida coastline. The bodies were discovered Sunday off Hollywood Beach. The remains were taken to the Broward County medical examiner's office and the Broward Sheriff's Office has joined... more »
  • Hundreds visit La. job-matching site

    August 20, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills. On Monday, LouisianaJobConnection.com became available for the first time to job applicants. By that time, LJC Executive Director Kristi Barnett Williams says more than 600 employers... more »
  • Dutch officials halt search for Ukraine victims

    August 6, 2014 12:36 PM

    AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands' prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue. At a press conference in The Hague, Mark Rutte praised the effort of the recovery mission so... more »
  • Australia focuses on both Malaysian jet disasters

    July 23, 2014 1:57 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia says the hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast continues uninterrupted despite the top search official shifting his attention to recovering bodies from the Ukraine air disaster. Angus Houston heads Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Center, which oversees the search for Malaysia Airlines... more »
  • Authorities looking for escaped inmate

    July 7, 2014 6:37 AM

    AMITE - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from Tangipahoa Parish jail late last night. Verdale Anthony Moore, 20, was jailed in February on charges relating to the shooting death of 37-year-old Sandra Butler of Independence. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says he's dedicating all available... more »
  • Family begs for tips in missing child case Play Video

    July 4, 2014 11:35 PM

    CONVENT- Family members of a missing 12-year-old hope a reward will help increase tips related to the search for the child. Talaija Dosey has been missing since Tuesday morning. Saturday begins the fifth day of searching, an effort that has turned up little else than a slipper and an... more »
  • Tips on car sought in search for missing girl Play Video

    July 4, 2014 12:14 PM

    VACHERIE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a car that investigators believe may have something to do with a young girl's disappearance from St. James Parish this week. The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office released a new flyer Friday in the search for 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey.... more »
  • Justices limit cellphone searches after arrests

    June 25, 2014 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court says police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. Chief Justice John Roberts says that because the phones contain... more »
  • Search begins for La. higher education leader

    June 17, 2014 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Board of Regents has started a national search to find Louisiana's next higher education commissioner, with a goal to hire a new leader by October. The job, which is the state's chief policy leader for public colleges, has been vacant since March, when Jim Purcell left... more »
  • 2 bodies found in Gulf of Mexico crash search area

    June 12, 2014 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard says a dive team has found two bodies in the area being searched for a helicopter that sank Wednesday. However, Petty Officer Bill Colclough said Thursday he does not know if the bodies are those of the two people who were in the helicopter. Officials... more »
  • Search continues for missing after helicopter sinks in Gulf of Mexico

    June 12, 2014 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard continues to search for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay. A Coast Guard spokesman says debris was found in the area where the helicopter went down around 2:40 p.m.... more »
  • Searchers: Missing jet isn't in most likely zone

    May 29, 2014 2:10 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian agency says investigators have concluded that the missing Malaysian jet is not within an area thought to be its most likely resting place after an unmanned submersible found no sign of the plane. The Joint Agency Coordination Center said Thursday the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21... more »
  • Deputies capture gunman in trailer park shooting Play Video

    May 27, 2014 10:15 AM

    PRARIEVILLE - Ascension Parish Deputies have captured the suspected gunman following a shooting early Tuesday morning. Deputies charged Jiterrance Brown, 25, with two counts of attempted murder. They think he shot Monique Delmore, 31, as she escorted Edgar Westbrook, 42, to his car this morning. Westbrook was shot... more »
  • Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet

    May 27, 2014 2:07 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Malaysian government has released 47 pages of raw satellite data used to conclude that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. Some family members of the 239 people on board have been demanding Malaysia release the data so that independent experts... more »
  • Crews searching for 3 people in Colorado mudslide

    May 26, 2014 5:43 AM

    GRAND JUNCTION, CO - Emergency crews are searching for three people reported missing after a large mudslide struck in western Colorado's Mesa County. The slide hit Sunday in a remote area near the town of Collbran, about 40 miles east of Grand Junction. Mesa County Sheriff's spokeswoman Lisa McCammon says... more »
  • Malaysia to release satellite data on missing jet

    May 20, 2014 2:12 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia says it will publicly release satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing jetliner to the southern Indian Ocean. The Civil Aviation Department and British company Inmarsat said in a joint statement Tuesday said they would do this "in line with our... more »
  • 15 crew indicted over South Korean ferry disaster

    May 15, 2014 4:01 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Prosecutors indicted the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and three crew members on homicide charges today, alleging they were negligent and failed to protect more than 300 people missing or dead in the disaster. Less serious indictments have been issued against the 11 other... more »
  • Malaysia PM calls for real-time tracking of planes

    May 14, 2014 4:23 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called for real-time tracking of planes and improvement to communication systems to prevent a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370. In an opinion piece Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, Najib urged the global aviation industry to make... more »
  • Body found in South Korean ferry as weather eases

    May 13, 2014 3:51 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Another body trapped in a sunken South Korean ferry has been retrieved as the search for missing passengers resumed after a three-day break because of strong winds and waves. Officials have found 276 bodies, and 28 passengers remain missing. Improved weather allowed the search to resume... more »
  • Deputies: Man armed and dangerous on the run in Livingston Parish

    May 10, 2014 8:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Deputies say a man is on the loose in Livingston Parish and is considered armed and dangerous. Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies are searching in the Dunn, Lockhart and Linder Road areas of Denham Springs for, suspected shooter, Jason Wesley Holcombe. Holcombe is a white male, approximately 24-years-old,... more »
  • S. Korea lowers survivor count in ferry disaster

    May 7, 2014 2:17 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Three weeks after South Korea's ferry tragedy, the government says it miscounted the number of survivors, a stunning error and the latest of many missteps that have eroded the nation's confidence in its leaders. Coast guard chief Kim Suk-kyoon said Wednesday that only 172 people survived... more »
  • Divers renew search for South Korea ferry dead

    April 28, 2014 6:16 AM

    JINDO, South Korea - Dozens of divers are again searching the sunken ferry off the southern South Korean coast. There are some 114 people believed missing, but the search had to be suspended over the weekend because of poor weather, strong currents and floating debris clogging the ship's rooms. A... more »
  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    April 21, 2014 6:27 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed 'unforgivable, murderous acts' in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing. She made the comments Monday at a Cabinet briefing. The captain initially told passengers... more »
  • Man accused of killing family still missing

    April 18, 2014 9:04 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities are still searching for the man accused of killing his wife and son Thursday morning. The bodies of 40-year-old Dewona Green and her 12-year-old son were found in their home on Lakeway Cove Ave. Investigators are looking for her estranged husband Ronald Green Jr. in connection... more »
  • New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet Play Video

    April 10, 2014 6:50 AM

    PERTH, Australia - An Australian official says a search crew hunting for the missing Malaysian jet has located a new possible underwater signal. The search agency coordinating the search off Australia's west coast says an Australian navy aircraft on Thursday picked up a signal in the same area a ship... more »
  • Police seek driver in deadly Fla. day care crash Play Video

    April 10, 2014 6:48 AM

    WINTER PARK, FL - Authorities say the man they're seeking in the investigation of a deadly car crash into a Florida day care center was the vehicle's driver. The Florida Highway Patrol previously called 26-year-old Robert Alex Corchado a "person of interest" in the Wednesday afternoon crash. Early Thursday, spokeswoman... more »
  • Malaysia official hopeful about lost jet search

    April 7, 2014 6:55 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's defense minister says he is "cautiously hopeful" that there will be positive developments in the next few days, "if not hours," in the search for the missing airliner. Hishamuddin Hussein made the comments Monday during a press conference in light of news about underwater sounds... more »
  • Washington mudslide death toll climbs to 28 Play Video

    April 2, 2014 6:58 AM

    ARLINGTON, WA - The official death toll from Washington state's mudslide has increased to 28, and the Snohomish County medical examiner's office says 22 of those victims have been identified. That's up from 27 dead with 19 identified Tuesday morning. The latest names added to the victims list are 65-year-old... more »
  • Australia to deploy flying air traffic controller Play Video

    April 1, 2014 6:49 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Australia is deploying a modified Boeing 737 to act as a flying air traffic controller over the Indian Ocean to prevent a mid-air collision among the large number of aircraft searching for the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went missing over three weeks ago. According to an Australian... more »
  • Search underway for missing New Roads woman Play Video

    March 28, 2014 2:33 PM

    NEW ROADS- Authorities in Pointe Coupee Parish are searching for a New Roads woman who went missing Thursday night. Isla "May" Lazare was last seen around 10 p.m. at Lakeview Nursing Home, where she lives. Lazare suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, as well as other medical conditions. If... more »
  • Australia says planes checking new search area Play Video

    March 28, 2014 6:11 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Australia says four planes are now searching in a new area in the Indian Ocean for possible signs of the Malaysian airliner that went missing three weeks ago. John Young, manager of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's emergency response division, said Friday that four planes were in... more »
  • Satellite spots 122 possible objects in search

    March 26, 2014 5:56 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Malaysia says a satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from the missing plane. Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the objects were seen close to where three other satellites previously detected objects. He said Wednesday the sightings together are "the... more »
  • BR man using website to search for missing airplane Play Video

    March 22, 2014 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Baton Rouge man is using a website to join in on the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight that vanished more than two weeks ago. Average Joe's like Scott Gray can log into Tomnod.com from the comfort of their home to scour the Indian... more »
  • Australia chasing objects "possibly" from missing plane

    March 19, 2014 10:32 PM

    CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA- The prime minister sent the Australian air force to look for objects, possibly from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. The Associated Press reported late Wednesday of the find and said the objects were spotted on satellite imagery. Not much else was reported, since it was not immediately... more »
  • Search underway for work program escapee

    March 13, 2014 12:13 PM

    COVINGTON - Law enforcement in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes are looking for a man they say escaped from a workforce program and abducted his girlfriend from a Covington convenience store. Investigators say Christopher Ricker left the workforce facility around 4:00 a.m. Thursday and abducted his girlfriend soon after.... more »
  • Police: Man urinated on people near Florida campus

    March 6, 2014 8:40 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Police are searching for a man who has been urinating on people near the University of Florida campus. Victims told police they were standing with their backs turned to the man when they felt themselves being urinated upon. The incidents occurred Feb. 22, Feb. 26 and March... more »
  • Raid nets crack, several arrests Play Video

    November 27, 2013 12:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested four people and seized thousands of dollars worth of crack cocaine during two early morning raids. Deputies found 2.5 ounces of crack at Robert Bennett's home, about $5,000 worth of drugs, after they say he flushed the evidence down the toilet. Deputies... more »
  • Search and rescue continues after jet crash

    November 20, 2013 8:02 AM

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Coast Guard officials say search and rescue efforts continue for two people who were aboard a jet en route to Mexico that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Two people have been confirmed dead. The Coast Guard said early Wednesday that crews were searching... more »
  • Coast Guard stops search for missing crewman

    November 12, 2013 8:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has given up its search for a missing crewman. The man went overboard in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday about 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon from the Dustin Danos, operated by Raceland-based Gulf Offshore Logistics. The Coast Guard says it stopped... more »
  • LSU-A continues search for new chancellor

    October 4, 2013 11:44 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - LSU - Alexandria continues its search for a new chancellor. The search committee will meet for the third time later this month, with a deadline for applications on October 21. A new chancellor is expected be named late this year to start work by June or... more »
  • LSU, newspapers reach deal over search records

    September 16, 2013 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's governing board and two state newspapers have reached a temporary agreement about the records involved in the board's presidential search. The documents - including resumes and information about 35 job candidates - will be turned over to Judge Janice Clark to comply with her order that the... more »
  • Police searching for mystery woman who returned her weed

    August 15, 2013 10:43 PM

    WALKER- Police in this Livingston Parish town are on a search for someone who misplaced their marijuana. A mystery woman returned items to a pharmacy here and included a bag of weed with the returns. "Most people get a kick out of it," Capt. John Sharp said. But,... more »
  • Judge finds LSU Board of Supervisors in contempt

    August 14, 2013 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state judge has found the LSU Board of Supervisors in contempt of court for not complying with her April 30 order to turn over to The Advocate and The Times-Picayune newspapers records related to the university's search for a new president. The Advocate reports District Judge... more »
  • Sheriff: Mother drowns while saving child

    August 6, 2013 4:38 PM

    CLINTON - Sheriff's deputies said a mother drowned while trying to save a child who in distress in the Amite River today. Deputies in East Feliciana Parish said 38-year-old Martha Dartt from Denham Springs was swimming with her two children when it happened. They got out of the water... more »
  • 15-hour search finds man lost in wildlife area

    July 22, 2013 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says search and rescue teams have found a man who had been missing more than 15 hours in a LaSalle Parish wildlife management area. Enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says 29-year-old John L. Paul Jr. was reported lost about 7:30 p.m.... more »
  • Body pulled from Amite River Play Video

    July 15, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews pulled the body of a 25-year-old man from the Amite River this evening. Jason Kristopher Hamilton went missing while swimming near Horseshoe Bend Road in East Baton Rouge Parish this afternoon. Sheriff's deputies said a group of adults were swimming in the area when... more »
  • Miss. River reopens south of New Orleans

    July 8, 2013 8:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - One-way traffic is moving on the Mississippi River while crews search for a sunken tugboat. Although 15 ships were waiting to travel upriver at one point Monday, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash says the queue had been cleared by late morning Authorities don't know why... more »
  • Miss. River closed during search for sunken tug

    July 7, 2013 5:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has shut down Mississippi River traffic in southeastern Louisiana while searching for a sunken tugboat. Coast Guard Petty Officer Carlos Vega said Sunday that 28 southbound and 22 northbound vessels were anchored and awaiting the river's reopening. Two people aboard the 48-foot tug C-Pec,... more »
  • Miss. River closed during search for sunken tug

    July 7, 2013 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has shut down Mississippi River traffic in southeastern Louisiana near Venice as the search continues for a sunken tugboat. The 48-foot tug "C-Pec" sank Saturday afternoon. The Coast Guard says two people aboard were rescued by a vessel in the area. River traffic was... more »
  • Fomer Merryville Police Chief sued

    July 5, 2013 11:48 AM

    DERIDDER - Two women have sued Merryville's former police chief, accusing James Fowler of stopping their car without justification and making them submit to a strip search on the street. The American Press reported Thursday that the Town of Merryville and the Merryville Police Department are co-defendants. Merryville is... more »
  • People report sightings of escaped bald eagle Play Video

    July 4, 2013 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People are keeping a close eye on the sky, trying to spot an escaped bald eagle. The eagle got free Wednesday, when zoo keepers startled it and it was able to fly out of its cage. Into the second day of its freedom, people began to... more »
  • Zoo continues search for escaped bald eagle

    July 4, 2013 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Zoo workers spent their Independence Day searching for an escaped bald eagle in Baton Rouge. A spokesperson for the BREC Zoo said they were investigating several tips called in since the bird's escape on Wednesday. The zoo said the bald eagle escaped while its exhibit... more »
  • Zoo workers flabbergasted about eagle's escape Play Video

    July 3, 2013 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is searching for one of their own after a bald eagle escaped. The zoo is asking for help finding the bird who may not be safe out on his own. "If it can make it on it's own, we don't know yet,"... more »
  • Bald eagle escapes from Baton Rouge zoo

    July 3, 2013 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hours before the nation's birthday, a bald eagle escaped from the zoo. There is a large effort to find the bird, and the zoo is asking for assistance from the public. It managed to escape sometime Wednesday while workers were doing routine maintenance on the exhibit,... more »
  • Police spend evening searching for missing child

    June 27, 2013 8:30 PM

    GONZALES- A very visible search effort was underway for much of Thursday evening here, after a six-year-old girl was reported missing. Police said the child's godfather filed the complaint after he woke-up from a nap and the child had vanished. The man said he was watching the child when... more »
  • Coast Guard searches 2nd day for missing diver

    June 16, 2013 4:30 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. - The Coast Guard is searching for a diver missing 55 miles off Grand Isle. Petty Officer Carlos Vega says the search began Saturday afternoon for 56-year-old Tim Raines, whose home town Vega does not know. He says the boat "Early Life Crisis" was moored to an... more »
  • 2 men drown on Ala coast; another still missing

    June 10, 2013 10:13 AM

    FORT MORGAN, Ala. - Authorities say two men drowned in dangerous rip currents on the Alabama coast, and searchers are looking for a third person who hasn't been seen since going under. Baldwin County Coroner Stanley Vinson says 25-year-old Matthew Hattaway of Bossier, La., was pronounced dead about 3 p.m.... more »
  • Body pulled from lake is that of missing swimmer

    May 31, 2013 3:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A two-day search for a 21-year-old man who went missing in Lake Pontchartrain as he tried to save another swimmer in distress has ended. The Times-Picayune reports Keswany Chavez's body was spotted floating in the water about 10:40 a.m. Thursday. An autopsy will be conducted Friday to... more »
  • Search for survivors begins in OKC suburb

    May 20, 2013 5:03 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A mix of volunteers and first responders are combing through debris in an Oklahoma City suburb looking for survivors. The city of Moore, Okla., was hit by a mile-wide tornado on Monday afternoon. People wearing neon-green vests were joined by residents in the search through rubble. Neighborhoods... more »
  • Man playing hide-and-seek with authorities on river

    May 14, 2013 8:57 PM

    BRUSLY- A man, possibly naked, is apparently playing a bizarre game of hide-and-seek with authorities on the Mississippi River. Sources tell WBRZ News 2, the U.S. Coast Guard was called after deputies in East Baton Rouge asked for help locating a missing boater earlier Tuesday. Deputies were trying to... more »
  • Records in LSU presidential search not released

    May 11, 2013 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Two Louisiana news organizations are asking a judge to punish LSU's Board of Supervisors for not releasing documents related the university's presidential search. Lori Mince is an attorney representing The Times-Picayune/NOLA Media Group and The Advocate newspaper. She filed a motion Friday asking Judge Janice Clark... more »
  • Search committee named to pick LSU-A chancellor

    April 24, 2013 11:37 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - LSU System President Dr. William L. Jenkins has named a 20-member search committee of faculty, staff and students, as well as community leaders to help select the next chancellor for LSU-Alexandria. The Town Talk reports Dr. Haywood Joiner, chair of LSU Alexandria's Department of Allied Health, and Charles... more »
  • Manhunt underway for Boston suspect, other killed by police

    April 19, 2013 7:12 AM

    WATERTOWN, Mass. - Authorities have identified the origin of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing to the Associated Press. This comes after a long night of violence that left one of them dead, while the other remains on the run. A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained... more »
  • Warrants: Ind. man removed items before home blast

    April 11, 2013 10:02 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS- Search warrants show a man accused of rigging a fatal house explosion in Indianapolis removed his personal belongings from the home a week before the blast. Records released Thursday also show police sought cellphone records that would confirm a Nov. 2 phone call in which Mark Leonard allegedly told... more »
  • Criminal case dropped in White cell phone search Play Video

    April 4, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City police dropped a criminal theft investigation into a missing cell phone which supposedly belonged to former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. This comes after a search warrant was issued to take the phone from a woman in Zachary. Investigators claim White and the woman... more »

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