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  • Neighbor of Pistorius testifies at murder trial

    May 6, 2014 3:21 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A man who lives next to the house where Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend has testified at the athlete's murder trial about the night of the killing, saying he heard a man crying loudly and that he called the security of the housing estate for... more »
  • Pistorius urged to look at photo of dead lover Play Video

    April 9, 2014 7:09 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has urged the athlete to "take responsibility" for fatally shooting his girlfriend, pushing him to look at a police photograph of Reeva Steenkamp's bloodied head that was displayed in court. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Wednesday that Steenkamp's head... more »
  • Benghazi report authors offer to testify in public, not private

    May 16, 2013 10:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - The authors of a report on the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, are telling a House Republican that they will testify in public -- but they won't submit first to private interviews with investigators for a House oversight panel. Thomas Pickering and former Joint... more »
  • Halliburton worker testifies at Gulf spill trial

    April 2, 2013 10:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man who worked for BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 says he didn't believe the oil giant's employees were risking workers' safety when they didn't follow his recommendations. Halliburton employee Jesse Gagliano began testifying Tuesday at... more »
  • Scott not expected to testify in sexual battery trial

    March 20, 2013 11:27 AM

    GONZALES - Former LSU running back Charles Scott is not expected to take the stand as testimony continued today in his sexual battery trial in Ascension Parish, according to his attorney. A detective testified about her findings in the case, and Scott's behavior during interviews. This came a... more »
  • UCI urges Armstrong to testify before its panel

    January 15, 2013 9:14 AM

    AIGLE, Switzerland - Cycling's governing body is urging Lance Armstrong to testify before its independent commission on doping. The International Cycling Union, or UCI, says it is aware of media reports that Armstrong confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday. The federation says "if these reports... more »
  • Clinton to testify on Libya assault Jan. 22

    January 8, 2013 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya on Jan. 22. That's the day after President Barack Obama's inauguration and the first day the Senate returns to Washington after a... more »
  • Petraeus to testify about Libya Friday

    November 15, 2012 7:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before the House Intelligence committee Friday on events that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. Spokesmen for the committee say the... more »
  • McNamee testifies he gave Clemens steroids in 1998

    May 14, 2012 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - Brian McNamee has testified that he first injected Roger Clemens with steroids when they were with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998. McNamee said Monday he injected Clemens in the buttocks in Clemens' apartment at the pitcher's request. McNamee was the strength and conditioning coach for the Blue... more »
  • Defense to possibly question imprisoned FBI agent

    February 16, 2012 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Judge Maurice Hicks asked Assistant Federal Public Defender, Mark Upton to report to Federal Court today after consulting with Darin McAllister's trial and appellate attorneys in Tennessee. Wednesday in Federal Court, Upton advised McAllister to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. McAllister took that... more »
  • UPDATE: Jefferson finished testifying at grand jury

    September 28, 2011 8:53 AM

    UPDATE - Jefferson has completed testifying before the grand jury. Reporters are still waiting to hear if the grand jury has reached a decision yet. Look for updates from Mike Shingleton, who's at the courthouse, coming up on News 2 at 5. BATON ROUGE - Suspended LSU quarterback Jordan... more »
  • Defense witness delays Nelson trial

    June 21, 2011 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An absent witness delayed proceedings in the federal bribery trial of former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson this morning in Baton Rouge. Defense attorney Page Pate said FBI agent Darin McAllister had not made it to Baton Rouge yet to testify, so the judge ordered the... more »
  • Rig worker says she can"t testify at spill hearing

    December 9, 2010 12:44 PM

    HOUSTON - A technician who was aboard the oil rig that exploded April 20 in the Gulf of Mexico says she is too traumatized to testify before a panel investigating the blast and subsequent spill. Cathleena Willis was working for a Halliburton subsidiary the night of the blast that... more »
  • Colbert tells Congress farm work 'really hard'

    September 24, 2010 11:37 AM

    Taking his blowhard act to Congress, comedian Stephen Colbert told lawmakers that one day picking beans alongside illegal immigrants convinced him that farm work is "really, really hard." "It turns out - and I did not know this - most soil is at ground level," Colbert testified Friday. Also, "It... more »
  • Protester interrupts BP hearing

    June 17, 2010 10:41 AM

    A protester interrupted a hearing on Capitol Hill just as BP CEO Tony Hayward began his testimony. Witnesses say Diane Wilson shouted "you should be charged with a crime" from the back of the room. Capitol police escorted her out of the room. After she left, Hayward said the... more »
  • Rig blast survivors to testify in probe

    May 26, 2010 5:30 AM

    Workers who survived a deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig will testify before a panel of officials investigating the cause of the well blowout. Hearings for a joint investigation by the Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service are scheduled to resume today and run through Saturday. The six-member... more »
  • Worker: Firefighting efforts at oil rig were poorly coordinated

    May 11, 2010 10:52 AM

    A civilian Coast Guard employee says he was not aware of anyone coordinating efforts to battle the flames that broke out at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf last month, killing eleven people. Kevin Robb, who helped coordinate the search and rescue efforts after the blast,... more »
  • Oil blame game continues in Senate hearings

    May 11, 2010 10:18 AM

    The chairperson of a Senate panel says the failures that led to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico must be scrutinized so that new safety measures can be put in place. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, opened the hearing today in Washington. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, said the accident should... more »
  • Nagin to testify before House committee

    March 4, 2010 4:52 AM

    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is in Washington D.C. to testify before Congress about the effect of disasters on American cities. Nagin will be one of several people testifying at a House subcommittee hearing that deals with emergency management. Nagin is the chairman of a U.S. Conference of Mayors task... more »

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