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  • No Signs of Radiation in Water Near Nuke Dump

    April 13, 2014 11:54 PM

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Water samples from three reservoirs near the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico show no signs of contamination after a radiation leak at the plant. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant officials said Saturday that independent researchers found the samples had no trace... more »
  • Freight train derails near Avondale Shipyard

    February 4, 2014 7:54 AM

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) - A train derailment has closed La. Highway 18 near the Avondale Shipyard. The state Department of Transportation and Development says the derailment happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The Jefferson Parish Fire Department tells WWL-TV the scene is not hazardous. State police say several of the cars... more »
  • Shootout near LSU leaves 1 man injured

    October 25, 2013 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police said a man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a shootout near the LSU campus. Police tell WAFB TV the shooting happened near the Edward Gay Apartments early Friday morning. The man who was shot was identified as 23-year-old Adonis Forbes. Investigators... more »
  • Residential Fire Near Oakbourne Country Club

    September 30, 2013 8:34 AM

    A residential fire broke out on the 100 block of Choctaw Road just after 5 a.m. There are no known injures at this time. There will be more details provided as they are received.
  • Morgan City Man Arrested Near Shrimp and Petroleum Fest

    August 30, 2013 8:45 AM

    A Morgan City man is out on bond after he allegedly tried to pay to play a carnival game with weed. The incident allegedly took place Thursday at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival fairground. Police say 25-year-old Antonio Marcus Campbell approached a carnival worker and offered him the... more »
  • BP says settlement near on US penalties

    November 15, 2012 4:27 AM

    LONDON (AP) - British oil company BP says it is in advanced discussion with U.S. agencies about settling criminal and other claims from the Gulf of Mexico well blowout two years ago. In a statement on Thursday, BP said "no final agreement has yet been reached" and that any such... more »
  • 1 dead, 19 hurt near SAfrica Linkin Park concert

    November 8, 2012 3:45 AM

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A spokeswoman for the South African city of Cape Town says one person died after a scaffolding collapsed in high winds outside a Linkin Park concert, injuring 19 other people. Kylie Hatton said Thursday a woman died after being taken to the hospital. She said 19 people... more »
  • Vehicle Accident Near Captain Cade Road

    September 21, 2012 8:26 AM

    Police and emergency officials are on the scene of a major accident on Highway 90 near Captain Cade Rd. There are reports of injuries, but details are at a minimum.
  • Highway Closed Near Acre of Liquefied Swampland

    August 5, 2012 1:30 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - Officials have closed a four-mile section of highway near an acre of swampland that liquefied into soupy muck, toppling tall baldcypress trees and moving a 400-foot-long section of a natural gas pipeline. Louisiana Highway 70 crosses over the pipeline and the fear is that - if... more »
  • Breakwater work to begin near Manchac

    May 30, 2012 7:50 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - Construction of a $5.9 million stone breakwater to help halt coastal erosion in the Pass Manchac area could begin as early as August. The Advocate reports the Tangipahoa Parish Council received a report Tuesday that outlined plans and a timetable for the coastal barrier. Public works... more »
  • $325M borrowing plan for rural roads near complete

    May 9, 2012 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A $325 million borrowing plan to repair and upgrade rural roads across Louisiana is near final legislative passage. The proposal by Jonesboro Rep. Jim Fannin is up for a House vote Wednesday. If approved there, it heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who supports it. Every... more »
  • Coast Guard: Towboat sinks near New Orleans

    April 6, 2012 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a towing vessel sank early Friday on the lower Mississippi River near New Orleans. Petty Officer Bill Colclough said the three crew members of the Altro Donna were able to get off the vessel and escaped injury. He says the vessel was... more »
  • Final passage of school package may be near

    April 5, 2012 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La (AP) - The Louisiana House is expected to soon take up Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed makeover of Louisiana public education. The bills toughen teacher tenure requirements, establish a statewide voucher program for private school tuition and make many other changes to public education. They won the Senate's... more »
  • Crews clean up spill near Head of Passes

    April 4, 2012 9:54 AM

    BULL BAY, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews are cleaning up a spill of about 630 gallons of oil that came from a production facility in Bull Bay near the Head of Passes of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard says the spill was from a Gulf Production... more »
  • Accident Near Egan exit, I-10 Mile Marker 78

    March 22, 2012 7:05 AM

    Law enforcement officials are on the scene of an accident near mile marker 78, just past the Egan exit, heading into Jeff Davis parish. Traffic is backed up in the westbound lanes, but the road isn't closed. We'll have more details as they become available.
  • Car bomb explodes near Nigeria church; 10 killed

    March 12, 2012 10:49 AM

    JOS, Nigeria (AP) - A suicide car bomber has attacked a Nigerian church in the middle of Sunday Mass, killing at least 10 people and injuring many others. The bomb detonated as worshippers attended the final Mass of the day at St. Finbar's Catholic Church in Jos (jahs), a city... more »
  • Body discovered near post office

    March 5, 2012 10:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, LA. (AP) - Lafayette Police are investigating the death of a man whose body that was found lying on the side walk near the post office. A news release says that the body of 30-year-old Russell Lambert Jr., was found about 2 a.m. Monday. The body was spotted by... more »
  • Radiation Near Japan Reactors Too High for Workers

    April 18, 2011 11:22 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - A pair of thin robots on treads sent to explore buildings inside Japan's crippled nuclear reactor came back Monday with disheartening news: Radiation levels are far too high for repair crews to go inside. Nevertheless, officials remained hopeful they can stick to their freshly minted "roadmap" for... more »
  • UNO student killed near campus

    February 3, 2011 8:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A University of New Orleans student and Army veteran injured in the line of duty was shot and killed a few blocks from the school's campus. Police say 22-year-old Lars Stiaes was found shot about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators believe Stiaes ran to a gas station... more »
  • Settlement near in FEMA mobile home cases

    January 20, 2011 9:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina are nearing a settlement to resolve thousands of claims that the emergency shelters exposed Gulf Coast storm victims to potentially dangerous fumes, court records show. A proposed class-action settlement involving about two... more »
  • Scientists find dead, dying corals near BP well

    November 4, 2010 9:37 PM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Federal scientists say they have found damage to deep sea corals and other marine life several miles from where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with Penn State University... more »
  • 19 bodies found in Mexico mass grave near Acapulco

    November 3, 2010 9:28 PM

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - Police recovered 19 bodies Wednesday in a mass grave identified in a narco-video as the burial site for 20 men who were kidnapped a month ago in the Pacific coast city of Acapulco. Police did not yet know if the bodies found in the grave in... more »
  • 2-Year-Old Shot and Killed Near New Orleans Parade

    September 27, 2010 7:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man shot at a moving car and hit and killed a 2-year-old boy in a parked car. Police say they're looking for whoever killed Jerremy Galmon, who died at a hospital Sunday. Officer Garry Flot, a police spokesman, says witnesses told... more »
  • Swing Bridge Near Loreauville is Officially Historic

    September 16, 2010 11:07 AM

    LOUREAUVILLE, La. (AP) - A one-lane swing bridge near Loreauville is officially historic. Members of the grass-roots group Save Vida Bridge recently got a certificate stating that the Vida Shaw bridge built in the 1930s is on the National Register of Historic Places. Member Danny David Jr. tells The Daily... more »
  • Trump Offering to Buy out Investors for Proposed Mosque Near Ground Zero

    September 9, 2010 4:44 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump is offering to buy out one of the major investors in the real estate partnership that controls the site near ground zero where a Muslim group wants to build a 13-story Islamic center and mosque. In a letter released Thursday by Trump's publicist, the... more »
  • Kinder Man Killed in Crash Near Fenton

    August 27, 2010 9:36 AM

    FENTON, La. (AP) - State police say a 71-year-old Kinder man died in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 165 near Fenton. At about 11 a.m. Thursday, troopers say 57-year-old John Tramonte of Lake Charles tried to make a left turn from the highway's shoulder to get to a crossover,... more »
  • Rig Collides With Train Near Independence

    August 25, 2010 9:00 PM

    INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the crash of a tractor-trailer rig with a freight train near the southeastern Louisiana town of Independence. Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's investigators say that after the rig left a construction plant Wednesday, the driver failed to yield at an ungoverned railroad crossing. The rig... more »
  • A Natural Gas Compressor Station Exploded Near Shongaloo

    August 25, 2010 5:40 PM

    SHONGALOO, La. (AP) - An explosion at a natural gas compressor station near Shongaloo has left an employee critically injured. The explosion at the DCP compressor station happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say an employee was conducting a site inspection when the accident occurred. The employee, identified as... more »
  • Obama backs mosque near ground zero

    August 13, 2010 10:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed allowing a mosque near ground zero, saying the country's founding principles demanded no less. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," Obama said,... more »
  • Leaks Have Sprung Near The Blown-Out Well

    August 2, 2010 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man on the Gulf oil spill says several minor leaks have sprung near the blown-out well. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Monday that engineers are working to repair the leaks and that they will not delay the effort to plug the... more »
  • UPDATE- Towing Vessel Hit LA Oil Well Near Barataria Bay

    July 27, 2010 3:11 PM

    UPDATE: NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oil and gas leaked Tuesday from a damaged well on a waterway north of a bay where officials have been fighting the spill from the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said the tow boat Pere Ana C. struck the wellhead... more »
  • Coast Guard Lifts Ban on News Coverage Near Booms

    July 13, 2010 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard has modified a policy on safety zones around boom deployed on oiled coastlines, a policy news organizations had said unnecessarily restricted coverage of the impact of the BP oil spill and efforts to clean it up. In a statement Monday night, the government's... more »
  • Car Crash Kills 4 Near Pearl River

    July 9, 2010 1:27 PM

    PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) - State police say four people died when an 18-wheeler crossed the median on Interstate 59 near Pearl River and slammed head-on into a pickup. Troopers say all four occupants of the pickup, which carried a Mississippi license plate, died at the scene. The driver of... more »
  • Fed Report Confirms Underwater Oil Cloud Near Well

    June 23, 2010 8:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal report confirms what independent scientists have been saying for weeks about the Gulf oil spill: Undersea oil plumes extend for miles from the ruptured well. The report may help measure the effectiveness of spreading chemicals to break up the oil. Government researchers released a... more »
  • People living near forests need to landscape for fire safety

    June 16, 2010 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An LSU AgCenter forestry agent says people living near forests need to landscape for fire safety. Keith Hawkins says this includes fire-resistant yard plants. He says there's no fireproof plant, but baldcypress, red maple and sweet gum are less flammable than most. But ornamental junipers,... more »
  • 2 Dead in Apparent Land Dispute Near Woodville

    May 20, 2010 10:07 AM

    WOODVILLE, Texas - The Tyler County Sheriff's Office says an apparent land dispute has left two cousins dead and the suspected gunman in custody. The sheriff's department says 77-year-old Donald David Legg of Shreveport, La., was held without bail Thursday on two counts of capital murder. Dispatcher Natalie Minton says... more »
  • Oil Reaches Acadiana, Another Fishing Area Closed

    May 18, 2010 5:23 PM

    The Louisiana departments of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced today the closure of recreational and commercial fishing activities, and oyster harvesting near Marsh Island (Iberia Parish) and in harvesting bed Area 28 due to confirmed reports of oil associated with the BP oil spill in... more »
  • Bill Would Allow Concealed Handguns Near School Campuses

    April 27, 2010 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bill that would allow concealed handguns near schoolyards and college campuses was approved Tuesday by a Senate committee after supporters argued the current law is too murky. State law bans concealed handguns within 1,000 feet of a school campus. A proposal (Senate Bill 81)... more »
  • UPDATE: Crews Locate Submerged Truck Near Melville

    March 17, 2010 3:23 PM

    Crews located the submerged truck nearly 30 feet below the surface in the Atchafalaya River. The body of the sole occupant, Billy Duplechain, has been found in the vehicle. We will have the latest on the continued investigation on TV3 and Acadiana's Newschannel. ------------------- The victim has... more »
  • Traffic Work On Hwy 104 Near Opelousas

    March 12, 2010 2:57 PM

    Beginning Tuesday, March 16, 2010, LA 104 will be closed 3.8 miles West of US 190 near Opelousas in St. Landry Parish, for drainage pipe replacement. Work is expected to last for two weeks, weather permitting. The detour will consist of La 3043. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you... more »

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