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  • Off-duty Texas deputy accused of road rage attack

    November 30, 2014 3:12 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A reserve deputy constable in Texas remains jailed on allegations that he shot another motorist during an apparent road rage incident while he was off-duty. Harris County Constable Kenneth Caplan is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.... more »
  • 2 stabbed to death outside Texas skating rink

    August 16, 2014 1:46 PM

    GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) - Two people were stabbed to death and several were wounded in a fight early Saturday outside a North Texas roller skating rink, officials said. Greenville city spokeswoman Autumn Barton said nobody had been arrested yet, and that police were trying to determine who was responsible for... more »
  • 2 rescued, 1 deceased after boat sinks in Copano Bay, Texas

    July 27, 2014 7:14 PM

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 51-year-old man is deceased and two others safe, a 14-year-old girl and 52-year-old man, after their boat sank Sunday morning in Copano Bay, just north of Rockport, Texas. The Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center received a distress call from a 24-foot center... more »
  • Sheriff's office: Oklahoma infant safe in Texas

    July 18, 2014 8:16 AM

    CASHION, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say an infant has been found unharmed in West Texas after she was abducted in Oklahoma. Dispatcher Traci Tate with the Kingfisher County Sheriff's Department says the 5-month-old girl was found "safe and sound" early Friday morning. Tate said later that the girl was found... more »
  • Texas economy strong, but how to keep it that way

    March 30, 2014 1:23 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Oil and gas production is up, construction is on the rise and unemployment is low. The Texas economy is strong with no trouble in sight, economists say. Texans of a certain age have seen this before, and they know what usually happens next. Bust. The question... more »
  • Kanye, Jay Z Steal The Show In SXSW Performance

    March 13, 2014 8:35 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Samsung got its money's worth from Jay Z and Kanye West. Two of rap's top stars combined for a powerful, hit-filled two-hour show Wednesday night and Thursday morning during South By Southwest, allowing Samsung to steal some of iTunes' luster at the annual music conference... more »
  • 32 charged in Texas human smuggling ring

    January 31, 2014 8:47 AM

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - More than 30 people have been indicted in a Houston-based wrongful employment and human smuggling ring with ties to Louisiana and Arkansas. Federal prosecutors in Beaumont say arrests began Thursday. More than 20 people have been detained. Indictments returned in November charge 32 people with racketeering... more »
  • Hazardous Facilities In Acadiana: EPA Compliance Issues

    November 6, 2013 1:14 AM

    Back in April, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas shocked the nation, but it also served as wake up call for some in Acadiana. "Afterwards, we'll watch events like that for things we can learn and do better," said Prescott Marshall, the director of Emergency Management... more »
  • Hazardous Facilities In Acadiana: Part 1

    November 5, 2013 1:19 AM

    Back in April, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas shocked the nation, in part because the violent explosion was caught on video . 15 people were killed, more than 160 were injured, and an entire town was leveled. While the cause of the initial fire is still... more »
  • Dozens hurt in fatal Texas fertilizer plant blast

    April 18, 2013 4:46 AM

    WEST, Texas (AP) - A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured dozens of people and killed an unknown number of others, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction. The explosion at West Fertilizer in downtown West, a community... more »
  • Youngsville Family Searching for Loved One

    December 26, 2012 7:14 PM

    A family is searching for their 81-year-old loved one after he took off on foot Christmas Eve. 81-year-old Ray Nino disappeared mid-morning on Christmas Eve. He left his step-son's home on Southfork Drive in Youngsville. His family had no idea where he was until Jennings Police told them they found... more »
  • Texas fugitive caught in Louisiana, son, 4, safe

    November 1, 2012 7:21 AM

    TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man charged with killing his ex-wife and snatching their 4-year-old son has been arrested in Louisiana and the boy is safe. Tyler police early Thursday announced the arrest of James Calvert in West Monroe, La., on a capital murder warrant. His son, Lucas,... more »
  • TX Woman's ID Found in Lavergne's Home Could Be Missing for Months

    October 16, 2012 7:50 PM

    More unanswered questions are surfacing in connection to Brandon Scott Lavergne, despite the release of all court documents in the Mickey Shunick case. One of the latest mysteries is a Texas woman's ID and wallet found at Lavergne's home during a police search. The ID is that of Madeline... more »
  • Texas man gets life in prison for drug convictions

    September 19, 2012 7:27 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced in Lafayette to life in prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation. A federal jury convicted 45-year-old Antonio Luna Valdez, of Weslaco, Texas, of a conspiracy charge in February. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty sentenced him on Monday.... more »
  • Texas Man Jailed for $500,000 Worth of Cocaine

    April 19, 2012 8:20 AM

    Louisiana State Police Troop D stopped 40-year-old Gilbert Sanchez of San Antonio, Texas late Tuesday night. Sanchez was stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate Highway 10 eastbound. Once the troopers were inside the vehicle, they recovered 17 kilos of cocaine (approximately 44.8 pounds), which has an estimated street... more »
  • Texas returns suspect in slaying to Baton Rouge

    March 28, 2012 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Zachary man has been extradited to Baton Rouge after he was arrested in Houston on March 5 in the shooting death of a former Southern University football player. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate Walter Jerome Fort was transported Tuesday evening and booked... more »
  • Texas company recalling some sausage products

    March 23, 2012 9:25 AM

    ELGIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas company has recalled more than a ton of ready-to-eat sausage products due to possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says no reports have been received of anyone getting sick from eating items recalled by Southside Market & Barbeque of Elgin (EL'-ghin),... more »
  • Arrests put big dent in La., Tex. meth supply

    March 7, 2012 8:29 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - The sheriffs of DeSoto Parish in Louisiana and Shelby County, Texas, say the arrest of a 37-year-old Joaquin, Texas man suspected of trafficking millions of dollars in methamphetamine into East Texas and northwest Louisiana will put a big dent into the local drug trade. DeSoto Parish... more »
  • Appeals court: Texas may enforce abortion law

    January 10, 2012 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal appeals court in New Orleans says Texas can enforce an abortion law passed last year while opponents challenge it in court. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned a district judge's temporary order against enforcing the law.... more »
  • Gulf Island foresees 700 jobs in Texas, LA

    September 29, 2011 10:09 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The CEO of Gulf Island Fabrication, a leading manufacturer of offshore rigs and drilling platforms, says the company intends to hire hundreds of workers in Louisiana and Texas as it begins work on new projects. The Courier of Houma reports that Kerry Chauvin expects by year's... more »
  • Biggest Air Assault Yet Set for Texas Blaze

    September 9, 2011 9:00 AM

    BASTROP, Texas (AP) - Firefighters are planning their biggest aerial assault yet on a massive Texas wildfire that has destroyed nearly 1,400 homes and charred tens of thousands of acres. On Friday morning they plan to deploy a converted DC-10 jetliner capable of dropping 12,000 gallons of fire retardant on... more »
  • Hay, Help!

    August 15, 2011 11:47 PM

    Recent wet weather in Acadiana has been welcomed news for many farmers, who've endured a very dry spring. However, farmers in other parts of the state and the country have not been so lucky. In Texas and northern Louisiana, the dry-spell has been a curse for hay farmers, and now... more »
  • 2 plead guilty to La., Texas bank holdups

    July 7, 2011 10:47 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Two Louisiana men have pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing banks in Louisiana and Texas. Sentencing was set for Oct. 28 for 33-year-old Dwayne Hooks and 31-year-old Kevin Brown, both of Mansfield. On Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Shreveport, Hooks and Brown pleaded guilty... more »
  • Mysterious Murder of Lafayette Man Solved

    June 23, 2011 11:29 PM

    New details on a mysterious murder in Texas that left a Lafayette family wondering what happened to their loved one. Nine months after Lafayette native Greg Fleniken's death, the truth is finally brought to light. On September 16, 2010, police found Fleniken's body in his hotel room at the... more »
  • TX Youth Group Helps Repair Homes in Acadiana

    June 18, 2011 6:36 PM

    A Texas mission group is dedicating time and services to make a difference in the lives of others here in Acadiana. The Central Conference Youth in Mission group spent last week in Eunice and Mamou repairing homes. Drilling, measuring, and painting, dozens of students from Central Texas traveled... more »
  • Texas pair gets 6 years in cocaine case

    June 9, 2011 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Texas men have been sentenced to six years in federal prison for smuggling cocaine into Baton Rouge in the door panel of a pickup. The Advocate reports U.S. District Judge James Brady sentenced 22-year-old Melesio Noyola of Lufkin and 21-year-old Jonathan Beltran of Eagle... more »
  • US Rig Count Rises by 7 to 1,854; Texas Adds 8

    June 4, 2011 11:09 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 1,854 from a week ago. Baker Hughes Inc., based in Houston, reported Friday that 959 rigs were exploring for oil and 887 for natural gas. Eight were... more »
  • How other states do without income tax

    May 26, 2011 11:31 PM

    A bill making its way through Baton Rouge would phase out state income tax over the next five years. Currently, Louisiana gets $2-billion to $3-billion dollars a year from state income tax. State Treasurer John Kennedy says to get rid of the tax, Louisiana needs to spend less. Kennedy suggests... more »
  • Texas codefendant may change NOPD fraud plea

    February 4, 2011 9:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Court records indicate that the owner of a Brownsboro, Texas, security firm might plead guilty in a case accusing him of plotting with a New Orleans police commander to get kickbacks from a hurricane security contract. Both Joseph Branch of Gladius Inc. and police Capt. Michael... more »
  • Child Rapist Arrested

    January 17, 2011 1:12 AM

    A suspected child rapist was arrested Saturday in Texas. 23 year-old Napolean Lopez was picked up by U.S. Marshals Saturday in Conroe, Texas. Lopez was wanted by Lafayette police for the aggravated rape of a 15 year old girl last December. He's now awaiting extradition back to Lafayette.
  • Soldiers from Texas, Arkansas die in Afghanistan

    January 10, 2011 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Soldiers from Texas and Arkansas have been killed in an improvised bombing in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says both victims were based in Fort Polk, La. DOD on Sunday announced the deaths of 22-year-old Pfc. Ira B. Laningham IV of Zapata, Texas, and 25-year-old Spc. Ethan... more »
  • Jeffs Extradited from Utah to Texas to Face Trial

    December 1, 2010 11:41 AM

    SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has been extradited from Utah to Texas to face trial on bigamy and sexual assault charges, the Texas Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. Jeffs, who is being held without bail in Texas, is set to make a court appearance Wednesday... more »
  • Fort Polk soldier killed in Afghanistan

    November 29, 2010 10:01 PM

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A Fort Polk soldier has died of injuries from a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army says 24-year-old Pvt. Devon J. Harris of Mesquite, Texas, died Saturday in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Harris was a combat engineer with the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th... more »
  • Amber Alert Canceled

    October 26, 2010 10:34 AM

    An Amber Alert for a Texas child has been canceled. The Texas Dept. of Public Safety had issued the alert for a missing four year-old girl last seen Monday night. Authorities believed she had been abducted by someone driving a vehicle with Louisiana plates. Robin Alissa Longnon was located... more »
  • Body ID'd as son of former Texas Gov. Clements

    October 25, 2010 9:35 PM

    ATHENS, Texas (AP) - A man known for using an assault weapon to guard his property apparently killed and buried a neighboring landowner, the son of a former Texas governor, then was shot to death by law enforcement officers after he fired dozens of rounds at them, authorities said Monday.... more »
  • Texas Runner Buses to Iowa and Breaks Marathon Record

    October 18, 2010 10:46 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Kenyan living in Texas had to hop a bus to make it to Iowa, where he shattered the record at the Des Moines Marathon by more than 8 minutes. The Des Moines Register says James Kirwa of El Paso ran the 26.2-mile course in... more »
  • Lake Charles, Texas spark casino twists

    October 4, 2010 6:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gambling generally occurs when a player goes into a casino and tries his luck. Recent developments in the regional casino business have the air of the house trying its luck and without the usual odds guaranteed in its favor. Four groups will vie for Louisiana's 15th... more »
  • Cajuns Meet N. Texas in a Sun Belt Conference Game Saturday

    September 30, 2010 12:55 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Lance Kelley said he doesn't think it's necessarily complicated when it comes to creating a defensive strategy for the North Texas offense. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette strong safety said he feels he knows what to expect Saturday when the Cajuns meet North Texas... more »
  • New venture hopes to bring slots to Texas tracks

    September 22, 2010 9:19 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The companies behind a new joint venture that will own several Texas racetracks are betting their partnership will help convince lawmakers to pass gambling proposals that would allow slot machines at such facilities. Penn National Gaming Inc. and Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, through its parent... more »
  • Bodies of 2 missing in Texas floodwaters found

    September 10, 2010 10:24 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Search teams have recovered the bodies of two men missing in Texas floodwaters, bringing the death toll caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine to six. Authorities on Friday found the bodies of a 28-year-old Louisiana man swept away in the Guadalupe River in New... more »
  • Texas officials stop search for 2 missing swimmers

    September 9, 2010 9:38 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities in Texas say it is unlikely they will find alive two missing swimmers swept away by floodwaters from the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine. Authorities ended foot patrols along the swollen riverbanks Thursday and pulled back helicopters making aerial sweeps. The men were swimming Wednesday... more »
  • Search For 2 LA Men Resumes After Hermine Hits Texas

    September 9, 2010 11:13 AM

    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Authorities are set to resume their search for two men swept down a central Texas river by floodwaters fueled by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine. New Braunfels police Lt. John Wells said the search would resume Thursday for 28-year-old Nikos Paraskevopoulos of Alexandria, La.,... more »
  • Fugitive Rape/Murder Suspect Caught in NOLA

    September 2, 2010 4:51 PM

    David W. Welker, Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division of the FBI announced that m embers of the FBI’s SWAT team and New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force (NOVCTF) arrested an individual wanted on rape and murder charges out of Texas. Today at approximately 11:20... more »
  • Rally for Jobs in Texas

    September 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    Three rallies against the drilling moratorium took place in Texas today. Corpus Christi, Port Arthur and Houston all held rallies simultaneously. A few hundred gathered at one in Port Arthur, Texas. Port Arthur resident, Ed Cadena said, "it is important that we speak up because we are part of... more »
  • Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas has Reopened

    September 1, 2010 1:02 PM

    HAMSHIRE, Texas (AP) - Interstate 10 in southeast Texas has reopened after crews finished cleaning up a hazardous material spill from a tanker involved in a wreck four days ago. Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis told The Associated Press that I-10 near Hamshire reopened Wednesday morning. I-10 had... more »
  • Hurricane Ike-Battered Dike in Texas City Reopening

    August 31, 2010 3:22 PM

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - The Hurricane Ike-battered dike in Texas City will reopen Sept. 11. Officials say repairs are being completed for the dike to reopen two days before the second anniversary of the hurricane. Boat ramps, fishing piers and bait camps lined the 5-mile-long dike before Ike stormed... more »
  • Second Rally for Oil & Gas Industry Jobs Tomorrow

    August 31, 2010 12:37 PM

    Lafayette will be represented Wednesday in a "Rally for Jobs" to be held in Port Arthur, Texas. Bruce Conque, Vice President of Marketing and Governmental Relations for the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is one of the speakers. Rallies will take place in five states during the congressional recess period.... more »
  • I-10 in SE Texas could be closed until Tuesday

    August 30, 2010 9:37 PM

    HAMSHIRE, Texas (AP) - A stretch of Interstate 10 in southeast Texas will be closed until at least Wednesday after a wreck caused a tanker truck to spill a hazardous chemical and left the driver hurt. Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange (TEE'-luh manj) on Monday said I-10... more »
  • Chemical Spill Shuts Down I-10, West of Beaumont, TX

    August 29, 2010 11:59 PM

    Acadiana drivers headed west into Texas may want to make alternative travel plans. Interstate 10 is completely shut down near Hamshire, TX, just west of Beaumont. This is all due to a crash involving chemicals. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the closure could last well into... more »
  • Feds Search for Rape and Murder Suspect

    August 27, 2010 6:04 PM

    FBI Press Release: The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Texas and Louisiana along with local law enforcement authorities are seeking the public's assistance in locating Anthony Wayne O'Neal. O'Neal is wanted in Temple, Texas for a murder that occurred on August 22, 2010 and a sexual assault in Lorena, Texas.... more »
  • Louisiana man guilty in deaths of Texas family

    August 26, 2010 9:49 PM

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - A jury has convicted a Louisiana man on five counts of manslaughter in the 2008 deaths of a Texas family headed home from church. David Calhoun Jones of Metarie, La., was found guilty Thursday in the Dallas suburb of McKinney. He faces up to 20 years... more »
  • Citrus disease has been found in Louisiana

    August 25, 2010 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sweet orange scab, a citrus disease recently discovered in Texas, has made its way to Louisiana. tstU AgCenter plant pathologist Don Ferrin says the disease was confirmed Aug. 20 on samples from a residential lime tree in New Orleans. Ferrin says fruits are only susceptible... more »
  • Dangerous Heat Wave From Texas to New York

    August 5, 2010 11:41 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous heat wave baked a large swath of the nation from Texas to New York on Thursday, forcing football players to move practice sessions into the evening and election officials in Tennessee to lure voters with air-conditioned polling places. High humidity had the heat index... more »
  • Affirmative Action Case in Texas

    August 3, 2010 1:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two white students who were denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin are asking a federal appeals court to rule that the school impermissibly uses race in its undergraduate admissions decisions. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit... more »
  • Texas Shrimpers Concerned

    July 16, 2010 2:42 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Texas shrimpers concerned about what the BP oil spill means for them are preparing for what could be a shaky season and watching the horizon for longer term changes. The commercial brown shrimp season opened Thursday night, but state waters could close if oily water spreads to... more »
  • Texas Beach Tar Balls Were From BP Oil Spill

    July 13, 2010 1:14 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials say test results have confirmed that tar balls found on a second Texas beach were from the massive Gulf oil spill. Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant said Tuesday that tar balls found on a Galveston beach last week are from the blown-out BP... more »
  • Oil Found In Texas Is Indeed From Spill

    July 6, 2010 3:15 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Test results confirmed Tuesday that all the tar balls found over the weekend on beaches along the Texas Gulf Coast are from the Gulf oil spill, officials said. Officials first announced Monday that five gallons of tar balls had been found Saturday on the Bolivar Peninsula -... more »
  • Oil Has Reached Texas

    July 5, 2010 5:35 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A Texas official said Monday that tar balls from the Gulf oil spill have been found on state beaches, becoming the first known evidence that gushing crude from the Deepwater Horizon well has now reached all the Gulf states. Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said two crews... more »
  • Pelicans Rehabbed From Oil Spill Released in Texas

    June 23, 2010 9:34 PM

    ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - More than five dozen brown pelicans rehabilitated from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been released in Texas. The 62 pelicans arrived on Coast Guard cargo planes Wednesday and were taken to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge about 175 miles south of Houston.... more »
  • Bears Lumbering Back Into East Texas

    June 11, 2010 1:56 PM

    CLARKSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Before hunting season began, Don "Dink" Benton set up a motion sensor camera on his east Texas ranch to learn what kind of deer roamed his land along the Oklahoma border. What he saw as he went through the pictures was a shock: a black bear... more »
  • Remembering Coach Stokley

    June 7, 2010 7:32 PM

    Friends are remembering former UL Lafayette Head Football Coach, Nelson Stokley. He died Saturday at the age of 66. Stokley was diagnosed with alzheimer's disease over three years ago. Friends say, although the disease became more present in his final days, they're focused on remembering the great life he lived.... more »
  • Officials: No dead, oiled birds found in Texas

    June 7, 2010 9:49 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - Federal officials responding to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say no dead, oiled birds have been found in Texas. Authorities at an oil spill command center in Robert, La., said Monday that a tally it released Sunday was incorrect. Petty Officer 1st... more »
  • Students Displaced By Katrina Gains In Texas Schools

    April 7, 2010 1:35 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Students displaced by 2005's Hurricane Katrina are making academic gains in Texas schools. The Texas Education Agency has released results of a study that tracked the progress of Katrina students. Katrina devastated coastal states in August 2005, sending more than 46,000 young evacuees from Louisiana, Mississippi,... more »
  • Texas Republican Shouts "Baby Killer" During Debate

    March 22, 2010 4:42 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer acknowledged Monday that he is the lawmaker who shouted out "baby killer" during a floor speech by Rep. Bart Stupak, an anti-abortion Democrat whose vote was crucial to passage of the Democratic health care bill Sunday evening. Neugebauer, in his third term... more »
  • Church Point man killed in I-10 accident

    February 24, 2010 12:51 PM

    Acadia Parish- Yesterday, February 23, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash on I-10 near milepost 85 that claimed the life of a Church Point man. Killed in the crash was eighteen year old Benjamin Guidry of Church Point. Guidry was killed when the vehicle... more »
  • Small plane crashes into building in Austin, Texas

    February 18, 2010 12:09 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a small private plane has crashed into a seven-story office building in Austin, Texas, and two people from the building are missing. Thick black and gray smoke was billowing out of the second and third stories of the building Thursday morning as fire crews... more »
  • Texas Tech fires football coach Leach

    December 30, 2009 1:48 PM

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech fired coach Mike Leach on Wednesday, just two days after he was suspended by the school as it investigated his treatment of a player with a concussion. The school handed a termination letter to Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, just minutes before the two... more »
  • Sunday morning crash clamis life of Texas man

    November 23, 2009 1:16 PM

    One person was killed in a Sunday morning crash when the vehicle he was a passenger in ran off Highway 12 west of Starks and struck a tree. Killed was James English, 18, from Orange, Texas. English was seated in the rear of vehicle behind the driver when the... more »
  • Broussard Drug Bust

    November 18, 2009 10:54 AM

    Press Release: Broussard, November 17, 2009: In a commitment from Broussard Police Chief Brannon Decou, the Broussard Police Department has continued its efforts to detour the flow of illegal drugs in and out of the City of Broussard. Chief Decou reports that today (November 17, 2009) the Broussard... more »
  • Drug in the Fruit

    November 12, 2009 2:17 PM

    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - There was something rotten in the fruit -- and it wasn't spoiled produce. Officials at a Texas prison report a crate of donated fruit had 25 pounds of pot stashed inside of it. The illegal harvest had been missed in an earlier search. The fruit was... more »
  • Radical ties not ruled out in deadly Army post shooting

    November 6, 2009 8:27 AM

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A senior U.S. official in Washington isn't ruling out the possibility that the alleged Fort Hood shooter had ties to radical groups, but isn't saying whether there's evidence to back it up. Officials now say a 13th person has died in yesterday's rampage in Texas... more »
  • Ft. Hood Gen: Gunman went on 'measured' shooting

    November 6, 2009 8:15 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The base commander at Fort Hood says survivors of the shooting rampage have told him that the Army psychiatrist suspected in the violence carried out his gunfire in "a very calm and measured approach." Lt. Gen. Robert Cone said in a nationally broadcast interview Friday that authorities... more »
  • REDHAWK ENERGY acquires XXTREME GROUP for $66.0M

    November 3, 2009 1:38 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 3, 2009 - RedHawk Energy Corporation ("RedHawk") announced today that it has acquired 100% of the membership interests of Texas-based Xxtreme Pipe Services, LLC, Xxtreme Pipe Storage, LLC, Xxtreme Tubular Processors, LLC and Wolf Pack Rentals, L.L.C. (collectively, the "Xxtreme Group") for $66.0 million in cash,... more »
  • St. Mary Sheriff's Arrest Report: October 30, 2009

    October 30, 2009 7:55 AM

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release for October 30, 2009: According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 44 complaints and reports the following arrests: Jasreail A. James 25 yoa of 517 Robertson St., Franklin was arrested on 10-29-2009 10:37... more »
  • St. Landry Arrest Report: October 28, 2009

    October 28, 2009 11:18 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for October 28th, 2009. John Jacob Lemen, age 57, 182 Texas Eastern Rd., Opelousas, La., simple battery involving domestic violence Wilry Roy Jr., age 50, 228 Demourelle St., Ville Platte, La., felony theft Clifton Charlie Lamb, age... more »
  • La. horse owners put on alert for equine disease

    October 27, 2009 2:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Horse owners, beware. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says a tick-borne disease has shown up in Texas and that horse owners in Louisiana should be on the alert. The disease is called equine piroplasmosis, or EP for short. It's a tick-borne disease caused by microscopic... more »
  • Vermilion Police Jury OKs hospital repair bid

    October 20, 2009 8:21 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has accepted a low bid of $890,045 from J. Reynolds & Co. Inc., of Saginaw, Texas, to repair the roof of Abbeville General Hospital and provide wind abatement for the building. It was the lowest of 13 bids received Monday from... more »
  • Dead Body Found St. Mary Parish

    October 17, 2009 8:41 PM

    A body is discovered today in St. Mary Parish just outside of Baldwin. Sheriff's investigators are working the case. Passers-by stopped off highway 90 and Penn Road Saturday morning, drawn to the site by flashing lights and badges. Officials say the body was found by someone who was fishing.... more »
  • Body found in car; foul play not suspected

    October 9, 2009 8:01 AM

    ROANOKE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities say the body of a woman reported missing in Texas has been found in a car near Roanoke, about five miles west of Jennings. Dr. Charles Deese, the deputy coroner, identified her Thursday as 33-year-old Stefanie McKenzie of Humble. He says he... more »
  • Body of Texas Woman found in Jeff Davis Parish

    October 8, 2009 12:32 PM

    UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victim whose body was found in Jeff Davis Parish as 33-year-old Stefanie McKenzie. She is from Houston, Texas. It is believed that her body had been at that location for at least 24 hours. ************************** KATC has learned that as of yesterday afternoon... more »
  • Texas man Arrested for Youngsville Arson

    October 8, 2009 10:29 AM

    Lafayette fire investigators arrested Jeremy Stevens, 32, of Texarkana, Texas last night for Arson with Intent to Defraud and Conspiracy to commit Arson with Intent to Defraud with the assistance of Texarkana Police Department and Lafayette Police Department. Mr. Stevens was transported back to Lafayette last night and booked into... more »
  • Amber Alert: Ericka White

    October 7, 2009 3:30 PM

    Tyler, Texas police are looking for Ericka Faith White. She was last seen on October 05, 2009 at 1:00 AM in Richardson, Dallas County, TX. White was born on October 26, 1996 Height: 5' 2", has blonde hair, weighs 105 lbs. and has blue eyes. If you have any information... more »
  • Wife Who Shot Husband Turns Herself In

    October 5, 2009 11:05 AM

    UPDATE: Wife involved in shooting that killed her husband has turned herself into police. On Sunday, October 04, 2009, at approximately 4:40pm, the Broussard Police Department was dispatched to 119 Lafferty Dr in reference to a shooting in progress. The caller stated that his wife had shot him in... more »
  • Big Three Stories for Thursday, September 24th

    September 24, 2009 8:09 AM

    State Police have released the identity of the victim killed in a hit and run incident. 38-year-old Benjamin Lewis from Houston, Texas was discovered in the 37-hundred block of Verot School Road between Fortune Road and Highway 92. State Police believe the vehicle came from the north bound lane of... more »
  • LSU Experts Say `crazy' ants Headed For Louisiana

    September 21, 2009 9:26 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Experts at the LSU AgCenter say a new type of pest may be making its way to Louisiana. They are called "Rasberry crazy ants." They were first discovered in the U.S. in southeastern Texas. LSU entomologists say they are likely making their way into Louisiana. Linda... more »

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