A 43-year-old man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana is set to receive his prison sentence. He was accused of criminal charges that allege he communicated false information of a bomb on school property. According to authorities, the man called in a bomb threat that closed the main campus of Louisiana State University. That call came in on September 17 of last year and saw the campus closed for more than a dozen hours.
Authorities accused a woman of taking advantage of the situation surrounding the oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. In April 2010, the well at Deepwater Horizon was compromised leading to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Several workers were killed during an explosion that occurred at the well and many people came to the aid of the Gulf in attempts to clean up the oil spill. The aforementioned woman was accused of felony charges for allegedly acting as an official with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Louisiana police recently picked up an interesting suspect. The man, who was from New York, told the authorities that he was on a journey before he was taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the theft of an automatic teller machine in his home state. Having been accused of a crime, the man will remain in the custody of Louisiana police until he is extradited to New York where the rest of his case can play out.
A man who was originally facing a life sentence behind bars was recently able to plead guilty to a lesser charge, therefore, receiving a reduced sentence. The man, who is a 29-year-old now-former firefighter for Covington, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to a charge of forcible rape following the alleged sex crime.
A high school teacher in Eunice, Louisiana, who resigned earlier last month was recently arrested by Eunice police. According to reports, she has been accused of a crime: records indicate that she has been charged with prohibited sexual contact between an educator and a student. The former English teacher at Eunice High School turned herself into police and was later released after her $2,500 bond was posted.
An altercation between a 39-year-old man and his former girlfriend in New Orleans allegedly led to the death of her new boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend, from Metairie, Louisiana, was accused of a felony charge associated with the new boyfriend's death: second-degree murder. The man was found guilty and was recently sentenced to life in prison.
A Louisiana man was recently sentenced to prison for nearly two years, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. That release indicated that the man had been selling used vehicles when a fraud charge was filed against him. Accusations against the used car dealer alleged that he was purchasing vehicles and rolling the odometers back to trick potential customers into believing that less miles were on the vehicle than there actually were.
The country's worst oil spill is back in the news now that indictments, settlements and trials have been initiated. According to reports, three men-two site leaders at Deepwater Horizon and a former executive-have been accused of felony charges. Each of them pleaded not guilty and will be fighting the charges that have been brought against them.
A 24-year-old man from Louisiana was accused of misdemeanor battery, felony theft, aiding a felon and felony murder after he was involved in an altercation with a 37-year-old man outside of a bar. The 24-year-old and a 33-year-old male co-worker were allegedly involved in an argument with the 37-year-old when the group moved outside of the bar. The 24-year-old's felony charges stem from this incident, which has conflicting reports.
The recent discovery of a dolphin that had been shot to death in Louisiana has left some groups up in arms. A reward of $1,500 has been offered by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and that reward could eventually lead to someone being accused of a crime.