Ghost hunters suspected of arson at historic Louisiana plantation were high

Ghost hunters suspected of arson at historic Louisiana plantation were high

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The ringleader of the seven ghost hunters who allegedly burned down LeBeau Plantation in Louisiana got the idea after "smoking dope in there."
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Katrina link to brain-eating amoeba found in parish water discussed

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Hurricane Katrina may be linked to a brain-eating organism in the waters in St. Bernard Parish, La., that has caused two deaths in three years, officials said.

Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water system

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- An amoeba that can cause a deadly infection has been found in the water system in St. Bernard Parish in southern Louisiana, health officials say.

Boy dies after being infected with rare brain-eating amoeba

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Medical investigators believe a boy contracted a deadly amoeba infection playing on a plastic waterslide during a visit to southern Louisiana, officials say.

Police: Man had bodies of three dogs, 29 puppies in freezer, fridge

CHALMETTE, La., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A Louisiana man had 32 dead puppies stored in his refrigerator and freezer, police in St. Bernard Parish say.

Rapper Flow charged in attempted murder, robbery of Louisiana men

CHALMETTE, La., July 3 (UPI) -- New Orleans rapper Flow has been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and two counts of armed robbery, police in Louisiana said.

Drug suspect bolts La. court, crashes car

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An alleged Louisiana drug dealer will face a new raft of charges following his bold but unsuccessful flight from a St. Bernard Parish courtroom, officials said.

Corps not liable for New Orleans damage

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Army Corps of Engineers is not liable for billions of dollars of flood damage to New Orleans in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, an appeals court has ruled.

Suit over Katrina damage to begin

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Hurricane Katrina's 2005 flooding of neighborhoods in New Orleans heads to court over responsibility and liability, court documents said.
Isaac atrophies into tropical storm

Isaac atrophies into tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Isaac posed life-threatening storm surge and inland flooding, U.S. forecasters said Wednesday, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Improper use of neti pots linked to deaths

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Louisiana health officials warn the improper use of neti pots is linked to two deaths in the state caused by a so-called brain-eating amoeba.

Spring storms cause havoc in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, March 30 (UPI) -- Thunderstorms accompanied by high winds, hail and tornadoes hit the New Orleans area Tuesday night, causing flooding, power outages and damage, officials said.

BP to remove anchors after oil spill

ST. BERNARD PARISH, La., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard told BP to drop test anchors to find the best way to find and remove boom anchors left in the Gulf of Mexico after the oil spill.

BP, La. companies in pay dispute

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Several Louisiana companies supporting the Gulf of Mexico oil spill response say they've not been paid by BP and threaten to stop work until they are.

Trial begins over role of Katrina barge

NEW ORLEANS, June 22 (UPI) -- A federal judge heard arguments on whether a loose barge broke a flood wall and caused deadly flooding in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, observers say.

Arrested La. judge involved in big cases

COVINGTON, La., May 3 (UPI) -- A suburban New Orleans judge arrested on corruption charges had been involved in some of St. Bernard Parish's most infamous legal cases, observers say.
Gustav weakens to tropical storm

Gustav weakens to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Gustav weakened to a tropical storm Monday night and all coastal warnings were discontinued, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Living man's name on Katrina memorial

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A New Orleans man who evacuated his former home in St. Bernard Parish before Hurricane Katrina said he was shocked to find his name on a memorial for the dead.

Diggs goes caroling in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. television and stage star Taye Diggs led a holiday caroling celebration this week as 10 families returned to newly rebuilt homes in New Orleans.

More 'killer' bees found near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Louisiana agricultural officials said more Africanized honeybees, also known as "killer bees" have been found in traps east of New Orleans.

Prosecution rests in Katrina deaths case

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The prosecution rested Wednesday in the trial of two owners of a Louisiana nursing home in which 35 elderly residents died during Hurricane Katrina flooding.

La. relied on individuals to flee flooding

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- In the negligent homicide trial of nursing home operators, Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Louisiana relied on private citizens to flee Hurricane Katrina.

First Katrina criminal trial opens in La.

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The married owners of a New Orleans-area nursing home where dozens died during Hurricane Katrina are now on trial, charged with 35 counts of negligent homicide.

Jury selection starts in Katrina case

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Jury selection started Monday for the trial of a New Orleans couple who own the nursing home where 35 people died during Hurricane Katrina.

Kennedy Library honors Katrina officials

BOSTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston honored two local officials for helping victims of hurricanes and Katrina.
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