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Rep. Vance McAllister, the married Republican congressman who was caught on tape kissing his part-time scheduler inside his Monroe, La., district office, says he won't seek an FBI investigation into the source of the leaked security footage.

After reports surfaced that McAllister planned to request a probe into how the surveillance video was accessed, his office on Wednesday released the following statement:

"Congressman McAllister's office will not pursue an FBI investigation at this time regarding the distribution of a video filmed in leased federal office space.

Published in U.S. Politics
Hammond police looking for murder suspect
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 21:30
HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) -

Investigators are looking for the person or persons responsible for the death of a Hammond man.

Hammond Police say they were called to the 1000 block of Phoenix Square Monday at about 11 p.m. after a resident reported a neighbor Brian Keith Chester was suffering from gunshot wounds. Chester said he was shot by a black male at his residence. He was transported to North Oaks Hospital where he later died.

An autopsy shows the victim was shot several times.

Published in Baton Rouge News

|Attorney General Eric Holder says the Department of Justice is investigating high-speed trading, which critics allege provides big investors an unfair advantage.

Published in U.S. Politics
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport man accused of the rape of four minors is now in police custody.

Jimmy Carthren, 62, has been charged with four counts of aggravated rape after police suspect he sexually assaulted at least four victims and possibly more. Shreveport police arrested Carthren on an outstanding warrant March 15 after a nearly 20-year-long investigation of the crimes.

Published in Shreveport News
WASKOM, TX (KSLA) -

A Shreveport Fire Department K9 Search and Rescue Unit has joined the search in Harrison County for a DeBerry woman reported missing since Friday.

Family members say 19-year-old Alicia Benefield was last seen with her ex-boyfriend at his house on Old Town Road in Elysian Fields around 3:30 a.m. Friday. Benefield had been escorted away from a party earlier that morning.

Published in Shreveport News

|President Obama declines to weigh in on accusations that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, saying the charge has been referred to "appropriate authorities"

Published in U.S. Politics
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jurors in the first criminal trial on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico convicted a former engineer Wednesday on one of two obstructing justice charges.

Former BP engineer Kurt Mix was accused by prosecutors of deleting a string of text messages and voice mails to hamper the government's investigation after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig caught fire and exploded in the gulf in April 2010, the Advocate in Baton Rouge, La.

Published in BP Oil Spill
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jurors in the first criminal trial on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico told the judge they were stymied in determining if an engineer obstructed justice.

Former BP engineer Kurt Mix faces two charges of obstructing justice, accused by prosecutors of deleting a string of text messages and voice mails to hamper the government's investigation after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig caught fire and exploded in the gulf, the Advocate in Baton Rouge, La.

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NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq., a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”), announces that KSF has commenced an investigation into Violin Memory, Inc. (VMEM).

On November 22, 2013, Violin Memory announced its Third Quarter 2013 financial results, reporting a loss of $0.66 per share and an adjusted loss of $0.85 per share—almost twice as much as the net loss of $0.44 per share that Wall Street analysts had expected.

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