HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police say Tangipahoa Parish deputies shot and killed a man near Hammond in what started as a report of a domestic disturbance. Police say 48-year-old Michael Nichols Jr. was shot after deputies found him holding a knife and standing over his injured 70-year-old mother yesterday afternoon. State police are investigating the shooting.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard has moved cleanup of Louisiana's coast to a new phase, allowing BP to end its "active" efforts in the area. The move comes just days before fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill.
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma police say a 54-year-old woman died after intentionally walking in front of a school bus. Police say the woman was pronounced dead at University Hospital in New Orleans at 7:30 last night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The owner of a tow boat that grounded in Lake Pontchartrain (PON'-chuh-train) says waves pushed by a passing storm front broke a line connecting the vessel and a barge it was pushing.
Todd Eymard of Hugh Eymard Towing says the captain had no choice but to run the Todd Michael onto the rocks at the lake's south shore to keep it from sinking.
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