Louisiana State Police

Investigators work throughout the early morning hours Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at the Tensas State Bank branch in St. Joseph, La., where a gunman took three people hostage Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Police kill La. bank hostage taker; 1 hostage dies

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — A man who authorities said was mentally unstable and believed a device had been implanted in his head shot two hostages, killing one, at a rural Louisiana bank before state […]

08/14/2013

Louisiana state, federal and local law enforcement gather along La. Highway 128 outside a Tensas State Bank branch during a hostage situation in St. Joseph, La., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Man releases 1 of 3 hostages from La. bank

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — A man whose family owns a store across the street from a bank branch in rural Louisiana took three bank employees hostage Tuesday, then released one of them nine hours […]

08/13/2013

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At least 30 injured in La. plant explosion

GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Ambulances and helicopters took at least 30 people from a burning chemical plant after an explosion Thursday in Louisiana, officials said. Early tests did not indicate dangerous levels of any chemicals […]

06/13/2013