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deputies find man, 85, dead in home, roommate charged


terrytown, la. (ap) — authorities say an 85-year-old man was found dead in his louisiana home, and that his roommate has been charged.jefferson parish interim sheriff joseph lopinto tells news outlets that the man’s body had been inside the home for roughly a week before deputies found it tuesday. he says the body had at least one stab wound to the torso.authorities say the man’s roommate, 46-year-old krystal behrens, was charged with second-degree murder.lopinto says behrens has a mental illness, and that doctors were at the scene checking on her as part of her ongoing treatment when deputies arrived. the man’s family had asked deputies to conduct a wellness check.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.lopinto didn’t release the man’s name but says there are no other su






oil contractor missing after blast near new orleans


kenner, la. – authorities suspended the search monday for a texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near new orleans. seven people were injured, including three who were in critical condition, authorities said.the explosion happened on an oil and gas transfer facility in lake pontchartrain. the platform was on waters just north of the suburban city of kenner in jefferson parish. the parish sheriff, joe lopinto, identified the missing man as timothy morrison, 44, of katy, texas, a subcontractor on the structure."the decision to suspend a search is never an easy one," said cmdr. zac ford. "we send our thoughts and prayers to the morrison family and all those affected by this incident."the coast guard reported that a fire aboard the structure was out by midda






man killed, woman critically wounded in shooting


marrero, la. (ap) — authorities say a shooting in louisiana has killed a man and critically wounded a woman.nola.com/the times-picayune reports responding officers found the man’s body in a grassy area of a marrero avenue around 7:20 p.m. on monday. jefferson parish sheriff joe lopinto says the woman was found next to a vehicle and a boy was found in the back of the car.authorities say the woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. the boy, who was not injured, was taken to the jpso’s detectives bureau so that investigators could ask him about the shooting.authorities say it’s unclear whether the victims and the child were in the car when the shooting occurred. further details have not been released.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






the latest: search continues for man missing from platform


kenner, la. — the latest on the oil rig explosion near new orleans (all times local):4:20 p.m.a contractor who disappeared when during an explosion on an oil and gas platform on louisiana's lake pontchartrain has been identified as a 44-year-old man from katy, texas.two helicopters and numerous boats were involved in the search for timothy morrison on monday. seven other people were injured, three critically.the blast took place in waters north of the suburb of kenner in jefferson parish.jefferson sheriff joe lopinto said morrison was a subcontractor for the structure's owner, clovelly oil co. llc.___noonthe coast guard says the fire is out at an oil and gas transfer platform that exploded in flames sunday evening, and there's no sign of pollution from the accident.a news release monday sa