Jul 15, 2014
Lafayette truck stop bomb threat leads to arrest
A drunk man at a truck stop called the Sheriff's Office in nearby St. Martin Parish Monday evening to report he'd placed a bomb at a Lafayette truck stop, prompting authorities to evacuate the business for an extensive search that yielded no explosives, officials said.
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Poverty Point on Sunday became Louisiana's first World Heritage Site, joining unique locations around the globe that include the Grand Canyon and Great Wall of China, and providing a potential boost in tourism to the northeastern part of the state.