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Louisiana man charged with Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Incest

LOUISIANA - From Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received two complaints regarding Robert Lee Sargent, Sr., 56, Lake Charles, having inappropriate sexual contact with two girls.

During the investigation it was learned that one of the victims was Sargent’s family member, whom he sexually assaulted approximately 28 years ago, from the age of 2 until she was 11.  Through this investigation it was also learned that Sargent had inappropriate sexual contact on several occasions with a child who lived in the neighborhood starting in 2010 when she was 6 years old and lasting until January 2015.  All of the incidents occurred at Sargent’s house.

Sargent was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 1 count of aggravated rape; 5 counts of sexual battery; and 4 counts of aggravated incest.  A new LA law has changed the crime of incest to crime against nature, but Sargent was charged under the old law because the unlawful occurrences happened prior to the new law becoming effective.

Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $450,000.  

CPSO Detective Cinnamon Salvador is lead investigator in the case.  

PAPD searching for gunman who robbed convenience store

PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur Police are searching for a gunman who robbed a convenience store and ran away with the money.

Police say a man carrying a gun walked into the Citgo store, 1200 Gulfway, at about 2 a.m. Friday, and demanded money. The clerk gave him the money and he ran out.

No one was hurt.

 

All clear given at DC Navy yard following probe into reports of shots fired

WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) – A lockdown is underway on the entire Washington Navy Yard campus after a report of shots fired early Thursday morning.

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An official spokesperson for the Navy Yard said police are investigating a "potential incident" on the Navy Yard campus, but did not confirm whether a shooting occurred.

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier tells ABC 7 that there is "no evidence of guns or a shooting" at the Navy Yard, which is currently on lockdown.

Navy security saw surveillance video of two people jumping the fence in the vicinity of the building a couple of minutes before the first report of gunfire, a federal official tells the Associated Press.

ABC 7's Sam Sweeney confirms that Metropolitan Police have moved their search to a building in the 300 block of M Street as of 9:30 a.m. Police have pushed crowds back to clear a two-block radius away from the building.

Sources tell ABC 7 On Your Side reporter Jennifer Donelan that there was an initial report to the police for the "sounds of gunshots"in Building 197, the same building where a gunman killed a dozen workers in a rampage two years ago.

Donelan reports that so far, there are no reports of injuries nor has a shooter been identified.

Lt. Commander Scott Williams, who was inside during the incident, described the scene to reporters as "scary and confusing" and said people were screaming and running around while attempting to leave.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Twitter early Thursday that she is monitoring reports about the shooting and plans to provide updates as they come in.

In D.C., 11th St from M St to Virginia Ave/ Traffic is flowing North & South on 11th St/no traffic onto M St SE.are closed due to the large police response.

Metro Transit Police confirm Metro is not affected at this time.

In September 2013, military contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 civilian workers at the Navy Yard's Building 197 before he was fatally shot by police. The building has since been renamed the Humphreys Building. It reopened this year.

The Navy Yard, in southeast Washington, is the country's oldest naval installation.



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Breaking News: Reports of possible shots fired at Washington D.C. Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - A lockdown is underway on the entire Washington Navy Yard campus after a report of shots fired early Thursday morning.

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An official spokesperson for the Navy Yard said police are investigating a "potential incident" on the Navy Yard campus, but did not confirm whether a shooting occurred.   The Navy Yard is currently on lockdown and employees have been told to shelter in place. A police and fire department presence begins blocks away, with roads blocked and a helicopter overhead.

Sources tell ABC 7 On Your Side reporter Jennifer Donelan that there was an initial report to the police for the "sounds of gunshots"in Building 197, the same building where a gunman killed a dozen workers in a rampage two years ago.

Donelan reports that so far, there are no reports of injuries nor has a shooter been identified.

Lt. Commander Scott Williams, who was inside during the incident, described the scene to reporters as "scary and confusing" and said people were screaming and running around while attempting to leave.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Twitter early Thursday that she is monitoring reports about the shooting and plans to provide updates as they come in./   South Capitol St SE from M to I St SE/11th St SE from M St to Virginia Ave SE are closed due to the large police response.

Metro Transit Police confirm Metro is not affected at this time.

In September 2013, military contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 civilian workers at the Navy Yard's Building 197 before he was fatally shot by police. The building has since been renamed the Humphreys Building. It reopened this year.

The Navy Yard, in southeast Washington, is the country's oldest naval installation.

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Texas to receive nearly $1 billion in settlement with BP

 

 

AUSTIN – From Texas Governor's Office

 

Texas today announced an agreement in principle between BP Exploration and Production Inc. and the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and the U.S. federal government. As part of the agreement, BP will pay $20.2 billion in damages and penalties, with Texas receiving more than $750 million. Upon agreeing to the terms, Governor Abbott issued the following statement:

 

“After five years, I’m proud to announce that Texas, along with the other Gulf States, has reached an agreement in principle with BP to resolve all the states’ claims. This settlement will allow Texas to reinvest in the Gulf community and reinvigorate the economic and environmental health of the region.”

 

Details Of The Settlement:

 

·         BP will pay a total of $20.2 billion in damages and penalties:

o   $5.5 billion in Clean Water Act penalties. 

§  This amount will fund projects in the Gulf-Wide RESTORE Act plan.

o   $8.8 billion in Natural Resource Damages. 

§  This is under the federal Oil Pollution Act.

o   $4.9 billion in Economic Damages to the Gulf States.

·         Texas will see a large amount of money that will be part of Texas’ Gulf Restoration plan

·         The Clean Water Act penalties and the Natural Resource Damages penalties will be a 15 year payout plan starting in 2017.

 

 


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