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Ex-company owner to appeal Camp Minden explosives sentence

Dec. 29, 2018 8:49 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The former owner of a company that left thousands of tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant at a Louisiana National Guard facility says he will appeal his sentence. David Alan Smith, 63, of Winchester, Kentucky, filed a notice of appeal Friday with the federal court in...

5 get prison after 2012 military munition blast in Louisiana

Nov. 29, 2018 7:21 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered $34.8 million in restitution from the owner of a company that committed what a prosecutor calls the nation's worst-ever dumping of military explosives -- a case stemming from a huge 2012 munitions blast. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote also...

Hearing delays Camp Minden explosives sentencing

Nov. 28, 2018 5:01 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal judge says she needs more information before sentencing five men who pleaded guilty in a case involving a huge explosion at a Louisiana National Guard site. District Judge Elizabeth Foote scheduled sentencing Wednesday for Explo Systems co-owner David Alan Smith of...