Louisiana Army Ammunitions Plant

US soldiers remove a 155mm howitzer round from its casing prior to a controlled detonation. (Photo by TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

La. Town Evacuated After 6 Million Pounds Of Explosive Material Found

A town in northwest Louisiana was being evacuated and state police were starting a criminal investigation of a company after finding about 6 million pounds of explosive material used in howitzers they say was stored illegally.