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One person killed in two overnight fires

Posted 5:45 PM 8/4/2015 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Firefighters worked two simultaneous fires Monday night, both requiring the attention of paramedics.

The coroner responded along with firefighters to a blaze at a home on Voohries Drive near its intersection with Mollylea Drive. A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Fire (More)

8/3/2015

Family pet killed in overnight house fire

Family pet killed in overnight house fire

Posted 7:50 AM 8/3/2015 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE – Investigators with the Baton Rouge Fire Department are looking into an house fire that killed a dog early Monday morning. Fire crews responded to the blaze in the 1800 block of Birch St. near N. 19th around (More)

7/31/2015

Dirty barge cleaning emails

Dirty barge cleaning emails

Posted 5:19 PM 7/31/2015 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - An email chain with foul language and offenses turned up in a public records request dealing with a controversial barge cleaning operation planned for south of LSU.

Tubal-Cain wants to build its plant across the levee from Farr Park and neighborhoods. Since a WBRZ report (More)

7/30/2015

Murder suspect dead, woman shot during standoff

Murder suspect dead, woman shot during standoff

Posted 4:50 PM 7/30/2015 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - As the scene cleared from a violent standoff, specifics about what happened during the takedown became less clear.

Police said they were not ready to confirm how a woman wound up being shot in what was, at first, reported as crossfire when a U.S. Marshal's task force (More)

7/29/2015

Chlorine burn set to start Wednesday night to combat amoeba

Posted 4:52 PM 7/30/2015 by Russell Jones

DONALDSONVILLE - Parish officials said a chlorine burn will begin in the evening hours of Wednesday to combat a brain-eating amoeba found in a portion of Ascension Parish's water supply.

Officials said chlorine pumps would be set up Wednesday morning at Ascension Consolidated Utility (More)

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