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  • Atty. released statement on behalf of Benson grandchildren over control of Saints, Pelicans

    Atty. released statement on behalf of Benson grandchildren over control of Saints, Pelicans

    Updated: 8:18 PM 1/25/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney has released a statement on behalf of Rita Benson LeBlanc and her family against her grandfather, Saints owner Tom Benson. Tom Benson and his grandchildren are in a fight over the ownership of the Saints and Pelicans after his death. The succession plan... (More)
  • House caught on fire due to electrical malfunction

    House caught on fire due to electrical malfunction

    Updated: 8:04 PM 1/25/2015

    BATON ROUGE- An electrical malfunction is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge where a family of four lived.

    It happened Sunday evening around 5 in the in the 5000 block of Frey St. just north of an apartment fire that started two minutes earlier.

    Fire officials say they were able to contain the flames to the bedroom where the fire started.

    The home received light smoke damage, and no injuries were reported.

     

  • Unattended cooking causes apartment fire

    Unattended cooking causes apartment fire

    Updated: 7:51 PM 1/25/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge firefighters put out flames at an apartment complex Sunday evening.

    The fire broke out at the Kingston Point Apartments on 1919 Blvd. De province around 5p.m.

    Firefighters arrived to the seen and quickly extingished the flames where they believed started due to unattended cooking in one unit.

    Fire officials say the unit suffered from light smoke damage, and no injuries were reported.

     

  • Trial for cruelty to a puppy set for Monday

    Trial for cruelty to a puppy set for Monday

    Updated: 6:10 PM 1/25/2015

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says demonstrations won't be allowed near the courthouse during trial of a man accused of abandoning a pit bull puppy in a rental unit last year. Thirty-two-year-old Gabriel Lee is scheduled for trial Monday on a charge of cruelty to the puppy, then... (More)
  • King Cake Festival crowns this year's top flavors

    King Cake Festival crowns this year's top flavors

    Updated: 5:36 PM 1/25/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - The second annual King Cake Festival kicked off in Champion's Square on Sunday, and there was every variation of the sweet treat you can think of. There are dozens of types of flavors and they come in all shapes and sizes, and most people would agree... (More)
  • Millions of mosquitos could be released to stop viral diseases

    Millions of mosquitos could be released to stop viral diseases

    Updated: 5:00 PM 1/25/2015

    KEY WEST, Fla. - Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is waiting to hear if the Food and Drug Administration will allow them... (More)
  • Northeast bracing for winter weather never seen before

    Northeast bracing for winter weather never seen before

    Updated: 4:20 PM 1/25/2015

    NEW YORK - Cities in the northeast say they're bracing for impact from some extreme winter weather they've never seen before. Weather forecasters predict a monster snow storm to slam into the northeast Monday and Tuesday. Forecasters say they are expecting extreme weather conditions such as freezing rain, snow... (More)
  • New Orleans concerned about Mardi Gras crime

    New Orleans concerned about Mardi Gras crime

    Updated: 3:30 PM 1/25/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A shrunken police force is fighting a rise in violent crime in New Orleans. Now the focus is on tourist districts after a rash of attacks there. French Quarter residents are fearful that Mardi Gras may be marred again by violence and they've posted signs on balconies,... (More)
  • Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    Updated: 2:07 PM 1/25/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas. The cruise line said the ship's critical systems, including navigation, were... (More)
  • Road opens after truck spills heavy load

    Road opens after truck spills heavy load

    Updated: 1:51 PM 1/25/2015

    SLAUGHTER - A road is now open after it took several hours to clean up a heavy load an 18-wheeler spilled in East Feliciana Parish.

    It happened around 11:00 p.m. last night on LA 957 north of LA 412 in Slaughter.

    Officials say the truck took a turn and spilled several metal pallets it was transporting.

    State troopers said it did not appear that anyone was injured.

     

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