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  • New community center, substation now open in Ascension Parish Play Video

    September 16, 2017 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office unveiled a new community center and substation in Donaldsonville Saturday morning. The Ascension Parish School System donated the property to the APSO to use for residents and officers. The community center is filled with offices spaces for deputies and educational... more »
  • Fire forces evacuation of office building on One Calais Avenue

    July 31, 2017 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An office building was evacuated after a fire occurred just before noon on Monday. The St. George Fire Department responded to an office building located in the 8000 block of One Calais to find a light haze in the building. According to the fire... more »
  • New Orleans man charged after fight led to fatal 3-story fall

    July 21, 2017 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Court records show a man has been accused in the death of another man nearly five months after both fell three stories from a New Orleans building during a fight over a mutual female friend. The Times-Picayune reports that Orleans Parish court records show 52-year-old... more »
  • Front doors at Louisiana Capitol stay closed another year Play Video

    July 19, 2017 9:36 PM

    The front doors at the Louisiana Capitol have been closed for about two years as of summer 2017. BATON ROUGE- It was supposed to be a simple waterproof job on the exterior of the Louisiana Capitol but inspectors found a more serious problem. Not that waterproofing the exterior... more »
  • Mississippi shipyard wins $3B contract for assault ship

    June 17, 2017 12:26 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The U.S. Navy will pay Huntington Ingalls Industries $3 billion to design and build an amphibious assault ship at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2018 on what will be the Bougainville, which will be able to launch Marine Corps... more »
  • Police: Dallas supervisor shot by employee had just been married

    April 25, 2017 4:17 PM

    DALLAS - Police have identified the supervisor fatally shot by an employee at a Dallas office building as a 48-year-old woman who had been married just a month ago. Authorities said Tuesday that Matthew Kempf shot 48-year-old Lana Canada in a meeting room and then took his own life. Canada... more »
  • Dallas police responding to possible active shooter

    April 24, 2017 12:33 PM

    DALLAS- Dallas police say officers are responding to a possible active shooter situation at an office building in the north of the city. Police have provided no other details, including whether any shots have been fired or any injuries were reported in 911 calls Monday morning. Television footage shows a... more »
  • US construction spending rose to nearly 11-year high

    April 3, 2017 10:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools. The Commerce Department says construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level since April 2006, after two months of declines.... more »
  • At least 3 killed in Oakland building fire

    March 27, 2017 10:04 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Authorities say a blaze that tore through a residential building in Northern California that housed recovering drug addicts and former homeless people killed at least three residents. The third person's body was found Monday. The Alameda County coroner said Monday evening that a fourth person remains missing.... more »
  • Driver crashes into building on Government Street

    March 15, 2017 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A driver crashed into a building on Government Street at South 14th on Wednesday afternoon. The crash caused the Baton Rouge Police Department to close the east bound lane. Traffic coming out of downtown on to Government Street is heavy due to the crash. There are no... more »
  • Apartment fire on Stan Avenue caused by pot left on stove

    January 12, 2017 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an early morning apartment fire in the 11000 block of Stan Avenue. The fire occurred around 12:50 a.m. on Thursday. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find flames coming from a down stairs apartment. According to the fire... more »
  • Man arrested for threatening to blow up building in Houma

    January 11, 2017 6:38 PM

    HOUMA – A man wanted for making threats to blow up a building in Houma was arrested, according to Louisiana State Police. Daniel Neville, 54, was arrested on charges of disturbing the peace, communicating false information of planned arson along with entry and remaining where forbidden. On Nov. 3,... more »
  • Law office building catches fire due to overheated copy machine

    January 3, 2017 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A law office building caught fire after a copy machine overheated. The fire occurred at the Locke Meredith, Sean Fagan & Associates law office at 9190 Interline Avenue on Monday just before 10 p.m. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a copy machine on fire... more »
  • Decision to block property developments in Ascension reversed Play Video

    December 14, 2016 10:22 PM

    GONZALES - Developers went head-to-head with Ascension Parish officials to reverse a decision to deny two subdivision proposals. Today, that decision was reversed. Only two board members remained at the hearing, since a third resigned last night. In October, they decided to block one development that would build at... more »
  • Flood-related spending drives Sept. sales up double digits

    November 22, 2016 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish increased by 12.9 percent in September as people affected by the devastating August floods bought building materials and replaced water-damaged cars. Nearly $813.7 million was spent in the parish during September. That's according to figures released Monday by... more »
  • Construction money steered to roads, building repairs

    October 20, 2016 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is stalling hundreds of millions in construction projects planned for state financing to instead steer more money to state building and university repairs and roadwork. The Bond Commission approved the plans Thursday, though some lawmakers have expressed concern about specific projects that... more »
  • Architect develops plan for flood-damaged Ascension schools

    October 5, 2016 10:04 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish School Superintendent David Alexander has hired an architectural firm to design the setup of temporary classroom buildings for schools damaged by the August floods. School officials have said that the temporary classrooms will serve as a kind of bridge measure to get displaced students back on... more »
  • Los Angeles skyscraper tops out as tallest Western building

    September 3, 2016 2:11 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A new skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Construction workers on Saturday placed a 10-ton spire atop the Wilshire Grand Tower. With that addition, the 73-story tower tops out at 1,099 feet. That's 81 feet higher than nearby... more »
  • Q & A: Do I need to elevate my home? Play Video

    September 1, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The unnamed storm that swept through our area last month will go down as the fourth most expensive flood in the National Flood Insurance Program's history, according to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. A group of lawmakers gathered at the Capitol today to discuss flood recovery and response. ... more »
  • Drywall in high demand as flood victims recover Play Video

    August 25, 2016 7:11 PM

    MILLERVILLE – Hundreds of thousands of sheets of dry wall has been coming in by the truckloads. They are selling just as quickly as they are coming in as residents impacted by the flood are rebuilding. Now that flood water has started to recede, the need for supplies is... more »
  • Iberville Parish courthouse to close amid upgrades

    July 26, 2016 11:21 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Courthouse is shutting down for about 12 days beginning Tuesday as contractors make $3.1 million in upgrades to the building's air conditioning system. Parish officials have had to line up temporary quarters for several agencies now housed at the courthouse, including Parish President J. Mitchell... more »
  • Eight fire trucks needed to battle fire on Jones Creek Rd.

    February 4, 2016 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Saint George and East Side Fire Departments faced some challenges battling a fire in a vacant storage building Thursday afternoon. The building in the 4500 block of Jones Creek Rd. near Coursey Blvd. was about 1500 feet off the road, making it difficult for crews... more »
  • Man pulling down building dies when roof collapses

    October 4, 2015 6:47 PM

    FRANKLIN, La. - Franklin Fire Department officials say a man pulling down a building on his property was killed when the 10-by-20-foot roof fell onto him. Charles Boudreaux, 68, died Saturday morning. It took 20 minutes for a heavy rescue crew, two engine company crews and several support units to... more »
  • BRFD: Arson the cause of early morning fire

    September 21, 2015 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities have determined arson to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a building in Baton Rouge early Monday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department received a call about a building on fire on Scenic Highway at Rosenwald Road around 4:15 a.m. It took fire crews about... more »
  • Rooftop pool hoisted onto downtown building Play Video

    August 13, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A more than 10,000 pound pool was installed on top of the Commerce Building in downtown Baton Rouge Thursday. Work first began on the more than 60-year-old building in November of 2014. The structure is being renovated to be a 93-unit apartment building with a fitness... more »
  • Governor's next address won't be 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

    August 13, 2015 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's not Washington, D.C. but the Jindals will have a new home in 2016 - in the upscale University Club neighborhood. "U Club", as some call it, is an 18-hole golf course community. Homes are built around the course and a neighborhood version of Camp David:... more »
  • Baton Rouge library applies for permit for new branch

    July 8, 2015 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library has applied for a building permit to replace its downtown River Center branch. The new 50,000-square-foot branch is budgeted at $19 million. Mary Stein, assistant library director, says construction documents for the new branch are currently being reviewed by the library system... more »
  • Capitol employees fear traffic nightmare Play Video

    April 9, 2015 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some state employees are concerned that new security measures at the state capitol will cause a traffic nightmare when they're implemented Monday, the first day of the legislative session. However, officials assured them that the details have been worked out, and traffic will move smoothly. Starting... more »
  • NYC police to determine if 6 missing are connected to blast

    March 27, 2015 12:00 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City police say they are trying to determine whether six other people reported missing are connected to the apparent gas explosion in the East Village. The six do not include the two people that police have already said remain unaccounted for after Thursday's blast. Police... more »
  • French Quarter home collapses

    October 22, 2014 1:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A building in the French Quarter that suffered a partial collapse late Tuesday afternoon, entirely gave way Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m., according to WWL-TV in New Orleans. No one was injured in the collapse, but a reporter on the scene said the collapse and ensuing... more »
  • Part of building falls in French Quarter street

    October 21, 2014 5:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Part of a building in the French Quarter near Royal St. and St. Ann drew a crowd of onlookers on Tuesday afternoon as it collapsed into the street below. WWL-TV reported that debris from the building closed up to two blocks of Royal Street while Quarter... more »
  • Ascension breaks ground on new government complex Play Video

    August 27, 2014 7:52 AM

    GONZALES - Leaders in Ascension Parish broke ground on a new governmental complex Wednesday morning. The goal is to have more offices under the same roof. Prep work began about two weeks ago, but the official ribbon cutting began at 9:00 a.m. The new complex is being constructed... more »

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