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  • State lawmaker makes bribe-like accusation Play Video

    May 4, 2016 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state representative has accused a well respected lobbying firm of making him a shady offer. Representative Terry Brown (I-Colfax) said Wednesday a lobbyist with Southern Strategy Group in Baton Rouge offered to shower his district with corporate investments if he agreed to kill a bill he's... more »
  • This year's popular Christmas present is sending people to the hospital Play Video

    December 29, 2015 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the new skateboard, but with less work. Hoverboards were one of the most popular gifts this season. Now, the hospital is becoming a regular spot for some riders. Baton Rouge General said they've seen around ten people come in after falling off their boards.... more »
  • Transplant gives new face, scalp to burned firefighter

    November 17, 2015 12:57 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York hospital says a volunteer firefighter has received the most extensive face transplant ever performed. The Mississippi man was badly burned in a fire 14 years ago. The surgery, announced on Monday, took place in August at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Forty-one-year-old Patrick Hardison... more »
  • Burn ban lifted after heavy La. rains

    October 26, 2015 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A heavy, soaking rain this weekend caused state fire authorities to life Louisiana's burn ban on Monday. The State Fire Marshal's Office and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry agreed the ban should be lifted Monday evening at 6 p.m. after the rains reduced the chance... more »
  • Father arrested after child is taken to hospital

    October 22, 2015 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they have arrested a 5-week-old girl's father on child cruelty charges. Charles Robinson is in custody after the child showed up at a Baton Rouge hospital with severe burns. Cpl. Don Coppola said the 5-week-old girl arrived at the hospital with burns on... more »
  • Parts of La., Miss. experiencing extreme drought

    October 15, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After seeing less than an inch of rain in the past 30 days, parts of our area stretching north from I-12 are now in extreme drought. 8.89 inches of rain ranks fourth for all-time lowest 90-day totals from mid-July to mid-October. The... more »
  • Army to pay cost of destroying material at Camp Minden

    May 29, 2015 3:58 AM

    MINDEN- The Army has agreed to pay for burning 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant and 160 tons of other material at Camp Minden. The Environmental Protection Agency says that should clear the way for the Louisiana National Guard to sign a contract with Explosive Service International of Baton... more »
  • Woman accused of burning girl's hands, tying her to bed

    May 16, 2015 6:28 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies say a 26-year-old woman has been accused of burning an 8-year-old's hands and tying her to a bed while the woman went to work and slept. On Friday Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies say they arrested Kerrian Javana Clofer and charged her with... more »
  • Crews will work overnight to cool burn area at plant after fire Play Video

    April 2, 2015 7:03 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police said it appears a plant fire that injured two people Thursday ignited when a seal broke on a valve. The blaze started around 6:30 p.m. and was contained by 9:30. The fire was out by 10 p.m. Overnight, crews were expected to douse the equipment... more »
  • Man accused of cruelty in child burning

    March 31, 2015 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge Parish man after they said he burned a child in his care, then didn't take them to the hospital because he had warrants for his arrest. Deputies accused 34-year-old Alexis Allen Powell of cruelty to juveniles and a seat... more »
  • Woman booked for burning 5-year-old son with cigarettes

    January 21, 2015 5:39 AM

    OPELOUSAS - An Opelousas woman has been arrested after her 5-year-old son was treated for burns to his hand and torso that appeared to have been caused by a cigarette. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says the child's mother, identified as 26-year-old Jessica Deville, was booked with cruelty to... more »
  • Concern grows over method to dispose of M6 propellant

    January 9, 2015 9:44 AM

    MINDEN - Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation are asking the Environmental Protection Agency for assurances that the open burn method for artillery propellant planned at Camp Minden is safe. Republican Rep. John Fleming said he and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham and GOP Sen. David Vitter sent separate letters to the... more »
  • Monroe plans chlorine burn against killer amoeba

    October 29, 2014 3:16 AM

    MONROE - The city of Monroe will be adding extra chlorine to its water next month as part of statewide precautions against an amoeba that has killed three people in Louisiana. The free chlorine burn will start around Nov. 12 and last about 60 days. It's a precaution against Naegleria... more »
  • Woman accused of burning child in bath

    August 22, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman after they said she badly scalded a child in her care. Investigators charges Ebony Allen, 28, with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Thursday. Police said Allen was caring for the child and called 911 to report they'd been burned or... more »
  • Hammond council regulates open burning

    August 20, 2014 7:09 AM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring residents who want to burn leaves or trash to get a permit to do so and to conduct the burn in an underground incinerator. Louise Bostic told the council Monday she feared the new regulations will be a hindrance... more »
  • Beat the heat: Avoiding the dangers of summer Play Video

    July 2, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Between fireworks and grilling, summer can be a dangerous time of year. Dr. Tracee Short with the Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center stopped by 2une In Wednesday with some tips to avoid injury. Check out the video for more information. more »
  • Man arrested for battery, threat of arson

    March 11, 2014 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has been arrested for threatening to burn down his mother's house after a fight with his fiancee. Police say Richard Farris was at his mother's house at 1102 Roundtree in Baton Rouge when he became violent and started breaking things. The fiancee told... more »
  • Burned dog one step closer to adoption Play Video

    November 15, 2013 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The small terrier dog that was severely burned when her bedding was set on fire by a 9-year-old is now out of intensive care. Dr. Katrin Saile with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said the dog, named Zoey, is making great progress overall. "Her... more »
  • Pastor who wanted to burn Qurans out of jail

    September 12, 2013 7:29 PM

    LAKELAND, FLORIDA- A pastor who said he intended to burn 2,998 Qurans for each of the 9-11 victims posted bail to get out of jail on Thursday. Terry Jones and his associate pastor were arrested on felony charges for unlawfully carrying fuel when he drove a pickup towing a large... more »
  • On eve of 9/11, old U.S. flags retired in ceremony Play Video

    September 10, 2013 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Worn and tattered flags were retired Tuesday night during a 9-11 Remembrance and Flag Retirement Ceremony in Baton Rouge. Boy Scouts from Troop 888 collected over 100 flags from the community that can no longer fly. The Boy Scouts and the U.S. military are among... more »
  • One burned, two arrested in suspected meth fire Play Video

    September 2, 2013 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested two people and a third was sent to the hospital with severe burns after a suspected meth lab fire overnight, according to Baton Rouge firefighters. Robert Combs with BRFD said one person received severe burns to much of their body in the apartment fire... more »
  • St. Helena Parish getting rid of debris Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:01 PM

    GREENSBURG - A former school is the backdrop of Hurricane Isaac debris removal in Saint Helena Parish. The public works department started hauling the trash to a vacant school lot on Fifth Ward Road, far away from residents, where it will be burned. The parish had to act... more »
  • BRG provides update on explosion patients

    June 14, 2013 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical personnel at Baton Rouge General - Mid City said in a press conference Friday that they have seen a total of 19 patients since yesterday's deadly plant explosion in Geismar. Chief medical officer Dr. Flip Roberts said that four of the patients are being treated... more »
  • Shreveport fire victim dies of burns

    April 22, 2013 8:55 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Fire officials say a 65-year-old Shreveport man burned in a fire has died of his injuries. Assistant to the Chief Fred Sanders identified the victim as Jeremiah Dudley. Sanders tells The Times firefighter responding to a call at 1 a.m. Sunday and found Dudley in the living room of... more »
  • Boyfriend arrested in burning death of 2-year-old

    April 12, 2013 11:27 AM

    OBERLIN - Authorities in Allen Parish are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child who died of apparent third-degree burns to her back. The American Press reports deputies were called to the Allen Parish Hospital in Kinder Thursday after the child was brought into the emergency room by her mother.... more »
  • Man accused of burning woman with scalding water

    February 4, 2013 3:40 PM

    COVINGTON - Covington police say a 48-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend and severely burning her by holding her under scalding water during an argument over a set of keys, then fighting police. Terrance Silas Fritz, of Covington, is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on... more »

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