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  • Woman burns deputy with cigarette while getting arrested for animal cruelty charges

    July 21, 2017 2:42 PM

    WASHINGTON PARISH – A woman was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and resisting officers on Thursday after deputies found three malnourished dogs in an abandoned house in the area. According to the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to reports of dogs killing a neighbor's chickens... more »
  • Police: Man throws woman out of car in front of children, threatens to burn down house

    July 12, 2017 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly throwing a woman out of a vehicle while her children were present and then threatening to set fire to a house belonging to the woman's mother. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 27-year-old Carey Gene Sanders on... more »
  • Ascension to flush out water system with chlorine burn Play Video

    May 8, 2017 7:15 PM

    ASCENSION – Thousands of Ascension Parish residents could see some changes to their water as the parish is flushing out its system with chemicals. Starting on Monday, the west side of Ascension Parish could see discoloration, a possible odor or maybe even a different taste in their water. It's all... more »
  • BRFD: Lightning strike starts house fire on Melrose Boulevard

    May 3, 2017 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews responded to a house fire that on Melrose Boulevard Wednesday night. The fire was reported around 7:45 p.m. in the 5100 block of Melrose Boulevard. Upon arrival, homeowners informed firefighters that lightning had hit the house and started the fire. According to the Baton... more »
  • Neighbor, firefighters rescue pets from house fire on Parkoaks Drive

    April 26, 2017 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two family pets were rescued from a house fire on Parkoaks Drive Wednesday afternoon. Crews responded to the fire in the 4800 block of Parkoaks Drive just after 6:10 p.m.. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the fire originated on the home's rear porch and... more »
  • BRFD: House fire started from woman smoking cigarette on couch

    April 26, 2017 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters put out a house fire that was started when a resident noticed a fire in her sofa. Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1900 block of Tennessee Street around 4:45 p.m. According to Baton Rouge Fire Department officials, the fire was caused... more »
  • Report: Wisconsin woman suffers second-degree burns after Fitbit explodes

    April 24, 2017 3:51 PM

    WISCONSIN – A Wisconsin woman's Fitbit fitness tracker exploded while she was wearing it, resulting in second-degree burns on her arm, ABC News reported. Dina Mithell said she owned her Fitbit Flex 2 for two weeks when the fitness tracking device allegedly caught fire on her arm while reading... more »
  • 96-year-old woman killed in Deville fire

    April 1, 2017 8:08 PM

    DEVILLE - Fire marshals are investigating a residential fire that killed a 96-year-old woman Friday night. Crews responded to the fire on Truman Cole Road around 7 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home completely engulfed in flames with the roof collapsed. After suppressing the fire, crews... more »
  • Woman arrested in critical burning of niece

    March 4, 2017 6:38 PM

    JENNINGS - A 29-year-old woman is in custody a month after her 4-year-old niece was critically burned while in her care. Brant Thompson, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's chief deputy, said Saturday that Gail Marie Brown was arrested late Friday on five charges including negligent injuring, obstruction of justice and... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to making threats against Boston mosque

    February 14, 2017 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to threatening to burn down New England's largest mosque and making other threats against Muslims. Patrick Keogan, of Wilmington, entered guilty pleas Tuesday to four federal charges, including threatening to injure and intimidate another person and to damage and destroy a building.... more »
  • Officials announce statewide burn ban lifted

    November 21, 2016 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials announced that the statewide burn ban has been lifted. The burn ban that prohibited outdoor burning was issued on Nov. 5 due to extremely dry conditions in the state, according to officials. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain... more »
  • Burn ban issued for most of Louisiana

    November 5, 2016 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A statewide burn ban has been issued for most parishes in Louisiana due to extremely dry conditions within the state, officials said. State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning and the Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain issued a cease and desist order for all private burning,... more »
  • All of the most unstable compound at Camp Minden destroyed

    November 3, 2016 6:50 PM

    CAMP MINDEN - The Louisiana National Guard says all remnants of the most dangerously unstable compound at Camp Minden have been destroyed. A statement released late Tuesday said the last bits of nitrocellulose were burned that day. The guard also released aerial video of 57 tons of nitrocellulose , also... more »
  • Controlled burn at Camp Minden scheduled Friday

    October 27, 2016 10:07 PM

    MINDEN - The Louisiana National Guard says the smallest of three burns to destroy unstable and potentially explosive material at Camp Minden is scheduled Friday, if weather permits. A news release Thursday says experts from Fort Hood, Texas, plan to set fire to about 820 pounds of clean-burning igniter -... more »
  • Burn advisory issued for part of West Feliciana Parish

    October 27, 2016 10:45 AM

    WEST FELICIANA – A burn advisory has been issued for the Fire Protection District No. 1 of West Feliciana Parish. The advisory is in effect from noon, Oct. 27, until further notice. Weather conditions in West Feliciana Parish are contributing to an increased fire risk. Anyone planning to burn... more »
  • 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 »

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