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  • Duplex destroyed in fire on Skysail Avenue, arson suspected Play Video

    May 30, 2017 1:51 PM

    GARDERE - Investigators suspect arson is the cause of a fire that destroyed a duplex apartment building in the Gardere area Tuesday. According to the St. George Fire Department, the fire was reported around 12:20 p.m. in the 8000 block of Skysail Avenue. The fire was brought under control... more »
  • Faulty water heater causes house fire on Oseola Street

    May 9, 2017 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department says a faulty water heater was the cause of a house fire on Oseola Street Tuesday. The fire department arrived at the home in the 2700 block of Oseola Street around 12:15 p.m.. Upon arrival, crews found smoke coming from the... more »
  • Mother, 4 children die in Massachusetts blaze

    March 4, 2017 3:55 PM

    WARWICK, Mass. - Officials say a mother and four children were killed when flames swept through their home in the small Massachusetts town of Warwick. Two other members of the family escaped the fire, which broke in the single-family home around 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The names of the victims were... more »
  • Police: 2 Mississippi men wanted on charges in cat-scalding

    December 27, 2016 8:49 PM

    MOSS POINT, Miss. - Police are seeking two men who they say burned a cat by pouring hot liquid on the animal while in a cage. Moss Point Police have issued misdemeanor arrest warrants for Larry Rostchild Jr., 43 and Laderrick Rostchild, 24, charging them with aggravated cruelty to an... more »
  • Firefighters put out car fire, find burned body in trunk

    November 3, 2016 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities are investigating after a body was discovered inside the trunk of a burning vehicle in New Orleans. Local media outlets report that the New Orleans Fire Department says in a news release that firefighters were called to the scene of a car fire Wednesday night. After... more »
  • Jack-o'-lantern lighting sends Florida girl to burn center

    October 31, 2016 9:25 PM

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Authorities say a 7-year-old girl ended up at a north Florida burn center after her grandmother attempted to light their jack-o'-lantern with green flames using household chemicals. The Florida Times-Union reports that 62-year-old Wanda Michelle Reyna called 911 Sunday evening, saying that fire had splattered on... more »
  • Family sues Amazon over hoverboard that burned $1M house

    October 28, 2016 10:02 AM

    NASHVILLE - A family is suing Amazon for selling a hoverboard blamed for starting a fire that burned their $1 million home in Nashville. The Fox family's lawsuit says Amazon had information about the dangers of the product before the Jan. 9 fire. The lawsuit was filed in Davidson County... more »
  • 2 Lafayette men jailed after pair found dead in burned cars

    June 26, 2016 3:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Two Lafayette men have been arrested for the murder of two people found dead Tuesday in separate burned cars. Joshua Willis, 31, was arrested Saturday on two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted sexual battery. Joseph O. Sylvester, 21, was arrested on two counts... more »
  • Report: State Fire Marshal to join Lamborghini fire probe

    January 20, 2016 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The State Fire Marshal's office will join the investigation into a burned luxury car. WWL TV in the New Orleans area reported state investigators will start their work Thursday morning. The Lamborghini was found burned on Opportunity Avenue in Baton Rouge Monday. It was owned by... more »
  • Contractor hired to move monuments finds $200K Lambo destroyed Play Video

    January 19, 2016 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pricey supercar belonging to the Baton Rouge contractor who was hired to move several Confederate monuments in New Orleans was found burned to a crisp Tuesday morning. The attorney for David Mahler said his client's Lamborghini, valued at more than $200,000, was destroyed by fire... more »
  • Ex-boyfriend, brother arrested in Bogalusa woman's death

    October 19, 2015 5:10 PM

    COVINGTON - The ex-boyfriend of a Bogalusa woman whose body was found in a burned-out vehicle near the village of Sun is in custody in connection with her death as is his brother. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old Gary Lee Harris was booked Monday with the... more »
  • Fire investigators to look at other buses after one bursts into flames

    May 23, 2015 12:03 AM

    MORGANZA - Fire investigators will review the maintenance records and recall notifications for all 2009 International CE 200 school buses in the fleet that runs the streets of Pointe Coupee Parish after a bus mysteriously burst into flames last week . Investigators ruled the fire accidental Friday. The bus... more »
  • School bus fire under investigation

    May 12, 2015 11:55 AM

    MORGANZA - Investigators said they're looking into what happened to a school bus which caught fire in Pointe Coupee Parish overnight. Spokesperson Will Love with First Student confirmed one of their buses parked at the shuttered Pointe Coupee Central High School was burned sometime Monday evening. Love said an... more »
  • Deputies say vehicle possibly connected to woman's disappearance Play Video

    April 20, 2015 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's investigators released a photo Monday of a vehicle they believe might be connected to the disappearance of an East Baton Rouge woman whose luxury car was found abandoned and burned to a crisp. Deputies said the SUV in the picture was spotted near Tahereh Ghassemi's... more »
  • Woman assaulted and burned

    November 17, 2014 7:43 PM

    WITCHITA, KANSAS- A woman is in critical condition after being sexually assaulted and burned over half her body. Police say they can't interview because of her heavy medication and current condition. Firefighters responded to a call about a grass fire near Witchita State University found her with severe burns... more »
  • Body found after house fire may be homicide

    October 16, 2014 5:02 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - Detectives said they're treating the death of a 39-year-old woman found after a house fire Saturday as a homicide. Details are still scarce, but authorities said they will be releasing more information soon. The house was burned almost to its foundation and firefighters found... more »

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