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  • Workers hailed as heroes after rescuing 3 from burning home

    June 26, 2015 8:04 AM

    METAIRIE- Six employees of Jefferson Parish's Streets Department have been honored for rescuing three people from a burning house earlier this month in Metairie. Ricky Walker, Rickey Addison, Keith Ellis, Paul Ellis, Don Cunningham and Randy Bass received certificates of merit from Jefferson Parish President John Young Wednesday. On the... more »
  • Houston man accused of killing son over potty training

    June 3, 2015 1:05 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston police accused a father of beating his 3-year-old son to death over the boy's potty training accidents. Harris County jail records show 24-year-old Anthony Trakemon Powell was being held without bond Wednesday on a capital murder charge. His son died Friday at a hospital. Court... more »
  • Burning death inquiry eyes woman's last hours

    December 11, 2014 2:24 AM

    COURTLAND, MS - Surveillance video shows a woman at a convenience store gas station less than two hours before she was found badly burned along the side of a Mississippi road. Authorities continue piecing together the last hours of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers' life. They are trying to figure out what... more »
  • Burning sugarcane problematic for homeowners check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 31, 2013 4:11 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Some residents in West Baton Rouge Parish are frustrated over problems they've encountered recently with burning sugarcane. Neighbors in the Roseland Trace Subdivision off Rosedale Road said it's the worst mess they've ever experienced. "When this time comes, it gets annoying," Carey Denstel said. Sugarcane... more »
  • 2 arrested in Texas slaying, body in burning truck

    August 18, 2013 4:30 PM

    LUFKIN, Texas - Two people have been arrested and authorities are seeking a third suspect after a body was found in a burning truck in East Texas. Lufkin police say Kristine Maldonado Garcia was arrested Saturday by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Man accused of burning child with heater

    March 19, 2013 8:37 AM

    WEST MONROE- Deputies say a 22 year-old West Monroe man was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center after being arrested on several charges, including burning his 3-year-old child with a space heater. Authorities tell The News-Star Vincent Tyler Froust allegedly threw a woman on a bed and choked her while their... more »
  • Woman pulled from fiery wreck

    January 2, 2013 6:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several law enforcement officers are being credited with saving a woman's life after pulling her from a burning wreck this morning in Livingston Parish. State Police said the wreck happened on Magnolia Bridge Road around 7 a.m. They said the woman passed out behind the wheel... more »
  • NH couple charged in boy burning case due in court

    November 30, 2012 9:08 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A fugitive couple arrested at a Florida theme park will voluntarily return to New Hampshire to face charges in the beating and burning of the woman's 3-year-old son. A judge in Orlando, Fla., accepted the extradition waiver of 23-year-old Jessica Linscott and her boyfriend, 27-year-old, Roland... more »
  • LSP: I-10 could reopen as early as this morning

    August 23, 2012 4:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say I-10 westbound may be open to drivers as early as 6 a.m. this morning. Police say I-10 eastbound, the site of Wednesday's crash, could reopen by the end of morning rush hour. Crews are in the process of removing the tanker... more »
  • Fireball on I-10 is first step toward clearing wreck, opening highway check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 23, 2012 12:57 AM

    Update: 3:38 a.m. - Fire officials say the evacuation and shelter in place have been lifted for residents living around the accident site on I-10 at Essen. BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews began the process of cleaning up a hazardous materials crash scene on I-10 early Thursday morning. ... more »
  • Deputies, responders pull driver from burning SUV check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 6, 2012 3:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies and first responders in Livingston Parish pulled an injured driver from their burning SUV today, just moments before the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames according to Louisiana State Police. It happened after a wreck on I-12 East around 9:30 a.m. today near Livingston. ... more »
  • Body found in burning Lafayette home

    April 12, 2012 7:39 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police are investigating a death of a man found in a burning home. Police say firefighter responded to a structure fire at 12:30 a.m. Thursday and once the fire was out, they discovered a body. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. The identity... more »
  • Pineville man pleads guilty to burning US flags

    March 6, 2012 6:59 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A 26-year-old Pineville man has pleaded guilty to three counts of simple arson for burning U.S. flags last year in Alexandria. The defendant, Ahmed Cathy Khaled, told the judge that he shouldn't have listened to the voices in his head brought on by not taking medication for schizophrenia.... more »
  • White House searches for answers after Quran burning

    February 27, 2012 6:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and top aides are in damage-control mode after rioting raged in Afghanistan following last week's Quran-burning incident at a U.S. air base. The president has already apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. But that hasn't stopped the violence, which has claimed not only Afghan lives... more »
  • Gingrich criticizes Quran burning apology by US

    February 24, 2012 6:20 AM

    SPOKANE, Wash. - GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is expressing outrage over a U.S. apology to Afghan authorities for burned Qurans on a military base. Gingrich lashed out Thursday at the Obama administration for the formal apology. Copies of the Muslim holy book were found burned in a garbage pit... more »
  • Afghan police fire at anti-US rallies; 3 killed

    February 22, 2012 6:58 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan officials say at least three people have been killed after police opened fire to disperse thousands of anti-American demonstrators rioting for a second day over what the U.S. has said was the inadvertent burning of Muslim holy books at a NATO military base. Officials says the... more »
  • 2 bodies found in burning Opelousas home

    January 12, 2012 6:59 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Two men have been found dead inside a burning house in Opelousas, the victims of a double shooting. Police Chief Perry Gallow said the bodies had been soaked in accelerant and set ablaze in an apparent attempt to cover up the slayings. Local reports say firefighters... more »
  • Cop arrested in alleged hit and run

    May 6, 2011 8:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A key government witness in the trial of a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina was arrested in suspicion of drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Police say Officer Keyalah Bell was suspended without pay after her arrest. She was booked into jail and... more »
  • LSU PD: Student accused in flag burning surrenders

    May 5, 2011 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU student accused of burning the school's American flag and damaging the campus War Memorial has surrendered to theft and arson charges, according to university police. Sgt. Blake Tabor with LSU Police said Isaac Eslava, 23, turned himself in earlier today at the suggestion of... more »
  • LSU police have warrant in US flag burning

    May 4, 2011 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a student wanted for burning the school's American flag and damaging the school's War Memorial this week. According to Sgt. Blake Tabor, 23-year-old Isaac Eslava is wanted in connection with the flag burning, and for stealing the school's... more »
  • Firefighters rescue family dog from burning home

    March 13, 2011 3:39 PM

    ST. AMANT, La.- Firefighters rescued a family dog from a burning home in the 12300 block of Jim Babin Road in St. Amant late Saturday night. Investigators believe a golf cart plugged in to recharge may have started the fire that caused major damage to the home. The... more »
  • Woman recovering after saved from burning car

    October 18, 2010 10:32 PM

    A woman pulled from a burning car is recovering in the hospital. After four days in intensive care, 21-year-old Laura Hall believes she's lucky to be alive. "I remember falling asleep there and waking up here and thinking vaguely, 'Man, I have no idea where I am,'" said Hall.... more »
  • Body found in burning car

    October 6, 2010 7:09 AM

    St. Tammany Parish deputies are investigating a body found in a burning vehicle. The Times-Picayune reported Wednesday that St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said burned, skeletal remains had been found in the vehicle. Strain said it was not yet clear whether the incident was a homicide or suicide. It... more »
  • Police: Boyfriend used iron during beating

    October 4, 2010 6:32 AM

    Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a man over the weekend for allegedly burning his girlfriend with a clothes iron. The News-Star reports 33-year-old Allen Robinson of Monroe was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center early Sunday morning on a charge of attempted second-degree murder. According to an arrest affidavit, deputies... more »
  • Couple arrested in baby's scalding

    September 23, 2010 6:51 AM

    A New Iberia couple is accused of severely burning a 13-month-old infant with scalding water. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says the boy suffered severe burns across his body and is in critical but stable condition at the LSU Burn Center in Shreveport. The infant's mother, Chiquita Bell, and Bell's... more »
  • Quran burning canceled at Florida church

    September 9, 2010 4:16 PM

    The leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy says he is canceling plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11. Pastor Terry Jones said Thursday that he decided to cancel his protest because the leader of a planned Islamic Center near ground zero has agreed... more »
  • Shrimpers rescued from burning boat in Tangipahoa Parish

    September 8, 2010 11:33 AM

    Three shrimpers trapped on a burning boat were rescued by a pair of Houma sisters who were out crabbing, according to authorities. The Houma newspaper reports that 27-year-old Carla Ghere of Bayou Blue and 26-year-old Carolyn Tillman saw the boat on fire shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, on Lake Boudreaux.... more »
  • Afghanis protest US church's plans to burn Quran

    September 6, 2010 10:35 AM

    A protest by hundreds of people in the Afghan capital has ended, after demonstrators burned American flags and chanted "Death to America." They also burned a cardboard effigy of a Florida pastor whose church has announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on church grounds to mark the ninth... more »
  • PA Gas Well Explosion

    July 23, 2010 11:18 AM

    A natural gas well has exploded and killed two people, in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. The blast happened around 10 a.m.in a remote area of Indiana Township, about 15 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Reports say the well is still burning at this hour. The PA Public Utility... more »
  • Ex-officers arraignment today in burned body case

    June 17, 2010 5:13 AM

    Four current or former New Orleans police officers will be arraigned on federal charges in the shooting and burning of a man after Hurricane Katrina. A grand jury indicted former Lt. Robert Italiano, Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann, Lt. Travis McCabe and Officer Gregory McRae last week on charges that include obstruction... more »
  • Fire to rid snakes burns shed and sends wife to hospital

    March 25, 2010 7:52 AM

    A Monroe man's attempt to get rid of snakes in his yard ended up sending his wife to the hospital and burning down his shed. The News-Star reports, the man, whose name the Monroe Fire Department did not immediately release, apparently started several fires with pieces of paper in his... more »

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