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  • Women rescued from burning car by Washington Parish deputy, then arrested

    July 14, 2017 6:13 PM

    WASHINGTON PARISH – Two women were rescued from a burning car by a Washington Parish deputy and then arrested on Friday morning. The incident took place in the Lee's Creek Road area as Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy Ronnie Manning spotted smoke as he was driving near... more »
  • Faulty light fixture leads to $450,000 in damage at Bellagio mall

    April 18, 2017 2:59 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Fire officials in Las Vegas say a faulty light fixture on an exterior wall of the Bellagio shopping complex sparked a fire on the roof last week that tourists stopped to watch near the iconic fountain show on the Strip. Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell said... more »
  • Firefighters extinguish large house fire in Baton Rouge Play Video

    March 1, 2017 8:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a large house fire in the Baton Rouge area Wednesday night. Crews arrived at the house at 9835 Everglades Ave. around 7 p.m. and reportedly put the fire out around 7:45 pm. Baton Rouge Fire Department officials say the cause of the... more »
  • Charge dropped against man who burned flag at RNC in Ohio

    January 22, 2017 12:33 PM

    CLEVELAND - The man whose case led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the burning of the American flag being protected by free speech no longer faces a charge over another flag-burning at last summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Cleveland.com reports court filings show prosecutors last week dropped... more »
  • Coast Guard, good Samaritans help burning ship in the gulf

    January 16, 2017 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to a vessel that caught fire 150 miles south of Southwest Pass Monday morning. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a report at 3:28 a.m. from the National Command Center of an electrical fire... more »
  • Arrest in 'Vote Trump' burning of Mississippi black church

    December 21, 2016 4:25 PM

    JACKSON - State records show a criminal record for a man charged in the burning of a Mississippi church that was also spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump." Authorities say 45-year-old Andrew McClinton of Leland, Mississippi, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first degree arson of a place of worship.... more »
  • Remnants of Clean Burning Ignitor destroyed at Camp Minden

    November 2, 2016 9:45 PM

    PINEVILLE - All remaining traces of Clean Burning Ignitor at Camp Minded have been destroyed following two large magazine burns conducted earlier in the week. A spokesperson for the Louisiana National guard says Explosive Ordance Disposal personnel from the Army's 797th Ordnance Company and 79th Ordnance Battalion in Forth... more »
  • ACLU: Lafayette 'flag desecration' arrest unconstitutional

    September 25, 2016 8:34 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says a man has been unconstitutionally arrested in Lafayette on a charge of desecrating the American flag by setting one afire and tearing up another. Online jail records indicate that 57-year-old Charri Mohamad was held Sunday on charges of flag desecration... more »
  • Proposal to ban open burning of hazardous waste shelved

    May 17, 2016 3:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Minden lawmaker has scrapped his proposal to ban open burning of hazardous waste in Louisiana, after failing to gain traction for the idea. Democratic Rep. Gene Reynolds said his bill "was not going anywhere." It was aimed at addressing concerns from people who live near Clean... more »
  • 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 »

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