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  • Fire destroys Baton Rouge home

    December 1, 2015 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a fire destroyed a Baton Rouge home Tuesday morning. Mark Miles with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the fire at 5075 Ford Street appears to have been an accident. Firefighters said they were called out at 7:49 a.m. to the home and... more »
  • US says it destroyed 116 Islamic State fuel trucks

    November 16, 2015 2:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military says it destroyed 116 fuel trucks in Syria used by the Islamic State as part of a smuggling operation that brings the group at least $1 million a day. The strike was the first of its kind in more than a year of U.S.-led... more »
  • Aggressive cobra killed

    July 30, 2015 8:57 PM

    HOUSTON- A two-foot long cobra that was captured in a luxury high-rise apartment in Houston was destroyed because a pest control company couldn't find it a new home. Police were called to the complex over the weekend after tenants saw the cobra on the third floor. Officers used a... more »
  • Over 20 injured, homes destroyed after Texas storm

    May 11, 2015 6:33 AM

    VAN, TX- An emergency management official in a northeastern Texas county says about two dozen people are injured and homes have been completely destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van. The storm hit the east side of Van Zandt County and the city of Van around... more »
  • Second space heater related blaze over weekend

    March 8, 2015 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials blame a space heater for the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Baton Rouge Sunday morning. The fire happened around 10:36 a.m. at a home where two people lived on 1024 North 28 St. Fire fighters say a family pet... more »
  • One dead in fire suspected to be caused by space heater

    March 8, 2015 12:10 PM

    ROSEDALE - A man is dead after a fire broke out at his home in Iberville Parish. Fire officials say they found multiple space heaters throughout the home on 78755 Rosedale Road where 64-year-old Curtis Trosclair lived. The fire happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say they found... more »
  • Plantation destroyed by fire

    November 22, 2013 11:27 AM

    ARABI - A plantation in St. Bernard Parish has been destroyed by an early morning fire. The LeBeau Plantation in is an Old Arabi landmark built in the 1850's and was one of the largest plantaions south of New Orleans. Firefighters were called to the plantation around 2 a.m.... more »
  • Halliburton has incentive to cut another deal

    July 26, 2013 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Halliburton has resolved a Justice Department criminal probe of its role in the Gulf oil spill by agreeing to pay a $200,000 fine and admitting it destroyed evidence, but the company still has a powerful incentive to cut another deal with businesses and residents. The plea agreement... more »
  • Calif. wildfire growing as mountain town evacuates

    July 19, 2013 10:16 AM

    IDYLLWILD, Calif. - A Southern California wildfire that destroyed seven homes and cabins in the mountains above Palm Springs is growing in size and now firefighters are keeping an eye on the weather. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kate Kramer says the fire grew overnight to around 24,818 acres - roughly... more »
  • Thunderstorms, hail slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

    May 23, 2013 8:16 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A band of thunderstorms is battering the Oklahoma City area and slowing cleanup operations in the southern suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes earlier this week. The National Weather Service said Thursday that the storms are producing hail, heavy rain... more »
  • Building destroyed, RVs flipped during strong storms

    May 22, 2013 3:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police in Morgan City said strong storms and a possible tornado damaged businesses and RVs this afternoon. Police said they received several reports of strong winds and hail starting around noon, along with tornado reports. They responded to several complaints of downed trees and power lines,... more »
  • Okla. City mayor: Up to 13K homes hit by tornado

    May 22, 2013 12:41 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett says 12,000 to 13,000 homes were affected by the tornado that tore through a city suburb. At least 24 people died when the tornado laid waste to Moore on Monday afternoon. The Oklahoma Insurance Department says the financial cost of the tornado... more »
  • Kids rescued from rubble at Okla. elementary

    May 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb. An Associated Press photographer saw several children being pulled out of what was left of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., on Monday after a massive tornado... more »
  • Oops, history bulldozed for stones

    May 13, 2013 7:53 PM

    BELIZE CITY, BELIZE- A pyramid built by the Mayans 2,300 years ago was reduced to rubble in Belize by a construction company that wanted to extract the rock and stones for a new road. Only a small portion of the pyramid mound was left standing. The head of the Belize... more »
  • Fire burns vacant house, spreads to 2 others

    March 13, 2013 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A house caught on fire and flames spread to two neighboring homes Wednesday evening. Fire fighters were called to a house on Heartwood Drive, off Millerville. A second home home was damaged by the heat of the flames. At the third, flames jumped into a second... more »

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