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  • 1 dead, several others hurt in ride malfunction at fair

    July 26, 2017 9:22 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - At least one person has been killed and several others injured in a ride malfunction on opening day of the Ohio State Fair. Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin says the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned Wednesday night. Martin says some of the victims were thrown from the ride.... more »
  • Congressman Scalise in fair condition after another surgery for infection

    July 13, 2017 4:30 PM

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Scalise is in fair condition as of July 13 after he underwent another surgery for infection related to his wounds and remains in the hospital, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The hospital’s full statement on Scalise’s condition is below: "Congressman Steve Scalise remains hospitalized... more »
  • Port Allen gears up for bigger, better 'Juneteenth' celebration Play Video

    June 18, 2017 12:05 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The City of Port Allen is going all out for this year's Juneteenth Freedom Festival. More than just a festival, it's a full-on carnival with rides, food and games. Residents have been celebrating Juneteenth here for almost 20 years. But this year, the city kicked... more »
  • AG's office to hold fair housing workshops

    April 7, 2017 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – April is National Fair Housing Month and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is hosting several educational workshops on fair housing throughout the state. The workshops are free and will focus on educating the public about their housing rights. Landry said his office will continue to... more »
  • Disaster recovery fair to be held in Denham Springs Feb. 18

    February 15, 2017 11:36 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A disaster recovery resource fair will be held in Denham Springs for homeowners and renters. The fair will be held on Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Park Auditorium located at 30372 Eden Road. The event is free to the public.... more »
  • Disaster recovery resource fair to be held in Ascension Nov. 12

    November 4, 2016 12:28 PM

    ASCENSION – A resource fair for disaster recovery will be held in Ascension Parish for homeowners and renters who were impacted by the August flood. The fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Trade Mart Building at the Lamar-Dixon Expo... more »
  • Disaster resource fair to be held for flood victims

    October 13, 2016 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A disaster recovery resource fair for homeowners and renters who were impacted by the flooding that devastated the state in August. The fair will be a "one stop shop" for information and resources from federal, state and other agencies to assist residents in their recovery efforts.... more »
  • Steampunk & Makers Fair gets Southeast Tourism Society nod

    June 12, 2016 9:12 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Going into its fourth year, Lafayette's Steampunk and Makers Fair has won an accolade from the Southeast Tourism Society. The group named it a Top 20 Event for the Southeast in November, meaning national publicity. The Advertiser reports that the fair is part costume play, part science and... more »
  • Rides inspected ahead of first Denham Springs Fair Play Video

    April 1, 2016 5:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Fire Marshals spent Friday inspecting carnival rides before the first ever Denham Springs Fair kicked off. Fire marshals combed over all 13 rides at South Park on Vincent Road to ensure safety. Marshals are required to inspect rides at some point during a fair or festival,... more »
  • Fire Marshal says "we've found no defects" on fair ride

    October 30, 2015 8:28 PM

    Baton Rouge - The 20 year old woman injured after falling out of her seat on the Gee Wiz ride, suffered a fractured elbow and ribs, according to the State's Fire Marshal's office. State Fire Marshal, Butch Browning told News 2 the ride will not be in operation for... more »
  • Fire marshal investigating ride accident at fair

    October 30, 2015 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Fire Marshal investigators spent Thursday night and early Friday morning investigating a reported accident at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. "All we know is that a female was transported to the hospital. That's all at this time," the fire marshal told WBRZ late Thursday... more »
  • Fire marshal thinks child stood up during ride Play Video

    October 7, 2015 12:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Investigators said Wednesday it looks like a 10-year-old unbuckled herself and stood up during a ride at the Livingston Parish fair Tuesday night, which caused her to fall and be pinned under the ride. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said three people in all were injured in... more »
  • Child among three hurt in fair ride accident

    October 6, 2015 10:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Three people were injured in an accident involving a fair ride late Tuesday evening. At first, it was reported a child fell from a ride and was taken to the hospital. About 45 minutes after the initial report, officials updated the injured to include two adults. All... more »
  • District of Columbia to host marijuana contest

    July 18, 2015 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - For the first time, the District of Columbia State Fair will include a marijuana growing contest. Possession of small amounts of marijuana was legalized in the District earlier this year. People are permitted to grow their own plants at home. Participants in the pot-growing contest will be judged... more »

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