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  • Fire marshal thinks child stood up during ride check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • School memo promotes do-overs on tests Play Video

    November 20, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new policy endorsed by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Central Office grants students at certain schools the right to re-do assignments and re-take tests regardless of their grade. Belaire and Tara High Schools were the first to roll out the new policy defining... more »
  • Man accused of trying to pay for carnival game with pot

    August 30, 2013 11:47 AM

    MORGAN CITY - A 25-year-old Morgan City man is out on bond after he allegedly tried to pay to play a carnival game with marijuana. KATC TV reported the incident allegedly took place Thursday at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival fairgrounds in Morgan City. Police say Antonio Marcus Campbell approached... more »
  • Teachers line up for last minute job fair in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 10, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It was announced only a couple of days ago, but word of the job fair still spread. "I just graduated actually from Michigan, so I decided to come down here. I was physical education major and I graduated in may," says Taylor Turcott. Dozens of... more »
  • Job fair today for positions at Geismar plant

    April 25, 2013 10:57 AM

    GEISMAR - A chemical company with expansion plans in Geismar scheduled a job fair today for potential hires. Methanex Corp. is building a new methanol production facility which will open by the end of 2014. The facility will have 135 permanent, full-time jobs in a variety of positions around... more »
  • State Fair drug arrests: 3 carnies, 5 others

    November 12, 2012 10:30 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw say a drug operation at the Louisiana State Fair netted three carnival workers and five fair-goers. Drug agents made the arrests on Saturday. Seven were booked with possessing a drug; 41-year-old Timothy Haley of Hawkins, Texas, was... more »
  • New casino hosts more job fairs

    May 15, 2012 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The new L'Auberge casino in Baton Rouge announced two new job fairs this week for people interested in working at the attraction. Tomorrow, May 16, L'Auberge will hear for food and beverage positions. This Friday, May 18, they'll hold another event for hotel and hospitality positions.... more »
  • La. state fair officials choose new ride operator

    February 29, 2012 11:03 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Louisiana state fair officials say they are going with a new ride operator, but denied the move was because of last year's ride accident. State Fair of Louisiana General Manager Chris Giordano said Tuesday that Crabtree Amusements is a family-owned ride operation company from Staples, Texas, will run the... more »
  • Two casinos hold job fairs for eager employees check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2012 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two casinos in Baton Rouge are looking for eager employees at job fairs this week. The Belle of Baton Rouge will hold a job fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The casino is looking to fill management positions and front-line positions. "We are going... more »
  • Fire Marshal releases fair accident report

    November 7, 2011 2:17 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - The State fire marshal blames operator error for an accident that injured a four year old boy last week at the Louisiana State Fair. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning held a news conference in Shreveport Monday to release details of his investigation into the accident. ... more »
  • State Fire Marshal to discuss fair accident

    November 4, 2011 2:37 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - More details will be released next week about the accident at the Louisiana State Fair that left a 4-year-old boy critically injured. State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Monday to discuss the investigation. Sheldon "SJ" Lewis is... more »
  • Two teens flown to hospital after fall from Ferris wheel

    May 14, 2011 7:59 PM

    GREENSBURG - Two teens were flown to a hospital in Baton Rouge after falling from a fair ride at the St. Helena Parish High School, according to emergency officials. Chief Michael Martin said the teens fell from the Ferris wheel at the fair, and were flown to Our Lady... more »

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