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  • Time winding down to get rid of damaged house Play Video

    March 3, 2014 10:07 PM

    BAKER - A homeowner has two weeks to tear down an eyesore in Baker or the city says they'll do it for him. It's been almost nine months since a small plane crashed into a Baker neighborhood. The wreckage hasn't changed much since the accident, and people who live... more »
  • Expensive flood insurance forces decisions: insurance or homelessness Play Video

    November 25, 2013 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Many homeowners are patiently waiting on lawmakers to vote on the Flood Insurance Affordability Act. If the legislation does not pass, insurance rates for homeowners could skyrocket. The new rules have caused home values to drop because of the uncertainty over rates and the fact that... more »
  • Man released on bond in teen's shooting

    July 30, 2013 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans homeowner facing an attempted second-degree murder charge in the shooting of a teenager has been released on bond - again - after being ordered back to court. Thirty-three-year-old Merritt Landry posted a $100,000 property bond Tuesday. Landry had posted bond the same day he... more »
  • Citizens rates rising by average of 7.7 percent

    January 11, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's property insurer of last resort has proposed raising homeowner's rates an average of 7.7 percent statewide this year. The Advocate reports the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.'s board said Thursday that the rate increase is being driven in part by higher reinsurance costs for coastal... more »
  • Homeowners learn how to spot crooked contractors Play Video

    June 23, 2012 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE-Homeowners are learning how to out-smart would be-crooked contractors, from a woman who says she's made it her mission to teach them how to spot a fraud. Phae Howard says," My grandmother was ripped off by a contractor. So I decided that I'm going to what I can... more »
  • Zachary officials working to remove dilapidated homes Play Video

    May 17, 2012 6:01 PM

    ZACHARY - City workers in Zachary are taking the first steps to remove dozens of dilapidated homes, "I love my neighborhood, I love living here, but not as much as I use to," says Leroy Williams, who says he's seen more and more homes becoming run-down in the neighborhood... more »
  • Burglary suspect shot by homeowner Play Video

    November 22, 2011 5:15 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, La.- A property owner shot a teen trying to break into a Livingston Parish home this morning, according to the sheriff's office. LPSO spokesperson Perry Rushing said they were called out to a shooting on Church of God Road near Springfield around 9 a.m. He said 18-year-old... more »
  • 10-foot alligator caught behind WBR home

    April 4, 2011 9:58 AM

    BUECHE - A woman in West Baton Rouge Parish found a large, scaly visitor when she went outside to enjoy her morning coffee. A ten-and-a half foot long alligator was crawling around in Skye Johnston's backyard. She believes the alligator came from a swamp across the street from her... more »
  • Homeowner arrested in deadly shooting

    January 29, 2011 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police arrested a homeowner after a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge. It happened in the 1700 block of North 26th Street overnight. Police identified the victim as Keith Brown, 23, of Baton Rouge. According to investigators the homeowner, Richard Alexander, 28, of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Sheriff: Homeowner shoots thief

    January 15, 2011 1:09 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La.- A man was shot while burglarizing a vehicle, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. It happened on Stewart Road late Friday night. Authorities got to the scene to find 28-year-old Adam Anderman, of Prairieville, laying in a yard bleeding from a gunshot wound. The homeowner... more »
  • BRPD: Homeowner helps nab burglars

    December 22, 2010 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two men have been arrested in connection with a pair of Baton Rouge burglaries, and police say it’s thanks to a quick-thinking man who caught them in his home. Baton Rouge Police arrested 23-year-old Delarryo Taylor of Dutton and 19-year-old Michael Jackson of Baker this afternoon in... more »
  • Man shot after mistaking neighbor's house for his own

    November 22, 2010 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 26-year-old man was shot in the stomach overnight, after possibly mistaking another house for his own in Baton Rouge. Friends and family say the man is Chris Spinosa, son of real estate developer Tommy Spinosa. Police say Spinosa came to a home on Orchid... more »
  • Homeowner greets burglars with gun

    September 27, 2010 5:44 PM

    Would-be crooks are behind bars tonight after fleeing from a homeowner who surprised them with a .357 Magnum. It happened in Satsuma in Livingston Parish. Leon Guerin, Dominique Griffin and Scevera Alexander, Jr. broke into the house through the back laundry door. The homeowner said she heard a loud... more »
  • Doorbell Prank Charges

    July 22, 2010 8:35 PM

    A homeowner in Bethlehem, New York who tackled a 14-year-old after he rang his doorbell at ten o'clock at night faces charges of endangering a child and harrassment. Daniel Van Plew says he feared for his family's safety when a group of teens banged on his door and rang the... more »
  • State Farm asks for rate increase for La. homeowners

    March 30, 2010 10:36 AM

    State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has filed a rate increase request for homeowners coverage in Louisiana. The increase would be nearly ten percent. Last month, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon rejected the company's request for a 19 percent rate hike, saying that would be unreasonable. Last year, the insurer... more »
  • Thousands wait until last minute to pay taxes

    December 31, 2009 5:37 PM

    Thousands waited until the last minute to make good on their 2009 property taxes. The director of tax collections said usually about 75 percent of homeowners wait until the end of the year to pay their taxes. "Everybody waits until the last minute," said Octave Anthaume, tax director. "They're... more »
  • Bees swarm home in Erwinville

    October 27, 2009 12:23 PM

    A home in Erwinville is swarming with bees, and it's causing major headaches for the homeowner. Codey Byars doesn't know where to get help. Over the past year, thousands of bees have created a massive hive between the siding of his home and the drywall. His children... more »

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