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  • Restore Louisiana holds event for Ascension Parish flood victims Play Video

    January 25, 2018 8:47 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Many continue to recover from the floods of 2016. Some are still looking for answers. Restore Louisiana assisted those people Thursday at a homeowner outreach event in Ascension Parish. The event was supposed to start at 2 p.m., but anxious homeowners strolled in all afternoon. "I'm... more »
  • FEMA homes to stay in Louisiana longer, but rent required

    December 10, 2017 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents displaced by the August 2016 flooding and living in mobile homes provided by the federal government can stay in them until May. But they'll have to start paying rent in March for the manufactured housing units. Louisiana's homeland security office says... more »
  • Residents looking to address the blight problem in their neighborhood Play Video

    September 24, 2017 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents of Eden Park say crime is commonplace in their community. "We've witnessed so much crime here. Prostitution, drug transactions... We've experience gang fights and stuff like that," said Zea Wallace, referencing one of the vacant houses in her neighborhood. It's on North 37th Street... more »
  • Two more homes condemned as huge Florida sinkhole grows

    August 5, 2017 1:58 PM

    LAND O'LAKES, Fla. - Officials in Florida say a sinkhole that swallowed two homes last month is growing. Pasco County officials said in a news release Saturday that a large chunk of the hole's edge has collapsed. Two more homes in Land O'Lakes, a Tampa suburb, have been... more »
  • 18-wheeler brings down power lines early Thursday morning Play Video

    July 27, 2017 11:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler is to blame for the power outage in part of a Broadmoor community. The big rig snagged power lines while driving through the residential area, cutting off electricity to some homes. Several residents on Kenlee Street say they were awakened by the loud noises... more »
  • Sink hole more than 200 feet wide opens in Florida neighborhood Play Video

    July 14, 2017 12:18 PM

    LAND O' LAKES - A Florida home has been swallowed up by the ground in an area where a previous sinkhole had happened. Officials in Pasco County say the hole was the size of a small swimming pool when crews arrived Friday morning, but it quickly grew to... more »
  • Central announces final flood debris collection pass

    June 12, 2017 2:52 PM

    CENTRAL - The City of Central will be making a final pass to collect flood debris from homes later this month. All residents with flood debris remaining in their home or on their property is asked to move it to the road on the right of way in front... more »
  • Police arrest man after drugs, malnourished dogs found

    May 26, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested after officers found several drugs and five malnourished dogs at his home. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 42-year-old Rodrigus Holmes on charges of possession with intent to distribute schedule I drugs, possession of schedule II drugs, possession with intent to distribute... more »
  • Proposed ordinance would keep mobile homes out of Livingston subdivisions Play Video

    May 15, 2017 7:30 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish is taking steps to keep mobile homes out of traditional subdivisions. Some residents say mobile homes in their subdivision are bad for the community and cause for the value of property to decrease. Marie Cain has been a resident of the Merryland subdivision near... more »
  • US construction spending rose to nearly 11-year high

    April 3, 2017 10:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools. The Commerce Department says construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level since April 2006, after two months of declines.... more »
  • One house is replaced by three in Hundred Oaks, some residents not happy Play Video

    March 7, 2017 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Some homeowners in the Hundred Oaks area are not happy with a new style of house that has popped up. Three shotgun-style homes were built in the neighborhood over the last year and some say they stick out like sore thumbs. "Look at the house that... more »
  • Livingston neighbors concerned over abandoned post-flood homes Play Video

    February 16, 2017 7:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON – In Livingston Parish the flood damage as a result of the August flood was so bad that some residents just walked away. However, those who are trying to rebuild want something done about the remaining potential health hazards. In the Shadow Springs subdivision near Denham Springs, there... more »
  • FEMA details federal aid programs for tornado victims

    February 12, 2017 3:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released details on the federal aid programs that will be available to victims of the recent tornadoes in certain parishes. The programs can be made available as needed and warranted under Governor John Bel Edwards declaration as approved by President Trump.... more »
  • Nearly 800 homes damaged in several parishes following tornadoes

    February 9, 2017 5:56 PM

    According to the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, nearly 800 homes were damaged in five parishes following Tuesday's severe weather and tornadoes. There have been five confirmed tornadoes following Tuesday's severe weather: an EF-3 in eastern New Orleans, and EF-3 in Watson, an EF-2 in Killian,... more »
  • 2 Northern Louisiana tornadoes confirmed, homes damaged

    January 23, 2017 9:56 PM

    PLAIN DEALING - Authorities say two weekend tornadoes destroyed or damaged 31 houses and recreational vehicles in Louisiana: 29 in the state's northwest near Plain Dealing, and two homes in the central town of Natchez. Officials say nobody was seriously injured. The National Weather Service tells local news organizations that... more »
  • Residents still dealing with "bank walkaways" damaged by August flood Play Video

    January 9, 2017 11:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sign hangs in the front of Leroy and Karen Aucion's home that reads "You can't wash us away." It's a message to the August flood. But the Aucions, along with other residents in Woodlawn Acres neighborhood, are facing a disturbing reminder of the flood.... more »
  • Denham Springs officials to discuss 18-month extension for residents living in mobile homes Play Video

    November 28, 2016 6:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Following the August flood, there are a lot of residents still living in FEMA mobile homes, others in RV's and campers. However, Denham Springs officials are going to consider allowing residents to live in them for a longer period of time. One resident, Gerald Haik, has been... more »
  • EBR residents seeing more rodents around homes Play Video

    November 1, 2016 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge is seeing an uptick in rodents roaming around homes. The East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control facility said the number of calls for rodent inspection increases this time of year. "Most of the time there's an active borough you'll see... more »
  • FEMA offering free tips for repairing post-flood homes

    October 31, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA is offering free information at area home-improvement stores about repairing or rebuilding homes damaged in the August flood. Representatives will answer questions and offer home-improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people who prefer "do-it-yourself"... more »
  • More than 5,000 homes receive repairs through Shelter at Home program

    October 27, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE – More than 5,000 homes have received temporary repairs through the Shelter at Home program, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announced. A total of 5,195 homes have been completed and another 4,480 repairs are taking place with 21,552 people signed up for the... more »
  • Fire damages three mobile homes on Victoria Drive

    October 17, 2016 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a fire that damaged three mobile homes over the weekend. The fire took place on Saturday, Oct. 15 around 3 a.m. in the Big Oaks Mobile Home Park in the 3700 block of Victoria Drive. Once firefighters arrived on... more »
  • Residents moved from River Center to Celtic Studios still in need of homes Play Video

    September 19, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – It has been a week since displaced residents were moved from the now closed shelter at the River Center to Celtic Studios off of Airline Highway. However, residents are still trying to get back on their feet. Inside Celtic's Stage 5 studio case workers are still... more »
  • Spike in 'recently damaged' homes for sale in Livingston Parish Play Video

    September 16, 2016 7:31 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – In one of the area’s hardest hit by August’s historic flooding, many homes are for sale. There are so many homes, realtors have now created a new category to identify them:” recently damaged homes.” “We have investors that want to come purchase some houses, so... more »
  • With hundreds still homeless, FEMA trailers remain unused Play Video

    September 14, 2016 12:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA is trying to come up with answers as to why an extensive number of modular homes set aside for flood victims have remained unused. Tonight, more than 100 modular units still sit empty since showing up to the drop site. At a town hall meeting... more »
  • Residents considering walking away from flood-damaged homes Play Video

    September 8, 2016 7:27 PM

    CENTRAL – Homeowners are so upset with the requirements and process of trying to get help following last month's flood that they are willing to walk away from their homes. Some say that what they are going through may not be worth keeping their damaged homes. One homeowner,... more »
  • Clinton residents begin gutting homes following flood Play Video

    September 5, 2016 7:40 PM

    CLINTON – The town of Clinton was one of the first areas hit by the recent historic flooding. Now residents are beginning the process of gutting their homes. Sheilla Flowers has lived in her Clinton neighborhood for nearly five decades. Her home base is now a ghost town with... more »
  • Homeowners in Sherwood Forest selling flood-damaged homes Play Video

    September 1, 2016 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Stuck without flood insurance, some homeowners in the Sherwood Forest area are putting their flood-damaged homes up for sale. Many of the homeowners do not want to start over by rebuilding homes that are already paid for. Throughout the neighborhood are signs lying in the middle... more »
  • Tourists help local flood victims rebuild Play Video

    September 1, 2016 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers have crossed states and even countries to help those who have lost everything in the recent historic flood. Gutting out flooded homes is not exactly what one would call a vacation, but some French tourists are adding that to the list of things to do... more »
  • Home burglary reports spike in Southdowns neighborhood Play Video

    March 30, 2016 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in Southdowns off Perkins Road says their part of town is usually quiet, but there's been a spike in home burglaries since the end of last year. Some of the crimes have similarities. Amy Fine was at work when someone broke into her home in... more »
  • Police chase leads to arrest of serial burglary suspects Play Video

    January 28, 2016 12:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police said a pursuit in Denham Springs ended with the arrest of two men who investigators believe burglarized homes in several parishes around the Capital Area. 22-year-old Patrick Booker and 25-year-old Charlie Matthews, both of Baton Rouge, were booked on charges of burglary of an inhabited... more »
  • Damaged homes, knocked down trees in Albany due to weather

    October 31, 2015 3:55 PM

    ALBANY - Multiple homes and trees are down in Albany after a tornado touched down in the area shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday. Residents near Pea Ridge Road said they noticed metal flying high during the storm causing some of the damage to the homes in that area. Residents... more »
  • Livingston Parish heading toward population boom Play Video

    September 10, 2015 4:52 PM

    SATSUMA - Touted as one of the state's fastest growing parishes, experts expect Livingston Parish's growth rate to explode. Thursday, the Livingston Board of Realtors presented its first ever forecast for the parish. The forecast projects the parish's population to grow by around 90,000 in the next 15 years to... more »
  • Audit: Oversight of La. veteran homes needs improvement

    August 17, 2015 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit found the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs didn't properly address deficiencies at its five veteran homes or adequately monitor contractors who provide services. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office reviewed the oversight of veteran homes in Bossier City, Jackson, Jennings, Monroe and Reserve. These facilities... more »
  • US construction spending up just 0.1 percent in June

    August 3, 2015 11:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. construction spending increased in June by the smallest amount in five months as a big drop in nonresidential building activity offset a third straight increase in home building. The Commerce Department says construction spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in June following a 1.8 percent increase... more »
  • Thousands of callers complain about EBR grass Play Video

    July 23, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Public Works in East Baton Rouge is getting swarmed with thousands of calls complaining about neglected properties. Since April, the city-parish has received around 4,500 calls on blighted property and overgrown weeds. But 3,000 of those calls were specifically for tall grass. ... more »
  • Displaced families speak out after apartment blaze Play Video

    June 11, 2015 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Families are left picking up the burned pieces of what used to be their homes. Four families are displaced after flames took over their apartment complex on Sherwood Meadows Drive, Wednesday evening. "The apartment's on fire, the apartment's on fire." Kevin Dukes told News Two... more »
  • Address errors slowing emergency response Play Video

    May 20, 2015 7:11 PM

    NEW ROADS - Nearly half the people in Pointe Coupee Parish don't have their address properly labeled, according to a recent study conducted by LSU. Emergency responders say it slows their response times and puts lives in danger. "In our line of work the seconds add up to... more »
  • Mountain lion captured near homes released into wild

    May 19, 2015 11:32 AM

    SAN MATEO, CA - Authorities say a mountain lion spotted three times in a residential area south of San Francisco has been captured and released back into the wild. Andrew Hughan, spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, said Tuesday that the animal was safely sedated and then... 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 »
  • Home sales booming in Baton Rouge

    May 3, 2015 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's a buyer's market in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Experts say lower interest rates and the time of the year are reasons for the boost in home sales. "Baton Rouge is a family town. Moms are the ones that make the decision on moving,... more »
  • $325 million development planned for Gonzales Play Video

    March 2, 2015 5:25 PM

    GONZALES - An upscale mixed-use community with a $325 million price tag could transform undeveloped land in Gonzales if the city allows it. Lafayette-based Southern Lifestyle Development wants to purchase a property used as a cattle ranch on Highway 44 just south of the interstate. Plans call for nine... more »
  • Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes Play Video

    August 25, 2014 2:14 AM

    WEAVERVILLE, CA - State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said late Sunday the fire was about 2 miles west of the historic town and has forced the evacuation of... more »

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