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  • 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 »
  • California wildfire threatens some 500 homes Play Video

    June 16, 2014 6:36 AM

    BAKERSFIELD, CA - More than 1,000 firefighters have been involved in the effort to control a central California wildfire that threatens more than 500 homes. The blaze, which started Friday, has burned through 3.1 square miles of trees and brush in and around the Sequoia National Forest, coming within a... more »
  • People say council member is dodging requests Play Video

    February 10, 2014 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some residents in East Baton Rouge claim their council member is not answering questions about a buyout of dozens of homes. "I've tried to contact her at least 15 or 20 times," Greg Mitchell said. He's been trying to reach Chauna Banks-Daniels, who represents his area.... more »
  • Household wealth reaches new high

    December 9, 2013 7:42 PM

    WASHINGTON- The wealth of Americans reached an all-time high this summer but the gains are not equally distributed among households. The Federal Reserve says net worth reflects the value of homes, stocks, bank accounts and other assets minus mortgages, credit cards and other debts. The net worth of... more »
  • Government shutdown puts a stop to buying homes Play Video

    October 1, 2013 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's one of the first effects of the government shutdown in the Baton Rouge area: trouble with some mortgage loans. People looking to buy homes in Livingston Parish qualify for a federal loan called the Rural Development Loan under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, government... more »
  • US builders broke ground on more homes in July

    August 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. developers broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in July, partly reversing a sharp drop the previous month. The figures suggest that housing construction is maintaining its recovery. The Commerce Department says builders began work last month on houses and apartments at a seasonally... more »
  • Ohio police chief: 1 or 2 more bodies possible

    July 21, 2013 12:58 PM

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - The police chief in a Cleveland suburb has told searchers that he believes there could be one or two more victims in addition to the three bodies found earlier. Police Chief Ralph Spotts told volunteers checking vacant houses Sunday to be alert for smells of rotting.... 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 »
  • Sorrento trailers deemed commercial Play Video

    July 8, 2013 6:06 PM

    SORRENTO- A group of trailers, purported to be single-family homes, were deemed to be commercial buildings according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. The trailers on Melancon St. in Sorrento have five exterior doors, but only one kitchen and living space. That's why the owners of the property claimed... more »
  • Scottlandville homeowners frustrated with buyout Play Video

    July 1, 2013 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Reverend Dudley Theodore Jackson proudly mows his lawn once a week. It's something he's done for a very long time. "I've been living here a long time, " he says. "I moved on Avenue F in 1975." But he says he got a letter from East... more »
  • Snake complaints creeping higher around BR

    June 6, 2013 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Snakes are becoming more visible and that's causing more complaints about the nuisance near homes. "Out of all the officers we have one has had two moccasin calls. He's had seven rat snakes and two yellow belly water snakes and that's just one officer," East Baton... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • One by one, homes in Calif. subdivision sinking

    May 11, 2013 12:36 PM

    LAKEPORT, Calif. - Residents of a Northern California subdivision that is sinking into a hilltop are hoping Gov. Jerry Brown approves a county request for disaster assistance. So far, the Lake County public works director and an expert hired by the county have been unable to determine why groundwater is... more »
  • Fire evacuation ends, families allowed back home Play Video

    May 3, 2013 11:05 PM

    DEHNAM SPRINGS - About 30 families will sleep in their own beds this weekend after being forced out of their homes by a large oil storage tank fire. Thursday night, one tank exploded and a few hours later, caught the storage tank adjoining it on fire too. The incident... more »
  • Calif. wildfire burns 15-mile path to Pacific

    May 3, 2013 8:18 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A Southern California wildfire cutting a path to the sea has grown to more than 15 square miles, and crews are preparing for another bad day of gusting winds and hot weather. The fire that begun in Ventura County has been running down coastal canyons all... more »
  • Fire forces evacuation of campus, homes in Calif.

    May 2, 2013 2:51 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A wildfire raging along the fringes of Southern California communities has grown to more than 10 square miles. Fire officials say the blaze 50 miles west of Los Angeles has spread over 6,500 acres. The fire has forced evacuations of neighborhoods and California State University, Channel Islands. more »
  • 2013 Parade of Homes starts this weekend

    April 23, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Region Builders Association will host its 2013 Parade of Homes over the next two weekends. Many of the homes feature outdoor kitchens, pools and home theaters. This year's parade includes 41 homes built by 28 builders in 33 subdivisions, including 11 homes in Ascension,... more »
  • Gas found under homes near sinkhole

    April 3, 2013 10:54 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - An unknown gas has been found under the slabs of two homes and a workshop near the Bayou Corne sinkhole. The parish said Texas Brine contractors confirmed that gas was present under the slab of the homes on Sauce Piquante Lane north of Highway 70 in... more »
  • Judge rules buyout of neighborhood, resident still on hold Play Video

    March 22, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Jackson ruled the buyout of 47 homes near a Baton Rouge sewage treatment plant "fair and reasonable". An environmentalist group's lawsuit against the buyout has stopped the plant's expansion until now. Plans for expansion have been ongoing for... more »

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