BATON ROUGE- A report by the Inspector General's Office highlights some inefficiencies with the way the State Fire Marshal's Office handles carnival ride inspections and investigations.
The report focuses on an accident at a Greensburg fair in 2011 where two teens were injured on the "Zipper" ride.
The... more »
NEW ORLEANS- Harry Connick Jr. and two of his leading ladies will ride in this year's Orpheus carnival parade in his hometown. Two-time Academy Award-winner Hillary Swank and Mariska Hargitay, an Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress, will join Connick as a celebrity monarch for Orpheus which rolls through New... more »
Shreveport, LA.- A four year-old child has been critically injured, after an accident on an amusement ride at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport.
Shortly after noon today, the Shreveport Fire Department was dispatched to the Louisiana State Fair Grounds after reports that the child was involved in an... more »
BATON ROUGE - State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning says it was simple human error that caused an amusement ride accident in Greensburg, Louisiana last Saturday.
Investigators say the operator accidentally activated the "on" switch at the ride control panel while two teenage riders were exiting the car.
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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 »
Although a former LSU administrator's cross-country bike ride to raise awareness about the Gulf Coast oil spill ended in tragedy, his quest to help those harmed by the spill continues. Roger Grooters, 66, began his ride Sept. 10 in Oceanside, Calif. He was just days from finishing his 3,200-mile journey... more »