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  • John Schneider, James Roday to ride in Orpheus

    February 18, 2014 2:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Actors John Schneider and James Roday have been added to the celebrity-filled list of stars riding in this year's Orpheus parade. They join actor/director Quentin Tarantino as the Krewe of Orpheus' 2014 celebrity monarchs. Schneider is known for his role on "Dukes of Hazzard" and currently stars... more »
  • Deuce McAllister, Will Smith to ride in Nemesis

    February 6, 2014 2:11 PM

    CHALMETTE- The New Orleans Saints will be represented when the Knights of Nemesis rolls in St. Bernard Parish this Mardi Gras season. The krewe's president, Billy Showalter, said Thursday that defensive end Will Smith and former running back Deuce McAllister will serve as this year's celebrity knights. The parade rolls... more »
  • CATS workers took bus to Hornets game, violated federal rules Play Video

    August 20, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System employees hitched a ride in a company bus to New Orleans, and the system's in trouble with the federal government. At Tuesday night's CATS Board of Directors meeting, newly appointed CEO Bob Mirabito advised the company is not in compliance with the... more »
  • Disney World patron finds gun on ride

    May 29, 2013 4:01 PM

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A Walt Disney World patron on a ride with her grandson found a loaded gun on her seat. Officials said Wednesday that the woman found the automatic gun on the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom. The woman gave the loaded gun to a park attendant... more »
  • Inspector General report sparks change with State Fire Marshal Play Video

    November 13, 2012 6:11 PM

    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 »
  • Connick, Swank, Hargitay to ride in 2012 Orpheus parade

    January 31, 2012 2:06 PM

    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 »
  • State Fire Marshal investigates amusement ride accident

    November 2, 2011 3:04 PM

    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 »
  • Amusement fair accident investigation complete

    May 15, 2011 1:32 PM

    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. ... 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 »
  • Cyclist raising money for oil spill killed in crash

    October 8, 2010 3:19 PM

    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 »
  • Abita Springs adds park-and-ride lot

    April 15, 2010 7:30 AM

    Abita Springs has opened a new Park and Ride facility for commuters. The lot features 80 spaces for cars and a covered pavilion waiting area. The Abita Springs lot is the tenth parish-wide. more »

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