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  • Six injured in July 4th lightning strike

    July 5, 2015 6:57 PM

    MANY, La. - Sabine Parish Sheriff Ronny Richardson says six people were injured by lightning at the Cypress Bend RV park on Toledo Bend Reservoir. A lightning bolt struck during a Fourth of July celebration near the reservoir along the Louisiana-Texas state line. Parish Warden Joe Dewil says it's believed... more »
  • Family safe after morning fire in St. George

    June 3, 2015 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two adults and one child are safe Wednesday morning after their house trailer caught fire, according to St. George Fire officials. The St. George Fire Department contained the fire to a rear bedroom at 5:10 a.m. but firefighters were unable to save the trailer. Investigators said... more »
  • Friday afternoon storms wreak havoc in Bayou Pigeon

    April 24, 2015 7:38 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON - Strong storms damaged a trailer park in Iberville Parish Friday evening, according to authorities. Sheriff Brett Stassi said several trailers at the park in Bayou Pigeon were damaged, and one unoccupied trailer was blown over. Three of the trailers had roof damage. "It was like... more »
  • Scouts still to go camping after robbery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2015 7:07 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Boy Scout Troop 67 will have to go camping this weekend without any gear. Earlier in the week, thieves made off with the troop's travel trailer full of their equipment. "I'm kind of frustrated and angry that someone would do such an inconsiderate thing," said Scout Matthew Norris.... more »
  • Denham Springs trailer park fight

    April 10, 2015 8:42 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Residents of a trailer park in Denham Springs are refusing to move out of the Magnolia Estates Neighborhood. The travel trailers are set up like mobile homes off Lockhart Road. The parish government says they're violating a parish law. The residents were given an eviction notice,... more »
  • I-110 traffic backed up after fertilizer spill

    March 6, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a disabled fertilizer truck spilled its load on I-110 and blocked traffic around noon Friday. DOTD said the center and right lanes of I-110 South were blocked past Airline Highway because of the spill. A dump truck's trailer split open and spilled... more »
  • Crippled semi trailer snarls interstate

    February 12, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a semi trailer hauling chemicals broke down near the I-10 / I-12 split Thursday, snarling traffic along the interstate system throughout the day. The breakdown happened on the right side of I-10 West approaching the split around noon according to Baton Rouge Police.... more »
  • Sheriff seeks stolen smoker

    January 6, 2015 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives asked for the public's help tracking down a BBQ pit trailer which was stolen from a gas station in East Baton Rouge Parish recently. Deputies said the trailer was taken on Dec. 28 around 5:25 a.m. from David's Mobil Station at 12101 Hooper Road. ... more »
  • Gonzales Police seek accused lawn mower thief

    November 25, 2014 10:09 AM

    GONZALES - Police in Gonzales asked for the public's help on Tuesday as they search for a man accused of stealing a lawn mower and trailer earlier this month. Leon J. Williams is wanted by the Gonzales Police Department for felony theft after he allegedly stole the lawn care... more »
  • Police: Body of 5 year-old Gulfport girl in vacant trailer home

    July 17, 2014 2:56 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Police in coastal Mississippi say the body of a missing 5-year-old girl has been found in a vacant mobile home, and her death is being investigated as a homicide. Gulfport Police says the body of Janaya Makayia Thompson was found about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. They say... more »
  • Trailer dealer to get license back

    February 17, 2014 12:06 PM

    HOLDEN - A Livingston Parish trailer dealer shut down by the state Used Motor Vehicle Commission should get its license back no later than tomorrow. Hood Motor Sports in Holden was selling used FEMA trailers but not delivering titles to new owners. The commission says the dealer owed... more »
  • Officer and neighbor shot, burning body found

    December 20, 2013 12:10 PM

    FRANKLINTON - Deputies say a man was arrested for shooting a police officer and his neighbor before setting his mobile home on fire where the body of a woman was found. According to Chief Deputy Mike Haley, it happened Thursday night in Franklinton when the suspect robbed and shot... more »
  • Police find 27 pets in mobile home, arrest residents

    June 3, 2013 3:13 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police charged two people in Thibodaux with cruelty to animals and juveniles after investigators said they found dozens of pets living in a mobile home with them and two children. Investigators cited Archie Horsley Jr. and Melinda Horsley for misdemeanor cruelty to juveniles and animals after the... more »
  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Trailer breaks free on interstate "bump" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 24, 2013 9:46 PM

    GROSS TETE - Drivers believe a jolt from a bump caused a runaway trailer on I-10 East near the Gross Tete Wednesday. Denham Springs resident Mike Dutcher caught the incredible video with his dash cam recorder. "We were both cruising along about 70 miles-per-hour and I slowed down... more »
  • Popular pizza truck destroyed by accused drunk driver check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 23, 2013 9:51 PM

    GONZALES - The fire cooking a Baton Rouge vendor's pizza is out for good after an accused drunk driver crashed into the owner's trailer Tuesday night. Bogdan Mocanu owns Dolce Vita and was driving back from an elementary school fundraiser in Gonzales when he was hit. "She lost... more »
  • Ala woman dead; car collided with tractor-trailer

    January 21, 2013 5:28 AM

    VILLE PLATTE- Louisiana State Police say a 53-year-old Alabama woman is dead after a collision with a tractor-trailer. Trooper Stephen Hammons says Donna Saenz of Sampson, Ala., failed to stop at a two-way stop sign on Louisiana Highway 365 and Louisiana 35 in Acadia Parish. She was pronounced dead... more »
  • Zachary speed camera contract expires next year

    December 27, 2012 5:52 PM

    ZACHARY- Zachary has scaled back us of speed camera equipment in recent years. A more permanent decision could be made next year. Only one trailer with camera equipment is being used right now. The city had vans and other equipment in use two years ago. The cameras take pictures of... more »
  • I-10E at Siegen closed due to overturned trailer

    December 6, 2012 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 eastbound at Siegen is closed while crews work to remove an overturned 18-wheeler. The truck was carrying an estimated 74,500 pounds of cement at the time of the crash. There's no word yet on how the accident happened. Traffic is being diverted onto Siegen... more »
  • Deputy injured in August ambush out of hospital

    November 26, 2012 5:59 PM

    MONTZ, La. - A St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy hospitalized since an August shoot-out that killed two other deputies is back home in Montz. Chief Deputy Harold Klibert says Jason Triche returned home on Monday from a Baton Rouge hospital. Klibert says people lined streets to welcome him.... more »
  • Boat comes off trailer, ties up traffic on I-10

    November 14, 2012 11:56 AM

    SORRENTO - State Police said a boat came loose from its trailer while traveling on I-10 near Sorrento today, but caused no injuries. It happened this morning on I-10 just west of the Airline Highway exit near Sorrento. A State Police spokesperson said the boat came free from... more »
  • Police investigating deadly shooting in Addis

    September 28, 2012 3:07 PM

    ADDIS - Police arrested a 22-year-old man they accused of shooting and killing a 15-year-old at an Addis trailer park this afternoon. Authorities responded to reports of a shooting at the Riverbend Trailer Park in Addis this afternoon. Family members said Tyreke Lemar, 15, was shot and killed during... more »
  • $42.6 million FEMA trailer settlements approved

    September 27, 2012 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday to a $42.6 million class-action settlement between companies that made and installed government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf Coast storm victims who claim they were exposed to hazardous fumes while living in the shelters. U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Trailer loses crane on I-10E

    June 26, 2012 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police warned drivers to avoid I-10 Eastbound this evening at the exit to LA 415 after a trailer lost the crane it was transporting. LSP said traffic is being diverted onto the entrance ramp past the overpass where the accident happened. They warned drivers... more »
  • Expanded deal over FEMA trailer fumes worth $37.5M

    May 30, 2012 3:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An expanded class-action settlement agreement calls for around two dozen companies that manufactured trailers distributed by the government after hurricanes Katrina and Rita to pay a total of $37.5 million to resolve claims that Gulf Coast residents were exposed to dangerous fumes while living in them. The... more »
  • 18-wheeler travels wrong way on I-10

    May 19, 2012 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Troopers used spike strips to stop an 18-wheeler traveling in the wrong direction on I-10 across the Atchafalaya Basin Friday, according to Louisiana State Police. The driver, 62-year-old Marshal Smith of Gaffney, S.C., was booked into Iberville Parish Prison on counts of DWI, reckless operation, flight... more »
  • $14 million, FEMA trailer settlement

    April 17, 2012 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nearly two dozen companies that manufactured government-issued trailers for storm victims after Hurricane Katrina have agreed to pay more than $14 million in a class-action settlement of claims the temporary shelters exposed occupants to hazardous fumes. Plaintiffs' attorney Gerald Meunier said Tuesday that the proposed settlement could... more »
  • Happy ending for Ascension Parish fire victims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 1, 2012 5:18 PM

    GONZALES- A woman whose family was torn apart after a fire in Ascension Parish got better news than she could ever expect. Spicey Melancon's home burned down in January, leaving her 12 family members without a home and dispersed around the state. "It was heartbreaking, to know that... more »
  • Investigators looking into deadly trailer fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 15, 2012 11:15 AM

    HOLDEN - A trailer fire that killed a mother and daugther early Wednesday morning is under investigation by authorities. It happened around 1 a.m. on Hob Hodges road near Highway 44. Firefighters said the six members of the family were asleep inside when the father first smelled smoke. ... more »
  • Mother, daughter die in Holden trailer fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 15, 2012 4:35 AM

    HOLDEN - The State Fire Marshal's Office says a mother and her daughter died when their mobile home went up in flames early Wednesday morning. Around 1 a.m., firefighters arrived to the burning home, located on Hob Hodges Rd., near Hwy. 441 in Holden. Officials say the family... more »
  • I-12 East reopened

    February 14, 2012 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-12 East has now reopened near Amite River Bridge after tractor trailer accident. The interstate was closed for more than an hour after the tractor trailer jackknifed. I-12 East motorists were diverted to the O'Neal exit. Traffic continues to be slow moving with the... more »
  • Jackknifed 18-wheeler closes I-12 East

    February 14, 2012 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler jacknifed on I-12 East this afternoon, closing the interstate at the Amite River Bridge according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Traffic is being diverted off I-12 East at the O'Neal exit. I-12 East is backed up to Sherwood Forest. There's no word... more »
  • 2 women found slain in trailer near Sulphur

    September 5, 2011 5:42 PM

    SULPHUR, La.- Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso says two women have been killed in a trailer west of Sulphur. Mancuso says the two women were dead when deputies arrived Sunday night. He declined to give a cause of death. The sheriff says 50-year-old Mauricio G. Cumbrera, who lived... more »
  • 18-wheeler collision shuts down I-10 East

    May 13, 2011 6:31 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Two 18-wheelers collided on I-10 eastbound causing a major backup just around 6 p.m. today. State Police say a box truck rear-ended a tanker truck that was stopped in traffic on I-10 eastbound at LA 415. The box truck caught fire, and both drivers had non-life... more »
  • FEMA trailer residents face $800 monthly fine

    May 1, 2011 12:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Fines of $800 a month kicked in Sunday for more than 350 Louisiana families still living in FEMA trailers. The Times-Picayune reports 40 percent of the stragglers are located in New Orleans, where city officials continue their push to levy additional fines against residents who haven't managed... more »
  • Worker dies after being found in nitrogen trailer

    January 11, 2011 4:22 PM

    ST. GABRIEL – A truck worker has died after passing out in a tanker trailer that had contained nitrogen, according to city police. St. Gabriel Police had been called out around 3:45 p.m. Monday to Quality Carriers on LA Highway 30. The victim was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital... more »
  • Victim identified in fatal Iberville Parish crash

    December 20, 2010 9:06 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Louisiana State Police say James Hayes died in a crash Sunday night on LA 1 at LA 1148 in Iberville Parish. Troopers say a tractor-trailer was turning left onto LA 1 when a vehicle driven by Hayes hit the trailer and burst into flames. Hayes was not wearing... more »
  • 5-year-old dies from injuries in school bus wreck

    December 6, 2010 5:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police say a 5-year-old girl has died from critical injuries suffered last week when a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of a school bus. State police said Karen Stoute of Port Barre died Monday morning at Lafayette General Medical Center. The little girl was among three... more »
  • DEQ: sewage pond leaked into waterways for thirty years

    October 22, 2010 6:53 PM

    A trailer park owner is cleaning up a sewage pond in Iberville Parish after it went unnoticed by state inspectors for thirty years. The pond is at a trailer park that closed in May, and officials believe runoff from it may have seeped into the Upper Grand River and other... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to arrest of copper thieves

    September 14, 2010 10:44 AM

    A Holden couple was busted for stealing copper from FEMA trailers during a routine traffic stop around 1 a.m. today. 28-year-old Jeffery Dennis and 31-year-old Kimberly McKinney were pulled over for having a "loud exhaust" on their truck when a Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy noticed copper in the back of... more »
  • 4 found dead in trailer in Calcasieu Parish

    September 6, 2010 2:30 PM

    Authorities in Calcasieu Parish say four people were killed in a mobile home in a trailer park near Lake Charles. The bodies were found Monday morning, after a woman who hadn't been able to get in touch with her daughter went to check on her. Authorities say all... more »
  • State plans to crack down on arsonists

    August 24, 2010 5:50 PM

    New tools could help put more arsonists behind bars. The State Fire Marshal's Office unveiled six new fire and arson investigation trailers today. "I will tell you we're not doing a good job. There are more fires across this state that are not being investigated," said Butch Browning, State... more »
  • Kids displaced by Katrina lag 5 years later

    August 23, 2010 5:25 AM

    A new study finds that children who lived in emergency trailer parks or hotels for long periods after Hurricane Katrina are far more likely to have serious emotional problems. Researcher Irwin Redlener says at least 20,000 of those children still have serious emotional disorders or behavior problems, or don't have... more »
  • Sorrento may use speed camera

    August 19, 2010 6:19 AM

    The Sorrento Town Council has agreed to consider setting up a camera-equipped trailer to automatically monitor automobile traffic and issue speeding tickets. The device takes photos of speeding cars from the front so drivers are visible in the images, and the unit could be parked anywhere. The company that provides... more »
  • Trailer complex without water and electricity for past 2 weeks

    May 24, 2010 12:22 PM

    Several residents at a trailer park off of Airline Hwy. in Baton Rouge have been without water and electricity since a tree crushed two trailers last week. The landlord of the property is meeting with someone from Entergy today to try and get everything fixed. Neigbors are running... more »
  • EBRSO looking for trailer containing valuable art

    May 10, 2010 1:53 PM

    East Baton Rouge Sheriff Detectives are on the lookout for an enclosed trailer containing valuable art. It was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 10000 block of Jefferson Highway. It is a 2002 white closed box-type of Transport Utility Trailer, 16 feet long with a... more »
  • Rebuilding organization robbed

    April 20, 2010 5:57 PM

    An organization committed to giving back was robbed. A truck and trailer were stolen out of a warehouse at Mid City Redevelopment. An employee of the organization says he dropped the truck off at noon Monday, and when he got to work Tuesday morning it was gone. He says... more »
  • Three killed in house fire

    March 28, 2010 6:01 PM

    A house trailer fire claimed the lives of three men in Ouachita Parish on Saturday night. Ouachita Parish firefighters entered the burning trailer to put out the blaze and found the bodies of three men between the ages of 18 and 28 years old in the living room.The identities... more »
  • Deadly fire in Pointe Coupee

    February 24, 2010 5:15 AM

    An investigation is under way into a deadly fire in Pointe Coupee Parish. It happened Tuesday night on Park Street in the community of Ventress just outside of New Roads. When firefighters arrived, the trailer was fully engulfed. They found Lisa Bullock Leet's body inside of the trailer. At... more »
  • Help solve Ascension Parish thefts

    September 29, 2009 4:47 PM

    The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for your help. Several trailers, 4-wheelers, push mowers and riding mowers have been stolen during the past several months. Flatbed trailers along with lawn equipment are missing. If you see anything suspicious, call the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-8300 or 225-621-INFO... more »
  • Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

    September 9, 2009 11:03 AM

    The deaths of two men in Denham Springs were ruled a murder-suicide. The bodies of 81 year old Gary Savoie and 24 year old Gary Salpietra were discovered in a mobile home Sunday. Firefighters found them after responding to a fire. Deputies say Salpietra shot Savoie, then used... more »

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