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  • Baker tire store back open after weekend fire Play Video

    November 24, 2014 6:30 PM

    BAKER - Firefighters are still checking for hot spots 24 hours after a warehouse was engulfed in flames over the weekend. The fire happened at a family-owned business called the Tire Shop in Baker. It destroyed the warehouse next to the business' commercial tire office and burned thousands of... more »
  • Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

    September 24, 2014 3:30 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Authorities say a man fired from UPS a day earlier put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center, evaded security and gunned down two former co-workers. Police say the shooter, identified as 45-year-old Kerry Joe Tesney, lay dead atop his gun from what... more »
  • Olympic-sized yogurt dispute

    February 6, 2014 7:53 PM

    Albany, New York- Members of team USA who want Chobani Yogurt for breakfast at the Olympics have to wait for the wheels of bureaucracy to move. The 5,000 cups of yogurt is tied up in a web of international trade negotiations and sits in a refrigerated warehouse in upstate... more »
  • Ribbon cutting for Food Bank facility

    January 14, 2014 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank cut the ribbon on its new facility Tuesday. The new location in the Fraenkel Center at 10600 South Choctaw gives the food bank three times the square footage of its previous home. The food bank moved from its warehouse... more »
  • Associated Grocers fire ruled electrical failure

    June 6, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said today that a fire at the Associated Grocers warehouse which took ten hours to put out was caused by an accident. Eldon Ledoux with the St. George Fire Protection District said the fire appears to have started due to an electrical failure in a... more »
  • Two-alarm fire reported at Associated Grocers

    June 5, 2013 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at an Associated Grocers warehouse this afternoon in East Baton Rouge Parish. Spokesperson Eldon Ledoux for the St. George Fire Protection District said there were no injuries, and everyone from the facility was accounted for. Firefighters said the call... more »
  • Owners picking up after furniture warehouse fire

    November 23, 2012 1:07 PM

    CARENCRO - A Thanksgiving Day fire leveled a furniture warehouse in Carencro. The fire was reported around 8 a.m. at the warehouse for "All Wood Furniture." Carencro Fire Chief Oren Haydel said it took about 45 minutes for area firefighters to get the blaze under control. No injuries were reported.... more »
  • Warehouse destroyed during chemical fire

    November 19, 2012 8:09 AM

    SLAUGHTER - An early morning fire has destroyed the Monolyte Laboratories, Inc. facility in Slaughter. Police Chief Walter Smith says one of his officers was flagged down around 1:30 a.m. Monday and told of what appeared to be fire and smoke coming from the Monolyte facility. Smith says no one... more »
  • Coffee by the Ton

    April 10, 2012 7:40 PM

    Talk about a bottomless cup. Thieves in Austria made off with two tons of coffee stored in a warehouse east of Vienna. Police say they broke in, loaded a stolen van with the goods and drove off. They also took two coffee machines with them. Authorities estimate the value of... more »
  • 2 firefighters killed in warehouse fire

    April 9, 2012 11:35 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Two Philadelphia firefighters are dead after a wall collapsed on them while they fought a massive early-morning warehouse fire. They were inside a furniture store adjacent to the vacant warehouse when a wall collapsed and trapped them. The two firefighters killed were 60-years-old and 25 years old. Hot... more »
  • Arson suspected in Baton Rouge warehouse fire

    May 27, 2011 6:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An investigation is underway after a vacant building went up in flames early this morning. It happened just before 2 a.m. in the 2200 block of Ted Dunham. It took firefighters an hour to bring the fire under control. Officials say the fire started inside the... more »
  • 5th warehouse fire victim identified

    January 4, 2011 2:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans coroner's office has identified a fifth victim of last week's deadly warehouse fire. 23-year-old Nicole Pack, of Pittsburgh, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Last Friday, the coroner's office released the names of four of the eight people who died in the... more »
  • Some victims in New Orleans warehouse fire ID'd

    December 31, 2010 11:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' coroner's office has released the identities of four of the eight young victims who died when a fire destroyed the abandoned warehouse where they were trying to keep warm. They were 20-year-old Jonathan Guerrero from Texas; 17-year-old Melissa Martinez from Scotts Valley, Calif.; 22-year-old Jeffrey... more »
  • Warehouse where eight died was set for demolition

    December 29, 2010 1:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans city official says the abandoned warehouse where eight homeless squatters died in a fire was on a list of properties slated for demolition. Jeff Hebert, the city's director of blight policy, said Wednesday that the city had tried since 2007 to get the property... more »
  • Officials: eight fire victims were trying to stay warm

    December 28, 2010 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The deadliest city blaze in decades killed eight homeless squatters who were burning debris in an abandoned warehouse to stay warm Tuesday, authorities said. Firefighters said they could not tell the ages or genders of those who died because their bodies were so badly burned. A 23-year-old... more »
  • Warehouse fire kills 8 in New Orleans

    December 28, 2010 7:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A blaze in a small, abandoned warehouse in New Orleans killed eight homeless people who were burning wood in a barrel to stay warm, the fire department said Tuesday. A man who lives nearby said the homeless often seek refuge from the cold in the neighborhood's many... more »
  • Man dies after trying to break in through skylight

    November 3, 2010 5:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The coroner's investigator says the man whose decomposing body was found tangled in a cable beneath a warehouse skylight died after a 30-foot fall as he tried to break into the building. Alfredo Saba had been dead about a week when he was found in the warehouse... more »
  • 1,700 pounds of copper stolen from Entergy warehouse

    September 21, 2010 2:21 PM

    Gonzales authorities are looking for the people who recently stole almost a ton of copper wiring from an Entergy facility. The wiring was stored in a warehouse on South Burnside Avenue before it was stolen just before midnight on September 16. Investigators said the thieves made off with 29 spools... more »
  • Stolen Blue Dog paintings recovered

    June 23, 2010 6:09 AM

    The Blue Dog paintings stolen from George Rodrigue's French Quarter gallery have been recovered. New Orleans police say a tipster led them to the paintings in a warehouse. Police say they are searching for a 60-year-old New Orleans man in connection with the theft of the paintings. more »
  • DEQ takes water samples from warehouse fire

    March 31, 2010 1:30 PM

    Bryan Alleman and Jackie Millet, environmental scientists for the Department of Environmental Quality, gathered water samples from the warehouse fire Wednesday morning. Behind them is a earthen clay dam that is there to keep the water inside the perimeter. Photos courtesy of DEQ. ... more »
  • Eastbound lane of Hooper Road now open

    September 18, 2009 7:21 PM

    Update: The eastbound lane of Hooper Road is now open, going toward Central. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said it will be about two hours before the westbound lane is reopened. Hooper Road was closed around 3 p.m. due to a warehouse fire. The building... more »
  • Hooper Road shut down due to fire

    September 18, 2009 4:47 PM

    East and west bound lanes of Hooper Road are shut down between Plank Road and Mickens Road due to warehouse fire. The road closure could last a few hours. A warehouse building belonging to SDI Service Distributors Inc. of Louisiana caught fire around 3 p.m. The fire is not... more »

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