Just after 5 a.m. Saturday morning, the New Iberia Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 500 block of Anderson Street.
Fire officials say the fire began around 5:12 a.m., and with the use of 4 fire trucks the fire was under control within 30 minutes.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A culinary benefit has raised $2,500 for the families of 29 miners killed in an explosion in southern West Virginia last year. Richwood Grill in Morgantown hosted the "We Remember" Bayou Brunch last week for LSU and West Virginia fans prior to the football game on... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Officials in the Shreveport-Bossier City area say they will be ready with shelter space for about 8,500 people if a threatening Gulf coast storm prompts an evacuation this hurricane season. The Times of Shreveport says state officials have made shelter improvements since 2008, when poor shelter... more »
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's new 500-peso bills will bear the images of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two of the country's best-known painters. The Bank of Mexico says the bills will go into circulation Monday and are a tribute to the artists, who were married twice and worked in... more »
One person was killed and two others injured in a single-vehicle crash on La. Highway 500. State police say a pickup driven by 21-year-old Justin W. Cooper of Jena ran off the road early Thursday morning and overturned several times. Troopers say that 18-year-old Tiffany Wishum, a passenger in the... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy was booked Saturday on hundreds of counts of evidence tampering, weapons violations and drug offenses. State Police said Louis Lambert, 47, was arrested Friday afternoon. He was booked at the Assumption Parish Jail. The arrest capped a three-month investigation into... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state labor department has begun taking applications for 500 temporary oil spill cleanup jobs. The Louisiana Workforce Commission is taking the applications for Advanced Industrial Services/GCPG Services International. The company is hiring for duties that include debris removal and placement of protective boom along shorelines.... more »