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  • Fire at abandoned New Orleans hotel closes I-10

    July 6, 2012 7:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A fire on the top levels of an abandoned New Orleans hotel sent smoke blowing across Interstate 10. Police shut down the highway in both directions Thursday night as about 50 firefighters battled the fire at the old hotel, which has been slated for demolition. The... more »
  • New Orleans to auction 98 abandoned vehicles

    May 7, 2012 9:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans will hold its second abandoned vehicle auction of 2012 on Thursday. The Times-Picayune reports the auction will have 98 vehicles for sale, all of which have been discarded on neighborhood streets or left unclaimed by residents with excessive parking fines and... more »
  • Police: Woman lied about sitter who abandoned baby

    April 10, 2012 7:00 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner police say a woman whose baby was abandoned by a shoplifter lied about the identity of the suspect. Lt. Wayne McInnis says the woman will be booked with obstructing justice, making a false statement and filing a false police report. Police say the woman identified... more »
  • Hundreds of donkeys abandoned in lingering drought

    March 29, 2012 9:48 AM

    With pastures withered from a lingering drought, farmers in Texas and northwest Louisiana have abandoned donkeys by the hundreds. The nation's biggest donkey rescue group says that since March 2011, it has taken in nearly 800 donkeys abandoned in Texas, where ranchers used the animals to guard their herds. Many... more »
  • Mother of abandoned newborn booked

    January 20, 2012 9:15 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - The mother of the newborn baby boy abandoned in Pearl River on Monday has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail. Capt. George Bonnett says 35-year-old Kimberly Lee was booked Thursday with one count each of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and child desertion. Lee... more »
  • Crews Remove Abandoned Boats Blighting Bayous

    December 13, 2011 7:59 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Dozens of abandoned boats that have been blighting bayous in Terrebonne Parish are being removed. Crews started work this past week. They will continue to dismantle and dispose of the decaying vessels through the end of the month. It can be messy work, because many of... more »
  • Warehouse where 8 died was set for demolition

    December 29, 2010 8:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The abandoned New Orleans warehouse where eight homeless squatters died in a fire was on a list of properties slated for demolition, a city official said Wednesday. Jeff Hebert, the city's director of blight policy, said the city had tried since 2007 to get the property... more »
  • 8 Killed in Fire in Abandoned New Orleans Building

    December 28, 2010 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A blaze in an abandoned building in New Orleans has killed 8 people. New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Greg Davis confirmed the toll early Tuesday. Fire Chief Charles Parent tells WWL-TV that survivors say the fire started when people burned wood in a barrel to stay... more »
  • Pamela Anderson Helps With Abandoned Animals Due to Oil Spill

    August 2, 2010 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 50 dogs, some of them abandoned by owners after the BP oil spill are on their way to new homes in Virginia, courtesy of an animal welfare group and actress Pamela Anderson. Anderson, the honorary chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was... more »
  • Evangeline Parish to Clean Up Abandoned Home

    July 13, 2010 8:52 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish Police Jury has agreed to enforce its nuisance ordinance to clean up an abandoned home near Crooked Creek Recreational Park. Secretary-Treasurer Doug DeVille said the property is full of refuse, the house is in dilapidated condition and it is a home for... more »

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