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  • Man suspected in wife's death, arson, found dead

    October 26, 2014 8:18 PM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Fire Marshal's Office says a Greensburg man suspected of killing his wife and torching their house has been found dead in his wife's car. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson said Sunday that a note was found with 48-year-old Adren Allen's body and investigators believe he... more »
  • Former volunteer firefighter arrested for arson

    February 6, 2014 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former volunteer firefighter faces four counts of simple arson in connection with fires that investigators say were intentionally set in a wooded area just south of DeRidder in 2012 and 2013. Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 26-year-old Brandon Harris, of Longville, Tuesday after a... more »
  • Son accused of setting house ablaze after fight with father

    December 30, 2013 8:19 AM

    A Lafayette man is behind bars on aggravated arson charges after he allegedly set his family's house on fire. Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Elias G. Road shortly after midnight. Investigators say 24-year-old Justin Bartlett was involved in a domestic dispute with his father before... more »
  • Boyfriend Charged with Arson

    November 22, 2012 4:17 AM

    A late night house fire causes a trailer to be a total loss. Just after 10:45pm Wednesday night, Lafayette police and fire department were on the scene of a major house fire. When officials arrived at 215 N.Girouard Road, there was heavy smoke and flames spewing out of the... more »
  • Investigators Suspect Fire is Politically Motivated

    November 8, 2012 10:48 PM

    A Leonville business burns to the ground; police say it could be arson and politically motivated. That fire happened early Wednesday morning. The flames broke out just hours after election results came in adding fuel to the fire that it was politically motivated. "It was completely down by... more »
  • Oak Grove teen arrested in arson probe

    July 18, 2012 7:07 AM

    OAK GROVE, La. (AP) - An Oak Grove teenager has been arrested on suspicion of setting a fire that burned nearly 600 acres of land in West Carroll Parish. Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain's office says 19-year-old Stacy James George was booked into the parish jail on one... more »
  • School fire probed as suspected arson

    May 11, 2012 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge fire investigators are looking into an arson that occurred at the Mentorship Academy. Fire department spokesman Robert Combs tells The Advocate firefighters were called to the school just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday to find a small fire in the third-floor boys restroom. Combs... more »
  • Not guilty verdict in park arson

    April 18, 2012 10:01 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - After 15 minutes of deliberation, a Lake Charles jury found Seth Arceneaux not guilty of starting the blaze that destroyed Millennium Park in January 2011. Millennium Park, a wooden playground built by volunteers, burned in the early morning of Jan. 9, 2011. It has since... more »
  • Teenagers charged with arson

    March 22, 2012 9:24 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Deputies have arrested students at two Ascension Parish schools in unrelated arson cases. Johnnie Balfantz, school system spokesman, tells The Advocate the fires were set in restrooms at St. Amant High and Lowery Middle schools. Balfantz says the damage was minimal, and no one was hurt.... more »
  • Trial delayed in Lake Charles park arson

    March 5, 2012 6:25 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A man accused of burning a Lake Charles city park will stand trial in April, not Monday as was originally scheduled. Seth Arceneaux faces a charge of simple arson in the blaze that destroyed Millennium Park on Jan. 9, 2011. The American Press said police... more »
  • Millennium Park arson trial reset for April

    March 5, 2012 5:49 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A judge in Lake Charles has granted a second delay in the trial of a teenager accused of burning down a Lake Charles park built by thousands of volunteers. The trial had been scheduled to start Monday. The American Press reports that defense attorney Robert... more »
  • Man Facing 12 Counts of Arson in Kaplan

    February 4, 2012 11:34 PM

    In Kaplan, a major break in a string of arsons that have had residents on edge for years. 55-year-old Felecian Primeaux of Kaplan is facing 12 counts of arson, dating back to 2007. He was arrested at his home Saturday morning after police say the suspect was caught on tape.... more »
  • Arrest in Kaplan Arson

    February 4, 2012 1:54 PM

    A 55-year-old Kaplan man was arrested early this morning and charged with 12 counts of arson; police say they caught him right after torching a house. Felecian Primeaux is connected to several fires, including the Liberty Rice Mill arson. KATC Chris Welty will have more at 6:00.
  • 1 Arrested in Arson

    January 28, 2012 6:51 PM

    A 45-year-old woman has been arrested on charges of simple arson after she reportedly set her house on fire. Mandy Wilson was arrested Friday afternoon, shortly after the Monroe Fire Department contained a residential fire at her home. Firefighters were dispatched to the residence around 9 a.m. and were able... more »
  • Fire Destroys Historic Club

    January 15, 2012 12:05 AM

    A piece of history went up in flames Saturday morning. Flames engulfed what was once a popular nightclub on Pershing Street in New Iberia. Luckily, no injuries to report and the building hasn't been occupied in years. "Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Tina Turner, Ike and Tina. Oh there... more »
  • Officials Hit the Streets of Kaplan to End Arson Spree

    January 4, 2012 7:19 PM

    For months, vacant or abandoned homes across Kaplan have been going up in flames. Police said the frequent house fires started in February 2010, since then nine homes have burned. Police believe at least five of those are arson, many of them set within the last few months. ... more »
  • Fire Destroys Iconic Building, Possible Arson

    November 9, 2011 7:28 PM

    Fire destroyed three businesses in Kaplan, all in the same building at the corner of North Irving Avenue and West First Street. It burned until early Wednesday morning, after igniting around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities are investigating the fire as a possible arson. "It was heart wrenching, it really... more »
  • Arrest Made in Fatal Fire in Acadia Parish

    January 11, 2011 4:16 PM

    A Crowley man has been arrested following two arson fires within city limits. The first happened shortly before 3:00 am on January 8, 2011 on James Street. This fire claimed the life of Brian Alcock. The second fire occurred on January 10, 2011 at 1816 May St., shortly after 2:00... more »
  • Volunteer Firefighters Arrested in Connection with Oakdale Arsons

    January 6, 2011 9:53 AM

    Five volunteer firefighters in Oakdale have been arrested for arson. Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning announced Wednesday that six adults and four juveniles were arrested on several charges relating to nine arson fires within Allen Parish. Five of the adults arrested were members of the Oakdale Volunteer Fire... more »
  • Three Teens Arrested for Arson

    October 18, 2010 9:49 AM

    Gonzales LA, State Fire Marshal H. Butch Browning, announced today that his office arrested three juveniles in connection with a fire that was set to a vacant mobile home in Gonzales and spread to another occupied residence. The Gonzales Fire Department responded to a reported trailer fire located at 8544... more »
  • Lafayette Fire Believed to Be Arson

    September 19, 2010 3:43 PM

    Press Release: At 1:30 this morning, Lafayette Fire Department responded to 1526 N. Bertrand Drive to a reported commercial fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy flames coming from the front entrance of the vacant building. The structure had been vacant for several years. The fire was extinguished within twenty minutes.... more »
  • East Bayou Parkway Fire Determined Arson

    August 26, 2010 1:06 PM

    Lafayette Fire Department fire investigators have determined that the fire at 400 East Bayou Parkway on August 11th was arson. Lafayette Fire Department fire investigators have determined that the fire at 400 East Bayou Parkway on August 11th was arson. The fire, reported at 4:06 a.m., ravaged the 6,000... more »
  • Man Arrested for Arson in Connection with Apartment Complex Fire

    May 18, 2010 11:28 PM

    30-year old Clayton Batiste (left) of Lafayette has been arrested in connection with Monday's fire at a Lafayette Apartment Complex. Batiste is being held on $100,000 bond for a charge of aggravated arson. Several families are burned out of their apartments at 301 Lodge Drive. They're homeless and angry,... more »
  • Former Welsh Chief of Police Convicted of Arson

    March 29, 2010 1:40 PM

    Former Welsh Chief of Police, Ben Thomas Richard was convicted of felony Arson with Intent to Defraud by a jury of six members on Wednesday evening. The case originated from the fire that destroyed Richard's home in Roanoke on Mach 13, 2008. Richard reportedly saw moderate smoke in the... more »
  • Woman Catches Her Husband Trying to Set Her Home on Fire

    March 24, 2010 3:23 PM

    Update: St. Martin Parish deputies have arrested Joseph. KATC's Jim Hummel is in New Iberia and has more at 10. --------------------- A woman who smelled gasoline inside her home looked outside to find a small fire outside of her home and her husband running from her yard. The incident... more »
  • Sarepta HS coach resigns after arrest

    March 11, 2010 8:43 AM

    SAREPTA, La. (AP) Sarepta High School's football coach has resigned after being accused of obstructing justice in a fire allegedly set by his son and two other teens. The Webster Parish School Board put 47-year-old John Bryant of Shreveport on administrative leave after his arrest Dec. 3. Bryant declined comment... more »
  • West Monroe man convicted of arson

    February 11, 2010 9:25 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) A Ouachita Parish jury convicts a 38-year-old West Monroe man of burning down an apartment building after his girlfriend threw him out. Assistant District Attorney Brandon Brown of the 4th Judicial District says jurors took two hours Wednesday to find Charles Lindsey guilty of aggravated arson and... more »
  • Texas man Arrested for Youngsville Arson

    October 8, 2009 10:29 AM

    Lafayette fire investigators arrested Jeremy Stevens, 32, of Texarkana, Texas last night for Arson with Intent to Defraud and Conspiracy to commit Arson with Intent to Defraud with the assistance of Texarkana Police Department and Lafayette Police Department. Mr. Stevens was transported back to Lafayette last night and booked into... more »

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