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  • Scott Fire Dept Propane Management Burn Training

    March 17, 2014 9:04 AM

    The Scott Fire Department will be conducting live pressurized burn on March 17, 2014. This simulation is apart of a liquid propane management education training course. The community and structures will NOT be in any danger during this simulation. The live burn will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the... more »
  • South Miss. Officials Looking at Fireworks

    June 19, 2011 12:01 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Two South Mississippi counties will take a look on Monday at whether or not to extend the burn ban and supervisors say that won't be the only drought related issue on the table. Both the Jackson County and Harrison County board presidents say the possibility of... more »
  • St. Tammany Issues Burn Ban for 30 Days

    May 19, 2011 6:47 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Due to the dry and windy conditions in St. Tammany Parish, Parish President Kevin Davis and Chief of Fire Services John O'Neill have issued a 30 day burn ban. Over the last 30 days, the parish's various fire districts have responded to over 230 backyard fires... more »
  • Reminder: Burning your trash is ILLEGAL

    January 5, 2011 4:30 PM

    A reminder tonight from the DEQ, open burning is prohibited in Louisiana. If you have a trash pile and burn household waste, construction debris or anything other than vegetative matter, you could pay a fine. Some materials that should NEVER be burned are: • Plastic and other synthetic materials • Tires... more »
  • Deliberations continue in Katrina police shooting

    December 8, 2010 9:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury has deliberated for a second day without reaching a verdict in the trial of five current and former New Orleans police officers charged in the death of a man who was fatally shot and his body burned after Hurricane Katrina. Jurors are expected to... more »
  • Sheriff Melancon Reminds Residents the Entire State Under Burn Ban

    October 5, 2010 10:52 AM

    Sheriff Melancon is once again reminding residents that effective October 3, 2010, the entire State of Louisiana has been put under a burn ban. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire. Shortly before noon on Monday the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office received a... more »
  • Cameron Parish Burn Ban Today

    September 30, 2010 4:52 PM

    The Cameron Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security has issued an outdoor burn ban today Thursday September 30, 2010. Police Jury Vice President, Thomas McDaniel, ordered the outdoor burn ban in accordance with the Louisiana Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act of 1993. Officials say current drought conditions potentially... more »
  • Rant-Rev. Jones Burning Quran on 9/11?

    September 7, 2010 7:20 PM

    RANT: We'd like your opinion on this hot button issue. Email your thoughts to We could air your RANT tonight! GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The government turned up the pressure Tuesday on the head of a small Florida church who plans to burn copies of the Quran on... more »
  • Pastor still plans to burn Quran, despite protests

    September 6, 2010 9:55 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida pastor says Muslim protests abroad and condemnation from U.S. government and religious leaders won't deter him from burning Islam's holy book on Saturday. This past Sunday, the Rev. Terry Jones told his congregation at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville that they'll burn... more »
  • Lifetime of Suffering Due to Gas Explosion

    July 29, 2010 7:19 PM

    On June 15, 2003 in the early hours of the morning Da'Shawne Jones was changing her niece's diaper when her home burst into flames. Her father, Carl Jones Sr., had illegally reconnected his gas service. Randy Piedrahita, the attorney representing the Jones and Joseph family, said Carl Jones Sr.,... more »
  • 4th of July Celebration

    June 30, 2010 7:37 PM

    Festivities are already underway in Erath for their 64th annual 4th of July Celebration . The town isn't just preparing for a festive weekend, they're also preparing for a safe one. Downtown Erath has been transformed into all things red, white and blue. Carnival rides, food and drink vendors... more »
  • Man Allegedly Tries To Burn Down House With Wife In It

    May 13, 2010 6:08 PM

    Aaron Lebouf is behind bars in Vermilion Parish. Deputies say he tried to burn down a house with his wife in it. Aaron Lebeouf's wife was staying with a friend when she saw him outside. He then allegedly threw something through the window. The victim says she... more »
  • Coast Guard Says Crews May Set Fires to Burn Off Oil

    April 27, 2010 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews may set fires to burn off oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from a wrecked offshore drilling platform. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry says the burn would be done far offshore and could happen as soon as Wednesday. She... more »
  • Toddler Burned in Bathtub of Hot Water

    March 30, 2010 9:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 60-year-old Shreveport woman has been booked with child cruelty after a toddler showed up at a hospital with second- and third-degree burns. Police say detectives determined the child had been placed in a bathtub of hot water. ... more »
  • Student Suffers Burn at Hands of Bullies

    February 24, 2010 6:50 PM

    North Central High 8th grade student Mick Wiltz says he was sitting talking to a friend Tuesday during P.E. when the unthinkable happened. "I seen some boys they had a copper pipe and they were bending it. Next thing I know they came stuck it on my neck," says... more »
  • Christmas Tree Fire Prevention

    December 11, 2009 2:36 PM

    In just a matter of seconds a Christmas tree can catch fire and spread to the rest of the room. The holiday season is the leading time for home fires, and they often start with Christmas trees and lights, but you can prevent them with a few simple steps: ... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Student Burned For Wetting Bed

    November 4, 2009 6:32 PM

    An Opelousas father is accused of putting his child's feet in boiling water. Opelousas Police say Carey Cortez was upset because the child wet the bed. The school's principal says the boy arrived this morning walking slowly, saying his feet hurt. His teacher removed his socks and shoes... more »
  • Abbeville Man Wanted for Adier Road Murder

    October 8, 2009 2:42 PM

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Detectives with the Sheriff's Office, as well as officers with the U.S. Marshals Service and Abbeville P.D. have now developed a suspect in the case where a body was found burnt beyond recognition in a pick-up truck off of Adier Road north of... more »

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