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  • Calcasieu man sentenced in waste tire burning case

    December 21, 2012 10:48 AM

    A Sulphur man pled guilty Monday to one felony count of illegally disposing a substance that could endanger human health. Dwayne Conner, 22, pled guilty to knowingly burning a large pile of waste tires in the Town of Evangeline within Acadia Parish. The tire burning incident took place in May... more »
  • Chemical plant burning in Geismar

    March 22, 2012 11:05 AM

    GEISMAR, La. (AP) - State police hazmet units are on the way to a fire at Westlake Vinyls chemical plant on La. Highway 73 in Geismar. Trooper Russell Graham said Thursday that reports of a release of vinyl chloride have been received. St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief James... more »
  • Pineville man pleads guilty to burning US flags

    March 6, 2012 7:12 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 26-year-old Pineville man has pleaded guilty to three counts of simple arson for burning U.S. flags last year in Alexandria The Town Talk reports the defendant, Ahmed Cathy Khaled, told the judge that he shouldn't have listened to the voices in his head brought on... more »
  • Body Found in Burning Car

    October 8, 2011 11:19 PM

    In Lafayette, deputies were called to Felix Road at around five in the morning for reports of a car fire. The vehicle was a blue 1999 Chevrolet Lumina and a body was found in the trunk of the car. By the time detectives arrived the entire car was completely engulfed... more »
  • Boy Arrested in Burning Death of Teen

    May 20, 2011 8:01 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy is facing a negligent homicide charge in the death of a 16-year-old boy who died Wednesday from injuries suffered when he was set on fire with a cigarette lighter. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office has not releasing the name of the... more »
  • Body Found in Burning Car

    October 6, 2010 11:50 AM

    LACOMBE, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish deputies are investigating a body found in a burning vehicle. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said burned, skeletal remains had been found in the vehicle. Strain said it was not yet clear whether the incident was a homicide or suicide. It is... more »
  • Minister Backs Out of Burning Qurans on Sept. 11

    September 9, 2010 5:03 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Christian minister in Fla. cancels plan to burn Qurans on Sept. 11, heeding to outcry.
  • 2 Sisters Crabbing Rescue Shrimpers from Burning Boat

    September 8, 2010 2:55 PM

    CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - Two sisters who were out crabbing rescued three shrimpers from a burning boat. The Courier reports that 27-year-old Carla Ghere of Bayou Blue and 26-year-old Carolyn Tillman of Houma saw the boat on fire shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, on Lake Boudreaux. When they got... more »
  • BP began burning oil

    June 16, 2010 11:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP began burning oil siphoned from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico early Wednesday as part of its plans to more than triple the amount of crude it can stop from reaching the sea, the company said. BP PLC said oil and gas siphoned... more »
  • Oil Burning in the Gulf of Mexico

    April 28, 2010 5:36 PM

    OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - It's a hellish scene: Giant sheets of flame racing across the Gulf of Mexico as thick, black smoke billows high into sky. This, though, is no Hollywood action movie. It's the real-life plan to be deployed just 20 miles from the Gulf Coast... more »
  • A Mix Up At The Morgue

    October 18, 2009 7:44 PM

    A mix up at the morgue leaves the wrong person cremated. The women died at Lafayette General Medical Center but their bodies went to the wrong funeral homes. "I can't explain the feeling," said Chakakhan Joseph, Ruby Joseph's daughter, "It's overwhelming," she said as she started to cry. Her... more »

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