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  • Man accused of setting church fire during service

    May 21, 2013 8:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Charles Parent says that when a man set fire to church doors during a service, some churchgoers put out the fire and others followed the man until police arrested him. Parent's news release Monday evening did not identify the 36-year-old man.... more »
  • Washington Church Set to Open This December

    December 6, 2012 7:22 PM

    A new bell now sits a-top of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington. Nearly two years ago the more than 150 year old church burned to the ground. Since then, parishioners have held mass next door in their family center while the church is rebuilt. It's a delicate... more »
  • New Church Underway in Washington

    April 9, 2011 9:29 AM

    It's been about three months since parishioners in Washington lost their church to a fire. From the day Immaculate Conception Catholic Church burned to the ground, the community has donated more than seventy thousand dollars to replace the 155 year old church. Along with the donations the church is also... more »
  • Church Fire Wedding

    March 11, 2011 12:23 AM

    It's been nearly two months since flames destroyed Immaculate Conception Church in Washington, and for many it was a special place. Including future newlyweds and as KATC'S Chris Welty found out for one couple that tied the knot this past Saturday, the journey was not so easy. High school... more »
  • Rebuilding Begins for Historic Church Lost in Fire

    February 10, 2011 11:41 PM

    The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington is moving forward, after the historic church burnt to the ground on January 14th. The exact cause of the fire hasn't been determined yet, but Father Albert Nunez said he believes the fire started from an old gas-powered heater in the attic. ... more »
  • Houma Church Charred Remains Lead to New Revelations

    January 19, 2011 3:08 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Recovery of the St. Matthew's Episcopal Church bell recently prior to the toppling of the burned sanctuary's charred remains led to new revelations about the church's history. The Bell from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church was recovered from the rubble of the church. The bell came from... more »
  • Immaculate Conception: Past, Present, Future

    January 14, 2011 8:03 PM

    Parishioners of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church are still coming to grips with the loss of their place of worship. They're reflecting on their memories of the church and looking toward the future. According to the Diocese of Lafayette, the church was built in 1853, then became its own parish... more »
  • Update: Church Fire in Washington

    January 14, 2011 12:53 PM

    Church Fire Update: The fire chief says it appears the fire at the Immaculate Conception Church started from the heating system. Churchgoers say they've been having problems with the heater since this weekend. They started smelling smoke during the 6:00 am service; they noticed flames coming from the attic at... more »
  • Church Fire in Washington

    January 14, 2011 11:18 AM

    Firefighters in Washington are battling a fire at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church right now. KATC has a crew en route and will have more throughout the day on katc.com. Send your pictures to news@katctv.com.
  • Fire damages Houma church

    November 11, 2010 10:01 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - An early morning fire has heavily damaged St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Houma. The Courier reports streets in the downtown area were closed to traffic as firefighters continued to try to extinguish the blaze, which is believed to have started around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Classes at... more »
  • Fire roars through, destroys West Monroe church

    November 18, 2009 12:28 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) An early morning fire consumed and destroyed a West Monroe church. Ouachita Parish fire investigator Curt Meachum says firefighters battled the blaze at Community of Christ Church for more than seven hours. The first report of the fire came shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday from a... more »
  • West Monroe church congregation plans to rebuild

    November 18, 2009 12:28 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) Members of Community of Christ Church say they will rebuild their sanctuary that was destroyed when fire engulfed it. Ouachita Parish fire investigator Curt Meachum says firefighters battled the blaze for more than seven hours Wednesday. The first report of the fire came shortly after 5... more »
  • Fire destroys West Monroe church

    November 18, 2009 12:28 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) An early morning fire destroyed a West Monroe church. Curt Meachum, Ouachita Parish fire investigator, said nothing was left of the Community of Christ church building and no one was injured in the fire. Meachum told The News-Star the first report of the fire came around... more »

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