July 5, 2014 12:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans has fired the embattled head of its taxicab bureau. The city made the announcement Friday evening in a three-sentence press release that did not explain why Malachi Hull, who had held the position since 2011, was terminated. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's spokesman, Tyler Gamble, tells... more »
June 28, 2014 9:25 PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, a South Korean official said, an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. The Defense Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing... more »
April 6, 2014 4:08 PM
Officers from the Lafayette Police Department responded to the report of a robbery Saturday, April 6, 2014 in the 700 block of North St. Antoine Street.
According to police the suspect entered the store around 8 p.m. armed with a black revolver and demanded money. The Lafayette Police report... more »
February 18, 2014 6:52 AM
Early Tuesday morning, a vehicle fire has closed I -10 East at mile maker 68, near Jennings. Louisiana State Troopers say the vehicle fire involves a semi-truck, and happened around 5:30 a.m. There are also no injuries at this time. More details will be posted as they become available.
August 21, 2013 7:07 AM
Early Wednesday morning, Lafayette fire officials arrived at the 100 block of Dove Circle to a fully engulfed house. Luckily, there are no report of human injuries, but several animals of the residence did not make it out.
Investigators are uncertain of cause the fire. There will be more... more »
March 22, 2012 10:46 AM
TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Officials say a Tallulah Elementary School teacher has been fired after she was in the classroom while two third-graders allegedly had oral sex under a table. Madison Parish School Superintendent Lisa Wilmore tells The News-Star last week's incident was investigated by the school's principal. Wilmore concurred... more »
March 7, 2012 6:12 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says it has fired a deputy whose reckless driving caused a traffic accident while he was off duty. The Town Talk reports that 42-year-old Howard Wayne Wells, of Otis, was cited for reckless driving and aggravated obstruction of a highway after... more »
March 5, 2012 6:41 AM
FAYETTE, Miss. (AP) - A pair of Jefferson County sheriff's deputies escaped without injury after being shot by suspects who fled. Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker says deputies MacArthur Doss and Derrick Stampley gave chase Sunday night in separate vehicles to an SUV that was driving erratic in excess of... more »
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.
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December 20, 2011 6:49 PM
A house fire leaves one Opelousas woman without anything, let alone Christmas presents for her three children. Her co-workers at Sonic teamed up to play Santa this holiday season.
Crystal Rue said, "it started from a heater and the car caught on fire and it went on from there."... more »
September 5, 2011 9:59 AM
GLADEWATER, Texas (AP) - A longtime Texas sheriff says it was the fastest-moving fire he has ever seen. Six homes were toppled within minutes, including one trailer where a woman and her 18-month-old daughter were killed because they couldn't escape in time. Authorities said the fires, including the one that... more »
July 22, 2011 10:01 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Officials say two key officials of the state Department of Education have been fired amid controversy over charter schools in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Ollie Tyler, acting state superintendent of education, says Jacob Landry, who was director of the department's Office of Parental Options,... more »
March 27, 2011 12:10 AM
The Kaplan Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out Saturday morning.
It started at around one am at West 10th and North Wilson Avenue. The structure was an abandoned building and no one was hurt. It's unclear what caused the fire.
February 6, 2011 1:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two New Orleans police officers have been fired for misconduct while on duty. The Times Picayune reports Officer Carey Dykes, a 13-year veteran, was fired this past week for numerous violations, including having sex with a woman while on the clock, sleeping while on duty and... more »
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 »
January 10, 2011 7:25 PM
January 5, 2011 7:00 AM
A news conference in Allen Parish. State fire marshal Butch Browning and Allen Parish Sheriff Officials will release information in reference to numerous arson fires that occurred in the Parish. The joint investigation involved 10 intentionally set fires over the past 8 months.
December 30, 2010 9:31 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against fired mayoral aide Rick Seaton, his attorney confirmed Thursday. The attorney, Marty Stroud of Shreveport, said the investigation is in its early stages, and sexual assault covers a broad spectrum of possible allegations. Mayor Cedric Glover... more »
October 8, 2010 5:19 PM
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) firefighting crews continue to battle an unusually large number of fires for this time of year, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said. Thursday Oct. 7, LDAF crews suppressed 23 wildfires that burned 111.58 acres. Since Oct. 1, LDAF crews have suppressed 189 wildfires that... more »
October 8, 2010 8:09 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry announces charges in separate forest fires in Livingston and Sabine parishes. Mike Strain says 52-year-old Charlie Sibley of Holden was cited Thursday for criminal negligence in a wildfire that burned 450 acres in Livingston Parish. If convicted, Sibley faces... more »
September 16, 2010 7:17 PM
The small town of Sunset in Saint Landry Parish is dealing with a safety crisis--no one in-town to respond immediately during fires.
Resident Earl Courvelle said, "to me that's a very serious problem--when you don't have anyone to respond to a fire within your municipality."
Courvelle says he's... more »
September 15, 2010 11:54 AM
SCOTT, La. (AP) - Federal authorities are helping investigate a fire that destroyed several warehouse buildings in Scott. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said its agents are joining the investigation of Sunday's fire at the Advance Products and Systems facility at the request of state and... more »
September 14, 2010 5:04 PM
An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy is arrested by police charged with False Imprisonment and Domestic Abuse Battery from a domestic incident. Brison Gremillion, 30, was fired and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail today. He is accused of handcuffing his wife to the bed because she was... more »
September 3, 2010 11:46 AM
LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge in Vernon Parish has ordered a 66-year-old Leesville man to spend a year in jail and repay nearly $21,000 to owners of timber he was convicted of burning. The Daily Leader reports that Judge Vernon B. Clark sentenced Darrell Wayne Westmoreland to... more »
August 31, 2010 1:11 PM
(AP) - Forget "Fore!" "Fire!" was the cry of the day for a golfer whose off-target swing sparked a 12-acre blaze in Southern California. The golfer at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine landed a shot in the rough Saturday. On his next swing, his club snagged a rock,... more »
August 20, 2010 11:32 PM
After 6 years serving as a prosecutor for the City of Lafayette, Marcus Allen was fired Friday after being charged for simple battery. It all supposedly stems from an alleged altercation at the courthouse last October with a bail bondsman, but Allen has other suspicions. "I think it's definitely political,... more »
August 4, 2010 6:36 PM
Firefighters in New Iberia are working an apartment fire on Silver Street.
Neighbors say it appear the flames are out.
Deputies say one person is being questioned at this hour in connection with the fire.
We have a crew on the scene and hope to have more...... more »
July 15, 2010 7:15 PM
UPDATE: Firefighters are trying to determine what sparked a blaze in Broussard just after seven this morning. They do know the fire started in a back bedroom.
The house is a total loss, however no one was home at the time it broke out. -------------------------------------- Firefighters were called out... more »
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 »
March 8, 2010 5:16 PM
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team was eliminated in the first round of the Sun Belt tournament over the weekend. Today, Head Coach Robert Lee is out.
A press conference has been called for 10:00 AM Tuesday morning. It will be announced that Robert Lee will not be... more »
December 30, 2009 1:48 PM
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech fired coach Mike Leach on Wednesday, just two days after he was suspended by the school as it investigated his treatment of a player with a concussion.
The school handed a termination letter to Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, just minutes before the two... more »
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:
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December 7, 2009 6:21 PM
Investigators now know what caused two weekend house fires in Scott. Officials say the fire on Shelby Oaks was caused by a heater that caused an outlet to overheat. The recepticle box then caught fire and the house sustained minimal damage.
The second fire happened at a home on... more »
November 12, 2009 2:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets announced that they have relieved Byron Scott of head coaching duties. Scott will be replaced by General Manager Jeff Bower.
“I want to thank Byron for the hard work he has put in during his time with the Hornets,”... more »
November 4, 2009 12:05 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputy was fired after his arrest on rape and other sex charges. Sheriff Tony Mancuso said in a news release that a woman reportedly contacted the sheriff's office on Oct. 30 and said her juvenile daughter was having sex... more »
October 22, 2009 10:13 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An eighth-grade history teacher who allegedly discussed and distributed inappropriate information to students and sued the Lafayette Parish School Board in an attempt to bar it from using evidence of the allegations has been terminated. The termination of Lafayette Middle School teacher Christopher Jude Fero was... more »