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 »
LORANGER, La. (AP) - Authorities say a retired Kenner firefighter died in a Loranger house fire, The state Fire Marshal's Office say authorities found the body of 79-year-old George David Schilling early Tuesday morning inside a bedroom. Authorities found Schilling after bringing the fire under control. Investigators believe Schilling died... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' first female firefighter - a mother of two who got off of welfare and into a 1992 recruit class - has died of complications from cancer, Chief Terry Hardy said. Kathy Wilkerson, 57, died Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Sunday,... more »
The Morgan City Fire Department suspended Captain Andrew Ratcliff in August for sending a racially charged text to his former Chief, Richard Anderson. Next week, Ratcliff returns to the fire department but not without some controversy. Anderson says Ratcliff should have been terminated.
"My jaw hit the floor when... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say a third-generation firefighter has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl at a fire station on Aug. 5. Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said since August 2009, 21-year-old Dayne Anthony Leger of Carencro also worked as a substitute teacher at... more »
A local firefighter was laid to rest Thursday.
The funeral services for 53-year-old Ronald Spencer began at Fletcher's Funeral Home in New Iberia at 10:00am.
Fire officials, police officers, friends and family met this morning to drive together, taking Spencer to the West End Bibleway Christian Fellowship Church.... more »
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The City of Abbeville has sued a former firefighter for the cost of his training, saying he failed to full-time for two years after becoming fully certified. The suit says Cody Mire should pay the city just over $6,400, in 12 monthly installments. Mire worked for... more »