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  • New Orleans fires troubled taxicab bureau chief

    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 »
  • Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles

    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 »
  • Officials Hit the Streets of Kaplan to End Arson Spree

    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. ... more »
  • Wind-driven fires kill woman, child in East Texas

    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 »
  • Crowley Fires

    January 10, 2011 7:25 PM

  • Allen Parish arson fires

    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.
  • LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry Continue Fighting Fires

    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 »
  • 2 Accused in Separate Wildfires

    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 »
  • Leesville Man Sentenced to 1 Year Prison for Starting Forest Fires

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Causes Of Two Scott House Fires Announced

    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 »

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