Deadline for damage survey approaches

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BATON ROUGE – FEMA assessments teams are due in the region next week to survey recent storm damage. EBR city-parish officials are urging residents and business owners to complete an online survey by Monday if they experienced damage in last week’s weather event. Unprecedented rates of rainfall and high winds caused an unknown amount of Read More

Grease fire damages restaurant on Plank Road

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BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say a grease fire spread into a vent system inside a restaurant on Plank Road Thursday night. BRFD responded to “Wings and More” just before 8:00 p.m. Investigators believe the the fire was sparked by a build up of grease in the vent system over a fryer. Fire damage was contained Read More

Wife meets husband’s organ recipient for the very first time

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BATON ROUGE – One man is getting a second chance at life after receiving a liver transplant. Thursday, he came face to face with his donor’s family, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. “When I hugged him it was like I was hugging a part of Wayne who was still alive inside Read More

Conviction: Louisiana man lied to 911 about ex’s new boyfriend

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FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) – A Louisiana man has been convicted of calling 911 with false complaints about his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. Prosecutors alleged that 48-year-old Donald Tate of Franklinton was trying to get the man arrested and out of his ex’s life. District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a news release Thursday that a Washington Read More

Report: Pilot in deadly sinking not properly vetted

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Officials say the company that operated a towboat that sank in a deadly 2018 accident near New Orleans failed to adequately check the qualifications of a pilot hired to guide the vessel. The National Transportation Safety Board released the report Thursday saying that placing an “inadequately vetted” pilot aboard was the Read More

Ascension Parish president launches committee to rework post-flood regulations

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GONZALES – Weeks after he vetoed regulations voted on by Ascension councilmembers, Parish President Kenny Matassa has put together a group tasked with creating another ordinance to regulate new developments. Matassa’s office announced the committee in a news release Thursday. “We all agree we have to do something, but it must be the right thing,” Read More

Neighborhood wants filthy pool drained

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BATON ROUGE – A woman is living next to a property that she says hasn’t been touched since the August 2016 flood and she’s worried it’s been forgotten. The City-Parish says that’s not the case, and it’s giving the property owner every opportunity it can to take care of the problem themselves. Connie Crosbie lives Read More

Same-sex couple featured on ‘My Little Pony’ for first time

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Photo: Discovery Family NEW YORK (AP) – Coinciding with Pride Month, the Discovery Family cartoon series “My Little Pony” has introduced a same-sex couple on the show for the first time. Writer-producer Michael Vogel told People on Thursday that the timing of the episode, “The Last Crusade,” is a happy coincidence.  The episode introduces a Read More

Cuba Gooding Jr. charged with groping woman

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NEW YORK (AP) – Police say Cuba Gooding Jr. has been arrested and charged with forcible touching after a woman accused the actor of groping her at a New York City night spot. The 51-year-old “Jerry Maguire” star was charged Thursday after turning himself in to police. Gooding’s lawyer, Mark Heller, said security video will Read More

Dog who got forever home thanks to a hospice dies of cancer

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Photo: WGRZ CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) – A rescued dog named Lola who got her forever home thanks to a New York hospice has died of cancer. Hospice Buffalo confirmed Lola’s passing to WGRZ , which featured her story when workers at the facility took her in last November from a group called Joyful Rescues. Lola, Read More