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Man arrested for attempting to blow up house
An man is accused of trying to blow up his ex-wife's home in Jeff Davis parish. Authorities say that 47-year old Mark Spitzer confessed to breaking into his ex-wife's home on North Louise Street in Jennings and tampering with a heater's gas line. He also allegedly turned off the stove's gas line and left an igniter switch on. Authorities say that could have caused an explosion with the right mixture of gas and oxygen.
Shots fired during burglary, three men arrested
Three people are under arrest in Calcasieu parish after investigators say a burglary led to gunfire in Sulphur. The drama unfolded during the day on Thursday. Deputies say that a man came home and found burglars inside his home. He ran outside to call 911, and was followed by two robbers who started shooting at him. Luckily, they missed. The bandits fled the scene, but were soon spotted throwing items from the car window along Highway 27. 19-year old Ronald Lazaro from Lake Charles, 18-year old Zachary England of Moss Bluff, and 35-year old Tony Washington from Houston, Texas were arrested. All three are facing attempted murder and burglary charges.
Resolution expected soon after subpoena issued
KPLC could soon reach a resolution on the order to give up any raw recordings used for the one hour special we aired on the investigation into the deaths of eight women in Jeff Davis parish. The interviews in question include an on-camera discussion with Tracee Chaisson - who says she knew some of the victims. Another interview was with Frankie Richard, who was even called a person of interest by investigators. KPLC's attorney Jim Doyle has since filed a motion to squash the order, and he says according to the law, KPLC should not have a legal obligation to turn over the footage.
Well fire extinguished in Cameron parish
An oil well fire that started earlier Friday afternoon has been extinguished. The well caught fire just off of Highway 27 just north of Hackberry - not far from the LNG plant. Fire crews from Hackberry, Carlyss and Sulphur responded to the scene. There are no reports of any injuries.