Sunday, May 19 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:58:26 GMT
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Authorities are urging motorists to avoid I-10 West and East bound at mile marker 25 due to a tanker truck on fire. Fire crews are still working to extinguish flames on an 18-wheel oil tanker. LouisianaMore >>
Louisiana State Police is investigating an oil tanker tractor fire on Interstate 10 that caused major traffic delays Sunday afternoon. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:05:04 GMT
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five-parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local government and the political scene.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:55:58 GMT
An arrest has been made in the 1962 death of Mary Horton Vail. Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident. TheMore >>
Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:17:04 GMT
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case. On May 17, 2005, 28-year-old Loretta Chaisson Lewis went missing. Three days later, her body was found floatingMore >>
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:47:38 GMT
More than 825 students - the largest graduating class in McNeese State University history - are expected to receive degrees at the university's spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18,More >>
More than 825 students - the largest graduating class in McNeese State University history - are expected to receive degrees at the university's spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at Burton Coliseum.More >>
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Services are still pending for Captain Aaron Istre from Vinton who died Saturday in Afghanistan. Those who knew Istre say he was a dedicated soldier and devoted family man.
Istre was a decorated soldier who devoted his adult life to serving his country. He joined the army after graduating from Vinton High School in 1993. And he talked his friend, Anthony Bordelon, into joining as well. "We met in elementary school in fifth grade, grew up together, went to high school together, graduated together. He and I both joined the service together and went active duty for a couple years. We both got out and came into the National Guard and he went to LSU and got his degree and got his commission and went back active duty."
He says Istre was a terrific man who dedicated his life to his family and his country. "I think he would want to best be remembered as a soldier and a husband and a father. He was great at all of those, the best guy. Great personality, always there for you when you need him, super guy," said Bordelon.
Istre leaves behind a wife and three children along with his mother Vickie Cormier and sisters Heather and Kristin Hanks. Bordelon says he believes Istre died doing what he wanted to do. "The best way to honor him and any soldier who has fallen is to be patriotic and support your troops because they do give everything that they can for their country and for all of us," said Bordelon.
Istre earned numerous awards and decorations in his service to his country before making the ultimate sacrifice.
Look for more look for more of our interview with Anthony Bordelon. We will let you know once funeral arrangements are finalized.