Thursday, June 20 2013 12:49 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:49:56 GMT
The local industrial company blamed for black dust in a North Lake Charles neighborhood appealed to the City Council Wednesday night. They were asking for an exception to operate in two buildings on theirMore >>
The Lake Charles City Council ordered company Industrial Carbon Services to stop operations until they get the proper permits to operate. The company is blamed for polluting a North Lake Charles neighborhood with black dust released during the processing of petro coke.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:26 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:26:01 GMT
The Welsh Police Department would like to ask for the communities help in locating a suspect that is on the run from police. Officials want you to be on the lookout for 33 year old Damien Guidry. GuidryMore >>
The Welsh Police Department is looking for a suspect who escaped after being brought to the police station Wednesday night.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:54 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:54:12 GMT
"What we want do is we want to take our samples, Gladys, Bud, Claude, and Brittany, and see what the PH of their clear substance," said a McNeese professor. It's all still a mystery. Test tubes … petriMore >>
With nearly 100 different class offerings in dozens of subjects at McNeese, more than 500 children are expected to participate this summer at McNeese in subjects like forensic science.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:28:22 GMT
The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Public Library: Calcasieu Parish Public Library System and Sulphur Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide the community with an easy andMore >>
Sulphur Parks and Recreation and Calcasieu Parish Public Library have partnered to participate in the Little Free Library project, first launched in 2009 in Wisconsin. More >>
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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
It could take days for investigators to figure out how a fire started that killed a woman Sunday afternoon.
The fire broke out around 3:00 p.m. off of County Road 1110 at the Westberry Landing and RV Park in Flint.
Smith County Fire Marshal Oren Hale said 47-year-old Jody Jennings, and her dog, were inside her mobile home at the time of the fire. Unfortunately, neither one of them were able to escape.
The property owner, James Westberry lives across the street from the mobile home that burned. He said he was having an Easter cookout when a few guys who were playing basketball in his driveway saw the flames.
Westberry said the boys ran inside to call 911, but when Devonta Wheeler learned a woman might be trapped inside the home, he tried to help.
"I grabbed a brick and I tried to knock down, bust down the window," Wheeler said. He then unlocked the door and started yelling, but no one responded when he called.
"There was nothing we could do with that trailer because it was so engulfed. These boys helped me go get water hoses and hose down the trailer next door," Westberry explained.
"Due to the makeup of an RV like this, the smoke is extremely toxic and will overcome someone very quickly," Hale explained.
Westberry said the woman had only lived in the neighborhood for ten days before the fire took her life. As the investigation continues, firefighters want to know what started the fire and what kept the woman from escaping.
Smith County Fire Marshal Oren Hale says he believes the fire started because of a mechanical failure with the electrical system on the RV.
Monday would have been Jennings' forty-eight birthday. Hale says she lived at the location just 10 days before dying in the fire.
Sunday, June 16 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-17 02:04:16 GMT
Today marks the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, but that is not the talk around East Texas. A cold front is making its way towards East Texas, and with it a round of showers and thunderstormsMore >>
Today marks the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, but that is not the talk around East Texas. A cold front is making its way through East Texas, and with it a round of showers and thunderstorms is expected.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-06-17 02:03:59 GMT
The Longview Police Department is currently investigating two separate shootings, which occurred Saturday afternoon.Authorities tell KLTV the first shooting happened in the 900-block of Spring street aroundMore >>
The Longview Police Department is currently investigating two separate shootings, which occurred Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-14 22:28:24 GMT
From the Office of Governor Rick Perry:Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certainMore >>
Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individualsMore >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 11:13 PM EDT2013-06-12 03:13:53 GMT
Jacksonville voters have decided to keep their mayor for another term. In Tuesday night's mayoral runoff election, Mayor Kenneth Melvin defeated challenger Rob Gowin by less than a hundred votes. TheMore >>
Candidates separated by less than 100 votes.More >>