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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:44:31 GMT
In an area prone to hurricanes, flood insurance is important for Louisiana residents. Calcasieu Parish became a part of the National Flood Insurance program in 1978. By participating in the program,More >>
As a way to continue offering flood insurance, Congress passed the Biggert Waters Act in 2012. More >>
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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -
Longview families affected by an apartment fire are now able to go back into their homes.
Residents at the Regency Park apartments spent today recovering any salvageable items from their burned apartments.
A fire ripped through their apartment complex, on Thursday around noon.
The Regency Park apartments are located in the 700 block of Gilmer Road in Longview.
Officials say the fire started when roofing contractors accidentally ignited some wood siding with a torch.
"This is a bad fire. It is basically like having twelve homes stuck together. So yes, this is a tragic loss today," said Johnny Zackary, the Longview Fire Marshal.
No one was hurt in the fire. The apartment management team was able to alert all of the tenants about the fire and get them out of their apartment safely.
"We did manage to save one pet. We think we lost one; he would not come to our maintenance people. But everyone here was fantastic in just immediately taking action to make sure everyone was safe," said Shana Jones, Regency Park's property manager.
Residents say one minute the flame was small and the next minute air conditioning units were exploding and the entire roof of the building was on fire.
"The whole place is in shock. Even neighbors from way over by Fairmont Street came over here to check on us," said John Cole, a resident whose apartment was destroyed.
The Red Cross was there helping people figure out what to do next. They are putting the families affected by the fire into hotels, for now.
The apartment manager says she is close to her tenants and hopes they can move into different apartments in the same complex.
"This is not just a job for me, it's my family, and so it hurts," Jones said.
Even though emotions were high, Cole is choosing to see the bright side of today's tragedy.
"At least this 71-year-old man made it out alive, and everyone I know who lived there did too, that's what counts," Cole said.
Firefighters say there are some closets and small spaces the fire did not touch.
It is up to the owners of the apartment to decide if the workers who started the fire should be held responsible for the damage.
Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-05-15 02:46:58 GMT
A Henderson County home was gutted by fire on Tuesday night.Volunteer fire crews from Brownsboro, Chandler, and Dixie responded to a home in the 600 block of Hamilton Boulevard in Chandler around 6:30More >>
Multiple fire crews respond to Tuesday evening fire.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-05-14 23:11:18 GMT
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.According to Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Amanda Smith and Sydney Brook Side were arrested and charged with solicitationMore >>
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.More >>
Saturday, May 11 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-12 01:20:29 GMT
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.The current mayor, Kenneth Melvin took home 389 votes (41%), while Rob Gowin took home 426 (44%)More >>
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.More >>
Friday, May 10 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-10 19:49:01 GMT
Multiple fire departments are fighting a fire at a building used by the Union Grove Independent School District. Fire officials confirm the building is located on the district's school campus on UnionMore >>
Multiple fire departments are fighting a fire at a building used by the Union Grove Independent School District.More >>