Sunday, May 19 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:58:26 GMT
Source: Louisiana State Police
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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LINDALE, TX (KLTV) -
Investigators have ruled a fire at Santa Land near Lindale over the weekend accidental.
However, a pickup truck is a total loss after it caught fire Saturday evening in line, located just off of interstate 20.
"The car obviously stalled or ran hot and then went up the hill and just caught on fire," Santa Land owner, Cindy Palmer said.
Officials say the pickup truck caught fire near the tunnel of lights, and that some of the surrounding lights and property was damaged. The truck is a total loss.
Palmer said the employees tried to put the fire out first with their fire extinguishers, but the flames were too powerful, so they called Lindale fire.
"When we got there we did see one truck that was fully involved in fire. We had to use two brush trucks to get it out," Lindale Fire Dept. Captain, Bobby Wallert, said.
Michael Noebels, his wife and two daughters got out of the truck safely the truck got out safely. Firefighters had to make their way past a long line of cars that were blocking the burning truck.
"They had to move a lot of cars to the side. We actually had to drive over lights to get to the center dividers to get pass cars to get to a point to go backwards through the park to get to where the car was on fire. It was quite a chore," Captain Wallert said.
There was only slight damage to the tunnel of lights, where the fire occurred. Palmer said the damaged lights should be completely repaired by tomorrow.
"Nothing is going to delay anything that took place. The trailers are running fine. Everything is still in tack. It will take my husband about two hours to fix the lights in the tunnel, so everything is fine," Palmer said.
No injuries were reported. The owners say that they re-opened a short time later and are planning to be open as scheduled for the remainder of the season.
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:02:46 GMT
Crews are currently on the scene of a house fire near Troup.Officials confirm that the house is located near the intersection of FM 346 and Melton street.Crews from Arp, Whitehouse and Troup are currentlyMore >>
Crews are currently on the scene of a house fire near Troup.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:25:41 GMT
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler.Authorities say the accident happened near the intersection of County Road 2142 and County RoadMore >>
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler.More >>
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 >>