Louisiana high school students learn dangers of irresponsible driving

Sophomore students of Vinton and Sulphur High School recently learned about the dangers and hazards of irresponsible driving through the “Sudden Impact” program. Teenagers were exposed to talks, exercised, and mock-procedures designed to shed light on the possible results of drunk or distracted driving. Louisiana State Trooper Brett McKee hoped that vehicular accidents can be […]

Thousands of faulty fire alarms in the US recalled

An estimated 375,000 units of heat-activated fire alarms are being recalled in the U.S. by a California-based company due to defective fuses that can cause the alarms to fail, according to an announcement posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website on October 29. Reports states that at least four models of Sure Signal Products fire […]

My insurance company has not processed my claim yet; what can I do?

Though your insurance company may not process your claim right away, they should not delay the process unnecessarily either. That being said, you may need to take legal action against your insurer to recover the compensation that you deserve under the exact terms of your policy. It is not uncommon for insurers to minimize their […]

Three dead, two injured in Louisiana gas plant blast

Louisiana authorities confirmed that three workers were killed and two others suffered serious injuries in the recent explosion that took place at a natural gas facility near Houma, an article of ABC News reported on October 8. The blast and fire took place at around 11:00 a.m. inside the facility of Transcontinental Gas Pipeline while […]

3 hurt at Livingston Parish fair

A child and two adults in Livingston Parish recently suffered personal injuries after they got involved in an accident at a fair, an article from wafb.com reported on October 7. State authorities went to Livingston Parish Fair to investigate after an accident involving a kiddie ride on October 6 caused injury to three people. Fire […]

Lake Charles traffic accident rate increases

Automobile accidents in the Lake Charles area have increased by 17 percent in the past year. Lake Charles Police reports that there were 2,588 accidents from January to August in 2014 and 3,017 accidents from January to August this year. Police believe that this is due to an increase in population size. Lake Charles is […]

Prestone recalling 4.1 million products with faulty trigger spray

Illinois-based Prestone Products Corporation is recalling an estimated 4.1 million products in the U.S. due to faulty trigger sprays that can result in poisoning risks to children. The recall affects the “Windshield De-Icer” and “Ice & Frost Shield” products with atomizers that can easily be removed by children. The products, which contains chemicals like ethylene […]

Motorcyclist killed in Louisiana head-on accident

State authorities in Louisiana confirmed that a motorcyclist was killed in a recent three-vehicle accident, a September 22 article from KPLC 7 reported. Reports said that on September 21, the motorcyclist, identified as a 67-year-old New Mexico man, was on the southbound lane of Louisiana 378 when he was struck by a northbound vehicle that […]

Driver cited for damaging food establishment

A male driver from Lake Charles was given a citation after crashing his car into a local restaurant. According to Lake Charles Police, 19-year-old Tyren Williams caused an accident at the intersection of Legion Street and La. 14, damaging local restaurant, Leonard’s Food Quarters. Though Williams stated to authorities that the traffic light was green […]

Bicyclist hurt in Baton Rouge hit-and-run accident

A teenager riding a bicycle in Baton Rouge recently suffered injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while on his way to school late last month. Information coming from Baton Rouge police revealed that a male bicyclist, identified as a 16-year-old student, was hit by a vehicle on southbound Glenmore Avenue. The boy, whose […]