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Zachary firefighters return from fighting massive blaze in Beauregard Parish

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www.wbrz.com – Falon Brown – 2023-09-05 12:55:09

SUMMARY: A crew of firefighters from the Zachary Fire Department just returned home after spending a week fighting the Tiger Island fire in Beauregard Parish. They worked alongside other agencies and the National Guard to battle the flames, which reached up to 40 feet tall at times. The crew acknowledged that this fire was unlike anything they had ever seen before. The Tiger Island fire has burned over 31,000 acres of land and is currently 55% contained. The firefighters emphasized the importance of adhering to burn bans to prevent similar incidents from occurring again.

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Monroe woman accused of stealing nearly $20K from handicapped victim; arrested

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www.myarklamiss.com – Trish Parker – 2024-02-22 09:46:08

SUMMARY: Sharmeke Johnson Byrd has been accused of stealing funds from a victim’s bank account over a two-and-a-half-year period. The victim, who suffered from strokes and required assistance, hired a company to help. Byrd, an employee of the company, was tasked with taking care of the victim and handling her bills. However, the victim discovered that funds were being transferred from her account into Byrd’s account each month. Records from Byrd’s account confirmed the transfers, which were then used to pay for her car loan. Byrd admitted to moving the funds but claimed it was to cover expenses for the victim. She has been charged with Exploitation of the Infirmed.

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Americans reporting nationwide cellular outages from AT&T, Cricket Wireless and other providers – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Associated Press – 2024-02-22 09:45:18

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I-10 High Rise Bridge accident shuts down lanes

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-02-22 09:01:49

SUMMARY: A serious accident has occurred on the top of the high rise bridge on the westbound side, potentially leading to a shutdown of the Interstate system traveling through New Orleans east towards the city. Multiple vehicles are involved, and emergency services are struggling to reach the scene due to heavy traffic. It is advised to inform anyone heading in that direction to take an alternate route to avoid getting stuck. The situation is ongoing and will be monitored throughout the morning.

The accident is on I-10 headed into New Orleans.

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