Ambulances and helicopters took at least 30 people from a burning chemical plant after an explosion Thursday in Louisiana, officials said.
Early tests did not indicate dangerous levels of any chemicals around the plant in Geismar, about 20 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, but area residents were told to remain indoors with doors and windows closed, said Jean Kelly, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Quality.
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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On November 26, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a business on South Cities Service Highway in Sulphur regarding a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the owner of the business who advised when he arrived at work that morning, he discovered the back door was open and over $2,000 in cash and change was missing.
During further investigation, deputies reviewed surveillance video from the business which captured a man, later identified as former employee Dallas S. Rainwater, 30, 5508 Carlyss Drive, Sulphur, entering the front door using a key with a shirt over his face. After entering the business, Rainwater deactivated the security alarm, stole over $2,000 in cash and change from the register and money box, and exited the business through the back door.
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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA — On January 13, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a call from a victim regarding several checks stolen from his home.
When the victim realized the checks had been stolen, he contacted his bank and discovered over $700 worth of checks had been written and cashed at several local banks. The victim revealed that Maria A. Silva, 30, 601 W. 18th Street, Lake Charles, an acquaintance, had stayed at his home for a few days before the checks went missing.
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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA — On March 22, at 8:30 p.m., C.A.T. Team Sgt. Stuart Henderson conducted a stop on an SUV traveling east on I-10 near mile marker 12 for a traffic violation.
When Sgt. Henderson spoke with the driver of the SUV, Cornelius D. Warren, 36, 1220 Oak Avenue, Bogalusa, and passengers Dujuan J. Johnson, 30, 62198 N. 13th Street, Slidell, and Edward L. Smith, 24, 106 E. Cherrywood Lane, Pearl River, they began to act suspiciously. View full article »
ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA — During the early morning hours of January 17, a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy patrolling in Sulphur observed three individuals, later identified as Larry W. Cain, 30, Sulphur, Melinda L. Cain, 29, Hackberry, and Jeremy P. Broussard, 40, Sulphur, at the Anthony Ferry Boat Launch.
Further investigation by the deputy revealed Larry and Melinda Cain, and Broussard were in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine. View full article »
A woman who wanted to work at a nightclub started searching for someone who could perform plastic surgery at a cheap price to give her a curvier body. Police say what she found was a woman posing as a doctor who filled her buttocks with cement, mineral oil and flat-tire sealant.
The suspect — who police say was born a man and identifies as a woman — apparently performed the surgery on herself, and investigators say she may have victimized others. Oneal Ron Morris, 30, was arrested. View full article »
ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA — On September 14, shortly before noon, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Prison correctional officers discovered an inmate who was unconscious and appeared to be severely beaten. Medical personnel responded and transported him to a local hospital for treatment. The victim was subsequently transferred to a Lafayette hospital for treatment of neurological injuries, including head trauma, facial fractures, and contusions, and is currently in critical condition. View full article »