Cooking is, and has long been, the leading cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries, and according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home cooking fires peak on major U.S. holidays that traditionally include cooking such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter.
A necropsy performed by LDWF staff determined that the cougar was a 70- pound adult that had been declawed on all four paws. Decomposition made the immediate exact age and cause of death more difficult to determine. However, the cause of death remains under investigation.
“Darge” has performed services in nearly every parish of the state, focusing most of his attention in Southeast Louisiana where he is familiar to most law enforcement and fire officials. “Darge” will be officially removed from service, effective December 01, 2014, after having been utilized across this state for more than a decade.
Under the developing plan, retirees from the four state retirement systems — Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System, Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana, Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System, and Louisiana State Police Retirement System — will receive an additional $50 per month for a period of 12 months, beginning in July.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), approximately one half of fires during the months of December, January and February are associated with home heating appliances with half of those resulting in deaths.
According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Harris assaulted a fellow inmate twice on April 1. One of the beatings was caught on camera, and the other was witnessed by a guard. As a result of the beatings, the injured inmate suffered from fractured fingers, a fractured humerus, blurred vision and head pain.