According to the FAA, when a Baton Rouge Police helicopter crashed around 2:30 Sunday morning, the air traffic control tower at BTR was most likely unmanned. The two pilots assisting with a search were killed as a result and the crash was not discovered until 11 am. The FAA is leading the investigation.
The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a deadly fire in Monroe that claimed the life of a young boy. Jeff Palermo has the latest….
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The United Cajun Navy is helping tornado recovery in Mississippi that claimed at least 26 people. After seeing the devastation, UCN President Todd Terrell says it’s a miracle there weren’t more fatalities. He credits the ability to use heat sensors in planes and drones.
To donate visit the United Cajun Navy’s Facebook page.
Pollock Representative Gabe Firment has filed a bill requiring insurance companies to offer policyholders an endorsement that would pay to upgrade a damaged roof to fortified standards. Firment says keeping wind and rain out of the home decreases damage which makes homes a better risk for the insurance companies.
The session begins two weeks from today.