An early afternoon fire caused an estimated $175,000 in damages to a house in the 9500 block of West Tampa Drive.
Mark Miles, a fire department spokesperson, says a towel left on the stove caught on fire around 12:15 p.m.
Detectives are looking for a black woman who spent over $9,000 with two stolen debit cards.
L’Jean Mckneely, a police spokesperson, says she stole the cards while giving two intoxicated people a ride home from the LSU area.
A raccoon caused a garbage truck to crash on Christmas Eve, according to the Gonzales Police Department.
It happened after the driver unloaded a dumpster at the Verizon Wireless store on North Airline Highway.