PARISH BY PARISH: Fire destroys two homes; high school cleaned up; commissioner wants to ban pajamas in public

Parish by Parish

POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 6:31pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 7:03pm

ASCENSION PARISH - Twelve people are without a place to live after a mobile home goes up in flames over the weekend on O'neal Road in Gonzales. One of the people inside used an oxygen tank, and investigators say once the tank turned on, the fire started. Everyone was able to get out safely, but one personb a 91 year-old bedridden woman, is still in the hospital. The American Red Cross is helping the victims find temporary shelter.

WEST FELICIANA PARISH - A fire caught home in St. Francisville early yesterday morning. The people inside say they smelled smoke and got out. By that time, flames were already shooting through the roof. It took more than an hour for firefighters to get the blaze under control. No one was injured.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - Volunteers spent this Martin Luther King Jr. Day helping to clean up a Baton Rouge high school. More than 250 members of the United Way and volunteer organization City Year picked up trash and helped paint the basketball court at Belaire High School. The volunteers also helped expand the school's garden and reorganized the library. This event was just one of many across the Capital City and the country today.

CADDO PARISH - One parish commissioner is trying to ban the wearing of pajamas outside the home. Commissioner Michael Williams said, “The moral fiber of the community is dwindling.” He says if people are out now in their pajamas, he's concerned about the next thing people will wear out on the streets. Now, Williams is working with the parish attorney to word the ordinance. The ACLU of Louisiana says a ban on any type of clothing violates the constitution.

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