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Candlelight vigil Thursday for La. high schooler killed in robbery

Candlelight vigil Thursday for La. high schooler killed in robbery

Posted 12:42 PM 1/23/2020 by WBRZ Staff

LAFAYETTE, LA- A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday evening for 17-year-old Matthew Carter at Comeaux High School.

The vigil is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. and will now take place in the Comeaux High (More)


Thousands still awaiting payouts after 1993 Exxon fire

Posted 11:50 AM 1/23/2020 by Chris Nakamoto and Erin McWilliams

BATON ROUGE- Attorneys representing nearly 8,000 people say their clients are owed thousands of dollars nearly 27 years after a fire at the Exxon Refinery in Baton Rouge left two workers dead. On Aug. 2, 1993, two workers were killed when a cylinder caught fire. Nearby residents (More)


Railroad and highway closures in Ascension Parish cause unusually heavy traffic

Posted 6:05 AM 1/23/2020 by WBRZ Staff

PRAIRIEVILLE - The railroad crossing at La. 73 near Airline Highway will likely be closed until Thursday afternoon and drivers should expect evening and morning delays in Ascension Parish.

The railroad company is doing work on its tracks and requires the highway be closed.  DOTD has (More)


Louisiana student hopes to choose name of NASA's new Mars rover

Posted 5:39 AM 1/23/2020 by WBRZ Staff

GRAND ISLE - NASA is continuing its exploration of Mars with a new robotic rover that has yet to be christened, and a Louisiana student is hoping to be the one who names the exploratory robot. 

NASA opened the opportunity to students around the country, inviting them to submit an (More)

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