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  • Residents tackle road issues Play Video

    October 3, 2013 6:03 PM

    GREENSBURG - People in St.Helena Parish are at their wits' end when it comes to bad roads in the parish. Shiloh Baptist Church Road is number three on the parish's road priority list, and is filled with potholes. The parish has set aside money to fix the road but... more »
  • Cement truck spill closes highway

    March 15, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A cement truck spill closed a busy Baton Rouge highway this afternoon, according to city police. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the truck spilled cement on Jefferson Highway near Corporate Boulevard this afternoon. The road re-opened just after 4:30 p.m., after the hardened cement was cleared... more »
  • BP contractor finds cement samples midtrial

    March 14, 2013 12:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawyer for the cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon drilling project says the company has found cement samples possibly associated with BP's Macondo well that weren't turned over to the Justice Department for testing. Halliburton lawyer Donald Godwin told U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Thursday... more »
  • Interstate snarl creates havoc for BR businesses Play Video

    December 6, 2012 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It was the same call again and again for Mercer Studio Salon Manager Susie Chaney today: dozens of clients telling her they're running late, or even cancelling because of traffic trouble. "People weren't happy about it," Chaney told News 2. "Especially the holidays, they want their hair... more »
  • Cement truck wreck closes I-10E for hours Play Video

    December 6, 2012 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police reopened a portion of I-10 where a cement truck overturned earlier this morning, forcing it closed for several hours. The cement truck turned over at I-10 East and Siegen Lane around 8:30 a.m. There were no injuries, but the eastbound lanes had to... more »
  • I-10E could reopen soon after cement truck wreck

    December 6, 2012 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said I-10 East in Baton Rouge could reopen within the hour at the site of an overturned 18-wheeler. The truck overturned at Siegen Lane early this morning. It was carrying an estimated 74,000 pounds of cement, which had to be offloaded after the truck... more »
  • One killed in wreck, road back open Play Video

    September 28, 2012 3:21 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State highway 73 in Ascension Parish re-opened this afternoon after being closed for nine hours after a three-vehicle wreck which killed a Prairieville woman. State Police said the wreck happened around 6:30 a.m. on La. 73 north of Airline Highway. They said Carolyn Brulliette, 56, died in... more »
  • Road remains closed after three-vehicle wreck

    September 28, 2012 7:51 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A state highway near Prairieville remained closed as authorities continued clearing a three-vehicle wreck from earlier this morning. The wreck involved a cement truck and two other vehicles, and happened around 7 a.m. on La. 73 between Airline Highway and La. 42. The wreck closed La.... more »
  • Botched Buttocks Surgery

    November 22, 2011 7:33 PM

    Several possible victims have come forward saying a woman posing as a doctor pumped their buttocks with cement, mineral oil and flat-tire sealant in Florida. Oneal Ron Morris was arrested last week for practicing medicine without a license with serious bodily injury on a woman last year. Since the arrest,... more »
  • More allege botched buttocks surgery by fake doc

    November 22, 2011 12:34 PM

    MIAMI - Florida health officials say several possible victims have come forward alleging a woman posing as a doctor pumped their buttocks with cement, mineral oil and flat-tire sealant. Oneal Ron Morris was arrested Friday for practicing medicine without a license with serious bodily injury for performing that procedure... more »
  • Fake doctor accused of injecting cement into woman's buttocks

    November 20, 2011 12:01 PM

    Police say a South Florida woman posed as a doctor and gave a series of toxic injections to a woman who wanted a bigger backside and curvier body. Sgt. Bill Bamford is with the Miami Gardens Police Department. He says Oneal Ron Morris was arrested Friday after a yearlong... more »
  • Judge orders test on Halliburton cement in BP oil well

    October 29, 2010 12:34 PM

    GULF OF MEXICO - A federal judge is ordering tests to be performed as soon as possible on cement Halliburton Co. used to seal the BP well that blew out catastrophically in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said some of the components may be "deteriorating... more »
  • Cement flows for permanent plug of BP's Gulf well

    September 18, 2010 9:47 AM

    Crews are pumping cement into BP's blown-out oil well thousands of feet below the sea bottom, working to permanently seal the runaway well. Engineers initially had planned to pump in mud before the cement, but a BP spokesman said that would not be necessary. There was no pressure building inside... more »
  • LSU engineering experts explain relief well dilemma

    August 18, 2010 10:35 PM

    There's no timeline for finishing the relief well because engineers need a fix for anticipated pressure build-up. LSU petroleum engineers say the concern stems from not knowing where cement from the static kill has settled and how that can stir up strong pressure. "There could be a small... more »
  • BP starts using cement to finish up 'static kill'

    August 5, 2010 9:33 AM

    BP says it has started to pump cement down the throat of the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well in hopes of sealing it for good. The company said Thursday it started to shove cement down the well at 9:15 Central time from pipes attached to ships a mile above. Crews... more »
  • Gulf crews prepare to start plugging well for good

    August 2, 2010 5:43 AM

    Engineers on the Gulf of Mexico hope to begin a plan by Monday evening to shove mud and perhaps cement into the blown-out oil well at the seafloor, making it easier to end the gusher for good. The only thing keeping millions more gallons of oil out of the Gulf... more »
  • Bad cement jobs plague offshore rigs

    May 24, 2010 5:51 AM

    An Associated Press investigation has found government reports about dozens of offshore oil wells where cementing failed, as it may have on the Deepwater Horizon. The federal accident and incident reports implicates cementing at least 34 times since 1978. Many of the reports identify the cause simply as "poor cement... more »

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