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  • After 34 years, Livingston train derailment cleanup finished Play Video

    April 19, 2016 5:32 PM

    LIVINGSTON - After a fiery train derailment nearly 34 years ago, the Town of Livingston is finally finished with remediation to rid the ground of a cancer-causing chemical. Mayor Derral Jones says the mile-long derailment is still the biggest story to ever come out of Livingston. Jones was the town's... more »
  • Ascension Parish debris cleanup to start next Tuesday

    March 24, 2016 3:43 PM

    ASCENSION - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced that debris removal will start next week due to the recent flooding that has occurred in the area. Parish crews will begin removing debris on Tuesday, Mar. 29 Residents are asked to begin separating debris by type and move it to the... more »
  • Disaster Recovery Centers in place to help flood recovery

    March 24, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As cleanup and recovery begins after damaging rain and flooding, federal disaster officials have set up recovery centers across Louisiana to aid residents. FEMA says it has opened several Disaster Recovery Centers accross the state to help residents as cleanup efforts begin. Volunteers and represenatives from... more »
  • Volunteers clean up Terrebonne Parish waterways

    March 21, 2016 9:20 AM

    HOUMA - Along the banks of Lake Houmas and Bayou Petit Caillou, volunteers found tires, a golf club, cigarette butts, fast-food trash, vodka bottles and a pair of underwear. It was the first time the Wetlands Discovery Center had organized a Terrebonne Parish Bayou Cleanup. Executive director Jonathan Foret said... more »
  • Tips to avoid scams as cleanup & repairs begin

    March 18, 2016 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness released a list of tips from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office to residents impacted after the severe weather about scams that might be attempted during clean up and repair work, as there is an increased risk for scams... more »
  • Gov. and First Lady Edwards to participate in statewide cleanup day on Friday

    March 18, 2016 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards will participate in the statewide clean up day, Leaders Against Litter, organized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful on Friday morning. Leaders throughout the state will participate in the initiative to help bring awareness to the litter problem in the... more »
  • Storm survivors thankful on Christmas Day to be alive

    December 25, 2015 11:16 AM

    FALKNER, Miss. - Christmas Day is cleanup day for many who survived this week's deadly storms in the southeastern United States. Benton County, Mississippi, resident Glenda Hunt says her house sustained heavy structural damage, but it's still standing. In Linden, Tennessee, Tony Goodwin says his home was knocked off its... more »
  • California oil spill cleanup costs $69 million

    June 10, 2015 4:25 PM

    GOLETA, CA - The cost of cleaning up last month's oil spill on the California coast has reached $69 million so far. Plains All American Pipeline's on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the costs are running at $3 million a day, and there's no timetable... more »
  • Downtown Baton Rouge gets cleaned up

    May 16, 2015 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens showed up to clean downtown Baton Rouge, Saturday morning. The effort was as a result of a partnership between Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful and The Baton Rouge Lodging Association. "It impacts the economic development of our city. It impacts the tourists that come to... more »
  • Mayor announces Baton Rouge litter initiative

    April 8, 2015 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden announced plans Wednesday for a community-wide cleanup effort in East Baton Rouge this coming may. Holden said the "Serve and Showcase Baton Rouge" effort on May 16 will be part of a campaign to showcase the capital region as a year-round tourist destination.... more »
  • Baton Rouge company among 10 getting federal contract

    January 9, 2015 9:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Pentagon says a Baton Rouge company is among 10 around the country which will get work cleaning up toxic, hazardous and radioactive waste for the federal government. A news release Thursday says CB&I Federal Services LLC was also among 10 applying for the work over the... more »
  • Amite tornado rated EF-1, EF-2 damage in places

    December 24, 2014 11:30 AM

    AMITE - Cleanup got underway on Christmas Eve morning in Amite, where a tornado ripped through homes and trees a day earlier. The National Weather Service said early indications are the tornado had an EF-1 for much of the time it was on the ground, but a few areas... more »
  • Crew cleans up graffiti on Cosby's Hollywood star

    December 5, 2014 3:20 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Crews are cleaning up Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was vandalized by graffiti. A statement Friday by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce says cleanup work was underway on Friday morning. Houston television station KRIV Fox 26 posted a photo it said... more »
  • AP: No wildlife injured in oil spill

    March 23, 2014 12:11 PM

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - Cleanup efforts have begun after a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andy Kendrick said Sunday morning that skimmers are recovering the oil that spilled in Saturday's collision and a... more »
  • Thaw reveals cost of freeze preparation and cleanup Play Video

    January 30, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A few icy spots remained around southern Louisiana Thursday, but the numbers for how much the storm cost parish governments are already trickling in. "We were concerned about some ice breaking and causing damage, but that didn't happen," West Baton Rouge Parish President "Pee Wee" Berthelot... more »
  • Man charged with false billing for Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish

    December 5, 2013 2:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A former Livingston Parish contractor accused of falsifying billing invoices and theft related to parish Hurricane Gustav cleanup work, is now facing dozens of charges. The 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office filed a bill of information Tuesday charging Corey Delahoussaye with 73 counts of filing or maintaining... more »
  • DA to file charges against cleanup contractor

    November 26, 2013 7:55 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish district attorney says he will file charges against a former parish contractor after a grand jury fell one vote short of indicting him on allegations he falsified billing invoices for work related to Hurricane Gustav cleanup. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says he will file... more »
  • Restoration work coming to False River Play Video

    September 13, 2013 5:51 PM

    NEW ROADS - After six hours of fishing on the False River, Mike Kilcrease came back empty-handed. Skill had nothing to do with it, though: it's the lack of fish in the river. For 30 years fishermen have watched their catch crumble, and now yearn for the days... more »
  • DPW begins cleaning forgotten firehouse

    August 16, 2013 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After a series of reports by News 2 investigators, public works crews in Baton Rouge began cleaning an abandoned firehouse today. DPW crews started cleaning up a firehouse at Osage and Pocahontas at 7:15 a.m. Friday, removing trash, dumped tires, and dozens of condoms found on... more »
  • Cleanup, evacuation continues after train derailment

    August 5, 2013 5:07 PM

    LAWTELL- At least 150 people will spend another night away from their homes as officials 60 miles west of Baton Rouge work to clean up hazardous chemicals after a train derailed Sunday. The 76 car train was traveling to Livonia when it derailed in St. Landry Parish. There were... more »
  • Residents clean up after storms cause damage in Baton Rouge

    July 14, 2013 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Residents in the Capital City spent the afternoon cleaning up after strong storms with straight line winds knocked down trees, power lines, and caused headaches for homeowners. The storms swept through the area around 2:30 this afternoon, causing problems off Sherwood Forest. At one complex, garage doors... more »
  • Coast Guard taps new Gulf cleanup coordinator

    July 2, 2013 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new Coast Guard official has been assigned to coordinate the federal government's cleanup efforts following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that Capt. Thomas Sparks has taken over as the federal on-scene coordinator for the Gulf Coast Incident... more »
  • Cleanup work after BP oil spill ending in 3 states

    June 10, 2013 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP PLC says cleanup work is ending in three of the states affected by the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The London-based oil giant said Monday that the Coast Guard is concluding "active cleanup operations" in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, but the... more »
  • Thunderstorms slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

    May 23, 2013 2:11 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week. The first of the funerals, for a 9-year-old girl killed at a Moore elementary school that took a... more »
  • Revisiting Laplace after Isaac Play Video

    May 17, 2013 4:24 PM

    LAPLACE - Hurricane season just is days away. For some, the memory of Isaac is still fresh, since the cleanup hasn't stopped. St. John the Baptist is one of those parishes still picking up the pieces after Isaac devastated the town of Laplace. "We feel like we're coming... more »
  • Vehicle fire shuts down part of I-12 near Walker

    April 30, 2013 8:14 AM

    WALKER - Cleanup is underway along I-12 near Juban Rd. (LA 447) following an early morning vehicle fire. An 18 wheeler caught fire just before 5am Tuesday. Eastbound traffic had to be diverted for about two hours, but has since re-opened to traffic leaving only the right lane... more »
  • Cleanup begins in New Orleans after Mardi Gras

    February 13, 2013 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The crowds and music of Mardi Gras gave way to street sweepers and push brooms in New Orleans' French Quarter this morning. Business owners hosed off sidewalks outside bars, restaurants, strip joins and souvenir shops. A few tourists dodged the Ash Wednesday cleanup, many with smudged... more »

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