NEW YORK- McDonald's has closed its three restaurants in Crimea as it evaluates the "evolving situation" on the Black Sea peninsula. The world's biggest hamburger chain said Friday that the closures were "strictly a business decision which has nothing to do with politics." It cited the suspension of financial and... more »
NEW YORK- The Dow Jones industrial average has hit another milestone: its first close above 15,000. The Dow rose 87 points to 15,056 points Tuesday, a gain of 0.6 percent. Good economic reports, higher corporate profits and support from central banks have eased investors' concerns that another economic slowdown could... more »
NEW YORK- The Dow has closed at its highest level so far this year, coming within 146 points of its record high of 14,164 in October of 2007.
It rose 47 points to 14,018 on Tuesday.
The latest gain was powered by impressive results from two big consumer... more »
BATON ROUGE - Crestworth Learning Center will not open tomorrow like all other public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The State Fire Marshal's Office found numerous violations including:
broken door locks
chains used to secure doors from the inside
broken fire alarm system
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PORT ALLEN - State Police shut down a section of highway in West Baton Rouge Parish after a chemical fire injured one at the facility Monday morning and began releaseing chemicals.
Authorities say the plant Air Liquide at 7425 Hwy 190 West is on fire and releasing Acetylene. They... more »
CENTRAL - Fire officials say Lovett Rd. between Joor and Hooper roads has been temporarily closed due to a house fire.
District 6 and the Central Fire Department are working to put out the flames at a home in the 10000 block of Lovett.
Officials say the fire... more »
Baton Rouge City-Parish officials are closing the Wax Road bridge over Draughan Creek in Central today due to safety problems found by inspectors from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Both State and City-Parish Public Works officials agreed to close the bridge after the inspectors found a hollowed,... more »