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  • Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

    May 12, 2017 8:49 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania's top prosecutor has charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, eight counts of involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph in a 50 mph zone. Prosecutors said Friday they have been in talks with engineer... more »
  • Local Miss. engineer sues municipality for $6.3 million

    April 2, 2017 12:53 PM

    CANTON, Miss. - A local engineer is suing a Mississippi municipality for millions. The Clarion-Ledger reports that engineer Rudy Warnock is suing the city of Canton's utilities division for $6.3 million. Warnock's attorney says he's owed the money under his contract with Canton Municipal Utilities. Although Warnock was fired by... more »
  • Scientists looking to alter genes to fight disease

    February 14, 2017 2:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Altering human heredity sounds sci-fi, but a major new ethics report is leaving open the possibility that one day scientists might try that to fight some serious genetic diseases. Powerful technology is allowing scientists to precisely edit genes inside living cells in the quest for new therapies. The... more »
  • Chevron expected to cut hundreds of jobs in Covington and Lafayette

    February 5, 2016 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Chevron North America issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Friday, announcing possible layouts at five of their offices in Covington and Lafayette. In a news release sent out today, the company said it's refocusing its efforts on increasing its efficiency and cutting costs due to the... more »
  • Say it ain't so: Study finds I-10 should be widened, new bridge needed

    February 2, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A gaggle of business executives issued a report on the region's road issues Tuesday, blaming a backlog of projects in part for a lack consensus over its highest priority projects. The analysis by CRISIS - Capital Region Industry for Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions - identified four key... more »
  • Engineer pushes highway project, anticipating new bridge

    January 1, 2016 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An engineer is making a pitch these days to officials in suburban Baton Rouge parishes: He's seeking to jump-start a highway project in anticipation of the state someday building a new Mississippi River bridge between Baton Rouge and Donaldsonville. Wilfred Barry, president of Baton Rouge engineering... more »
  • Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed

    July 22, 2014 5:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction. Federal prosecutors allege that Kurt... more »

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