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  • Steampunk & Makers Fair gets Southeast Tourism Society nod

    June 12, 2016 9:12 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Going into its fourth year, Lafayette's Steampunk and Makers Fair has won an accolade from the Southeast Tourism Society. The group named it a Top 20 Event for the Southeast in November, meaning national publicity. The Advertiser reports that the fair is part costume play, part science and... more »
  • Rides inspected ahead of first Denham Springs Fair Play Video

    April 1, 2016 5:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Fire Marshals spent Friday inspecting carnival rides before the first ever Denham Springs Fair kicked off. Fire marshals combed over all 13 rides at South Park on Vincent Road to ensure safety. Marshals are required to inspect rides at some point during a fair or festival,... more »
  • Fire Marshal says "we've found no defects" on fair ride

    October 30, 2015 8:28 PM

    Baton Rouge - The 20 year old woman injured after falling out of her seat on the Gee Wiz ride, suffered a fractured elbow and ribs, according to the State's Fire Marshal's office. State Fire Marshal, Butch Browning told News 2 the ride will not be in operation for... more »
  • Fire marshal investigating ride accident at fair

    October 30, 2015 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Fire Marshal investigators spent Thursday night and early Friday morning investigating a reported accident at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. "All we know is that a female was transported to the hospital. That's all at this time," the fire marshal told WBRZ late Thursday... more »
  • Fire marshal thinks child stood up during ride Play Video

    October 7, 2015 12:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Investigators said Wednesday it looks like a 10-year-old unbuckled herself and stood up during a ride at the Livingston Parish fair Tuesday night, which caused her to fall and be pinned under the ride. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said three people in all were injured in... more »
  • Child among three hurt in fair ride accident

    October 6, 2015 10:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Three people were injured in an accident involving a fair ride late Tuesday evening. At first, it was reported a child fell from a ride and was taken to the hospital. About 45 minutes after the initial report, officials updated the injured to include two adults. All... more »
  • District of Columbia to host marijuana contest

    July 18, 2015 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - For the first time, the District of Columbia State Fair will include a marijuana growing contest. Possession of small amounts of marijuana was legalized in the District earlier this year. People are permitted to grow their own plants at home. Participants in the pot-growing contest will be judged... more »
  • School memo promotes do-overs on tests Play Video

    November 20, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new policy endorsed by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Central Office grants students at certain schools the right to re-do assignments and re-take tests regardless of their grade. Belaire and Tara High Schools were the first to roll out the new policy defining... more »
  • Man accused of trying to pay for carnival game with pot

    August 30, 2013 11:47 AM

    MORGAN CITY - A 25-year-old Morgan City man is out on bond after he allegedly tried to pay to play a carnival game with marijuana. KATC TV reported the incident allegedly took place Thursday at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival fairgrounds in Morgan City. Police say Antonio Marcus Campbell approached... more »
  • Teachers line up for last minute job fair in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 10, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It was announced only a couple of days ago, but word of the job fair still spread. "I just graduated actually from Michigan, so I decided to come down here. I was physical education major and I graduated in may," says Taylor Turcott. Dozens of... more »
  • Job fair today for positions at Geismar plant

    April 25, 2013 10:57 AM

    GEISMAR - A chemical company with expansion plans in Geismar scheduled a job fair today for potential hires. Methanex Corp. is building a new methanol production facility which will open by the end of 2014. The facility will have 135 permanent, full-time jobs in a variety of positions around... more »

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