BATON ROUGE, La. - A trade group for barge shipping says Mississippi River bank reinforcement could be a catastrophe for grain exports. The Army Corps of Engineers is closing a three-mile stretch between Memphis, Tennessee and Greenville, Mississippi, during the day to reinforce a washed-out area. Waterways Council president Mike... more »
PORT ALLEN- Firefighters responded to what is described as a small electrical fire at the grain elevator at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency crews were dispatched around 1:30 a port spokeswoman said. She said the fire was minor and quickly dealt with, although firefighters in... more »
BEND, Ore. - An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch. Daniel Keeton works at Bend's Boneyard Brewery tasting room and calls his canine creation Dawg Grog. KTVZ reports there's no alcohol in the doggie brew. Ingredients include vegetable broth and... more »
LIVONIA - State Police said a big rig overturned this afternoon and caught fire, closing a portion of U. S. 190 West near Livonia.
It happened just after 3 p.m. In Pointe Coupee Parish. There were no injuries.
The wreck initially shut down both directions of traffic, but... more »
State wildlife officials say moldy grain may have killed or sickened more than 100 snow geese in the Gueydan area. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says specimens are being sent to a Georgia wildlife lab to check for aflatoxin, produced by fungi that grow on grain - especially if... more »