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  • Audit: Bridge inspections fall short of guidelines

    April 7, 2014 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new audit says the state Department of Transportation and Development needs to improve its inspections of Louisiana's bridges. Auditors say the department falls short of full compliance with federal guidelines about the inspection frequency and procedures that should be in place for making sure... more »
  • Inspection records show no issues at burned complex

    January 31, 2014 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The fire department said Friday there were no violations when inspectors checked an apartment complex that eventually burned and left nearly three dozen homeless. The Turner Plaza Apartments caught fire Wednesday. Another portion of the complex burned a few years earlier, too. Fire investigators told the... more »
  • Chimney fires on the rise Play Video

    January 3, 2014 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The winter chill comes with an increase in chimney fires in the Baton Rouge area. Chris Clouatre, owner of C.C. Chimney Sweep, said he's seen more chimney fires in the last few days than he has in years. He says fireplaces often get neglected, especially when... more »
  • DHH highlights changes to food inspection program

    November 21, 2013 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals is highlighting major changes to its Retail Food Inspection Program. Program improvements over the last year have led to timely inspections of restaurants, grocery stores, cafeterias and other food vendors. Compliance orders can be tracked and survey results can... more »
  • Nuke unit fails key security test

    August 13, 2013 12:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Air Force officials say a unit responsible for operating nuclear missiles has failed a safety and security inspection. This is the second major setback this year for the Air Force's nuclear weapons force, which is responsible for 450 land-based nuclear missiles on 24/7 alert for potential launch at... more »
  • State Police: explosives shouldn't have been stored on USS Kidd Play Video

    July 2, 2013 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just days ahead of the Independence Day fireworks show, the USS KIDD war memorial was forced to remove explosive black powder being held on the ship. "This inspection was the result of two phone calls we received, our hazmat unit received, into potential violations into the... more »
  • Juvenile detention facilities face new licensing

    July 1, 2013 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's social services department says all juvenile detention facilities in the state are now licensed and inspected by its agency. The 15 facilities previously had been required to meet fire marshal and health department regulations. But as of Monday, they also are licensed by the Department of... more »
  • Crack found in levee during routine check Play Video

    April 30, 2013 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Army Corps of Engineer inspectors found a minor crack in the levee near the USS Kidd today during a routine inspection. The inspection, part of the "Phase One Flood Fight," is triggered when the river reaches a certain level, but the Corps says it's no cause for... more »
  • AP Sources: Kenseth's engine fails inspection

    April 24, 2013 9:52 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Associated Press has learned the engine in Matt Kenseth's race-winning car from Kansas failed inspection at NASCAR's Research and Development Center. NASCAR officials were discussing Wednesday what penalties to levy against Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing, according to multiple sources. The engine failed because one of... more »
  • Deficient levees found across America

    January 17, 2013 7:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states. Levees deemed in unacceptable condition span the breadth of America. Of those the U.S.... more »
  • Audit: Restaurant inspections don't ensure safety

    November 26, 2012 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's Office of Public Health has fallen short in its inspections of restaurants and other retail establishments that serve food, failing to ensure the meals are safe. The audit says the state issued permits to restaurants that didn't correct past violations, rarely assessed... more »
  • American says installation job caused seat snafu

    October 2, 2012 4:11 PM

    DALLAS - American Airlines says improperly installed clamps caused seats to come loose on some planes, and it's expanding an inspection to cover dozens of jets. In the past week, rows of seats have come loose on three separate flights, two of which made emergency landings. American said Tuesday the... more »
  • Ky. restaurant closed after roadkill brought in

    October 2, 2012 3:36 PM

    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - Health inspectors forced a Chinese restaurant in Kentucky to close after the staff brought roadkill into their kitchen, according to reports. According to TV station WATE, the Whitley County Health Department closed the Red Flower Chinese restaurant in Williamsburg after the owner admitted his staff brought... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym gets building permit Play Video

    May 14, 2012 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Powerhouse Gym is now ready to begin construction after the Department of Public Works (DPW) issued a building permit for the project. The gym came under fire from customers earlier this year, when it wasn't opened in time. Now DPW is inspecting the building to ensure... more »
  • Inspection will close I-10 lane near Ramah

    August 14, 2011 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- One lane of Interstate 10 eastbound near Ramah in Iberville Parish will be closed Monday and Tuesday to permit inspection of a bridge, the state Department of Transportation and Development says. The closure will affect the right lane between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day. ... more »
  • Link to new DHH restaurant inspection website

    August 8, 2011 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein demonstrated the Department's new food safety website, which features the sanitary inspection reports of the nearly 34,000 Louisiana retail food establishments DHH permits and inspects. You can find the website by going to EatSafe.LA.gov ,... more »
  • BR Bridge closed for repairs until September

    August 3, 2011 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge City-Parish work teams spent the day assessing a bridge ordered shut down by the state. The Lively Bayou Bridge on North Flannery was closed Tuesday after inspectors determined it was in critical need of repairs. Termites have damaged some of the supports, while others have... more »
  • DOTD Inspection of LA 1 Bridge

    August 2, 2011 5:26 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will wrap up a two-day inspection of the LA 1 bridge in Port Allen on Wednesday. Crews are using a high-tech bucket truck on rental from the state to do the work. One lane will be shut down on... more »
  • Mosquitoes hatching after days of wet weather

    July 19, 2011 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mosquitoes are hatching after several days of wet weather and East Baton Rouge Mosquito Control is working to eliminate the pesky insects. Inspector Marcus Goss visits a dozen or more homes a day. He looks for standing water where mosquito larvae thrive and also fogs the area... more »
  • Riverboat casino inspections increase

    May 11, 2011 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There are more inspections of the two Baton Rouge riverboat casinos due to the high river water levels. The Belle of Baton Rouge and Hollywood Casino are both located in the downtown region. Inspectors say they are checking to make sure the boats are secured to the... more »
  • FDA finds salmonella during egg farm inspections

    February 1, 2011 3:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - A series of Food and Drug Administration inspections at the nation's largest egg farms has found at least one operation contaminated with salmonella. The FDA is inspecting the country's 600 largest egg farms in the wake of a salmonella outbreak in eggs last summer that sickened at least... more »
  • St. Helena Schools working on "fix-it" list

    November 3, 2010 10:26 AM

    ST. HELENA - State fire marshals said St. Helena Schools are making progress in their extensive list of code violations. That comment came after an inspection of the school grounds earlier this morning. Last week fire marshals had told the school they had to immediately fix certain fire hazards,... more »
  • La. fire marshal completes deadly coaster probe

    October 29, 2010 6:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, LA - The state Fire Marshal's Office has completed a final inspection of the Xtreme roller coaster which closed July 11 following the death of Lindsay Zeno. Fire Marshal Butch Browning said he hopes to have a report on the investigation in two weeks. Zeno died after falling... more »
  • Officials inspect site of deadly roller coaster fall

    October 27, 2010 7:58 PM

    International investigators spent the day at a Baton Rouge amusement park, trying to figure out what caused a Lafayette woman to fall from a roller coaster to her death earlier this year. 21-year-old Lindsay Zeno died when she fell from the Xtreme Roller Coaster at Dixie Landin’ in June. The... more »
  • Attorney: parts of St. Helena Schools may have to close

    August 27, 2010 2:24 PM

    Portions of St. Helena Schools may have to be shut down starting Monday because of their deteriorated state, according to the school district’s attorney. Attorney Nelson Taylor told WBRZ that according to the fire marshal’s inspection of the school’s facilities, he “anticipates” some classrooms in both buildings will have to... more »
  • Parents angry over bussing plan

    August 20, 2010 6:56 PM

    Parents in St. Helena Parish are angry their children may be bussed to neighboring parishes after a judge ordered an inspection of St. Helena's elementary and high schools. If the schools are found to be hazardous, students will be bussed out. St. Helena Central High School's principal Jerry Payne... more »
  • President to visit Gulf again

    June 3, 2010 9:18 AM

    President Obama will return to Gulf Coast on Friday for new inspection of oil spill damage. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard says BP crews successfully cut off the pipe. However, the pipe cut is irregular. It will not be more challenging to get cap on in effort to contain Gulf oil.... more »
  • W.Va. mine inspection blitz finds 128 violations

    May 31, 2010 8:41 AM

    West Virginia's Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training says mine inspectors issued more than 100 citations for violations found during an inspection blitz Gov. Joe Manchin ordered. Agency spokeswoman Leslie Fitzwater says inspectors targeted 51 problem mines immediately after Manchin ordered the inspections April 14. The remainder of... more »
  • Tax deductions for drywall damage

    December 29, 2009 6:32 PM

    You could see a tax deduction if you're in a home with Chinese Drywall. The Internal Revenue Service is offering a deduction anyone who's home was damaged by the drywall. Time is running out though. You need to have your home inspected by an inspector licensed with the... more »

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