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  • Building collapse in French Quarter frays nerves

    November 16, 2014 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Warning flags are going up about decay and a lack of rigorous inspections after a 210-year-old building collapsed in the historic French Quarter. No one was injured when the three-story, brick-and-cypress building collapsed in October, but the episode has thrown into focus an array of problems throughout... more »
  • Beach season begins, state tests water quality

    May 23, 2014 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State health experts have started testing the water off the coast of Louisiana's popular beach locations. Twenty-five locations are tested weekly during the beach season of May, June, July, August, September and October. Scientists check water for enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria, common bacteria in sewage pollution.... more »
  • DHH improves food inspection program check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Department of Health and Hospitals is stepping up its game when it comes to food inspections. The department has overhauled the entire program including the amount of times restaurants are inspected. This comes after the program received backlash last year for letting some restaurants go... more »
  • Buyout process begins in Bayou Corne check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 26, 2013 5:50 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Inspections continued today in Assumption Parish as the buyout process for people affected by a nearby sinkhole moves forward. The Parks have lived in Bayou Corne for more than 20 years, and said they hate to leave. "This has changed everyone of our lives and... more »
  • Bridge inspection to cause weekend lane closure on I-10

    March 22, 2013 9:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Crews will be inspecting the Horace Wilkinson Bridge, also known as the "New Bridge," where I-10 crosses the Mississippi River Saturday and Sunday. It's a routine inspection. Crews have been checking out other bridges in the area. Expect one eastbound lane to be closed for the... more »
  • Restaurant owners calling for more from OPH check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 27, 2012 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Restaurant owners and managers say they want stricter guidelines from the Office of Public Health, when it comes to inspections. This comes after a legislative audit showed public health issued permits to restaurants with uncorrected violations, rarely used formal enforcement action, and much more. According to... more »
  • Gulf Rig Hearings

    May 12, 2010 11:39 AM

    At a hearing in Kenner, La., a federal officials says the inspection of deepwater drilling rigs in the aftermath of the Gulf disaster turned up only "a couple of minor issues." Coast Guard Capt. Hung Nguyen said the government may not have an effective safety net for making sure... more »
  • Salazar urges splitting energy agency

    May 11, 2010 6:48 AM

    The Department of the Interior is proposing the Minerals Management Service be split in two, as part of the Obama administration's response to the Gulf Coast oil spill. One agency would be charged with inspecting oil rigs, investigating oil companies and enforcing safety regulations, while the other would oversee leases... more »
  • Gulf rig drilling inspections find no major problems

    May 5, 2010 2:21 PM

    Federal inspectors have found no major problems in 30 offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, that's according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Salazar says no significant problems have been found, after rig inspections started after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 workers. He says minor problems... more »
  • Business group warns of immigration inspections

    March 30, 2010 5:40 AM

    The National Federation of Independent Business says the federal government will inspect hiring records of 180 employers in five states including Louisiana. Homeland Security's division of immigration customs enforcement will check for compliance with immigration laws and regulations. Technical violations carry fines of up to $1,100 each. Knowingly hiring an... more »
  • DSS to revamp day care licensing standards

    September 18, 2009 3:18 PM

    All 1,900 day care centers licensed by the state will be inspected and reviewed within the year according to new safety and licensing regulations set by the Department of Social Services. The new guidelines also say any centers that have had their licenses revoked and reinstated will be inspected... more »

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