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  • Statewide fee hike for drinking water begins January Play Video

    December 29, 2016 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Next year water systems across the state will increase fees by about seventy-five cents per month to pay for increased state inspections. Customers will pick up the tab but Louisiana health inspectors say it's badly needed since funding was slashed back in 2012. "What we witnessed was... more »
  • DHH to inspect flood-related hazards in Walker & Denham Springs

    October 4, 2016 2:05 PM

    WALKER – Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital employees will be inspecting areas in Walker, Denham Springs and surrounding areas for flood-related health hazards. The inspections will take place over the next few days and will be conducted during daylight hours. DHH representatives will have a Louisiana DHH photo ID... more »
  • Proposed Louisiana food inspection cuts may pose health risk

    April 25, 2016 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Proposed state budget cuts will have an effect on those that like to eat out and buy groceries. If the budget proposed by Gov. John Bel Edwards for next year is approved, there will be fewer inspections of the retail food industry. The Department of... more »
  • Army Corps starts daily patrols on Mississippi River levees

    January 6, 2016 11:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – Due to rising river levels, the Army Corps of Engineers will start daily patrols on all levees along the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to Venice, La. The Army Corps released a statement Wednesday saying that the river has risen to 15 feet at the Carrolton... more »
  • 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 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 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 »

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