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  • State orders closure of a landfill in Shreveport

    September 17, 2014 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality, working with the State Fire Marshal's Office, has ordered the shutdown of a Shreveport landfill where long-burning fires have been a problem for years. Tuesday's order requires Harrelson Material Management Inc. to cease landfill operations at its construction and demolition landfill on... more »
  • Company ordered to close Shreveport landfill

    August 8, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State environmental regulators have ordered Harrelson Materials Management Inc. to extinguish fires at its Shreveport landfill and ultimately close the landfill. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Peggy Hatch signed the order Thursday and approved a fire mitigation plan that focuses on extinguishing fires that have plagued... more »
  • City's lawsuit against dump dismissed

    July 21, 2014 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city's fight to try and block an ndustrial waste landfill in north Baton Rouge is over. A judge dismissed the lawsuit over the permit for Louisiana Land Acquisitions to operate, saying the city failed to formally raise its issues when the Department of Environmental Quality... more »
  • Landfill on hold pending hearing

    June 11, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new landfill, planned for the northern area of the parish, is delayed until a court hearing. City leaders and people who live near the planned facility don't believe a second landfill is needed in East Baton Rouge. Groups have publicly opposed the plans but the developers... more »
  • Metro Council has big decisions to make today

    April 22, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss a list of items Wednesday, some of which are expected to be controversial, when they meet for the regular Metro Council meeting. A series of traffic solutions are on the agenda. Traffic engineers are asking to synch more stop lights with a new... more »
  • Baker gets serious about crime, sagging pants and a planned dump

    April 22, 2014 10:38 PM

    BAKER- City leaders discussed a series of important issues that have become talking point among people in all parts of the capital region. Tuesday night, violent crime, sagging pants and an unwanted landfill were discussed at the city council meeting. Parents were encouraged to talk to their kids... more »
  • Baton Rouge officials object to landfill approval

    April 14, 2014 7:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge official wants to consider suing to block an industrial waste landfill in north Baton Rouge. City-parish Councilman Trae Welch says that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality should appear before the council to explain its approval of the landfill when elected officials opposed it.... more »
  • People denounce plans for new landfill

    July 15, 2013 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People had a stern message for state environmental leaders who will make the final decision about a landfill in the northern area of the parish. A small crowd gathered Monday night for a meeting about the facility planned for Brooklawn Drive, about two miles west of Scenic... more »
  • Meeting tonight over landfill permit application Play Video

    July 15, 2013 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Metro Council members scheduled a community meeting Monday night to provide information about a company applying for a landfill permit in East Baton Rouge Parish. Trae Welch and Chauna Banks-Daniel scheduled the meeting to discuss the application by Louisiana Land Acquisitions, a company which has... more »
  • Graveyard for bad video games

    June 4, 2013 7:47 PM

    ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO- Rumors of buried treasure prompted a company to ask the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico for permission to dig in the local landfill. The booty is old, terrible Atari video games. The rumored Atari graveyard has long been the fascination of some video gamers who consider the... more »
  • Prosecutors dropping charges in La. landfill probe

    March 8, 2013 2:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department is dropping fraud charges against a Louisiana landfill executive and his brother-in-law in a case marred by allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. A court filing Friday by prosecutors says its request to dismiss the indictment of River Birch landfill executive Dominick Fazzio and Mark Titus... more »
  • Tangipahoa may sell bonds to close landfill

    February 13, 2013 7:15 AM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has introduced and set for public hearing an ordinance that would authorize the issuance of $2.4 million in bonds to pay for improvements to the parish landfill near Independence. If the measure meets with final approval at the council's next meeting, set for Feb.... more »
  • Federal prosecutor withdraws from landfill case

    December 12, 2012 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal prosecutor has withdrawn from the case against a landfill executive charged with plotting to defraud a construction management company. A lawyer for River Birch executive Dominick Fazzio had asked a judge to recuse Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Kennedy from the case, claiming Kennedy failed to... more »
  • Garbage tax on ballot in Tangipahoa Parish

    November 28, 2012 9:11 AM

    AMITE - Voters in rural Tangipahoa Parish will be asked to approve a property tax proposition in support of parish landfill operations on the Dec. 8 ballot. Rural Garbage District No. 1, which includes all unincorporated areas of the parish, is seeking renewal of a 10-year, 10-mill ad valorem... more »
  • Landfill owner: 2nd prosecutor made online posts

    November 2, 2012 12:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A south Louisiana landfill owner charges in a lawsuit that a second federal prosecutor defamed him in anonymous online posts. Fred Heebe of New Orleans makes the allegation against Assistant U.S. Attorney Jan Maselli Mann in a lawsuit filed Friday in state court. Sal Perricone (PEHR' ih... more »
  • Landfill owner's defamation suit gets new judge

    October 31, 2012 12:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has disqualified herself from presiding over a landfill owner's defamation lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor who resigned after acknowledging he anonymously posted comments on a newspaper's website about judges, politicians and cases. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan recused herself from the case Tuesday... more »
  • Arraignment set in alleged embezzlement plot

    October 15, 2012 3:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A landfill executive and his brother-in-law are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on new charges stemming from an alleged plot to embezzle nearly $1 million from a New Orleans-based construction management company. Dominick Fazzio, chief financial officer of the River Birch landfill, and Mark Titus were indicted... more »
  • Remains of some 9-11 victims went to landfill

    February 28, 2012 12:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new Pentagon report reveals that partial remains of some 9-11 victims were sent to a landfill after they could not be identified. The victims were among those killed when a terrorist-hijacked airplane struck the Pentagon, killing 184, and another crashed in Shanksville, Pa., killing 40. The report... more »
  • Jeff landfill closed for Mardi Gras

    February 20, 2012 8:59 AM

    GRETNA - Jefferson Parish officials say the parish landfill will be closed on Tuesday for Mardi Gras and there will be no trash collection in Jean Lafitte or unincorporated areas of the parish. Garbage routes usually run on Tuesday will be done on Friday, officials said. Spokeswoman Marnie Winter also... more »
  • Ex-La. official's sentencing moved to October

    January 4, 2012 4:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone the sentencing of a former Louisiana wildlife official who pleaded guilty to taking payoffs from a landfill company owner's businesses for his work in trying to keep rival landfills closed. Former Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioner Henry Mouton was scheduled to... more »
  • Settlement reached over Livingston landfill

    October 6, 2011 6:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A 20 year battle over a Livingston landfill is finally over. Lawyers for property owners near the CECOS International site say a settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit filed in 1991. That is the same year the hazardous waste dump was closed by... more »
  • Federal agents raid offices of landfill

    September 24, 2010 8:59 AM

    Federal agents have raided the offices of a landfill that landed a questioned $160 million contract for garbage disposal in Jefferson Parish last year. In June 2009, River Birch Landfill landed a 25-year contract worth at least $6.4 million a year to dispose of parish garbage at its Waggaman site,... more »
  • Oiled trash dumped in Ascension Parish

    June 17, 2010 6:14 PM

    So far, 1,900 tons of oiled trash are being dumped in Sorrento. Things such as used boom and protective suits for workers cleaning the soiled marshes are finding their final resting places at the BFI-Colonial Landfill. People who live nearby, like Harris Martinez, don't like it. "Anything hazardous, and they... more »
  • Judge upholds landfill's air permit

    February 16, 2010 7:11 AM

    A Baton Rouge judge has upheld the state Department of Environmental Quality's decision in late 2008 to issue a modified air discharge permit to Waste Management's Woodside Landfill near Walker. The head of the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, which represents concerned residents and an environmental group in the case, said... more »
  • Landfill body appears to be missing girl

    October 22, 2009 8:51 AM

    Authorities believe a body found in a Georgia landfill is that of missing 7-year-old Somer Thompson. Officials are basing the tentative identification on clothing and a birthmark that matches the girl's. An autopsy is planned for today. Thompson disappeared Monday after running ahead of a group of children... more »

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