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  • Gas leak prompts Baker HS evacuation

    October 19, 2015 10:17 AM

    BAKER - School administrators said a gas leak forced them to evacuate Baker High School for less than an hour Monday morning. Superintendent Herman Brister said the leak was spotted around 7:20 a.m. and led to a brief evacuation. He said students went to the locations they learned through... more »
  • Environmental groups say settlement not final in Gulf oil leak lawsuit

    August 27, 2015 1:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Environmental groups say they're pleased at the progress of talks with a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but it's too early to talk about potential settlements. Taylor Energy Co. said Thursday it has reached... more »
  • Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides

    August 24, 2015 5:31 PM

    TORONTO - The hacking of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday. The company behind Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 Canadian (US $378,000) reward for information leading to the arrest... more »
  • Officials found in Ashley Madison hack, other addresses to be probed Play Video

    August 20, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After emails belonging to state workers were shown to be used for accounts on adultery website Ashley Madison, the state said Thursday, it is against policy for employees to use state-owned email addresses for this type of activity. Ashley Madison is an online dating site that... more »
  • Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak

    July 7, 2015 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that environmental groups filed against a New Orleans-based company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan ruled Tuesday that a trial is necessary to determine whether several plaintiffs led... more »
  • Evacuation order lifted after hazardous material leak

    July 7, 2015 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The evacuation order has been lifted for businesses along South Choctaw Drive. Officials were advising people to avoid South Choctaw from Flannery to Sherwood after a petroleum product leaked out of a high pressure line. About a dozen businesses were evacuated. South Choctaw has also been... more »
  • US says Gulf oil spill could last 100 years

    May 15, 2015 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - Government estimates obtained by The Associated Press show a decade-old oil leak could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked. Taylor Energy Company owned a drilling platform that was toppled during Hurricane Ivan in 2004. It has played down... more »
  • Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

    April 16, 2015 10:34 AM

    GULF OF MEXICO - Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade. The New Orleans-based company has downplayed the leak's... more »
  • 3 hospitalized following St. Gabriel Chlorine gas leak

    December 29, 2014 4:24 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Representatives from Olin Chlor Alkali confirmed an early morning leak of chlorine gas from a product storage tank at the company's St. Gabriel facility. According to the statement Olin Chlor Alkali's Tony Zagora, the release of the hazardous gas has been stopped. All employees at the... more »
  • Washington Monument reopens after leak at entrance

    December 29, 2014 10:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Washington Monument has reopened after being temporarily closed to visitors because of a leak above the security screening room at the entrance. National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said the leak affected the X-ray machines Monday morning and was potentially compromising security procedures. The monument reopened just... more »
  • Overnight road closure expected due to large fuel spill

    October 27, 2014 9:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters were expected to remain on the scene of a leaking tanker truck well into Monday night and possibly into Tuesday morning. Wyandotte Street near Scenic Highway closed around 8 p.m. Monday and will likely be closed into the early hours of Tuesday as a HAZMAT... more »
  • Sheriff: minimal damage from well leak

    June 21, 2014 10:48 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The well that was leaking oil and gas off Highway 75 into the night isn't expected to leak anymore. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi tells News 2 that in hindsight the leak was inevitable. Stassi says the well had been pumping oil and gas for months, but... more »
  • Worker resigns after Congressman's kiss goes viral

    April 16, 2014 10:23 PM

    MONROE- The woman some have fingered as the source of a leaked video where Rep. Vance McAllister is seen kissing an aid has resigned, KNOE TV reported Wednesday. Leah Gordon was the district manager at the office where McAllister kissed the woman who was not his wife. The video... more »
  • Leaking gas pipeline secured in Assumption Parish

    February 27, 2014 11:40 AM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - A pipeline valve that was leaking gas and emitting a loud noise has been secured in Assumption Parish. Acadian Gas reported the check valve on their pipeline opened Thursday morning. The noise could be heard throughout the community of Bayou Corne. Workers were able to... more »
  • Gas spill requires overnight attention

    October 28, 2013 8:50 PM

    ST. AMANT- Fire fighters and hazmat crews spent Monday night cleaning gasoline out of ditches near Highway 431 and Gold Place Road after a tanker truck leaked its load. Pictures from the scene show the semi apparently hit a pole making a turn, causing the leak. Chief James... more »
  • Gas leak now under control

    October 10, 2013 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A gas leak on the 9500 block of Barringer Foreman Road is now under control according responders at Entergy. The area between Airline and Jefferson Highways has reopened. St. George Fire Department did not detect any dangerous levels of natural gas in the area. more »
  • Oil Spill on the Mississippi River

    September 7, 2013 4:18 PM

    CONVENT - The Coast Guard says they are working with a vessel in the Mississippi River to clean up an oil spill. Officials say the spill is coming from a vessel at Yara Terminal Mile 167 stationed in Convent. Yara operators say the crew on board the vessel is... more »
  • NSA says it investigates its violations of privacy rules

    August 16, 2013 1:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House isn't commenting on the latest revelations about surveillance of Americans and foreigners by the National Security Agency. According to documents that were leaked by Edward Snowden, and published today in The Washington Post, the agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands... more »
  • All roads open after chemical leak prompts scare check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2013 2:58 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The state Department of Environmental Quality said a leak at a chemical plant in West Baton Rouge has been stopped by emergency crews, and a recommendation for people in downtown Baton Rouge to shelter in place was lifted. The leak at ITC on River Road in... more »
  • Governor declares emergency over train derailment

    August 5, 2013 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a State of Emergency due to the train derailment and resulting hazardous material leak in St. Landry Parish. About 100 homes have been evacuated as officials work to clean up the site. The 26-car train derailment took place near the... more »
  • Cleanup underway at Lawtell derailment site

    August 5, 2013 8:01 AM

    LAWTELL - About 100 homes remain evacuated as officials work to clean up the site of a 26-car train derailment near the small community of Lawtell, about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. State police say crews are working to clear U.S. 190 which is blocked by the accident.... more »
  • Lots going on near well that caught fire last week

    July 28, 2013 7:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators say gas detectors and automatic, high-capacity water hoses are being installed on a drilling rig where a natural gas well caught fire last week. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says another jack-up rig is being readied to drill a relief well to permanently... more »
  • Rig for relief well being positioned at gas leak

    July 27, 2013 10:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal authorities say a rig is being positioned to drill a relief well for a gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and a permit is in the final stages of review. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Saturday that it's reviewing Walter Oil... more »
  • NASA aborts spacewalk due to helmet leak

    July 16, 2013 9:31 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA has aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut's helmet. Italy's first spacewalker, Luca Parmitano, reported that he felt a lot of water on the back of his head barely an hour into Tuesday's spacewalk.... more »
  • Temporary plug set in well that leaked last week

    July 15, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators say a well that seeped natural gas for much of last week has been temporarily plugged, with work still needed to plug it permanently. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Monday that Energy Resource Technology LLC used a "bridge plug" to isolate the... more »
  • Plan to seal leaking well gets federal OK

    July 11, 2013 12:14 PM

    PORT FOURCHON - Federal officials say they have approved plans to seal a gas well that began leaking Monday in the Gulf of Mexico about 75 miles southwest of Port Fourchon on the southeast Louisiana coast. Eileen Angelico, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says drilling fluid... more »
  • Snowden says he's proud to be labeled a traitor by Cheney

    June 17, 2013 3:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The man who leaked details about top-secret U.S. government surveillance programs is defending his actions. In what The Guardian newspaper said was an online chat with him, Edward Snowden attacked U.S. officials for calling him a traitor. He says he didn't reveal any U.S. operations against what he... more »
  • Emissions could increase during ExxonMobil repairs

    May 23, 2013 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A leak on environmental control equipment at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge could temporarily increase sulfur dioxide emissions from the plant, according to a spokesperson. ExxonMobil said employees discovered a small hole in the surface of a combuster in the sulfur recovery unit that removes... more »
  • Feds investigate leak of first lady's credit info

    March 12, 2013 12:42 PM

    LOS ANGELES - First lady Michelle Obama is the latest public figure to have her Social Security number and credit report leaked online by a website posting private data on celebrities and government officials. The FBI and the Secret Service are investigating the site, which has credit info on stars... more »
  • DEQ searching for source of school-closing smell check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 8, 2013 5:56 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - Parents said they were frightened to hear a gas leak closed their children's school today in north Baton Rouge. Lucille McKnight said she received a phone call about 10:30 a.m. Friday with a recorded message from Crestworth Elementary telling her there was a gas leak, and parents... more »
  • Road shut down after workers hit gas line

    February 7, 2013 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police closed a portion of highway near LSU after workers pierced a gas line in the area this evening. Police closed West McKinley Street between Ilinois Street and Nicholson while HazMat crews responded to the leak. The nearby section of railroad was also closed until the... more »
  • Contractor causes gas leak near Prairieville

    February 6, 2013 4:21 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Firefighters responded to a leaking natural gas line that officials said was hit during road work. A Prairieville Fire captain said it happened around 2 p.m., and the leak was stopped in less than an hour. Rick Webre with Ascension Parish emergency management said a contractor... more »
  • Oil cleanup resuming at leaking Miss. River barge

    January 31, 2013 2:49 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Vessels are moving cautiously through a section of the Mississippi River where a barge is leaking oil as the Coast Guard tries to ease the economic impact of shutting down one of the nation's vital commerce routes. Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski says officials are allowing northbound... more »
  • FAA to launch comprehensive review of Boeing 787

    January 11, 2013 7:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators say they are ordering a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787s, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week. The Federal Aviation Administration says the review will include the design, manufacture... more »
  • 'All clear' given after ammonia leak forces evacuations

    January 10, 2013 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People who were evacuated from their homes when ammonia leaked from an ice facility were allowed to return late Thursday evening. The leak was reported at the Reddy Ice facility on Myrtle Ave. Ammonia was found leaking from coolers at the business. Law enforcement evacuated a... more »
  • Ammonia leak leads to evacuation in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 10, 2013 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities evacuated an area of Baton Rouge after a reported ammonia leak this afternoon. The leak was reported at the Reddy Ice facility on Myrtle Ave. Ammonia was found leaking from coolers at the business. Law enforcement evacuated a two-block radius around the business, including... more »
  • CDC: Language barrier caused chlorine gas leak

    December 6, 2012 12:25 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a chlorine gas leak at an Arkansas poultry plant last year that sickened nearly 200 people occurred because a worker couldn't read English. The CDC said in a report released Thursday that a Spanish-speaking worker at the Tyson... more »
  • DEQ fines company over leaks after Isaac

    September 18, 2012 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State regulators say they are issuing a $12,189 fine against a chemical terminal flooded during Hurricane Isaac because it did not notify authorities fast enough about chemical releases. On Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said it issued the fine against Stolthaven New Orleans LLC, a... more »
  • Report: Isaac damaged 2 tanks, chemicals leaked

    September 14, 2012 10:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A chemical storage facility southeast of New Orleans that flooded during Hurricane Isaac reported to state officials that no more than about 38,700 gallons of chemicals leaked from two tanks damaged by storm surge and that an underdetermined amount of chemicals flowed off the facility's grounds. The... more »
  • Road re-opened after gas leak

    September 11, 2012 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews re-opened Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge after a natural gas leak earlier this morning. A spokesperson for St. George Fire Department said construction crews struck an underground natural gas line in the area of Siegen and North Mall Drive near I-10. Siegen was... more »
  • Fireball on I-10 is first step toward clearing wreck, opening highway check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 23, 2012 12:57 AM

    Update: 3:38 a.m. - Fire officials say the evacuation and shelter in place have been lifted for residents living around the accident site on I-10 at Essen. BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews began the process of cleaning up a hazardous materials crash scene on I-10 early Thursday morning. ... more »
  • Small leak reported, contained at plant Tuesday evening

    May 22, 2012 10:35 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A small chlorine leak has been reported at the Georgia Gulf plant on River Road, south of the town. News2 has been told the company dealt with the issue, and contained the leak. No word on how serious the leak was, or what emergency personnel are responding,... more »
  • DEQ: Refrigerant leak reported at Honeywell

    May 14, 2012 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Environmental quality said a chemical leak was quickly addressed at the Baton Rouge Honeywell plant today, and didn't result in any emergency. A DEQ spokesperson said ten pounds of Trichlorofluoromethane, a form of freon refrigerant, was released from a leaking flange. The... more »
  • Chemical leak reported at Avondale container yard

    January 16, 2012 2:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say there has been a chemical leak at Avondale Container Yard. Jefferson Parish firefighters arrived at the scene early Monday. The chemical was identified as sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate, a substance used in fungicides and algaecides. The Environmental Protection Agency says sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate is used... more »
  • Overturned oil tanker causes major headache check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 28, 2011 5:11 PM

    CLINTON-- It took crews nearly 11 hours to clean up the roadway after an oil tanker carrying more than 7,300 gallons of crude oil ran off the road and flipped over into a ditch. Motorists were left to maneuver the long way around the spill from 3 a.m. until... more »
  • Raw sewage spews into busy Baton Rouge street

    September 6, 2011 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A broken piece of galvanized pipe is to blame for causing raw sewage to spew into a busy street in Baton Rouge. The Department of Public Works fixed the line that feeds into 50 other pumping stations late this afternoon. The sewage litters the intersections of Hooper... more »
  • Port Allen looking for details, long-term plans following tank leak

    August 1, 2011 10:19 PM

    PORT ALLEN- People in Port Allen, near the Port of Greater Baton Rouge wanted answers Monday night about a chemical leak two weeks ago and made their concerns heard loud and clear. On July 18, Ammonia leaked while crews were moving asphalt into a storage tank. People complained the... more »
  • DPW finds raw sewage seeping into storm drains

    July 18, 2011 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On South Amite Drive north of Florida Boulevard near the parish line, neighbors are dealing with a stinky situation. The sewer line has two leaks sending raw sewage into the storm drains. The smell stings the nostrils, and Claretha Kinchen is fed up. She called... more »
  • Gas leak closes portion of street, park in BR

    April 21, 2011 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A construction crew digging at Independence Park in Baton Rouge hit a gas line this afternoon and caused a significant leak, according to the city fire department. Robert Combs with BRFD said they've shut down Independence Street north of the park between East Airport Drive and... more »
  • 'All Clear' given for natural gas leak on LSU campus

    March 10, 2011 11:13 AM

    UPDATE 12:08 p.m. - LSU officials have given the all-clear after this morning's natural gas leak, and people are being allowed back into the affected area. BATON ROUGE - LSU officials sent out a campus-wide alert a short time ago, warning people to stay away from a natural gas... more »
  • Gas leak stopped at Gulf platform

    January 30, 2011 9:49 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- Federal authorities say a natural gas leak has been stopped at a platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the southwestern Louisiana coast. The platform is located about 93 miles offshore, south of Lake Charles, in about 173 feet of water. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,... more »

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