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  • St. Helena parish boil advisory is over

    November 14, 2015 12:18 PM

    ST. HELENA - A boil advisory has been lifted for customers located on State Highway 441 in St. Helena parish. Officials said those in the parish off of 441 north of 38 experienced low water pressure due to a water main break on State Highway 441. Parish officials said Louisiana... more »
  • Boil Advisory lifted in French Settlement

    October 4, 2014 10:33 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - C The French Settlement Water Company says the broken pipe that broke has been repaired. It was the third boil advisory in the area in two weeks. Officials say the pipe that keeps breaking is about 1 1/2 miles long and about 45-years-old. The company... more »
  • Chimp sanctuary spending cap may be lifted

    November 13, 2013 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Congress may lift the federal spending limit for the national federal research chimpanzee sanctuary in Caddo Parish. Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Henry Waxman, D-Calif., added a plan to lift the current $30 million cap on spending at Chimp Haven to an unrelated Senate health bill. It returns... more »
  • Boil order lifted in East Feliciana

    September 26, 2013 10:15 AM

    CLINTON - Officials have lifted a boil order enacted last week for some residents in Clinton. The advisory applied to Water District 7 and affected the area of River Road between Hwy. 10 and Rattlesnake Rd. more »
  • Boil advisory lifted in WBR

    September 4, 2013 11:47 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A boil advisory in parts of West Baton Rouge parish has been lifted. The advisory was put into place Sunday after a mechanical failure in the parish's water supply system. Water samples were taken and tested yesterday and the results came back normal. more »
  • Boil advisory lifted for French Settlement

    August 21, 2013 11:48 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Water officials for the French Settlement Water Company gave the all-clear today after issuing a boil order earlier this week. The water company issued the order Monday after they had to make an emergency line repair on Highway 444. Today they said bacteriological tests came... more »
  • Evacuation lifted for some near train derailment

    August 6, 2013 1:28 PM

    LAWTELL - State police say about 100 people evacuated from their homes Sunday after chemicals leaked from a derailed train will be allowed to go home Tuesday afternoon. Capt. Doug Cain says the evacuation area - originally about a mile around the site - was narrowed to a quarter-mile after... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted for town of Livingston

    July 18, 2013 11:47 AM

    LIVINGSTON - City officials lifted a boil advisory for Livingston today after a two-day boil order. The town said water samples sent to be tested for contaminants came back clean. The boil order was put in place after a construction crew punctured a water line while drilling on... more »
  • UM fraternity suspension lifted after hearing

    May 2, 2013 8:59 AM

    OXFORD, Miss.- A two-semester suspension for the Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Mississippi has been lifted. Instead, the fraternity will be on social probation for a year. The Daily Mississippian reports that the decision came from the school's Judicial Council after it heard an appeal from the fraternity... more »
  • Evacuation advisory lifted near explosives site

    December 7, 2012 2:18 PM

    DOYLINE, La. - State police say the evacuation advisory around an explosives plant in north Louisiana has been lifted. The evacuation was lifted at noon Friday. It was put in place last weekend as work began to move and safely store an estimated 6 million pounds of explosive propellant... more »
  • Doyline evacuation to be lifted Friday

    December 6, 2012 2:49 PM

    DOYLINE, La. - Authorities say they will lift a voluntary evacuation advisory on Friday as they continue to move explosives to a safe location at a munitions plant. Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson says the advisory will be lifted at noon. Authorities had said most residents of Doyline, a... more »
  • New Orleans' boil water order ends

    October 9, 2012 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board says tapwater on the city's east bank is safe to drink. Water was taken for testing Monday afternoon after the main treatment plant lost power for a few minutes Monday morning during maintenance work. Low pressure in water pipes makes... more »
  • EBR curfew lifted for tonight

    August 30, 2012 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish leaders lifted a curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish today. The curfew had been in place from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Mayor-Kip Holden made the announcement during this morning's press briefing, saying authorities saw no reason to keep it in place.... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted for parts of East Feliciana Parish

    April 11, 2012 3:12 PM

    EAST FELICIANA - A boil advisory for parts of East Feliciana Parish has been lifted. The advisory affected Smith Road and Hepzibah Road after Water District #7 reported it had experienced problems with the water supply system. The system has been given the "all-clear" so water is now... more »
  • Evacuation lifted in Pride area

    February 13, 2012 5:00 AM

    PRIDE - Officials have called off the evacuation in the area of Peairs and Reams roads following an early morning pipleline explosion in the Pride area. DOTD says all lanes are open at the Peairs and Reams intersection. News 2 will bring you more information as it becomes... more »
  • Beekeeping ban lifted in Hammond

    February 11, 2012 10:27 AM

    HAMMOND- For the first time in more than 50 years, residents of this Tangipahoa Parish city will be allowed to raise honeybees in their back yards. Reportedly the City Council voted unanimously this past week to allow beekeeping within city limits. There are some restrictions, as outlined in a model... more »
  • East Feliciana lifts boil advisory

    January 20, 2012 1:21 PM

    EAST FELICIANA - The East Feliciana Rural Water Systems lifted their voluntary boil advisory at noon Friday. The advisory went into effect Wednesday for residents who experienced water outages starting Tuesday night. Areas most affected by the outages included Boeneke Road, Old Liberty Road, Pace Road, Nesom Road,... more »
  • State of Emergency lifted in St. Tammany Parish

    August 29, 2011 2:09 PM

    St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis has lifted the emergency order regarding the fish kill in the Pearl River basin. "Based upon information received this morning from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, I am lifting the emergency order at this time. LaDEQ's monitoring plan appears adequate to safeguard... more »
  • State Fire Marshal to lift burn ban

    July 17, 2011 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The State Fire Marshal's Office will lift the state-wide burn ban on July 21 at 8 a.m. subject to any parish or municipal regulations. The cease and desist order was issued on June 1 in response to extreme dry conditions within the state and a high wildland... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted in East Feliciana Parish

    July 8, 2011 2:43 PM

    The East Feliciana Rural Water System has lifted the boil advisory that was in place this past week. The advisory affected customers in the Bluff Creek area. more »
  • Mandatory evacuation to be lifted for parts of St. Martin Parish

    May 29, 2011 4:30 PM

    ST. MARTIN PARISH- The mandatory evacuation order in place for Butte LaRose and parts of Happy Town will be changed to a voluntary evacuation tomorrow morning. Parish leaders warn, despite the lifting of the evacuation order high water may continue impacting the area. Residents need to be aware... more »

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