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  • Out-of-town campers in line for free chicken

    April 2, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People lined up overnight Wednesday, hoping to be one of the first 100 in line at a new Chick-Fil-A location. The location on Airline Highway opens Thursday. The first 100 get free chicken for a year. Campers have come as far away as California, Florida, Illinois,... more »
  • Water line breaks near Pierre Part

    July 30, 2013 6:22 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish said a water line feeding homes near Pierre Part broke this evening, and warned people to conserve water. The break happened along Highway 70 near Texas Brine Road according to the parish police jury. People living along Highway 70 and in... more »
  • LIVE VIDEO: Two explosions at Boston Marathon finish line

    April 15, 2013 2:21 PM

    BOSTON- Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in at least two deaths, according to Boston Police. Through their official Twitter account, Boston Police said two were dead and 23 injured by a pair of explosions near the marathon's finish line this afternoon. ... more »
  • Road back open after gas main breaks in Central

    April 9, 2013 3:38 PM

    CENTRAL - Authorities closed a portion of Sullivan Road in Central this afternoon when they said a natural gas line broke. Derek Glover with Central Fire said a four-inch pipe broke or bent in three places and spilled some gas near Sullivan Road. They closed Sullivan between Brent... more »
  • LSP: Driver who hit restaurant had suspended license

    January 22, 2013 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities filed charges today against the man who ran into an East Baton Rouge restaurant and broke a gas line this week. State Police said Anthony Guidry, 25, of Port Allen was cited for reckless operation, having no insurance, and driving a vehicle while his license... more »
  • Deadline approaches to pay property taxes Play Video

    December 26, 2012 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Dozens of people waited in long lines to pay their property taxes before they are due. The deadline to pay the taxes is December 31. This year was a reassessment year, so many people noticed increases on their bills. "We by law have to reasses property... more »
  • Eagles fire defensive line coach Jim Washburn

    December 3, 2012 10:38 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The foundering Philadelphia Eagles have fired defensive line coach Jim Washburn as they try to fix a broken pass defense amid an eight-game losing streak. Eagles coach Andy Reid on Monday announced former defensive line coach Tommy Brashear is replacing Washburn. The Eagles hired Washburn before last season,... more »
  • Mass. gas firm president: We'll make things right

    November 26, 2012 5:25 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A Massachusetts company whose worker breached a gas line that led to a massive explosion in one of New England's biggest cities says it'll do whatever it takes to return things to normal. Friday's explosion in downtown Springfield damaged 42 buildings housing businesses and residences. The gas... more »
  • Early voting popular ahead of Nov. 6

    October 29, 2012 10:19 AM

    GONZALES - Early voting is proving popular around the capitol area, with thousands turning out to vote ahead of Nov. 6. Ascension and Livingston parishes both reported long lines at their early voting locations. As of Saturday evening, both parishes saw more than 5,000 citizens vote early. Voting... more »
  • Flooding knocks LDWF offline

    August 14, 2012 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A broken water line knocked a state government agency off the internet this afternoon, potentially causing a problem for people who need hunting, fishing or boat licenses. A spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the broken line flooded their main office in... more »
  • LSP releases photos of gas line break Play Video

    February 13, 2012 4:55 PM

    PRIDE - State Police released pictures of the site of a gas line break this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish that led to a mile-wide evacuation of the area. Capt. Doug Cain said troopers with the HazMat unit are still investigating the site of the rupture, which happened... more »
  • Residents: Gas line break sounded like earthquake

    February 13, 2012 3:10 PM

    PRIDE - A team of inspectors are trying to find out what caused a natural gas pipeline rupture this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. The line break near Pride happened around 2:30 a.m. Emergency responders evacuated homes and closed roads within a mile of the rupture until the... more »
  • Officials investigate wellhead rupture

    February 13, 2012 7:31 AM

    PRIDE - Authorities continue to investigate what caused a gas wellhead to explode early Monday in the Zachary/Pride area. Lt. Doug Cain with Louisiana State Police says the wellhead, belonging to the Florida Gas Company, ruptured around 2:30 a.m. in the area near Peairs and Reams roads, just north... more »
  • Jackson Parish firefighter dies in the line of duty

    September 5, 2011 2:06 PM

    Weston LA- A volunteer firefighter with the Jackson Parish Ward Four Fire Protection District responding to an emergency medical call, has died after being involved in a car crash. Firefighter Christopher Peterson (22 years of age) was operating the department's brush truck and responded to the call for help.... more »
  • EBR School system promises changes after News 2 report

    January 27, 2011 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge School System has promised to change the way pre-kindergarten registration is done, after hundreds of parents braved the cold Thursday morning to ensure their child has a school to go to next fall. After waiting for hours in sub-freezing temperatures, many parents... more »
  • Gas line ruptures, explodes in Grand Isle; two hurt

    December 23, 2010 5:17 PM

    GRAND ISLE - A gas line rupture and explosion has sent two people to a Baton Rouge burn center and temporarily left hundreds of residents without gas Thursday. It happened about 9:30 a.m. on Grand Isle as workers were performing maintenance on a two-inch line near the base of the... more »
  • Researchers: Grow oysters in suspended bags

    November 27, 2010 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and Auburn University researchers say a new approach to growing oysters - in mesh bags strung between posts - could boost harvests and create jobs. The "long-line system" is used to grow oysters commercially in Australia and now it is being used at the Fisheries Research... more »
  • Seattle line plans cruises on Mississippi River

    June 21, 2010 5:27 AM

    A Seattle cruise line plans Mississippi River excursions next year, with routes between New Orleans and Memphis, and between Memphis and Nashville. Cruise West says the 207-foot Spirit of America will leave New Orleans on March 19, 2011, for an eight-day trip to Memphis. The ship will leave Memphis for... more »

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