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  • Gulf of Mexico dead zone 11th biggest, bigger than predicted

    August 4, 2015 6:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scientists say the Gulf of Mexico area with too little oxygen to keep sea creatures alive is the 11th largest measured and nearly 18 percent bigger than predicted. They say the reason is that heavy June rains throughout the Mississippi River watershed carried nutrient-rich runoff from... more »
  • Gulf 'dead zone' above average but not near record

    July 29, 2013 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - This summer's "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, where there's so little oxygen that starfish suffocate, is bigger than average but not the predicted near-record. Scientists led by Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium say the area of low oxygen, called hypoxia, covers 5,840... more »
  • Explosion, fire rocks apartment complex

    May 7, 2013 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to an apartment fire and reported explosion at a complex this afternoon in Baton Rouge. People living near the Oaks of Kingsbridge at 11888 Long Ridge Drive told News 2 they felt an explosion which shook their homes, then called 911. The fire... more »
  • Man escapes fire, explosions at his home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 18, 2013 10:45 AM

    ST. AMANT - Firefighters said an elderly man awoken by a fire blowing up bottles of oxygen managed to crawl to safety early this morning. Members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department were called to the home on Brignac Road around 4 a.m. Assistant Chief Derek LeBlanc said... more »
  • Restroom oxygen

    June 25, 2012 7:33 PM

    The FAA is about to order airlines to put oxygen systems back in restrooms. It will reverse a decision made over fears terrorists could use them to start a fire during flight. The FAA says its doing an about-face to "eliminate a hazard that could jeopardize flight safety." The rule... more »
  • Pentagon limits F-22 flights

    May 15, 2012 7:44 PM

    Flights of the F-22 advanced stealth fighter are now limited to regions where pilots can make quick landings if they experience oxygen problems. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the decision after pilots complained about oxygen-deficit problems which have resulted in dizziness,blackouts and other symptoms that arise when the body doesn't... more »
  • TPSO: Woman, dog suffocate from generator fumes

    December 28, 2011 11:49 AM

    AMITE CITY - Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish reported a woman and her dog found dead in their home were overcome by fumes from a generator. Sheriff's deputies were called out to the home of Jerri Lynn Hall yesterday, after she was found deceased in her bed. They said the... more »

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