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  • Gas exposure sickens two plant workers Wednesday Play Video

    March 2, 2016 10:19 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Workplace hazard investigators are looking into if two injured plant workers may have breathed in the dangerous gas, argon, instead of oxygen, perhaps showing that safety equipment was improperly used Wednesday. The unidentified workers were rushed to area hospitals via ambulance helicopters around 9 a.m. Authorities... more »
  • 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 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 »

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