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  • Adsorbent Solutions expansion request fails in St. Gabriel Play Video

    April 20, 2017 8:04 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - The St. Gabriel City Council has voted against a zoning request by Adsorbent Solutions to expand it's facility. The council voted 4-1 against the expansion, going against the Department of Environmental Quality's decision to sign off on the project. Adsorbent Solutions is a company that recycles... more »
  • Officials: Customs system outage causes waits at airports

    January 2, 2017 9:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a statement saying a processing system outage caused delays at various airports. The statement says CBP officers continued processing international travelers using "alternative procedures" until the system came back online Monday but waits were longer than usual at some airports. In... more »
  • Mississippi River coalition gains pledges to protect rivers

    June 3, 2016 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A coalition of mayors of cities and towns along the Mississippi River says it has added new organizations to an international pledge to protect the world's rivers in the face of threats from climate change and population growth. The Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative says new... more »
  • Heater Safety tips for winter season

    November 8, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With winter weather on the way, people will be turning on their heaters and fireplaces. But, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the public should be aware of some safety tips before the cold season starts. The experts warn that a lack of yearly maintanance is a... more »
  • Army Chief: Security at recruiting posts will be reviewed

    July 17, 2015 11:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Army's top officer says security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed, but it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection. Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, tells reporters that arming troops in those... more »
  • How to limit lightning damage Play Video

    June 25, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With more thunderstorms expected this week lightning could threaten homes in the Baton Rouge region again. Wednesday lightning caused several house fires in the area. Both DEMCO and Entergy say there is no real way to prevent lightning from striking your home, but there are ways... more »
  • Constitutional protections kept in place on budget

    May 18, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State senators have spurned a proposal to lift constitutional protections that keep an array of specially created funds shielded from budget cuts. State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, said when the state faces deep financial problems, all options for reworking state spending should be available to lawmakers.... more »
  • NOLA tourism pays LSP $2.5 million for added patrols Play Video

    February 12, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ahead of a busy tourism season, city leaders in New Orleans are dolling out cash for extra protection. The tourism industry is paying state police $2.5 million to stick around long after the last beads fall. Superintendent Mike Edmonson says troopers are carefully selected from... more »
  • Feds impose new rules to protect Bluefin tuna

    December 1, 2014 4:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New restrictions are being placed on fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast to protect the prized Bluefin tuna species from overfishing. On Monday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the rules, which affect commercial fishing vessels and take effect in January.... more »
  • Ascension Parish gets more flood protection

    November 24, 2014 6:50 PM

    GALVEZ - Officials in Ascension Parish opened their latest addition of flood protection on the Henderson Bayou just south of Lake Villar. The flood gate will keep back water from the Amite river from flowing into Henderson Bayou and flooding homes in the Lower Galvez area. "It's right... more »
  • BR company producing Ebola protective gear Play Video

    October 30, 2014 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Convergence Equity, LLC, a company based out of Baton Rouge, is teaming up with medical supply partners to produce thousands of vital protective suits used in treating and dealing with patients infected by the deadly Ebola virus. The company is currently ramping up production of the bright... more »
  • Nonprofit gives up on saving sinking cemetery

    October 28, 2014 3:03 PM

    LEEVILLE - A nonprofit has given up its proposal to protect the little that remains of a nearly submerged cemetery in Leeville. Launch Leeville wanted to build a 280-foot-long bulkhead between what's left of Lefort Cemetery and the intersection of Bayou Lafourche and the Southeast Canal. Director Janet Rhodus tells... more »
  • Too close for comfort

    October 23, 2014 7:48 PM

    LONDON- A police officer assigned to the Royal Protection Unit at Buckingham Palace was arrested after ammunition was found in personal lockers on the grounds of the palace. The ammo is thought to have come from Metropolitan Police supplies. The officer is suspended from duty and is being... more »
  • Giffords to begin 9-state tour on women, guns

    October 14, 2014 12:16 PM

    AUGUSTA, ME - Gabby Giffords has launched a nine-state tour to promote tougher gun laws that she says will help protect women and families. The former Arizona congresswoman urged law enforcement officials and domestic violence advocates in Maine on Tuesday to help her bring about change, saying "We can lead... more »
  • 'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape Play Video

    August 27, 2014 10:20 AM

    Women have a new weapon to protect themselves from date rape: nail polish. Four North Carolina State University students are developing a polish that can detect drugs associated with date rape. When dipped in a drink, the polish will change colors if the drink is laced. Once the product... more »
  • EPA discussing use of popular weed killer

    August 13, 2014 2:49 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide - and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. Critics say more study is needed on the effects of... more »
  • Ascension to get increased flood protection

    March 25, 2013 7:50 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials hope two major drainage projects will provide parish residents with increased flood protection. A floodgate, which will help alleviate backwater flooding from the Amite River, is expected to be finished next spring, while a sixth pump at Marvin Braud could go online within the next... more »

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