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  • Central announces final flood debris collection pass

    June 12, 2017 2:52 PM

    CENTRAL - The City of Central will be making a final pass to collect flood debris from homes later this month. All residents with flood debris remaining in their home or on their property is asked to move it to the road on the right of way in front... more »
  • New Orleans man found dead in a trash can was stabbed

    May 23, 2017 12:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A garbage collector emptying a trash can in New Orleans discovered a man's body inside. Authorities say he had been stabbed multiple times. New Orleans police spokeswoman Dawne Massey says the garbage collector discovered the body while emptying a city-issued trash can into a garbage truck about... more »
  • NYC Workers help find lost engagement, wedding rings at dump

    March 27, 2017 3:23 PM

    FAIRVIEW - A New York City woman has recovered her wedding and engagement rings from a New Jersey dump with some help from sanitation workers. Shannon Lombardo says she accidentally threw out the rings, which were in a paper towel. She called 311 and the city delayed pickups from her... more »
  • Florida man sleeping in trash bin rescued from garbage truck

    February 9, 2017 8:16 AM

    TAMPA - Authorities in Florida say a man who had been sleeping in a commercial trash bin is recovering after nearly being crushed in the back of a garbage truck. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 32-year-old man suffered a leg injury early Wednesday, but Tampa fire officials say... more »
  • Firefighters respond to trash fire near L'Auberge Casino Play Video

    February 3, 2017 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a fire on River Road right outside of Baton Rouge city limits. The fire occurred at a recycling center on the 12000 block of River Road, close to the L'Auberge Hotel & Casino. Here's another shot of the fire on River... more »
  • Flood dumpster removed after On Your Side Report Play Video

    January 11, 2017 6:00 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After several months of complaints, a dumpster that floated into a woman's yard during August's flooding has finally been removed. The removal comes after WBRZ aired a story about Kim Adams' situation Wednesday. She says she previously contacted Waste Management multiple times with no success. ... more »
  • City officials working to remove trash pile from front of Central subdivision

    December 27, 2016 5:41 PM

    CENTRAL – The city is working to get a trash pile in front of a Central subdivision cleaned up. The effort is in response to a report News 2 aired on Monday that showed trash being dumped in a huge pile on the corner of Frenchtown Road near the... more »
  • Front of Central subdivision turning into a trash dump Play Video

    December 26, 2016 6:42 PM

    CENTRAL – One Central subdivision is seeing a huge pile of trash grow by the day. The pile sits on the corner of Frenchtown Road near the Geo Je's community and consists of trash, household items and insulation. Residents say they are fed up with it being in... more »
  • New York City woman finds lost wedding ring in trash dump

    December 1, 2016 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - It took two hours of sifting through more than 200 bags of garbage at a New Jersey trash-transfer station before a New York City woman was reunited with three rings she mistakenly discarded. The New York Daily News reports the 34-year-old woman was preparing Thanksgiving dinner at... more »
  • Force Awakened: Man in Darth Vader garb slays galaxy garbage

    September 16, 2016 3:03 PM

    BLACKSBURG - A Virginia man troubled by litter along the highway has decided it's time for the empire to strike back. WSLS-TV reports Henry Wakley of Blackburg on Thursday dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader while cleaning a stretch of highway that he "adopted" through the Adopt-a-Highway program.... more »
  • 'Pokemon Go' players blamed for damage at historic fort

    August 6, 2016 5:42 PM

    FAIRHAVEN, Mass. - A fort destroyed in the Revolutionary War is again fending off attacks - this time from "Pokemon Go" players. Caretakers of Fort Phoenix in Massachusetts say players of the popular smartphone game are damaging the historic site. Gary Lavalette, volunteer caretaker at the fort in Fairhaven, near... more »
  • Proposal to ban open burning of hazardous waste shelved

    May 17, 2016 3:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Minden lawmaker has scrapped his proposal to ban open burning of hazardous waste in Louisiana, after failing to gain traction for the idea. Democratic Rep. Gene Reynolds said his bill "was not going anywhere." It was aimed at addressing concerns from people who live near Clean... more »
  • Boston's tower of garbage snow finally melts

    July 14, 2015 9:01 PM

    BOSTON- The last vestige of Boston's record winter nightmare snow finally melted away. The mayor announced Tuesday the once-massive pile is now nothing. But it did leave its mark. It contained more than 80-tons of garbage. The pile got to be 75 feet tall after last winter's record-breaking... more »
  • Hundreds turn out for annual clean up day

    March 28, 2015 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Different groups and organizations picked up trash on streets of the city for the annual Nehemiah Day. This year marks 6 years the community wide clean up has been happening and this year more than 150 volunteers showed up. Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker is the... more »
  • Trash and Treasure for charity Play Video

    March 4, 2015 5:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person's trash is another one's treasure. You can get your hands on some great bargains for a great cause this weekend in Baton Rouge. It's time for the annual Attic Trash and Treasure Sale, organized by the Inner Wheel of Baton Rouge. The event is... more »
  • Officials want to double Blight Court cases handled in 2015 Play Video

    January 8, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish officials said Blight Court numbers are in for 2014 and the effort to eliminate eyesores was a success. The system set up by the parish went into effect last September as the court ramped up an an effort to clean the city... more »
  • New Orleans police: woman's body in trash can

    November 26, 2014 1:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a city building inspector opened a garbage can and found the partly clad body of a woman who had been stabbed to death. Officer Frank Robertson III says the inspector moved the can to get down an alley about noon Wednesday and opened... more »
  • Blight court holds first meeting Play Video

    September 18, 2014 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Blight Court is in Baton Rouge again, and homeowners who aren't taking care of their properties may make the list of people that have to go there. Justin Dupuy, with the Department of Public Works, says the new system is taking the place of the old... more »

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