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  • Investigators to examine heat exchanger

    June 24, 2013 9:24 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - State and federal officials investigating the cause of the deadly blast June 13 at the Williams Companies Inc. plant near Gonzales plan to inspect a key element of the facility this week that one federal investigator said "failed catastrophically." Investigators tell The Advocate they hoped to... more »
  • Heat, Downpours May Threaten Marine Life

    August 5, 2012 1:35 PM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Quality is warning that the heat wave affecting Louisiana could increase local fish kills. Dry conditions, interspersed with periods of heavy rainfall, threaten the oxygen levels in some waterways. The drastic change in environment is the most common cause of a... more »
  • The Intense Heat Puts Pets and Plants in Danger

    June 6, 2011 6:39 PM

    People aren't the only ones trying to stay cool as the temperature heats up. Outside dogs rely on their owners to make good decisions, so they don't overheat. Veterinarian Phillip Dupont said, "provide shade and a sprinkler would help or a big tub of water. They'll go jump right... more »
  • James Owns Crunch Time as Heat Top Bulls in Game 2

    May 19, 2011 7:51 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Right from the start, LeBron James made it clear he was going to attack and no one was going to stop him. Point taken. James came up big down the stretch with nine of his 29 points in the final 4:27, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the... more »
  • Shaq Doubtful for Game 5 of Celtics-Heat Series

    May 11, 2011 12:27 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal lagged well behind the rest of the Boston Celtics on the short walk from the bus to the locker room on Wednesday morning. His ailing right calf simply wouldn't allow him to keep up with the pack. O'Neal is not expected to play in a... more »
  • California's Heat Wave Left Tens of Thousands of People Without Electricity

    September 28, 2010 12:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's heat wave has left tens of thousands of people without electricity. Southern California Edison says more than 27,000 of its customers were without power Tuesday morning, mainly in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Most have been blacked out for eight to 16 hours as... more »
  • Dangerous Heat Wave From Texas to New York

    August 5, 2010 11:41 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous heat wave baked a large swath of the nation from Texas to New York on Thursday, forcing football players to move practice sessions into the evening and election officials in Tennessee to lure voters with air-conditioned polling places. High humidity had the heat index... more »
  • Heat is on at Band Camp

    July 30, 2010 11:40 PM

    A heat advisory is in effect for Acadiana this weekend, but even with temperatures pushing triple digits that couldn't keep the Lafayette High School Mighty Lions Marching Band from practice. "It's nice, it wouldn't be band camp without the heat," said drum major Alexander Agent. During the two hour practice... more »
  • Dangerous Heat in Cars

    July 15, 2010 7:34 PM

    It's that time of year when the temperatures are soaring. Those numbers are in the mid-to-high 90's and the heat index in reaching 110-degrees. The hot summer days are also a time when folks often participate in out-door activities. But, officials are warning of the dangers that may come along... more »
  • Scores of Drunk Russians Drown Amid Heat Wave

    July 14, 2010 5:17 PM

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dozens of Russians, many of them drunk, are drowning daily as they head to water to escape a heatwave, an emergencies ministry official said on Wednesday. Vodka-drinking groups -- some with small children -- can be seen at lakes and ponds in and around the Russian... more »
  • Rapides Parish Sheriff: Toddler Dies From Heat

    June 23, 2010 9:17 PM

    HINESTON, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old boy has died of heat exhaustion after being trapped inside a car. According to Chief Deputy Herman Walters, the child was playing outside with other children about 4 p.m. Monday when he apparently got into a car and... more »
  • Cleanup Crews Must Battle Oil - and Heat, Humidity

    June 15, 2010 6:31 AM

    BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) - In the oil-fouled marshes of the Mississippi River delta, the sizzling high-noon heat beats down like a fist. There's hardly a breeze to stir the reeds dotted across the tea colored water, but Allen Sreiy is covered from the chin down by a white plastic... more »
  • Tips for Surviving the Summer Heat

    June 10, 2010 7:23 PM

    Even though the calendar says it's officially still spring, the heat index is making it feel like the middle of summer. Toren Hills, plays tennis outside in the heat, he said "I'm perspiring quite a bite." The heat could cause serious side effects, but Dr.... more »
  • Heat on White House to do more about Gulf spill

    May 25, 2010 8:50 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Obama administration's environmental chief dipped a small cup into the oily mess at the mouth of the Mississippi and was surprised by what came out. "Oh my God - it's so thick!" exclaimed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson who toured delicate coastal wetlands that... more »
  • Blasting the Heat: Not So Good For You

    January 7, 2010 1:59 PM

    Acadianans are blasting the heaters in this cold weather, but although heaters warm our bodies, they have some negative side effects. They dry out skin and lips, cause sinus problems, and can worsen allergies and asthma. Dr. Bradley Blappert of Lafayette says the heat dries out sinuses and mucous membranes,... more »

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