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  • Investigators head to site of deadly chemical leak

    November 15, 2014 10:56 PM

    LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - A federal agency that investigates chemical accidents has announced that it will send a team to a Houston-area industrial plant where a chemical leak killed four people. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said Saturday night that it is sending seven people to the DuPont plant... more »
  • Chiquita will ripen fruit at New Orleans site

    October 26, 2014 1:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chiquita has chosen a site near downtown New Orleans to ripen the bananas it ships in from Central America. Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange tells New Orleans CityBusiness the company will lease private property on Earhart Boulevard near the corner of South Claiborne Avenue where... more »
  • Baker buys site for school offices

    March 17, 2014 5:39 AM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - The Baker school system has purchased the former All-Star Chevrolet property off Plank Road and plans to use it for the district's offices. The Advocate reports the $1.1 million deal includes 3.4 acres and three buildings. The board's lease on its offices on Ray Weiland Drive... more »
  • LSU outlines plans for Perkins Road site

    October 29, 2012 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU is planning for an expanded medical presence at its 20-acre site in south Baton Rouge. Besides becoming home to a mini-hospital late next year, The Advocate reports LSU's capital outlay request includes proposed construction of a medical office building as well as money to... more »
  • LSU proposes Baton Rouge site for mini-hospital

    October 23, 2012 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - By law, the LSU hospitals and clinics are required to serve inmates housed in either state or local correctional facilities. A Jindal administration official said Monday that LSU's outpatient surgery center off Perkins Road would become a "mini-hospital" providing prisoner and general population care when... more »
  • Sheen at Deepwater Horizon disaster site is BP oil

    October 11, 2012 7:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says an oil sheen near the site of the massive BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico matches oil from the 2010 disaster. The Coast Guard says its tests established the oil came from the BP well. It could be left over from... more »
  • Moderator of Child Porn Site Sentenced to 38 Years

    August 4, 2012 2:11 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say the moderator of an online exploitation network has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for his role in an international child pornography ring. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says in a news release that seven other people were also sentenced in the... more »
  • Tourism office launches site for music vacations

    May 28, 2012 6:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Office of Tourism is launching a website for visitors to sample the state's musical offerings and plan a music-themed vacation. The site is www.LouisianaSoundtrack.com . A news release from Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne's office says it contains audio and video of indigenous music... more »
  • Sale price drops on former Vacherie school site

    March 29, 2012 10:27 AM

    LUTCHER, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish School Board decided to cut the sale price of the former Vacherie Primary School site by 20 percent after the appraised value failed to attract any bidders. The Advocate report the board also gave the school administration authority to reduce the price... more »
  • Lawsuit pending on waste site in Lafayette

    March 26, 2012 7:32 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette city-parish government is facing a lawsuit seeking damages that could climb into the millions of dollars after the council's vote to block a planned garbage transfer station in north Lafayette. The Advocate reports Waste Facilities of Lafayette, which was developing the 16-acre site to lease... more »
  • Energy company pleads to violations at refuge site

    March 8, 2012 10:25 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Apollo Energy has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of violations of a wildlife refuge special use permit pertaining to the company's drilling operations in the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge. The Advertiser reports Wednesday's guilty plea exposes the company to a possible maximum fine of $400,000,... more »
  • Another proposal for ex-Six Flags site

    March 2, 2012 7:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A development company says a major outdoor sporting goods retailer is interested in anchoring an outlet mall that could be built at the site of the defunct Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans. DAG Development chief executive David Garcia told CityBusiness of New Orleans (http://bit.ly/A1TIuT)... more »
  • Thieves hit Live Oak High School job site

    February 3, 2012 9:11 AM

    WATSON, La. (AP) - Officials say the fall opening of the new Live Oak High School in Watson could be delayed after thieves stole more than $100,000 worth of copper and tools from the construction site. Bruce Bacon, the job superintendent for Woodrow Wilson Construction Co. tells The Advocate the... more »
  • River turbine testing site gets $150,000 grant

    January 13, 2012 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A proposed testing site for turbines that will be mounted from piers and barges in rivers to generate power has received a $150,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority. The head of Tulane University's RiverSphere project - Douglas Meffert - said Thursday that testing could begin... more »
  • Mayfield to Play at Levee Breach Site

    May 20, 2011 8:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Musician Irvin Mayfield Jr. will play a hand-built trumpet dedicated to the memory of his father and others who died in the floods of Hurricane Katrina when a historic marker is unveiled in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. The advocacy group Levees.org will host the Friday evening... more »
  • Contractor finds human remains at BR work site

    February 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a contractor excavating a site found human remains that are possibly from the 1800s. Police spokesman LJean McKneely says there were only a few bones recovered Monday at the site near the corner of Main and Fourth streets at about 11... more »
  • Security Zone Placed Around Deepwater Horizon Site

    October 27, 2010 11:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has set up a security zone around the wreckage site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which lies on the sea floor about 50 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast after it exploded and sank in April, leading to the massive BP oil... more »
  • Officials: Computer outage at Wyo. nuke site

    October 26, 2010 9:38 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A computer failure caused a break in communication with 50 nuclear missiles at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming over the weekend, military officials said Tuesday. The officials said the break occurred Saturday and lasted about 45 minutes. The White House was briefed about the failure Tuesday... more »
  • Nucor Corp. Has Chosen a LA Site for a $2 Billion Pig Iron Plant

    September 15, 2010 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A state lawmaker says Louisiana officials will announce Wednesday that steelmaker Nucor Corp. has chosen a Louisiana site for a $2 billion pig iron plant. Rep. Alton Aubert of Vacherie says he was informed of the decision Wednesday by the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal. The... more »
  • Mile-Long Oil Sheen Spreading From Site of Platform

    September 2, 2010 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site off an offshore petroleum platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The site of the explosion is west of where BP's massive spill occurred. The Coast Guard... more »
  • Old Bank to Come Back as Charter School Site

    July 4, 2010 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An old Regions Bank branch in downtown Baton Rouge in two weeks will reopen as a high school, the Mentorship Academy. "We have two or three people coming in each week wanting to start a bank account," said Kelley McCormick, communications coordinator for the new... more »
  • Nation's Most Contaminated Nuclear Site Has Number of Weaknesses

    June 2, 2010 8:58 PM

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - An Energy Department review has concluded that a program for protecting workers from a toxic metal at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site has a number of weaknesses and could have been implemented more quickly. However, the review released Wednesday also found the beryllium program is... more »
  • Foundry May be Removed from Superfund Site

    May 24, 2010 7:09 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to remove a central Louisiana Superfund cleanup site from its National Priorities List in July. The Ruston Foundry Superfund site in Alexandria will be removed July 13 if the EPA doesn't receive information before that date that requires action. If... more »
  • EPA Establishes Web Site on BP Oil Spill

    April 30, 2010 5:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - As part of the ongoing federal response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, EPA today established a website to inform the public about the spill's impact on the environment and the health of nearby residents. The website - http://www.epa.gov/bpspill will contain data from EPA's... more »
  • Red Cross website helps Haitians trace loved ones

    January 14, 2010 2:33 PM

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has launched a Web site to help Haitians find loved ones missing in the devastating earthquake that hit the capital Port-au-Prince. The Red Cross says it hopes the dedicated site will help restore contact between separated family members. The site can... more »
  • Road Closed: Bayou Tesson Bridge debris removal

    November 25, 2009 1:52 PM

    Beginning Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 8:00 a.m., LA 182, in St. Landry Parish, will be closed approximately .8 miles North of LA 3233 (Harry Guilbeau Road), for the removal of debris under the Bayou Tesson Bridge. The detour will consist of LA 3233 (Harry Guilbeau Road), I-49, and LA... more »

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