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Obama reflects on absent father in weekly address

Commemorating Father's Day weekend, President Barack Obama said he wished his own father had been more involved in his life and encouraged other dads to lead by example.

Facebook, Microsoft disclose information on user data requests

Facebook and Microsoft disclosed that they received thousands of requests for user data from government agencies in the United States in the last half of 2012.

Investigation begins to find out what sparked plant fire in Geismar

The investigation to find out the cause of the deadly explosion at the Williams Olefins Plant is officially underway.

Memorial soccer game held for Zachary Green, victim of Geismar plant explosion

Zachary Green loved soccer, so his friends and family gathered in Ponchatoula this morning to play a game in honor of his memory.

One employee remains hospitalized following deadly blast in Donaldsonville

One employee remains in the hospital today following a deadly explosion at CF Industries in Donaldsonville.

Williams' CEO: 'My heart sank' over deadly explosion

The CEO of Williams Companies is in Ascension Parish to oversee the company's recovery efforts following an explosion at its plant in Geismar which killed two people.

LSP: One killed, seven injured in nitrogen blast at CF Industries in Donaldsonville

One person was killed and seven were injured in an explosion at CF Industries in Donaldsonville. This plant is located in the same parish as the deadly explosion that happened the day before at Williams Olefins plant in Geismar.

Acadian Ambulance responding to explosion at nitrogen plant in Donaldsonville

Emergency personnel are on the scene of an incident at CF Industries in Donaldsonville. Reports are that an explosion occurred.

Metro Council helps to fund program that gives homeless a fresh start

Officials in Baton Rouge say homelessness is a big problem in the Capital City, but they think the best way to change that is not actually in the city.