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Dog dies in Baker house fire

A family in Baker lost not only their home to a fire, but also their pet. Baker firefighters received a call on April 24 at 7:24 p.m.in reference to a house fire.

Unrestrained driver killed in West Baton Rouge Parish crash

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on April 24, State Troopers began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on I-10 eastbound east of LA Hwy 77 in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Jindal, Methanex announce $550 million methanol plant project

Governor Bobby Jindal and Methanex Vice President of Corporate Development Gary Rowan announced Methanex Corp. will relocate a second methanol plant from Chile to a 225-acre site in Geismar.

Fifteen-year mortgage rate hits record low

Mortgage rates continued to drop, with the 15-year fixed-rate loan hitting a record low, according to a weekly report from mortgage financier Freddie Mac.

Apple hints at 'exciting new product categories'

Gadget fans eagerly awaiting the next wave of Apple products just got some good news, and some bad news.

Jobless claims fall, point to improving job market

Amid a slew of gloomy economic news, here's a bright spot: Claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to slight improvement in the job market.

Suspects' mother says bombing was staged with paint instead of blood

The mother of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing says she believes the tragedy that killed three people and injured dozens more was staged, that the bombing was fake.

Obama to attend memorial for victims of Texas plant explosion

In a central Texas town still looking for answers, President Barack Obama will join the community of West on Thursday for a memorial service for the 14 people killed in a fertilizer plant explosion last week.

Two fuel barges on Alabama's Mobile River explode; 3 hurt

Authorities kept their distance as a fire raged on board a pair of fuel barges on Thursday morning, hours after exploding at a docking area on Alabama's Mobile River.

Murder victim's family leads deputies to suspect

To find April Vanderlinden's alleged killer, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office got an unlikely assist from her family. Deputies arrested Ryan Pourciau, 18, a day after they say he killed Vanderlinden at her home.