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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.

Plant workers and officials look for answers

More than 24 hours after a deadly explosion rocked the William Olefins plant, the focus now shifts to what exactly sparked this deadly blaze.

State Police conclude operations; DEQ continues monitoring

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) Emergency Services Unit has concluded operations at the site of yesterday’s fatal industrial incident at the Williams Olefins facility in Ascension Parish.

Alabama firm recalls beef jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

Hickory Hollow Jerky, LLC, a Eufaula, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of flavored beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Williams Olefins: ‘The extent of the damage is unknown at this time’

Representatives from Williams Olefins held a press conference in Gonzales at noon on Friday, June 14 to update the public about the status of the plant and the pending investigation.

Second worker from plant explosion dies from injuries

The explosion at the Williams Olefins plant has claimed a second victim; the critical patient being treated at the Baton Rouge General.

Two remain in critical condition after Geismar plant explosion

UPDATE: UPDATE: Scott Thrower, the critical patient at the Baton Rouge General, passed away at roughly 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14.

Zimmerman jurors to be sequestered

Jurors in the trial of George Zimmerman will be sequestered, Judge Debra Nelson announced Thursday.