$1 billion industrial project breaks ground in Jefferson Parish

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal, together with Incitec Pivot Limited Chairman Paul Brasher and Cornerstone Chemical CEO Greg Zoglio, broke ground on a $1.025 billion project that combines construction of Dyno Nobel’s $850 million ammonia pla

Overturned 18-wheeler shuts down I-110 in both directions

An overturned 18-wheeler on I-110 is causing some major delays. Roads are shut down in both directions. The Baton Rouge Police Department is working the crash. It happened near the North 22nd Street exit at 10:40 a.m. on Monday, August 4.

Skydiving instructor dies, student critically injured after jump gone awry

Two by two, the tandem skydivers leapt into the clouds over southern Mississippi, a routine plunge from thousands of feet in the air.

GOP lawmakers split over threatening to shut down government over Obamacare

After members of Congress return from their monthlong recess, Washington will brace for yet another budget battle that entails reaching an agreement to continue funding the government beyond September 30.

Intercepted al Qaeda message led to shuttering embassies, consulates

An intercepted message among senior al Qaeda operatives in the last several days raised alarm bells that led to the closing of embassies and consulates Sunday across the Middle East and North Africa, CNN has learned.

Female economists: Pick Janet, but leave gender out of it!

Janet Yellen is the best candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, and gender should have absolutely nothing to do with it. That's the overwhelming consensus from a CNNMoney survey of top female economists.

Study: Over a third of Americans confess to verbal or physical abuse of their computers

New research released by memory upgrade provider reveals interesting insight into how Americans are choosing to vent their frustrations when confronted with computer problems.

Baton Rouge Gallery spotlights latest works from Mary Ann Caffery, Amy James and Brian Kelly during August exhibition

Beginning today, Baton Rouge Gallery ("BRG") will be filled with the latest works from three of its artist members: Mary Ann Caffery, Amy James and Brian Kelly.

LSU finance professor’s hybrid vehicle study published

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Obama administration overturns ban on some Apple products

A ban on the sale of some Apple products - including iPhones and iPads - will not go into effect after President Barack Obama's administration stepped in Saturday, a day before the prohibition was to go into effect.