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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.

Second offense DWI driver fights with officer after crashing vehicle into fence

A second offence drunk driver was arrested after he allegedly crashed his car, then fought with police.

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.

LSU memorabilia: Before you buy, make sure it's legit

LSU would like to remind fans who are shopping for memorabilia as the Tigers head to the College World Series to look for the “Officially Licensed Collegiate Product” label when purchasing LSU merchandise.

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.

Local band Pacifico goes 'all-out' for June 15 album release party

Local pop rock outfit Pacifico, led by songwriter Matthew Schwartz, will be celebrating the release of its new album “Without Heroes” this Saturday night at Mud & Water downtown.

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.