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Chevron committs $2.7M to LSU College of Engineering Expansion, additional projects

Chevron has announced a $2 million commitment in support of the renovation of Patrick F. Taylor Hall and engineering expansion for LSU’s College of Engineering, and an additional $700,000 to the College of Science.

Three arrested on drug charges at home on Pookey Lane in Ascension Parish

Three people have been arrested following an investigation into illegal activity happening in Ascension Parish around La. 73 and I-10.

Neighbors, politicians angry over proposed industrial landfill

People who live in the north end of East Baton Rouge Parish want plans for a new dump to be trashed.

CPSO arrests man on incest charges

On August 18, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Earl James Daniels, 46, of Lake Charles, having inappropriate sexual contact with a 13-year-old female family member on numerous occasions in June 2013.

2013 alligator hunting season set to open August 28

The East Zone Louisiana alligator season is scheduled to open Wednesday, August 28, followed by the West Zone opening on September 4.

Houston men arrested in Calcasieu Parish with over 200 bags of synthetic marijuana

Two men have been arrested for for Possession with Intent to Distribute Synthetic Marijuana after a traffic stop.

Jindal, Cool Planet Energy Systems announce $168 million investment in Louisiana bio-refineries

Governor Bobby Jindal and Cool Planet Energy Systems President and CEO Howard Janzen announced the company will build three bio-refineries in Louisiana with a capital investment of $168 million.

LSU baseball team starts fall semester

Members of the 2014 LSU baseball team began fall semester classes Monday and are scheduled to start conditioning drills next Tuesday, September 3.

Wall catches fire at Baton Rouge duplex

A duplex located on N. 29th Street caught fire today in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Fire Department first received that call at 11:35 a.m.

Sinkhole swallows more trees

Assumption Parish emergency officials say the sinkhole swallowed more trees Monday.