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Executive director for Lafayette’s Festival International de Louisiane resigns

 The executive director of Festival International has turned in her resignation.

Counselors offer services to plant workers, families involved in Geismar explosion

With injuries or without, plant workers and their families may need to talk to someone about this ordeal. Just having someone to listen at a time like this can mean the difference between living in fear or healing and moving on.

OLOL gets trauma certification during plant explosion

In the wake of the chemical plant explosion Thursday morning, Our Lady of the Lake was more prepared than ever. This was because Wednesday and Thursday the hospital and staff were undergoing evaluations to renew their trauma certification.

Iberia Parish man arrested on multitude of drug charges

A resident of Delcambre has been arrested after a four month invesitgation into drugs being sold out of his home.

Area hospitals prepare for worst case scenario after word of chemical plant explosion

Dozens of people that were seeking medical attention had area hospitals preparing for a mass casualty event. Our Lady of the Lake told me the hospital was in the middle of being evaluated to become a level two trauma center.

Gonzales woman arrested for using fraudulent prescriptions

A resident of Ascension Parish has been arrested after illegal obtaining pharmaceuticals with a fake prescription.

Iberia Parish authorities looking for runaway

The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find a runaway teenager.

Two men arrested for burglarizing multiple vehicles

Two Ascension Parish men has been arrested after allegedly steal items, including a gun, out of several vehicles.

Man arrested after receiving marijuana-filled USPS package

 A St. Amant man has been arrested after Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives and United States Postal Inspectors delivered a package to him containing marijuana.

Gov. Jindal: All workers at Geismar plant explosion accounted for; one fatality, 73 injured

All of the workers have been accounted for and the threat from the fire has been lifted, Governor Jindal said in a press conference shortly before 2:00 p.m.