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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.

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.

BRPD: Five deadly shootings in five days not totally uncommon

Baton Rouge has been more dangerous than usual this week. But according to the police, the recent string of murders is no cause for additional concern.

Public now available to access crash reports in Iberia Parish

The public is now able to access crash reports from the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office website.

Executive director for Lafayette’s Festival International de Louisiane resigns

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