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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.

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.