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Leak at Chalmette refinery believed to be source of chemical smell in NO area

A lingering chemical odor throughout the New Orleans area is being attributed to a refinery leak. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Coast Guard are currently investigating the cause of the incident.

Slaughter says lack of involvement in process to blame for SUV controversy

A new SUV for the Port Allen Fire Department would cost $30,000 dollars. Some city leaders think the mayor's refusal to pay for it will cost the city a lot more.

Gas found underneath homes in Bayou Corne near sinkhole site

Assumption Parish Emergency Officials confirm that gas was found underneath two homes and a shed in Bayou Corne.

Gulf grouper recreational season officially opens

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reminds anglers that the recreational harvest of shallow-water groupers - except for gag - reopened on April 1 in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Attorney General’s Office helps celebrate Baton Rouge Bike to Work Week

In recognition of the upcoming Baton Rouge Bike to Work Week, which runs from April 15-19, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office will take part in several bike-related activities to raise awareness of bike laws, safety and health benefi

Erosion impacting historic Poverty Point site, Dardenne seeks funding

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne toured the Poverty Point State Historic Site to see firsthand the erosion caused by Harlin Bayou.

Louisiana recording rebate program quietly provides huge incentive for music industry

It’s no secret that Louisiana’s aggressive tax incentive program propelled the local film industry to record breaking heights.

Are you living in a former meth lab?

Recent cases of meth labs discovered in the parish have many questioning whether their home was once toxic.

Baton Rouge residents call for support of universal background checks

For Richard Haymaker the sting of losing 16 year old Yoshi Hattori, the family’s exchange student, for to gun violence is as fresh as when it happened 20 years ago. His son, only 16 at the time, saw the whole thing.

$8 million grant to be available to Hurricane Isaac victims

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) released details about $8 million in disaster case management services that are now available in 26 parishes for individuals and families still recovering from 2012's Hurricane