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Over 130 high-paying jobs to be filled at job fair in Gonzales

A job fair will be held in Gonzales for Methanex Corp., which is looking to hire workers for a new methanol production facility in Geismar that will open by the end of 2014.

3D study points to stability of salt dome in Bayou Corne

Preliminary imaging results from the recently completed 3D survey of a 2.28 square mile area, stretching from the Texas Brine site to beyond the Bayou Corne community, indicate that the western edge of the Napoleonville Dome has remained stable

Fugitive wanted for armed robbery, attempted murder in St. Gabriel arrested in Shreveport

Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly robbed a grocery store and then attempted to fire a handgun at employees.

Locals excited about IBM hiring in Baton Rouge

IBM is bringing hundreds of jobs to Baton Rouge and held a job fair Tuesday looking to fill those positions.

Education organizations meet at State Capitol to discuss legislative session

Education continues to be a hot topic in this legislative session, and educators and teachers unions are gearing up for more hot debate this year.

Man wanted for questioning in LSU sexual battery case

A man caught on surveillance cameras is wanted for questioning in conjunction to a sexual battery case that happened at the LSU University Rec Center. The incident took place at the LSU UREC on April 16.

Hurricane season predicted to be active for 2013

According to predictions from the National Weather Service, it looks like this year will be a more active hurricane season.

Black market on tobacco exists no matter what the tax, what the price

Even though there will most likely be no tax increase on tobacco this year, there is always a possibility for the future.

Auditor's report highlights money troubles in Sorrento

The Town of Sorrento missed out on thousands of dollars because of unpaid traffic tickets and unpaid utility bills. That's according to a new report from the state legislative auditor's office.

Woman found shot in roadway near Plank Road, suspect flees scene of crime

Local authorities are searching for a suspect wanted in the shooting of a woman. Around 10:15 p.m. on April 22, officials with the Baton Rouge Police were sent to the 5200 block of Stearns Street.