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Inmates make Christmas special for kids

With Christmas just a few weeks away Santa needs all the help he can get to make sure boys and girls get the gifts they want.

Texas Brine fined $100,000 for allegedly not meeting deadlines surrounding sinkhole situation

Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh announced today that his Office has fined Texas Brine LLC $100,000 for failure to comply with several of the orders included in his November 12 directive to the company.

Compost bin and rain barrel sale to take place tomorrow

Baton Rouge residents can buy a discounted backyard compost bin or rain barrel, plus pick up some free mulch on Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, located at 1702 Foss Street.

Livingston Parish still rebuilding, cleaning after Isaac

Hurricane season is over, but the cleanup from Isaac is far from finished in Livingston Parish. Livingston was one of the hardest-hit areas of the region.

Town evacuation continues for removal of 6 million pounds of explosives

A town of roughly 800 people was evacuated by the Louisiana State Police due to the removal of explosives that have been improperly stored.

Jindal: 7,000 new jobs coming to Calcasieu Parish

Today Sasol Ltd. Announced plans to invest between $16 billion and $21 billion in an integrated GTL and ethane cracker complex in Westlake. The facility is expected to create roughly 1,253 direct jobs and roughly 5,886 indirect jobs.

St. George Fire Department to start Christmas Parades this weekend

The St. George Fire Department will conduct its Santa Parades on the first two weekends of December: December 1 & 2 and December 8 & 9.

Zachary holding prescription drop off event tomorrow

This weekend in Zachary, police say they're ready to collect any prescription medication you're not using.

Beware of shipping scams during the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, e-mails claimming to be from shipping companies, such as FedEx with information about "your shipment" seem to be popping up in inboxes.

Unrestrained driver dies after being ejected by two-vehicle crash

A 56-year-old man died last night in a two-vehicle crash on US 190. Officials say the man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and he was ejected from the vehicle.