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Mayo Clinic: Use paper towels when drying hands

With flu season seeming to come early this year, the Mayo Clinic has a suggestion tonight in relation to washing your hands. The clinic is saying that paper towels remove germs better than air blowers.

Local businesses feeling benefit of increased holiday shopping

Holiday shopping is up once again this year, and local businesses say they're benefitting from it.

Livingston food barrels hope to help spread 'The Gift of Christmas'

Members of the Livingston Parish Fire Protection District plan to help the community with their holiday program called "The Gift of Christmas."

Dump truck damages Walker business

An accident in Walker yesterday resulted in damage to a business on Walker South Road. The incident occurred when a dump truck, operated by Mohan Lawrence, 47, of Kissimmee Florida, broke down at Swifty’s Chevron in Walker.

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.