Ambulances and helicopters took at least 30 people from a burning chemical plant after an explosion Thursday in Louisiana, officials said.
Early tests did not indicate dangerous levels of any chemicals around the plant in Geismar, about 20 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, but area residents were told to remain indoors with doors and windows closed, said Jean Kelly, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Quality.
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Contractors for Pinnacle Entertainment’s L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel completed the structural frame of the 12-story hotel on Friday.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/GNDFJO) the structure was topped off with a ceremonial tree.
“The topping off of the hotel is a highly anticipated construction milestone and demonstrates how much closer we are to our grand opening this summer,” said Mickey Parenton, vice president and general manager of L’Auberge Baton Rouge. View full article »
ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA — On November 30 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) Detective Sgt. Stuart Henderson conducted a stop on a car near mile marker 11 traveling east on I-10 for a traffic violation. The driver of the car, Walter Banks, III, 28, Baton Rouge, told the detective he was traveling back to Baton Rouge from Houston. View full article »