Sports2-A-Days-Previews: Amite Warriors

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The defending 2A state champs have alot of everything. A strong defense that returns a solid core of linebackers. A running game that could give defenses fits. Tons of questions marks at key positions. The Warriors, who won 14 games a year ago, are searching for a signal caller. The battle will come down to Read More

Officials place temporary hold on fill dirt projects in Ascension Parish

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ST. AMANT – Worried about the potential for flooding, the Ascension Parish council is pumping the brakes on any project needing fill dirt for elevation. John Sigur owns and operates a clay pit in St. Amant. He says he’s been selling a lot of material for construction using fill dirt to elevate. Thursday night, the Read More

Pocket-sized shark squirts clouds of light from pockets

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Photo: Tulane University NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A pocket-sized pocket shark found in the Gulf of Mexico turns out to be a new species. And the mysterious pouches that it’s named for? Scientists say they squirt little glowing clouds into the ocean. Researchers from around the Gulf and in New York have named the species Read More

Methanol company investing more than $1B into new Geismar plant

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GEISMAR – The governor’s office announced Friday that chemical company Methanex will be investing $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion into constructing a third methanol plant in Ascension Parish. The project will join two existing methanol plants in Geismar and represent a cumulative capital investment of more than $2.5 billion for methanol facilities in Ascension Parish, Read More

City says trash pick-ups have improved, residents disagree

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BATON ROUGE – Two days after they were supposed to be picked up, trash cans line the street in a neighborhood off Hoo Shoo Too Road, and residents say nothing has changed in the past month. One month ago, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Republic Services stood in front of the cameras, saying changes would Read More

Work on street corner two years ago not quite fixed following job

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BATON ROUGE – Tucked away near a dead-end street, is a mess left behind by a mystery crew more than two years ago, and Vernon Pitcher says he’s tired of looking at that mess. “The water’s continually running as I said, it’s been running for two weeks,” said Pitcher. At the corner of Wells Street Read More

Parish officials hosting job fair next week

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Photo: Google BATON ROUGE – Councilman Lamont Cole has announced city-parish officials will put on a job fair next Friday. The event will be held at the MLK Community Center on Gus Young Avenue July 26. Republic Services, East Baton Rouge Parish Human Resources and the East Baton Rouge Department of Public Works. The event Read More

Rare albino alligator dies at South Carolina Aquarium

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Photo: South Carolina Aquarium CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – An extremely rare albino alligator that lived at the South Carolina Aquarium has died. The aquarium posted on its Facebook page that the 22-year-old alligator named Alabaster had passed away Friday morning. He had lived at the aquarium in Charleston since 2009. South Carolina Aquarium spokeswoman Caroline Read More

Plastic or paper? Trump campaign weighs in on straw debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick. The president’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that he was “so over paper straws. #LiberalProgress.” He says liberals would do the same to the economy: “Squeeze it Read More