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Mercury detected in plant area

Sunday, 26 April 2015 21:38 Written by
A mobile lab detected a plume with elevated levels of mercury in the air downwind of the Noranda Alumina plant in St. James Parish last month, according to a state Department of Environmental Quality report. The Mississippi River complex, which converts bauxite ore into alumina, a precursor for aluminum, has been under scrutiny since revelations earlier this year that the facility may have been releasing minute amounts of mercury into the air unexpectedly
Jimmy Buffett showers followers with hits at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015
Sunday, 26 April 2015 21:38 Written by
Barefoot bard Jimmy Buffett charmed the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 Acura Stage audience immediately Sunday (April 26) when he stepped to the microphone and absurdly identified himself as rapper Pitbull, who was actually appearing at the Congo Square Stage.
Gunshots fired at rapper Lil Wayne's tour buses on Georgia highway
Sunday, 26 April 2015 21:30 Written by
(Reuters) - Multiple gunshots were fired early Sunday into two buses carrying Grammy-winning rap music star Lil Wayne and his entourage on a Georgia highway following a performance in Atlanta, but no one was hurt, police said. About a dozen people were aboard the two buses together when the pre-dawn shooting occurred on Interstate 285 near the junction of Interstate 75, northwest of Atlanta, Cobb County police spokesman Sergeant Dana Pierce said. By the time…
WORLDLY WRAP-UP
Sunday, 26 April 2015 21:28 Written by
With the rain’s noticeable absence on Sunday, revelers enjoyed the last hours of this year’s Festival International de Louisiane listening to the bands’ dynamic sounds, devouring local dishes and wandering through Marché du Monde’s rows of imported goods. The community-based festival completed its 29th year as the largest, free, outdoor Francophone event in the country. The five-day event was expected to compete with, if not overcome, last year’s 400,000 attendees, festival organizers said.
Louisiana lawmakers hear about gaps in LSU hospital deals: Analysis
Sunday, 26 April 2015 21:28 Written by
Two years after Gov. Bobby Jindal began privatizing the state-run charity hospital system, problems and financial questions continue to appear as lawmakers and communities sift through the spill-out effect. The private managers that now operate the hospitals say they're $159
2 LSU students die Sunday
Sunday, 26 April 2015 21:16 Written by
Two LSU graduate students died Sunday after they were found earlier that morning unresponsive at the bottom of a swimming pool in a Tigerland-area apartment complex, Baton Rouge police said. When police arrived at the Cambridge West Apartments, 1315 Bob Pettit Blvd., at about 1 a.m., they found Anton Joe, 25, and Ishita Maity, 28, at the bottom of the pool, police said. An officer went into the water and pulled them out,
WORLDLY WRAPUP
Sunday, 26 April 2015 21:05 Written by
With the rain’s noticeable absence on Sunday, revelers enjoyed the last hours of this year’s Festival International de Louisiane listening to the bands’ dynamic sounds, devouring local dishes and wandering through Marché du Monde’s rows of imported goods. The community-based festival completed its 29th year as the largest, free, outdoor Francophone event in the country. The five-day event was expected to compete with, if not overcome, last year’s 400,000 attendees, festival organizers said.
Rapper Pitbull hosted a sweaty dance party at the New Orleans Jazz Fest
Sunday, 26 April 2015 21:01 Written by
Pitbull, the Miami rapper who closed out the Congo Square Stage at New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday, is a global phenomenon, and he wants you to know it. "Zigga zigga zigga zigga," he rapped on the opening song, "Don't
looking to upgrade
Sunday, 26 April 2015 20:47 Written by
Denham Springs — Denham Springs officials are in a race against developers to expand the city’s wastewater treatment facility before the system gets overwhelmed with raw sewage. Built just six year ago, the facility on Forrest Delatte Road can handle 4 million gallons of wastewater a day. When it opened in 2009, the site was processing 1.8 million gallons, but now the rate has risen to about 2.8 million gallons daily, said Denham
George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East
Sunday, 26 April 2015 20:32 Written by
In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State. One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions
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