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Updated Oct 29, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Governor Bobby Jindal and officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Louisiana State Police (LSP) announced today the ban of a new synthetic marijuana compound called "MAB-CHMINACA." The designer drug, sold under names such as Mojo and Spice, has been associated with more than 125 people seeking treatment at Baton Rouge-area hospitals since Oct. 3.

Updated Oct 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Construction of the complex is expected to begin in early 2015 with Sasol expecting to launch commercial production of ethylene in 2018. The ethane cracker is expected to produce 1.5 million tons of ethylene annually.

Posted Oct 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Brig. Gen. William Hickman, commanding general, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, honored members of the installation's Army Ten Miler team during a ceremony Oct. 17.

Posted Oct 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM

With a commitment of more than $600,000 in advance funding from Sasol, the Southwest Louisiana Construction Users Council will fund additional training infrastructure and maximize resources to prepare for the high growth expected in Southwest...

Updated Oct 24, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Gov. Bobby Jindal reported that Louisiana Economic Development estimates the expansion will result in 164 new indirect jobs, bringing total new jobs to more than 180. LED projects 1,000 construction jobs at peak activity.

Posted Oct 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM

A district judge in Baton Rouge has granted an extension to the temporary restraining order that has kept Veolia Environmental Services from bringing the ashen remains from the apartment of Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan into the state of...

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 9:50 AM

In the Sulphur/Carlyss area, no school received less than a “B” on their report card. The “A” schools include Frasch Elementary, Vincent Settlement Elementary, and W.W. Lewis Middle. Among the “B” schools are...

Updated Oct 19, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Early voting for items in Calcasieu Parish on the November 4 ballot is set to begin Tuesday, October 21, and end Tuesday, October 28

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM

The following is an explanation of each amendment as prepared by the non-partisan staff of the Louisiana House of Representatives using part of the language from the Public Affairs Research (PAR) Council's amendment guide. PAR's detailed explanation...

Posted Oct 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Hangar H can accommodate up to C-5 sized aircraft and features an unobstructed interior, LED lighting and large-diameter fans. The hangar includes an additional 6,000 square feet of office space.

Posted Oct 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Col. T. Glenn Moore, Fort Polk garrison commander, helped cut the ribbon for the grand opening and said a few words. “The grand opening is a big day for Fort Polk and the Thrift Shop. Not only does the shop provide a needed service to the Fort...

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