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RECALL: Natura Pet Products issues voluntary recall of specialized dry pet foods due to possible health risk

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Bayou Corne residents wonder what it will take to get more help

Some people living in Bayou Corne don't want to be forgotten. Residents said They are worried state officials are losing interest in their cause.

Governor Jindal signs bills into law

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 253. HOUSE

Two new pro-life laws increase penalties for coerced abortions

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a pair of pro-life bills into law that increase penalties for coerced abortions and strengthen protections for pregnant women across Louisiana.

Trio of environmental reform bills signed into law

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a trio of environmental reform bills into law that will strengthen protections for communities where underground caverns are present.

Vitter visits Geismar Chemical Plant, receives briefing from officials

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today met with officials at Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana and received a briefing on the explosion Thursday.

Plant workers and officials look for answers

More than 24 hours after a deadly explosion rocked the William Olefins plant, the focus now shifts to what exactly sparked this deadly blaze.

Family friend of plant fire victim: ‘He was a wonderful man’

Kerry Pitre could hardly speak when discussing family friend Zachary Green, the 29-year-old man killed in Thursday’s plant explosion.

People in Geismar shocked after plant explosion

People in Geismar said this was the last thing they were expecting; a normal work day turned into one they will never forget. Brian Pierre said a day at work turned into the scariest day of his life.

Department of Debt Recovery officially created

Louisiana is getting into the bill collecting business. Tens of millions owed to the state could soon be coming back to it, thanks to the newly created Department of Debt Recovery.