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Miss Louisiana finishes in top 10 of Miss USA pageant; first time since 1996

She didn’t take home top prize, but she represented Louisiana well Sunday in Las Vegas. Kristen Girault, former New Orleans Saintssation, is the first top 10 finalist for the state since 1996.

3-year-old boy accidentally drowns in grandparents’ swimming pool

A 3-year-old boy died after he drowned in his grandparents’ swimming pool on Saturday.

Investigation begins to find out what sparked plant fire in Geismar

The investigation to find out the cause of the deadly explosion at the Williams Olefins Plant is officially underway.

One employee remains hospitalized following deadly blast in Donaldsonville

One employee remains in the hospital today following a deadly explosion at CF Industries in Donaldsonville.

Plant explosion occurs in Ascension Parish

Emergency personnel are on the scene of an explosion and fire at CF Industries in Donaldsonville. A representative with Acadian Ambulance says they are treating at least 5 patients. Two are believed to be in critical condition.

State Police conclude operations; DEQ continues monitoring

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) Emergency Services Unit has concluded operations at the site of yesterday’s fatal industrial incident at the Williams Olefins facility in Ascension Parish.

Acadian Ambulance speaks out about responding to Geismar plant explosion

"They said there was a large chemical plant with an unknown number of patients, and they were asking for all available resources," says Marc Creswell, Air Med Operations Manager.

Alabama firm recalls beef jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

Hickory Hollow Jerky, LLC, a Eufaula, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of flavored beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Second worker from plant explosion dies from injuries

The explosion at the Williams Olefins plant has claimed a second victim; the critical patient being treated at the Baton Rouge General.

Williams Olefins: ‘The extent of the damage is unknown at this time’

Representatives from Williams Olefins held a press conference in Gonzales at noon on Friday, June 14 to update the public about the status of the plant and the pending investigation.