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  1. News - World

    Official: At least 30 taken to hospitals after explosion, fire at Louisiana chemical plant

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:14am by AP

    ... GEISMAR, Louisiana (AP) — Official: At least 30 taken to hospitals after explosion, fire at Louisiana chemical plant. ...

  2. News - World - CRIME

    Louisiana man claims his father is Zodiac killer in new book

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles My dad is Zodiac killer, Louisiana man claims The author of a new book claims he is the son of the notorious Zodiac killer, an unidentified serial killer who ... "forensic evidence" and "a chilling psychological profile" that identifies the killer. Stewart, vice-president of a chemical cleaning company in Louisiana, is not the first person ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Brain-eating amoeba in water supply worries people in state of Louisiana

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Orleans Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in the US Bottled water sales have skyrocketed in the US state of Louisiana as officials seek to pin down the source ... Louisiana's state epidemiologist. But resident Debbie Sciortino was unconvinced, saying: "As far as taking a bath or shower, you got no other choice. But I ain't drinking it, I ain't ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Dozens rescued after blowout on Louisiana gas well

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Orleans 44 rescued after blowout on gas well An out-of-control natural gas well off the Louisiana coast caught fire after 44 workers were safely evacuated from ... metres. However, it was dissipating quickly. Earlier this month a gas well off the Louisiana coast flowed for several days before being sealed. Officials said Tuesday's blowout would ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US train carrying hazardous chemicals derails in Louisiana

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 02:51pm by Associated Press in Lawtell

    ... Associated Press in Lawtell About 100 homes evacuated A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Louisiana and two railcars were leaking chemicals, forcing the evacuation of about 100 homes, officials said. One man went to the hospital complaining of eye irritation. More than 20 cars of the Union Pacific train went off the tracks about 3:30 pm on Sunday near Lawtell, ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama visits hurricane-torn Louisiana

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 11:23am by Agence France-Presse in New Orleans, Louisiana

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Orleans, Louisiana US President Barack Obama on Monday praised government agencies which he led to meet the threat from Hurricane Isaac, after touring “enormous devastation” in Louisiana. Obama took time out of a packed campaign swing ahead of the Democratic National Convention this week to meet local authorities, rescue workers and victims of the big storm ...

  7. News - World

    Two officers killed, two wounded in Louisiana shootings

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 11:27am

    ... By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters)- Two Louisiana sheriff's deputies were killed and two others wounded in a pair of related shootings west of New Orleans on Thursday, and police said they have five people in custody in connection with the incident. A gunman shot and wounded a St. John Parish deputy while he was directing traffic at about 5 a.m. CDT in an off-site ...

  8. Book (1980)

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pavan Shamdasani A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Louisiana State University Press The tragic tale of John Kennedy Toole is well-known in major literary circles, if not entirely commonplace to regular fiction readers. A martyr-like figure whose genius was unrecognised until years after his death, Toole took his own life after facing endless rejection of his novel, ...

  9. A streetcar you'll desire

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of year, however, this city is dedicated like no other to eating, drinking and having a good time. A few handy hints will help you suck the very best out of The Big Easy, like a Louisiana crawfish ... for a stroll to the Mississippi River or a visit to the zoo. Returning to the French Quarter, you might be ready to lunch Louisiana-style at Acme Oyster House. Its sign, reading 'waitress ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US man walks free after 25 years on death row after murder conviction quashed

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 03:08pm

    ... Associated Press in Louisiana Glenn Ford, 64, leaves Angola prison in Louisiana after judge quashes his conviction for murder of jeweller and says: 'It feels good' A man who ... at Angola, Louisiana, on Tuesday. He said outside the gates: “It feels good. My mind is going in all kind of directions. It feels good.” Asked he felt resentment at being wrongly imprisoned, he said: ...




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