BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal labor regulators have cited four employers for safety violations related to an explosion that injured workers at a Louisiana chemical plant.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced 11 serious violations Thursday.
A federal judge has approved a settlement under which a synthetic rubber plant will pay $3.3 million in fines and $650,000 for improved air monitoring in several southwest Louisiana locations, officials said Tuesday.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Three men from southwest Louisiana are in custody in north Louisiana accused of robbing a man who had just cashed an $1,800 check.
Bossier Parish Sheriff's detectives said the suspects, all from Lake Charles, Louisiana, agreed to give the man — who is from Sulphur — a ride on Wednesday to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center in Minden to retrieve a stimulus check that was mailed there after his release from the facility.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major manufacturer of synthetic rubber, Firestone Polymers LLC, has agreed to pay $4 million in fines and an environmental project and make numerous improvements to settle a long list of state and federal air pollution complaints at its plant in southwest Louisiana.
SULPHUR, La. (AP) — A Colorado man walking across Interstate 10 at night in southwest Louisiana was hit and killed by an SUV, Louisiana State Police said Monday.
David Joseph Williams, 48, of Aurora, Colorado, was hit about 7:45 p.m.
SULPHUR, La. (AP) — A southwest Louisiana city is in mourning after the death of its former mayor.
Chris Duncan, the former mayor of Sulphur, died early Friday, Mayor Mike Danahay confirmed. He was 59.