Reporter, New Orleans Times-Picayune
nola.com — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a 13-year-old Terrytown boy and booked him with the murder of his 5-year-old sister. The boy inflicted multiple injuries upon the girl -- including broken ribs, internal bleeding and a lacerated liver -- while performing wrestling moves, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the department.
nola.com — Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal is reporting a gas line explosion Tuesday morning in the town of Enon, just north of Isabel. Around 5:30 this morning residents began reporting the explosion that took place near Lee Road and LA. 1072. No injuries or deaths have been reported and no further information is available at this time.
nola.com — Another explosion has apparently occurred at a plant in Ascension Parish, according to WBRZ. Five people may be injured at CF Industries in Donaldsonville, including two critically. Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Allison Hudson confirmed that emergency crews were responding to an incident but did not have any further information.
nola.com — Investigators have not identified the root cause of the massive explosion at a Geismar petrochemical plant on Thursday. But officials at the Williams Olefins facility confirmed Friday that propylene, the chemical that caught fire, had been identified as leaking from a corroded pipe just six months ago.
nola.com — Interstate 10 drivers in Slidell are stuck in traffic after a police chase and minor accident caused a backup in both directions, Louisiana State Police said. Mississippi police were involved in a chase Friday morning which ended at the state line on I-10 West sometime after 11:30 a.m.
nola.com — A Kenner psychic convicted in 2006 of scamming her customers is back in business, police say. Fraudulent fortuneteller Lecia Urich, also known as "Sister Jackson," was arrested Wednesday for allegedly swindling a 69-year-old woman out of $14,000, according Sgt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police.
nola.com — A Slidell woman accused of using a counterfeit check to pay for private school tuition was charged Thursday with forgery in a bill of information filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New Orleans, according to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente's office.
nola.com — A Slidell moving company left St. Tammany Parish Thursday, headed to Oklahoma with 29,000 pounds of non-perishable food for tornado victims. The food was collected at St. Tammany Fire District No. 1 stations and at other organizations around St. Tammany for several weeks.
nola.com — Several people have been injured after an explosion occurred at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar, La. Thursday morning, officials from the Louisiana State Police said at a media briefing, but there have been no reported fatalities. State Police Spokesman Doug Cain said a fire is still burning at the plant and first responders are working on evacuating everyone from the site.
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