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$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration

Louisiana is getting another $205 million in BP oil spill money to restore its coast. $176 million will go toward using sediment dredged from the Mississippi River to build 1,200 acres of marsh in Jefferson Parish.

ExxonMobil refinery blaze lights up night sky

A fire inside an ExxonMobil refinery here turned the night sky a shade of orange and sent a large plume of smoke into the air.

Average US price of gas remains steady at $2.69 per gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has remained steady over the past two weeks with a .30 cents per gallon rise to $2.69.

Fire breaks out at ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge

The fire at the facility, which broke out at about 2:30 a.m., sent large flames and plumes of smoke into the air, the station reported.

101-year-old runner takes women’s record for age group

A 101-year-old Baton Rouge, Louisiana, woman set a new record for her age group Saturday by completing the 100-meter race in just over 40 seconds.

Woman helps officer in fight by jumping on suspect’s back

A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect and jumped on the man's back to help the officer subdue him.

Man in red underpants rams police car into mobile home

Baton Rouge police say a man wearing only red underpants attacked officers with "superhuman strength," got into a patrol car and tried to run over officers and rammed a mobile home off its blocks.

Gavin Long suffered from PTSD, source tells CNN

Gavin Long, the man who shot six law enforcement officers Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana -- killing three -- suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, a source involved in the investigation told CNN's Chris Cuomo.

President Obama pens letter to police: ‘We have your backs’

President Barack Obama told to the law enforcement community that he fully supports them and promised, "We have your backs" in the wake of deadly attacks on cops in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

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Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

Amy Coney Barrett is headed to to the Supreme Court.

North Carolina to get nearly 3.2M BinaxNOW virus tests

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says it’s sending nearly 3.2 million rapid coronavirus tests to North Carolina.

Large Biden/Harris campaign sign knocked over, ‘racist’ spray painted over it

A Brunswick County man says he's put up several Biden/Harris signs along the road, many ending up gone and a large one in Ocean Isle Beach has been vandalized.

PCSO: Two convenience stores cited for selling alcohol to teens

Two convenience stores have been cited for reportedly selling alcohol to teens.