St. James Parish

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Chris Miller
June 06, 2019 - 11:12 am
A video captures the moment a tornado crossed the river in St. James Parish. A driver for Rene's Industries caught the twister coming over the river and across the levee and River Rd. #Tornado captured crossing the river near Convent. Only minor damage reported so far. Video via Rene's Industries...
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January 31, 2019 - 2:38 pm
(WWL.com) - A section of gypsum containment wall in Convent holding back 720 million gallons of acidic and lightly radioactive wastewater is in danger of failing, potentially releasing contaminated water into the nearby Blind River, which feeds Lake Maurepas. The 139 acre, 30-40 foot deep lake of...
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December 26, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WWL.com Two people are dead following a quadruple shooting in St. James Parish. Authorities were dispatched on Christmas Eve to the Neighborhood Lounge on Main Street in Lutcher. One of the four that was hit died at the scene, while another died at a hospital. Sheriff Willy Martin described the...
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November 21, 2018 - 1:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The transportation department in Louisiana says it hopes to have one lane open in each direction on a bridge damaged by a barge collision earlier this year. The department said Wednesday it hopes to have a lane in each direction open on the Sunshine Bridge over the...
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Chris Miller
April 23, 2018 - 2:56 pm
Formosa Petrochemical Corp., a Taiwan-based plastics manufacturer, has selected a site in St. James Parish for a $9.4 billion facility, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced today. The 2,400-acre site sits on the Mississippi River's Westbank, just downriver from the Sunshine Bridge. The "...
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April 08, 2018 - 6:44 am
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado caused significant damage to several homes in St. James Parish early Saturday morning. A roof was completely torn off one house, while several others received significant roof damage. According to the National Weather Service, an EF-1...
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June 20, 2017 - 6:32 am
With tropical rains blowing ashore now through early Friday, state officials are urging residents to be ready. That includes having what you need (food, water, medicine) to get by for a few days if your neighborhood goes under water. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness...
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The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris
December 19, 2016 - 9:55 am
I cook my turkey in a big barbecue pit. It gets hotter than a smoker, but because I keep the turkey away from direct heat, it cooks slowly and absorbs a lot of smoky flavor. It comes out with a crisp skin with a beautiful orange-bronze color. It also smells wonderful, and retains more moisture than...
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The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris
November 22, 2016 - 10:15 am
I cook my turkey in a big barbecue pit. It gets hotter than a smoker, but because I keep the turkey away from direct heat, it cooks slowly and absorbs a lot of smoky flavor. It comes out with a crisp skin with a beautiful orange-bronze color. It also smells wonderful, and retains more moisture than...
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