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St. John Parish refinery left charred and damaged following massive chemical fire

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www.youtube.com – – 2023-08-28 18:40:44

SUMMARY: A massive fire at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Garyville caused significant damage to the plant. The fire, which started in a containment area, burned for hours and resulted in the evacuation of residents within a two-mile radius. Two people were injured and others evaluated for heat stress. Marathon officials thanked local firefighters and personnel from other refineries for assisting in extinguishing the blaze. Air monitoring indicates no off-site impacts from the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Residents can call a community assistance hotline for more information.

The fire burned so hot, it melted portions of the tanks and left them charred and disfigured.

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Rougarou catch Gators in late innings – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-06-13 23:27:44

SUMMARY: The Baton Rouge Rougarou defeated the Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators 8-2 in a Texas Collegiate League game on Thursday. The game, played at Barbe High School, saw the Gators' first home run of the season, but the Rougarou pulled ahead in the top of the eighth inning with a bases-clearing double by Clayton Pourciau. The Gators' Reagan Weilblinger struggled, loading the bases before Pourciau's decisive hit. The Gators are now 2-4 in their last six games and will play the Rougarou again in Baton Rouge. Ethan Oceguera pitched well in relief for the Gators, while Matthew Bienvenu earned the win for the Rougarou.

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New Orleans Weather: Sunny and dry into the weekend, some scattered showers next week

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-13 22:50:15

SUMMARY: Late this evening, isolated showers in Southern Terone Parish and near Lakefront Airport have fizzled out, leaving most areas dry. Clearing skies won't cool temperatures much due to high dew points, with a heat index of 93°F and temperature at 85°F. The upcoming days will remain hot, with mid to upper 90s expected. Father's Day may see some Gulf moisture bringing 30% rain chances, mainly Southshore. An upper high's dominance will limit tropical moisture, decreasing rain chances and keeping the region generally dry. Tropical system development in the Southwestern Gulf may further reduce rain in our area, favoring Texas and Mexico instead.

Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin says expect hot and dry days into the weekend. There could be some scattered showers next week.

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LA Tech football crashes summer with annual Women’s Clinic | KTVE

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www.myarklamiss.com – Jeremy Bryant – 2024-06-13 22:49:59

SUMMARY: Louisiana Tech Football hosted its third annual Women's Clinic, allowing participants a behind-the-scenes look at the sport, including learning plays, weight room routines, and field drills. Defensive lineman Jessie Evans expressed joy in engaging with the community, emphasizing the importance of making participants feel special. Head coach Sonny Cumbie highlighted the program's focus on building connections through active participation and community involvement. Proceeds from the event were donated to Wiggin' Out, supporting cancer patients. The clinic aims to strengthen community ties not just on campus, but throughout Northeast Louisiana, demonstrating the team's commitment to outreach.

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