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No trace of radioactive material in Bayou Corne sink hole

The Assumption Parish sink hole in Bayou Corne has been tested for natural occurring radioactive material, and the initial test results came back negative. Tune in tonight on 9news at 5 and 6 to see why they decided to test the area and see what residents are saying about it.
 
East Baton Rouge Parish Schools had to cut bus routes due to budget cuts, so now there are less buses this year. Parents are concerned about their child's safety now that some of them have to walk to school. Hear that story tonight on 9news at 5.
 
A sewer leak on Dalton Street in Baton Rouge has turned into a year-long debacle. Residents have called all of the right people about the problem. WAFB's Cheryl Mercedes spoke to the residents and those who are supposed to correct the problem. Hear the details of that 9reports story tonight on 9news at 6.
 
Governor Bobby Jindal is again hitting the campaign trail for Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, but this time he was in Colorado. Romney's campaign announced Jindal is among several GOP officials touring Colorado on Thursday with the Romney Bus.
 
A former inmate who served time with Brandon Lavergne has decided to comment on the man suspected of killing two women. Lavergne is accused of killing missing UL Lafayette student Mickey Shunick. See the entire story by clicking here.
 
U.S. stocks are closing mixed after flitting all day between tiny gains and losses. The Dow Jones industrial average is closing down 10 points to 13,165, a move of just 0.08 percent. Moves in other indexes were also incremental. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose about half a point to close at 1,403. The Nasdaq composite rose seven to 3,019.

Severe weather rolled through the area this afternoon, but the question is, will it stick around? Check in with the 9STORM TEAM on 9News at 5, 6, 9, and 10 for the latest.

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  • Flooding reported in Jackson County

    Flooding reported in Jackson County

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:33:59 GMT
    A viewer says water is starting to creep up the parking lot of the RV Park his camper is parked in on Dumas Road in Escatawpa. (Photo source: Jamison Goff)A viewer says water is starting to creep up the parking lot of the RV Park his camper is parked in on Dumas Road in Escatawpa. (Photo source: Jamison Goff)

    Reports of flooding are being made in Jackson County. A viewer says water is starting to creep up the parking lot of the RV Park his camper is parked in on Dumas Road in Escatawpa.

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    Reports of flooding are being made in Jackson County. A viewer says water is starting to creep up the parking lot of the RV Park his camper is parked in on Dumas Road in Escatawpa.

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  • Ocean Springs school goes through active shooter seminar

    Ocean Springs school goes through active shooter seminar

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:30:38 GMT
    Local school districts like Ocean Springs are taking a proactive approach to preparing for any possible incidents. (Photo Source: WLOX)Local school districts like Ocean Springs are taking a proactive approach to preparing for any possible incidents. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Teachers and staff members at Magnolia Park Elementary School In Ocean Springs are learning how to deal with potential threats during school hours. 

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    Teachers and staff members at Magnolia Park Elementary School In Ocean Springs are learning how to deal with potential threats during school hours. 

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  • EPA's Scott Pruitt signs $107.6M memorandum to clean MPC Superfund Site

    EPA's Scott Pruitt signs $107.6M memorandum to clean MPC Superfund Site

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:25:32 GMT
    The cleanup plan in the $107.6 million action memorandum will remove more than 500 million gallons of contaminated water from the MPC Site. (Photo Source: EPA)The cleanup plan in the $107.6 million action memorandum will remove more than 500 million gallons of contaminated water from the MPC Site. (Photo Source: EPA)

    In just over a year of taking action on the site to manage emergency wastewater treatment operations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and the agency signed a $107.6 million Action Memorandum to begin cleanup in July 2018. 

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    In just over a year of taking action on the site to manage emergency wastewater treatment operations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and the agency signed a $107.6 million Action Memorandum to begin cleanup in July 2018. 

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