Saturday, May 18 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:58:17 GMT
JEFF AMYAssociated PressLouisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work. While the labor force was basically flat, according to the federalMore >>
Louisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work.More >>
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Traffic is flowing again after a gasoline spill forced the closure of several downtown Nacogdoches roads Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday afternoon a Nacogdoches Police
spokesman said a transport truck spilled thousands of gallons of fuel at
"The Depot" Chevron station at West Main and Old Tyler Road.
Sgt. Greg Sowell said the driver of the truck
struck a retaining post at a gas pump with the trailer of the truck,
causing damage to the valve on the truck. Representatives with Morgan
Oil, which owns the gas station, were at the scene.
Sowell said about 2,100 gallons of gas flowed
into Banita Creek. Fire personnel and hazmat officials immediately
began working to contain the spill.
For much of the evening, drivers were advised
to avoid the area around Old Tyler Road, West Main Street, and Pearl
Street. Around 8:45 p.m., Nacogdoches Police said all roads have
reopened to traffic.
The accident threatened to create even more
congestion in a busy area. The Eli Young Band performed at Banita Creek
Hall on West Main, across from the gas station. Via Banita Creek's
Facebook page, the hall told followers the concert would go on. "You may
have to take the courthouse entrance because of the gas spill closing
Clear Springs and Auntie Pasta's restaurants on Old Tyler Road closed Wednesday evening due to the spill.
Workers were able to build a dam on the creek
near the softball complex on Martin Luther King Boulevard and the spill
was contained there.
Crews remain on the scene to clean up the fuel. Officials said the fire department will also remain downtown overnight.
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:51 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:51:29 GMT
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler .Authorities say the accident happened near the intersection of County Road 2142 and County RoadMore >>
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-05-15 02:46:58 GMT
A Henderson County home was gutted by fire on Tuesday night.Volunteer fire crews from Brownsboro, Chandler, and Dixie responded to a home in the 600 block of Hamilton Boulevard in Chandler around 6:30More >>
Multiple fire crews respond to Tuesday evening fire.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-05-14 23:11:18 GMT
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.According to Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Amanda Smith and Sydney Brook Side were arrested and charged with solicitationMore >>
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.More >>
Saturday, May 11 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-12 01:20:29 GMT
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.The current mayor, Kenneth Melvin took home 389 votes (41%), while Rob Gowin took home 426 (44%)More >>
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:11:43 GMT
(NASA/CNN) - NASA scientists recorded a powerful explosion on the moon recently. A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17. The impact was so powerful the flash of brightMore >>
A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:47:12 GMT
HOUSTON (KHOU/CBS) – Neighbors near a prostitution sting said customers came so often they affected the flow of traffic. Two juveniles were among the female sex workers, and more than 100 other peopleMore >>
Vice officers made dozens of arrests in the last two weeks during an operation they called the Bissonet Initiative, named for the street the sting took place.More >>