LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 59-year-old Lafayette man has died after being struck by a train. Police say Mckensey Portalis was trying to cross the tracks yesterday when he was struck by an Amtrak train traveling west. The impact threw Portalis about 50 feet.
GESISMAR, La. (AP) - Honeywell says it will build a new auto-refrigerant manufacturing plant at its Geismar facility. The plant, whose size has not been determined, is part of $300 million the company is investing to increase production of HFO-1234yf, a new refrigerant for automobiles with a low global-warming potential.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix have asked the judge in the case to declare a mistrial. Mix's attorneys say a prosecutor's line of questioning of a witness yesterday amounted to injecting unsupported accusations of misconduct against Mix.
A hearing on the motion is set for today before U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested a 39-year-old man in the 1995 slaying of a Baton Rouge couple who were shot to death in an apartment during an apparent robbery. An 11-month-old girl hit in the gunfire survived her injuries.
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