Parish by Parish: Friday, September 21

POSTED: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 9:17pm

In East Baton Rouge Parish, Zachary Police are searching for a thief. Authorities say someone stole several items out of another person’s work trailer, while he was cutting the grass at the Wal-Mart in Zachary early yesterday morning. If you have any information that might help investigators, call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

In Ascension Parish, the Sheriff’s Office officially opened its new training center today. The new place will house instructional classroom training for deputies. It will also serve as an operations center during emergencies. The center was paid for with more than three million dollars in cash from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office general fund. Sheriff Jeff Wiley says the facility will allow officers from around the parish to be well prepared to do their jobs. The training center has already come in handy, serving as a work post for National Guard Troops during Hurricane Isaac.

In Assumption Parish, the Department of Environmental Quality says it's watching the quality of the air inside homes in the Bayou Corne area. Parish officials say eight homes have been tested and there weren't any alarming levels of pollution. Texas Brine, the company thought to be responsible for the sinkhole, says workers are still drilling thatr observation well. We’re told they are very close to breaching the top of the cavern. Once that happens, the people in Bayou Corne should finally have some of the answers they’ve been waiting on for months.

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