PARISH BY PARISH: Investigation in New Orleans; controlled oil burn; anti-tobacco law at hospital; celebrity golf challenge
LOUISIANA (NBC33) — ORLEANS PARISH - New Orleans Police say they are investigating an apparent murder of a 72-year-old. It happened just before one Sunday afternoon. Police say there was an indication that foul play was involved. She died of several cuts. Her name hasn't been released. No word on a motive.
ASSUMPTION PARISH - The company is responsible for a well blowout last year is starting a control burn. Mantle oil and gas says they're burning some 200 tons of road board used after the blowout near Paincourtville. The burn will continue until all the material is gone. The blowout in the sugar cane field evacuated homes, and shut down a part of LA-70 for days. The Department of Environmental Quality was also there today to make sure mantle was following all the rules.
RAPIDES PARISH - A hospital in Alexandria taking an anti-tobacco policy one step further. Starting in July of 2012, the hospital won't allow workers to smoke while on their shifts, including breaks. Starting in July, no workers will be allowed in to the hospital even if their clothing smell likes smoke. The hospital says it'll reduce the risk of third hand smoke. That's exposing people to toxins that stay in fabric from a burned cigarette.
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - NBC33's Jennifer Crockett just one of the many taking part in this year's women's hospital celebrity putting contest. It's part of the Women's Victory Golf Tournament and put on by the hospital to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month. You may remember NBC33's Tammi Arender won the putting contest last year. Jennifer - not so lucky this year. This is the 13th year for the contest. The tournament benefits breast health outreach programs.
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