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  1. DuPont fined over fatal leakRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Chemistry World

    DuPont failed to take the necessary precautions to protect the four workers who died after a methyl mercaptan leak at the company's La Porte, Texas facility in November 2014, the US Department of Labor's occupational safety and health administration has determined . 'Had the company assessed the dangers involved, or trained their employees on what to do if the ventilation system stopped working, they might have had a chance,' said OSHA's assistant secretary of labor, David Michaels.

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  2. Man drowns after saving 13-year-old in La PorteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | Click2Houston

    LIVE ON THE NORTH SIDE, JOEL EISENBAUM, KPRC CHANNEL 2 NEWS. JOEL, THANK YOU. NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY.

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  3. HCSO: Man drowns after saving his young nephewRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | KHOU-TV Houston

    LA PORTE, Texas - A 40-year-old man has died after saving his nephew's life at Sylvan Beach Sunday afternoon, according to the Chambers County HCSO: Man drowns after saving his young nephew LA PORTE, Texas - A 40-year-old man has died after saving his nephew's life at Sylvan Beach Sunday afternoon, according to the Chambers County Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://on.khou.com/1HE1PdZ LA PORTE, Texas - A 40-year-old man has died after saving his nephew's life at Sylvan Beach Sunday afternoon, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. A family was swimming at the beach around 1 p.m. when an 11-year-old boy began having trouble keeping his head above the water.

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  4. Man drowns rescuing child at Sylvan BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Houston Chronicle

    Harris County Sheriff's Office Deputies investigate a drowning at Sylvan Beach Park Sunday, May 24, 2015, in La Porte. Harris County Sheriff's Office Deputies investigate a drowning at Sylvan Beach Park Sunday, May 24, 2015, in La Porte.

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  5. Government Cites DuPont For Chemical Leak That Killed Four WorkersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Chemical and Engineering News

    DuPont has been cited by federal investigators for 11 violations related to a chemical leak at the company's plant in La Porte, Texas, that claimed the lives of four workers. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration said the tragedy would have been prevented had DuPont taken steps to protect the workers.

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  6. 2015 Juneteenth Parade And CelebrationRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Bay Area Observer

    By Mary Gay The La Porte Community Civic Club is gearing up for La Porte's 34th Annual Juneteenth Parade and Celebration, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in Texas and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. The theme for this year's celebration, celebrating the 50th year Civil Rights Movement Anniversary, 'Let's Reflect on How Far We Have Come and How Far We Still Have to Go.'

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  7. La Porte City Council Approves Economic Development Incentive Package For New RestaurantRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Bay Area Observer

    La Porte City Council voted voted 6-3, with Danny Earp, Dottie Kaminski and John Zemanek opposed on Monday, April 27 to approve a request by the principals of Gantstein Esquire, LLC for an economic development incentive package in the amount of up to $300,000. The company will use the funds to support the re-development of a vacant building and develop a new 'Pipeline Grill' restaurant.

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  8. Occupational Health News RoundupRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | ScienceBlogs

    ... has proposed $99,000 in fines against DuPont for failing to prevent four worker deaths inside a pesticide unit in La Porte, Texas. OSHA also cited the company for 11 violations and identified a number of needed upgrades. The deadly workplace ...

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  9. Government Finds $60 Billion Company Responsible For Deaths Of Four Workers, Fines It $99,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | ThinkProgress

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration blamed the chemical company DuPont for failing to maintain the safety of workers, a failure that it says led to the death of four workers in November. The plant manufactures the pesticide Lannate in La Porte, Texas.

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  10. TexasRead the original story

    Saturday May 16 | Houston Press

    ... They were all officially there to watch their loved... In the months following the toxic chemical leak at DuPont's La Porte plant last November that killed four workers, investigators began to piece together exactly what happened. Their damning ...

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  11. U.S. cites DuPont over gas leak that killed 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Salt Lake Tribune

    La Porte, Texas a Federal work-safety agents cited DuPont on Thursday for 11 safety violations relating to a toxic gas leak last November that killed four workers at a Houston-area plant. In issuing the citations, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the four dead workers "would be alive today" had DuPont "taken steps to protect them" at its chemical plant in La Porte. 12 comments

  12. Labor Department fines DuPont over gas leak deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Business Insurance

    The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday said a DuPont facility in Texas could have prevented the deaths of four workers last year if the company had taken proper safety precautions. Four DuPont workers were killed in November by a methyl mercaptan gas leak at a manufacturing facility in La Porte, Texas, according to a Labor Department statement.

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  13. Large fire consumes home in La PorteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | KHOU-TV Houston

    Large fire consumes home in La Porte A large fire consumed a home in La Porte early Monday morning. Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://on.khou.com/1bJXdEL One viewer shared a photo of large flames shooting from the home.

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  14. Family speaks out after mother is killed in street racing crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Click2Houston

    ... Juan Platas of Pasadena ran a red light in his Corvette at the intersection of Fairmont Parkway and Canada Road in La Porte. They estimate he was driving well over 100 miles per hour when he struck Vega's Honda Accord in which her son was riding. ...

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  15. Alert neighbors aid LPPD in catching Car BurglarRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | Bay Area Observer

    Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 29th, La Porte officers responded to an apartment complex along the 200 block of East Fairmont Parkway in reference to Burglary of a Motor Vehicle in progress. Upon arrival, brief interviews with residents led police to 25 year-old Steven Hughes, a fellow-resident at the apartments.

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  16. Chambers County check on sex offenders, warrant roundup lead to 12 arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | Chron

    Jim Russell Moody, 43, of La Porte, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender, April 27, 2015. You can earn up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders.

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  17. B L a C K I E Scorches Moon Tower's 4/20 PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Houston Press

    ... DJ Screw, was adopted by a throng of MCs and beatmakers from around the city and outside its coveted boundaries. In La Porte, Texas, a teenage rapper/producer heard the same sounds, yet he scorched his own earth and began crafting a sound that ...

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  18. HCSO: 15-year-old girl with learning difficultyaRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | KHOU-TV Houston

    ... public's help to find a missing 15-year-old girl. Jenni Maurer was last seen in the 100 block of S. Bayshore Dr. in La Porte, Texas on Sunday night. She was wearing a black bikini bathing suit. Police say she functions at approximately the age of an ...

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  19. Endress+Hauser Announces May-June 2015 Training CoursesRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | ThomasNet

    ... training on density and concentration measurements. C-203 Fieldcare Plant Asset Management Training May 4, 2015 La Porte, TX www.cvent.com/d/drql43/4W After completing this course, participants will understand what Plant Asset Management means, what ...

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  20. Strong Storms Cause Flash Flooding in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    ... inches of rain. About 78,000 customers were without power in the metro area early Saturday. More than 40 homes in La Porte, a small city nearby, flooded after taking on over a half foot of water. Some roads in the area were completely impassible due ...

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