Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in Iberia Parish.
Witnesses say the body was found just after 12 noon Saturday in the Bayou Teche. Major Ryan Turner with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office confirms that a deceased female was found on Indest Street and Front Street... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Due to high river conditions, the Army Corps of Engineers has activated the first phase of flood fight procedures to monitor levees along the Mississippi River. Closely coordinating efforts with local levee authorities, the New Orleans District said Tuesday it will begin patrolling the levees along... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Audubon Society says it has surveyed bird populations along Louisiana's oil-tainted shores and found them doing surprisingly well nearly six months after the BP oil spill.
But the bird society also cautioned that oil continues to ooze out of the ground in many... more »
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Much of the crude still in the Gulf and coastal areas more than three months after BP's blowout has permeated deep into marshes and wetlands, complicating cleanup. Crews are still finding plenty of crude in those interior areas, even as government officials say... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In addition to closing its Avondale shipyard in early 2013, Northrop Grumman Corp. also plans to shutter smaller yards at Tallulah and Waggaman in Louisiana. The Los Angeles-based defense contractor said Tuesday that it will close the Avondale yard - with 5,000 employees - after work... more »
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Thick pools of oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico washed up along miles of Pensacola Beach overnight. Dozens of workers used shovels Wednesday to scoop up the oil and orange-tinged sand. There were a few sunbathers at the beach, but no one... more »
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Globs of sticky brownish ooze soil miles of sensitive shoreline and marsh from Alabama to Louisiana. Pelican rookeries are awash in oil. Oyster beds and shrimp nurseries face certain death. All the while, long, slender barriers intended to protect the shoreline float twisted, tangled or... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new census report finds a sharp jump in the population of U.S. coastal counties along the Gulf of Mexico. But demographers warn the trend may not last long, partly because of the threat of major disasters such as hurricanes and the current oil spill. The report... more »
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - For decades people have tried to devise creative ways to kill Louisiana's iconic pest: the marsh-chomping, canal-boring, fast-multiplying nutria. They shoot them, trap them and gas them in their holes. Jefferson Parish is widely known for the target-practice approach. But budgetary constraints since Hurricane Katrina have... more »