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  • 4 Louisiana Metro Areas Have 3Q Foreclosure Jumps

    October 28, 2010 7:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four Louisiana metropolitan areas recorded jumps in foreclosure actions against delinquent homeowners during the third quarter, a national tracking organization said Thursday. Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac said New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Houma-Thibodaux all saw increases in foreclosure-related actions ranging from an initial notice of default... more »
  • Reopening of Oyster Harvesting Areas 2, 3, 14, 15 and 17

    September 24, 2010 6:10 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting areas 2, 3, 14, 15 and 17 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other state and federal partners. Harvest areas 2 and 3, which were originally closed July 5th, are... more »
  • Several Areas of LA's Waters Reopened to Commercial Fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes

    August 16, 2010 11:21 AM

    Several areas of Louisiana's state waters were reopened Saturday, August 14 to commercial fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, showing more progress for Louisiana's fishing industry. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( LDWF) in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered an emergency... more »
  • Three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River are now reopen

    July 30, 2010 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reopens three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River, including Lake Borgne (born) in Orleans Parish. Secretary Alan Levine says areas will open a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. He says a specialist with the federal Food and... more »
  • NOAA Will Reopen 1/3 of Fishing Areas Closed

    July 22, 2010 5:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will reopen 26,388 square miles of Gulf waters - one third of all the area closed because of the BP oil spill - to commercial and recreational fishing. Thursday's announcement said that since mid-June, no oil had been found in... more »
  • TOXIC VAPORS IN OIL CLEANUP AREAS AT 20-72 TIMES HIGHER THAN EPA RECCOMENDED LEVELS

    July 22, 2010 11:34 AM

    Gulf Oil Disaster Recovery Attorney Stuart Smith, representing commercial fishermen, environmental groups, public entities and businesses throughout the Gulf Coast states impacted by the DEEPWATER HORIZON catastrophe issued the following statement with toxicologist Dr. William Sawyer: "The EPA is showing toluene and benzene levels appearing 20 to 30 times... more »
  • Shrimpers Trawling in Restricted Areas

    June 21, 2010 12:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it seized 30,000 pounds of brown shrimp after being tipped that boats were trawling an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Lady Monica and La Borrachita were boarded Sunday about 35 nautical miles south of Terrebonne... more »
  • Expanded Closed Fishing Areas

    June 2, 2010 6:07 PM

    NOAA has expanded some boundaries of the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to capture portions of the slick moving beyond the current boundaries - the most significant expansion includes an area off southwest Florida that covers waters just to the west of the Dry Tortugas. Additionally,... more »
  • DHH Reopens Additional Oyster Harvesting Areas

    May 20, 2010 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today that it has partially reopened oyster harvesting areas 14 and 15, and all of areas 2, 3 and 4 to give harvesters as much time as possible to harvest their product before any potential impact from the BP... more »
  • Oyster Harvesting Areas 19 and 21 Reopened

    May 17, 2010 4:03 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today that it has reopened oyster harvesting areas 19 and 21 to give harvesters as much time as possible to harvest their product before any potential impact from the BP oil spill in the Gulf. Areas 19 and 21, which are west... more »
  • Two Oyster Areas Reopen in Gulf

    May 14, 2010 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Louisiana oyster harvesting areas have been re-opened to give harvesters a chance to gather as many oysters as possible before any potential effects are felt from the huge Gulf of Mexico oil leak. Both areas are west of the Mississippi River. One in Plaquemines... more »
  • DHH Closes 2 More Oyster Harvesting Areas

    May 12, 2010 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More oyster harvesting areas are closing in Louisiana. State health officials say they've closed oyster beds in areas 8 and 9 as a precautionary response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The closures, effective at sundown Tuesday, are west of the Mississippi River in... more »
  • New Areas Open to Shrimping and Fishing

    May 11, 2010 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says most areas west of the Mississippi River are open to recreational and commercial fishing, including shrimping. It says the exceptions include part of the state's territorial sea west of the Mississippi River to Point au Fer and the beaches... more »
  • Special Shrimp Season Set in Some Louisiana Areas Because of Oil Spill

    April 29, 2010 1:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As the Coast Guard burns oil from a spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana opens a special shrimp season so trawlers can get to work before oil reaches the coast. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says parts of Breton and Chandeleur sounds known... more »
  • New Loan Program Available In Gustav/Ike Recovery Areas

    March 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The state of Louisiana is launching a $25 million "gap financing" loan program to create additional mixed-income and Permanent Supportive Housing in the 53 parishes damaged by hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008. The funding is part of $1 billion in disaster recovery Community Development... more »
  • Thanksgiving holiday waste schedule

    November 24, 2009 3:57 PM

    There will be no garbage or yard waste collection on Thanksgiving day provided by Allied Waste in Lafayette and surrounding parishes. Thursday garbage customers will receive collection on the Friday following Thanksgiving, and Friday customers will receive garbage collection the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The week of Thanksgiving, Monday through Wednesday... more »

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