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  • Levee around 26-acre sinkhole cracking again

    December 24, 2013 9:13 AM

    BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish officials say that the levee around the 26-acre Bayou Corne sinkhole has cracked during a wave of underground micro-tremors. The Advocate reports it's the same area where the earth-and-limestone levee sank a bit and cracks developed in late October. Those were repaired. The... more »
  • DEQ: 5 parishes around Baton Rouge OK'd by EPA

    January 20, 2012 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says the five-parish area around Baton Rouge is now officially within the federal government's ozone pollutant standards. DEQ said Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency deems the area in attainment of ozone standards. Emission reductions, technological advances and other... more »
  • Storms Kill 77 Around South, Including 61 in Alabama

    April 28, 2011 7:40 AM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A wave of tornado-spawning storms strafed the South on Wednesday, splintering buildings across hard-hit Alabama and killing at least 77 people in four states. Some 61 people died in Alabama alone, including 15 in Tuscaloosa when a massive tornado barreled through the area. Sections of the... more »
  • Security Zone Placed Around Deepwater Horizon Site

    October 27, 2010 11:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has set up a security zone around the wreckage site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which lies on the sea floor about 50 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast after it exploded and sank in April, leading to the massive BP oil... more »
  • LSU announces fencing will go around mounds

    October 1, 2010 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU will start fencing off the historic Indian Mounds on football game days starting Saturday, the university said Thursday. The decision comes in the wake of football fans and tailgaters ignoring ropes and signs the past two weeks and climbing on the mounds, officially called... more »
  • Loop Current Studied To See If It Will Bring Oil Around Florida & Up Atlantic Coast

    June 30, 2010 1:06 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Government scientists are on their way to study the Gulf of Mexico's loop current to see if it will bring oil around the tip of Florida and up the U.S. Atlantic coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Nancy Foster began a two-week survey... more »
  • Arrest Made In String Of Burglaries Around St. Martinville

    May 27, 2010 11:35 AM

    Investigators with the St. Martinville Police Department made arrest late yesterday, 5/26/10, on a string of Burglaries that have been occurring in the City over the past month. Investigators received tips from the community and with this information, Investigators were able to recover stolen items from a Burglary that occurred... more »
  • Oil Extending West Around Mississippi Delta

    May 7, 2010 10:38 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. - Recent satellite images show oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico is extending west around the Mississippi Delta. Shots taken by a Canadian satellite Wednesday night reveal the extension looks like a finger reaching out from the main patch. The oil is in streaks... more »

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