HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Levee District plans to start building two new levee sections after approving bids for the work. That includes levees that will tie into the massive floodgate on the Houma Navigation Canal, which is under construction, the Houma Courier reports . A 3-mile, 10-foot-tall section... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday rejected defense attorneys' claims that a video shot at the scene of deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina reveals new evidence warranting a new trial for five former police officers. The footage shot of the Danziger Bridge... more »
The Children's Shelters of Acadiana Youth, Inc. Is having a fundraiser to Bid on a Bachelorette! All proceeds will benefit the Childrens Shelters. The event takes place at Scandal's on Pinhook, on Thursday, November 15, 2012. The fun starts at 6:30, and bidding will begin at 8:30pm.
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LONDON (AP) - A British judge has rejected a bid by residents of a London high- rise to stop having their building used as a missile base during the Olympic Games. Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said Tuesday that Britain's Ministry of Defense acted legally when it decided to put the weapons... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has rejected a GOP bid to speed up and expand offshore oil drilling in the face of $4-a-gallon gasoline prices. A procedural vote failed Wednesday, 57-42, on a GOP bid to speed decision-making on drilling permits and force the government to conduct previously scheduled lease... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls real estate tycoon Donald Trump a friend and says "anybody can run for president if you're 35 and an American citizen." Bloomberg tells "Fox News Sunday" that Trump is "a New York icon." But the mayor is shying away from... more »
Over 60 properties will be up for grabs this weekend, and interested buyers will get to name their own price. The Louisiana Land Trust Auction is selling State owned land that was once used for the Road Home Program.
"It's properties that people just didn't see fit to repair.... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The low bid for twin two-lane bridges between Alexandria and Pineville came in more than $34 million below budget. Jensen Construction Co. of Tulsa, Okla., was the apparent low bidder Wednesday, when the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development opened 16 bids to replace the 74-year-old... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the federal government's effort to restore an offshore deepwater drilling moratorium, opening the door to resumed drilling in the Gulf while the legal fight continues. The ruling is not the final word on the Obama administration's fight to suspend... more »
ROBERT, La. (AP) - BP hopes to know by Thursday afternoon whether its latest attempt to plug a blown-out undersea well with heavy mud may finally slow the oil that's been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC was pumping heavy mud into the leaking well off Louisiana's coast... more »