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  • Special Performances at Red White and Boom

    July 4, 2011 11:40 PM

    This year's Red, White and Boom celebration in downtown Lafayette was all about the music. From up and coming artists, to Grammy winners and seasoned musicians, a variety of sounds filled downtown this Independence Day. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band were Monday night's headliners, as they collaborated... more »
  • Ready for Red, White & Boom!

    July 4, 2011 9:40 AM

    If you and your family are looking for something to do for the 4th of July, KATC is teaming up with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra to host Red, White & Boom this afternoon. This year's event has expanded to all three Downtown Lafayette parcs. Parc International will have... more »
  • Cleanup Begins on Crowley Oil Spill

    May 30, 2011 8:26 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are cleaning up an oil spill in Crowley. The oil started spilling Saturday from a storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue. Oil has already made its way through drainage canals and into Bayou Blanc. Contractors were hired... more »
  • BP to Consider Ways to Locate Boom Anchors

    December 27, 2010 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP PLC has agreed to look at the best way to find thousands of 3-foot-tall boom anchors left behind in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding waters after the oil spill. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant says that BP contractors... more »
  • BP Distribution Center Moves to Gonzales

    July 27, 2010 6:36 PM

    The Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales has hosted everything from rodeos to monster truck shows, but now it's playing a key role in BP's oil spill clean up. Kyle Rogers, the Events and Operation Manager at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, said "we are just very pleased and... more »
  • Boom Vandalism

    June 23, 2010 6:35 PM

    What's supposed to be being used to protect Louisiana's coast from the oil, is instead being vandalized. After several reports of boom vandalism,a Public Service Announcement was released in hopes of preventing further damage. The PSA urges residents to help protect the State's shoreline and marshes by not cutting,... more »
  • Jindal Visited The State's Sand Boom Project

    June 3, 2010 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal visited the state's sand boom project today in East Grand Terre, where a berm is actively holding oil back from intruding further into the interior wetlands. While on the tour, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was called to rescue several oiled pelicans.... more »
  • Boom Distributor Frustrated with BP

    May 14, 2010 12:29 AM

    An Acadiana boom distributor is concerned with how BP is handling the cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico. Abbeville's GulfRim Navigation is capable of distributing some 10,000 feet of boom every week, but instead of being out in the Gulf, the boom is just sitting at it's Abbeville warehouse. "We've... more »
  • Crowley Company Makes Booms for Oil Spill

    May 7, 2010 1:57 PM

    With a shortage of booms to use for the oil spill, one local company decided to step up to help save their coast. The Crowley-based packaging company, JohnPac, mostly makes sandbags and rice bags. They are confident, however, that they can make booms. They say they have the manpower... more »
  • Crews Put Out More Than 140 Miles of Boom for Oil

    May 7, 2010 9:34 AM

    ROBERT, La. - An executive with BP PLC says the good weather in the Gulf of Mexico has been helping crews clean up the oil and that more than 140 miles of containment boom have been put out. Chief operating officer Doug Suttles said Thursday that tens of thousands of... more »
  • Lafayette History Pt. 2

    November 13, 2009 9:35 AM

    We go back to Lafayette during the 70s and the greatest drilling boom its ever seen. What began as a trickle in the 60's was a gusher in the 70's... Lafayette was all about black gold. With oil prices hovering near $30 a barrel unemployment hung around a low four... more »

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