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  • Cap on legislative wining and dining moves to $57

    June 25, 2013 5:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The amount lobbyists can spend on wining and dining state lawmakers and other public officials is going up July 1. The Advocate reports that the rate will go up from $56 to $57 per occasion, based on the law that sets the limit. The 2008... more »
  • Cap on legislative wining and dining moves to $56

    April 24, 2012 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lobbyists can spend more money wining and dining legislators and other public officials starting July 1. The Advocate reports the rate will go up from $54 to $56 per occasion. The law from 2008 started out setting a $50 per event limit, but a provision... more »
  • Jindal opposes proposal to cap TOPS grants

    January 5, 2012 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said he'll oppose any efforts to limit grants in the state's free college tuition program called TOPS, a recommendation backed by a higher education study panel earlier this week. The Governance Commission suggested a restructuring of TOPS, to give all students a... more »
  • Feds to remove temporary cap from Gulf well

    August 27, 2010 9:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government said engineers will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap that stopped oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that crews can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's... more »
  • Feds to remove temporary cap from Gulf well

    August 27, 2010 12:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government says it will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap keeping oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that it can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's point... more »
  • Could take 6 weeks to cap Assumption well

    August 19, 2010 9:40 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a well control crew has given up trying for a controlled burn at a wild well in Assumption Parish, and drilling a relief well could take three to six weeks. Trooper Bryan Zeringue says La. 70 will remain closed from La. 1 and... more »
  • A Boat Ride and Ice Cream Cap Obama's Trip to Gulf

    August 15, 2010 2:52 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family cruised the waters off their Florida Panhandle hotel on Sunday, offering a portrait of a family on vacation to boost a region struggling with the economic damage wrought by the nation's worst oil spill. The Obamas boarded the... more »
  • Weather Hurting Efforts to Plug Leak

    July 21, 2010 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tropical rainstorms moving toward the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday threatened to shut down undersea efforts to seal BP's ruptured well, interrupting work just as engineers get close to plugging the leak with mud and cement. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad... more »
  • Spill Chief Considering Whether To Pump Mud And Cement Through Well Cap

    July 20, 2010 5:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government's spill chief is considering whether to pump heavy mud and cement through BP's experimental well cap that's keeping oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says Tuesday that the procedure would make it easier to complete the permanent... more »
  • Seepage detected two miles from BP's oil cap is coming from another well.

    July 20, 2010 4:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government's oil spill chief says seepage detected two miles from BP's oil cap is coming from another well. There are two wells within two miles of BP's blowout, one that has been abandoned and another that is not in production. There around 27,000 abandoned wells... more »
  • Feds Let BP Keep Gulf Oil Cap Closed Despite Seep

    July 19, 2010 9:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its busted Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite a seep in the sea floor after the company promised to watch closely for signs of new leaks underground, settling for the... more »
  • 6 Hours of Testing Before Cap May Have to be Reopened

    July 16, 2010 5:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pressure readings have been less than ideal from the new cap shutting oil into BP's busted well, but the crude will remain locked in while engineers look for evidence of whether there is an undiscovered leak, the federal pointman for the disaster said Friday. Retired Coast... more »
  • BP is Encouraged by Early Results From Gulf Well

    July 16, 2010 9:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP was encouraged early Friday by results from an experimental cap shutting in oil from its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying everything was holding steady 17 hours into the effort. BP vice president Kent Wells said on a conference call that there was no evidence... more »
  • Oil Capped; Acadiana Cautiously Celebrates

    July 15, 2010 11:33 PM

    News that the Gulf oil leak has been capped was cautiously celebrated across Acadiana Thursday. At "Shuck's!" restaurant in Abbeville, Charles Fox and his wife toasted the news they saw on television. "Everybody is going to start being real positive here shortly, especially if we can get this moratorium [lifted]... more »
  • BP: Cap Should Start Choking Oil 'Soon' After Fix

    July 15, 2010 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After fixing a leak on a cap designed to plug up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP engineers readied Thursday to see if the new top is enough to contain the gusher. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said at a news briefing in... more »
  • BP Has Started Testing Cap

    July 14, 2010 6:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP has started testing a cap designed to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in almost three months. Kent Wells, a senior vice president in the company, said at a Wednesday evening news briefing that the valve on... more »
  • BP To Start Choking Off Oil Gusher

    July 14, 2010 5:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government gave BP the green light Wednesday to try choking off the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher with an untested metal cap after a daylong delay to satisfy worries about whether the project might make the leak worse. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said... more »
  • BP Asked To Stop Working On Cap To Answer Questions

    July 14, 2010 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has asked oil giant BP to stop work on a project meant to choke off the flow of oil spewing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico until the company answers questions from government scientists. An administration official, who asked not to... more »
  • BP says Relief Well on Hold for Test of New Cap

    July 14, 2010 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it temporarily halted drilling on a relief well meant to permanently plug its Gulf of Mexico oil leak while it prepares to test a temporary cap on the well. Kent Wells, a senior vice president in the company, said at a Wednesday morning news... more »
  • BP To Put On New Cap On Well

    July 12, 2010 10:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP expected to attach a tight, new cap Monday on its busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, putting the oil giant a few tantalizing steps closer to knowing whether the fix will be enough to finally stop crude from gushing into the Gulf. The... more »
  • Cap on Gushing Well Removed, Oil Flows Freely

    July 10, 2010 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, beginning a period of at least two days when oil will flow freely into the sea. It's the first step in placing a tighter dome that is supposed to funnel... more »
  • Cap and Additional Ship Could Contain The Spill As Early As Monday

    July 9, 2010 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal official leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup says a new containment cap and an additional ship collecting oil could effectively contain the spill as early as Monday. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday that the work to replace a leaky containment cap on... more »
  • Cap Collecting Oil Again

    June 23, 2010 10:23 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The logistics coordinator onboard the ship that's been siphoning oil from a gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico tells The Associated Press that a cap on top has been reattached and is again capturing some of the crude. The crewmember on the bridge of the Discoverer... more »
  • BP forced to removes cap that was containing oil

    June 23, 2010 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP has been forced to remove a cap that was containing some of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says an underwater robot bumped into the venting system. That sent gas rising through vent that... more »
  • House Voted 410-0 To Lift Spending Cap for Oil Spill

    June 10, 2010 2:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to make more money available to the Coast Guard to pay for its response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama. It removes the $100 million limit that the Coast Guard can... more »
  • Gulf Containment Cap Closely Watched in 2nd Day

    June 6, 2010 2:01 PM

    ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - A containment cap that sucked some of the oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico offered a small sign of progress for a region that has seen its wildlife coated in a lethal oil muck, its fishermen idled and its beaches... more »
  • BP: Cap Gets Some Gulf Oil, Crude Still Spews

    June 4, 2010 9:49 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - BP reported some oil was flowing up a pipe Friday from a cap it wrestled onto its broken Gulf of Mexico well but crude still spewed and it was unclear how much could be captured in the latest bid to tame the nation's worst oil... more »
  • BP Cuts Pipe, Plans to Lower Cap Over Gulf Spill

    June 3, 2010 10:58 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - BP used giant shears to slice off a pipe Thursday in the company's latest bid to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil, but the cut was irregular and placing a cap over the gusher will now be more challenging, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said. BP... more »
  • Oil Closes in on Florida as BP Tries Risky Cap Move

    June 2, 2010 7:27 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - As submersible robots made another risky attempt to control the underwater Gulf oil gusher, the crude on the surface spread, closing in on Florida. BP's stock plummeted and took much of the market down with it, and the federal government announced criminal and civil investigations... more »
  • Jindal Opposes Cap on TOPS

    April 22, 2010 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Morgan City state senator's annual bid to cap the amount of money college students could receive through the free tuition program called TOPS has failed again. The Senate Education Committee rejected the bill by Democratic Sen. Butch Gautreaux without objection Thursday. The committee has... more »

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