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  • Sheriff Seeks Money to Clean Up Meth Labs

    February 5, 2012 2:10 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish will seek about $20,000 in federal money to help the Sheriff's Office clean up clandestine meth labs. The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/qjfACs) the money would come from the Environmental Protection Agency. Sheriff Tony Mancuso told the Police Jury his department doesn't have enough... more »
  • Several Lafayette Parish Schools Spruced-Up

    November 19, 2011 6:41 PM

    Six Lafayette Parish Schools got a makeover this weekend. UL students rolling up their sleeves and a little change of pace for these students especially for a Saturday. Armed with scrapers, sanders, and paint brushes nearly two dozen UL students partnered up with the United Way of Acadiana spent... more »
  • Lafayette Middle Celebrates Earth Day

    April 16, 2011 11:58 PM

    With Earth Day less than a week away on April 22nd, one Lafayette middle school got in on the green action Saturday. KATC'S Chris Welty was there as the school hosted it's annual Earth Day celebration, the theme this year "100-Ways to Save Louisiana." Dozens of Lafayette Middle School... more »
  • New Orleans Boots Up Beautification Campaign

    April 16, 2011 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans is hoping to clean up its act a bit. On Friday, city officials announced the formation of Keep New Orleans Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. The initiative will seek to fight litter and waste and beautify neighborhoods in other ways. City officials... more »
  • Louisiana Shrimpers Reporting Clean 1st Day Catch

    August 17, 2010 6:56 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Commercial shrimpers out for the first season since BP's disastrous spill indicated their catch was plentiful and free of oil, despite a report by scientists that much of the crude remains below the surface of the Gulf. Fishermen spent much of the summer mopping up... more »
  • BP CEO Says It's Time To Scale Back Effort To Clean Up The Oil Spill

    July 30, 2010 1:13 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - BP's incoming CEO says it's time to scale back the massive effort to clean up the oil spill, but adds that the commitment to make things right is the same as ever. Bob Dudley was in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday to announce that former Federal Emergency... more »
  • 16 Clean Birds Released in Southwest Louisiana

    July 29, 2010 10:22 AM

    GRAND CHENIER, La. (AP) - Sixteen birds washed of oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill are free in southwest Louisiana. State and federal biologists released 13 laughing gulls, two royal terns and a sandwich tern on Wednesday at Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier. State Wildlife and Fisheries... more »
  • Evangeline Parish to Clean Up Abandoned Home

    July 13, 2010 8:52 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish Police Jury has agreed to enforce its nuisance ordinance to clean up an abandoned home near Crooked Creek Recreational Park. Secretary-Treasurer Doug DeVille said the property is full of refuse, the house is in dilapidated condition and it is a home for... more »
  • "BP Makes Me Sick"

    July 9, 2010 6:35 PM

    Those who were sent to help with the cleanup efforts in the Gulf, now need help themselves. Thousands of workers are face to face with the oil spill every day, skimming it off the water, cleaning animals and laying boom. About 1,500 of those workers have complained about feeling sick... more »
  • More Bad News In The Efforts To Clean Up Oil

    July 8, 2010 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The climate phenomenon known as La Nina appears to be developing, threatening more bad news in the efforts to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. When a La Nina occurs there tend to be more hurricanes than normal in the Atlantic and Caribbean... more »
  • BP Handing "Feel Free To Talk" Cards To All 40,000 Oil Clean Up Workers

    July 2, 2010 3:30 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - BP PLC says it's handing out cards to all 40,000 of its cleanup workers telling them they can talk to the media - but only if they want to. The message on the small cards? "Feel Free to Talk." The oil giant, stung by footage... more »
  • Monday: Oil Clean-Up Update

    May 31, 2010 5:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The best hope for stopping the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico has been compared to hitting a target the size of a dinner plate more than two miles into the earth, and... more »
  • BP Executives, Doing all They Can Do

    May 24, 2010 7:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The executive in charge of fighting BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the company is doing everything it can to plug the seabed gusher but understands everybody is frustrated. Doug Suttles, chief operating officer at BP PLC, went on all three network morning talks... 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 »
  • Thursday Morning Update: Oil Cleanup

    May 6, 2010 11:40 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - It's never been tried before, but crews hope to lower a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box a mile under the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday to cut off most of the hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil spewing from a... more »
  • Clean-up of Bayou Teche Planned

    May 4, 2010 6:29 PM

    Please join Cajuns for Bayou Teche, St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission, St. Landry Parish Government, St. Landry Parish Sheriff, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste, the City of Port Barre, Port Barre Lions Club, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and Acadiana RC&D in a cooperative effort to clean up... more »
  • BP Assures Fishermen & Oil Workers, They Will Be Paid

    May 3, 2010 3:29 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - BP PLC gave some assurance Monday to shrimpers, oil workers and scores of others that they will be paid for damage and injuries from the explosion of a drilling rig and the resulting massive oil spill in the Gulf. A fact sheet on the... more »
  • No Remedy in Sight Following Spill

    May 2, 2010 8:37 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - No remedy in sight, President Barack Obama on Sunday warned of a "massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster" as a badly damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico spewed a widening and deadly slick toward delicate wetlands and wildlife. He said it could take many... more »

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