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  • Washington officials pledge to clean up jail

    July 10, 2012 6:35 AM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - The new warden and chief deputy for the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office say the parish jail is in bad shape and downright insanitary in spots, but they plan to clean it up. The Daily News reports that Warden Robert McDaniel and Chief Deputy Mike Haley were... more »
  • Crews clean up spill near Head of Passes

    April 4, 2012 9:54 AM

    BULL BAY, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews are cleaning up a spill of about 630 gallons of oil that came from a production facility in Bull Bay near the Head of Passes of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard says the spill was from a Gulf Production... more »
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Carencro Flood Clean Up

    March 14, 2012 11:20 PM

    It's day three of flood recovery in Acadiana, and as the waters recede the difficult clean up process is only just beginning. In Carencro alone it's estimated over 200 homes are damaged by the flood waters. "We have to redo all the walls, some of the flooring, most of... more »
  • Tornado Clean Up in Rayne Continues

    March 9, 2011 7:23 PM

    Crews are still cleaning the streets of Rayne after Saturday's tornado. Hundreds of volunteers have been working to make progress, but residents say there is still much more work to be done. Erica Hulin lost her home in the 135 mile per hour tornado. She said it's the most terrifying... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Coast Guard Monitors Oil Spill Daily

    May 28, 2010 7:12 PM

    The coast guard flies over the gulf daily to monitor how the spill is moving. It takes a 45 minute flight from Houma to reach the heart of the oil spill--right where the deep water horizon sunk. All along the way there are booms scattered throughout the water.... 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 »
  • Jindal Looks to St. Mary Parish for Help

    May 13, 2010 7:24 PM

    Governor Jindal spent his day in St. Mary Parish, taking an ariel tour of where oil has actually made contact with land, places like Whiskey Island and Raccoon Island. Jindal said, “we did not see the emulsified oil off those islands." Even though it isn’t bad yet, Jindal says he’s... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Weekend Rundown: November 13, 2009

    November 13, 2009 8:36 AM

    The 27th annual Frog Festival is hopping in Rayne. Events include the frog racing and jumping contests, poker run, and festival parade on Saturday. It gets cracking in Port Barre for the Cracklin Festival . Head to Veterans Memorial Park through Sunday for the big feast, which includes additional food... more »

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