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  • Bridge over canal in Houma will close

    November 8, 2014 2:35 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Transportation authorities in Terrebonne Parish say the South Van Avenue Bridge over the Houma Navigation Canal Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for periods over the next month. The Courier reports the bridge is expected to be closed from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Vehicle traffic... more »
  • Power line work to briefly close I-10 on Sunday

    April 4, 2014 5:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Power provider Entergy New Orleans says Interstate 10 will be closed at its junction with Interstate 610 for about 30 minutes on Sunday, and traffic will be restricted all that morning so crews can replace overhead electrical lines. The company says the complete closure will be... more »
  • Boat launch to close for construction

    March 29, 2014 4:14 PM

    GRAND CHENIER, La. (AP) - The Joseph Harbor boat launch at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier will be closed from Wednesday through April 17 while crews work to extend each ramp at the launch. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say the modifications will allow boaters to launch... more »
  • Schriever bridge to close until Sunday

    February 4, 2014 6:03 AM

    SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) - Authorities in Terrebonne Parish say the St. Bridget Church Bridge that crosses Bayou Terrebonne will be closed beginning Wednesday while workers repair an adjacent water line. The Courier reports the bridge will close at 6 a.m. and is expected to remain closed until Sunday. The work... more »
  • Oyster season to close in Sister Lake

    October 23, 2013 9:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The oyster season will close Friday in Sister Lake in Terrebonne Parish. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the season will close at one-half hour after sunset Friday in the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation. Wildlife regulators say protection of the remaining... more »
  • Verot School Road Closes Due to Crash

    August 8, 2013 6:27 AM

    Lafayette police have closed Verot School Road due to a crash that occurred Thursday around 2:17 a.m. Traffic on Verot School Road from Youngsville is being diverted to Fortune Road to Chemin Metairie then back to Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Both drivers were transported to local hospitals; they are in... more »
  • Sabine wildlife refuge to close Thurs, Fri

    June 26, 2013 6:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A large portion of the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge will be closed Thursday and Friday during Feral Hog Management Operations. The refuge will be closed, including all boat access, from Highway 27, from the north boundary to the south boundary, westward to Sabine Lake. All... more »
  • State offices close for Good Friday holiday

    March 29, 2013 7:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Most Louisiana state offices are shut down for the Good Friday holiday. The Friday holiday is a legal day of rest in state law. Some legislative employees may be working, however, since Friday is the final day for bills to be pre-filed for the regular... more »
  • Hostess to close, cites nationwide worker strike

    November 16, 2012 7:41 AM

    IRVING, Texas (AP) - Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers. The Irving, Texas, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.... more »
  • Entergy to close operating center in Pine Bluff

    October 11, 2012 8:56 AM

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Entergy Corp. has announced plans to close four system operating centers, including one in Pine Bluff, in 2015. The utility says the 100 people work at the Pine Bluff center, which is responsible for the movement of electricity and monitoring for possible overloads. The Arkansas... more »
  • Bosnia's National Museum closes after 124 years

    October 4, 2012 8:10 AM

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Bosnia's 124-year-old National Museum is closing its doors due to disputes among politicians and dwindling state funding. The 1995 peace agreement that ended Bosnia's war failed to envisage a ministry of culture, so the country's oldest and most prestigious cultural institution - whose collection includes the... more »
  • Feds close Central Valley slaughterhouse

    August 21, 2012 9:35 AM

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators have shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows, some unable to walk, being repeatedly shocked and shot before being killed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which buys beef for the school lunch program and inspects meat facilities, suspended... more »
  • Shrimping to Close Saturday in Pontchartrain Basin

    July 11, 2012 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2012 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 a.m. Saturday in most remaining state inside waters east of the Mississippi River. The closure is designed to protect developing white shrimp. The open waters of Breton and... more »
  • Gray triggerfish rec season to close 11:59p July 4

    July 3, 2012 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says recreational anglers may catch gray triggerfish in state waters through the Fourth of July. It says recreational fishing for the species will close in Louisiana waters at 11:50 p.m. on July 4. A news release says the... more »
  • Petitions seek to close Newellton bar

    March 19, 2012 8:53 AM

    NEWELLTON, La. (AP) - Two petitions are being circulated to close a popular roadside bar in Tensas Parish that has been the site of three homicides since 2010. However, the bar's owner, Robert Welch, said he has no plans to close and he has spent money beefing up security at... more »
  • Some Schools Closing as Teachers Set to Rally in Capitol

    March 14, 2012 12:07 AM

    Hundreds, if not thousands, of teachers from all over Louisiana are planning to rally in Baton Rouge Wednesday and Thursday to protest the Governor's education reform plans. The number of Acadiana teachers planning to attend the rally has led some parishes to cancel public school. Jeff Davis Parish will... more »
  • People Close to Case: Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed

    February 26, 2012 3:28 PM

    A federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster has been delayed for a week to allow more time for settlement talks, according to two people close to the case. The two people told The Associated Press the decision was made Sunday during a conference call between parties in... more »
  • DHH orders New Orleans-area clinic to close

    September 7, 2011 6:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health regulators have shut down a women's clinic in New Orleans for repeated health and safety violations. Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein late Tuesday issued the order against the Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women, requiring it to immediately halt operations. A... more »
  • Part of refuge to close during hog operation

    August 16, 2011 10:46 AM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - A large portion of Sabine National Wildlife Refuge will be closed during feral hog management operations. Federal officials tell the American Press the operation will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. The closure, from La. Highway 27 west to Sabine Lake, includes all boat access. Law... more »
  • Spring inshore shrimp season to close

    July 21, 2011 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State regulators say the 2011 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. Saturday in certain areas within the Zone 3 management area. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Wednesday that recent data indicates the quantity, distribution and percentage of small juvenile... more »
  • Bridge Repairs Close Chicot Boat Launches

    September 20, 2010 6:57 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - Chicot State Park is closing its three boat launches because the lake has been drawn down for routine inspections and repairs on the bridge over Walker's Cove. Sharon Broussard, spokeswoman for the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, says the launches are closing Monday... more »
  • Administrator of the $20 Billion "Skeptical" of Claims Not Close to Disaster

    September 14, 2010 5:55 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill said Tuesday he is "skeptical" of claims that are not in close proximity to the BP disaster but is becoming more flexible on the issue. Ken Feinberg told members of the... more »
  • Close to 100 Nursing Home Residents Prepare to Relocate

    August 29, 2010 12:03 PM

    Close to 100 Lafayette nursing home residents are preparing to re-locate. According to published reports, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is terminating its agreement with Lady of the Oaks Retirement Manor" on September 10th. This, after the facility failed to meet the minimum health and safety standards... more »
  • Oil Spill "Finally Close To Coming To An End"

    August 4, 2010 11:27 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is applauding headway that has been made to stop the nation's worst oil spill, saying the Gulf of Mexico operation is "finally close to coming to an end." He said people's lives "have been turned upside down" as a result of the April 20... more »
  • Melville Ferry to Close For Good

    July 26, 2010 2:24 PM

    The Melville Ferry will be permanently closed on October 9 th , 2010 due to budget constraints. Operations will continue as normal until the date of closure. The nearest available state route crossings of the Atchafalaya River is the US-190 bridge at Krotz Springs. Questions regarding this closure can be... more »
  • La. Shrimp Season to Close in Parts of Zones 1 and 3

    July 19, 2010 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2010 spring inshore shrimp season in parts of zones 1 and 3 will close at 6 a.m. Tuesday to protect increased numbers of juvenile white shrimp. On its website, the department describes areas where shrimping will... more »
  • Lt. Govs to Get Close View of Spill Response

    July 14, 2010 8:20 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Some of the nation's lieutenant governors were expecting to only hear lessons about the Gulf region's recovery from a devastating hurricane at an annual meeting along Biloxi's white sands this month. Now, they'll be right in the middle of the region's latest disaster: the BP oil... more »
  • Giant Box Close to Being Over Oil-Spewing Well

    May 7, 2010 9:55 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO- A mission to the bottom of the sea to try to avert a wider environmental disaster progressed early Friday as crews said a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box was close to being placed over a blown-out well on the Gulf floor in an unprecedented attempt to capture... more »
  • Lane Closure: I-49 southbound road work

    November 16, 2009 12:52 PM

    Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, the right lane of I-49 SB, just North of the Judson Walsh overpass in St. Landry Parish, will be closed for road work. Work is expected to be completed by 12:00 p.m. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please... more »
  • Road Closed: Opelousas, detours given

    November 2, 2009 11:00 AM

    Beginning Wednesday, November 4, 2009 , LA 3043 will be closed ½ mile north of its South Junction with LA 104 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, for railroad repairs. Work will begin at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to last until 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. The detour will consist of... more »
  • Road Closed: La 93 from Lafayette to Cankton

    October 30, 2009 9:08 AM

    Beginning Wednesday, November 4, 2009, La 93 in St. Landry Parish from the Lafayette Parish Line to the North city limits of Cankton will have intermittent lane closures for the next two months, weather permitting, while crews cold plane the existing asphaltic concrete pavement, patch, stabilize the base course, and... more »

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