BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a contractor excavating a site found human remains that are possibly from the 1800s. Police spokesman LJean McKneely says there were only a few bones recovered Monday at the site near the corner of Main and Fourth streets at about 11... more »
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - BP interfered with critical efforts to lower an undersea robot to try to close the device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill because of concerns over heat buildup from the burning rig, a salvage firm executive said Monday. The company countered... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that a government contractor isn't immune from liability for its work on a New Orleans floodwall and levee system that failed during Hurricane Katrina. Tuesday's ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revives claims against Washington Group International... more »
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) - A Mexican guest worker says a landscaping company with Tennessee state contracts and a federal stimulus loan guarantee held him and fellow workers like indentured servants, confiscating their passports and subjecting them to constant surveillance by managers who were often armed. Hilario Razura Jimenez said in... more »
New tar and stripes now cover Foreman Dr. in Lafayette. But businesses and residents along the new road are not exactly thrilled with the results. Those we spoke with say they feel that the yellow striping is a botched job.
"Our tax dollars pay this to improve the road,... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 41-year-old New Orleans contractor charged with two counts of felony theft for work he didn't do for Hurricane Katrina victims pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 10 years on each count. Kevin Meadows was also ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution during Wednesday's plea... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is suing KBR Inc., the largest contractor in Iraq, over what prosecutors say were improper charges to the Army for private security services. The Houston-based KBR Inc. is a former subsidiary of Halliburton Co. It recently won a new contract potentially worth more than... more »