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  • Hospital work on schedule despite rainfall

    July 27, 2014 12:49 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Construction of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center's $62 million Wellness Center is on schedule despite delays caused by summer rains. Project manager Wilson Alvarez of Jackson, Mississippi-Johnson Construction tells The Daily Comet completion is expected in January 2016. Ground was broken in February for the 230,000-square-foot project... more »
  • Despite Debby, Fourchon Beach Rebuild Progresses

    July 11, 2012 10:52 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish officials say a restoration project aimed at rebuilding beach and dunes at West Belle Pass on Fourchon beach is nearly halfway done. Progress has been made despite some damage from Tropical Storm Debby in late June. Lafourche Parish Coastal Zone Administrator Archie Chaisson... more »
  • Water emergency stays despite rain

    April 9, 2012 9:26 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Water levels have been up in four monitoring wells for more than 85 straight days, but the state-imposed groundwater emergency in two areas of south Caddo Parish remains in place. The state Department of Natural Resources' conservation office said in a news release that it will... more »
  • Stocks weaken despite strong December jobs report

    January 6, 2012 10:57 AM

    Stocks are opening slightly lower despite a government report that the unemployment rate dropped in December to the lowest level in nearly three years. The Labor Department said early Friday that the unemployment rate fell last month to 8.5 percent, while U.S. employers added a net 200,000 jobs. It was... more »
  • BP Resumes Dividends Despite Full-Year Loss

    February 1, 2011 9:01 AM

    LONDON (AP) - BP announced Tuesday it is resuming dividend payouts for the first time since the Gulf of Mexico well disaster, despite suffering its first full-year loss since 1992, and plans to sell off almost half of its U.S. refinery business. BP said a stronger-than-expected end to 2010, in... more »
  • Pastor still plans to burn Quran, despite protests

    September 6, 2010 9:55 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida pastor says Muslim protests abroad and condemnation from U.S. government and religious leaders won't deter him from burning Islam's holy book on Saturday. This past Sunday, the Rev. Terry Jones told his congregation at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville that they'll burn... 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 »
  • First Lady: Fla. Panhandle Wonderful Despite Spill

    July 12, 2010 7:49 PM

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama visited the Florida Panhandle on Monday to shine a spotlight on a tourism industry battered by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. She met business and tourism leaders, walked barefoot on a beach and stopped at an ice cream shop, proclaiming... more »
  • Singer Optimistic Despite Oil Spill

    June 5, 2010 10:06 PM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The timing might be a bit off for tourists hoping to waste away in Margaritaville. But that doesn't bother Jimmy Buffett. The singer - whose tunes are as much a part of life in this beach town as fried grouper sandwiches, Land Shark beer and... more »
  • Play Keeps Coleman's Character Despite Death

    May 30, 2010 4:15 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - An award-winning play that features a character based on Gary Coleman is planning to keep that character, even after the actor's death. The creative team behind "Avenue Q" has decided to make only small tweaks to the role played by Danielle Thomas. Coleman died Friday in... more »

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