HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The City Council has awarded a $985,000 contract for a drainage project at Northshore Regional Airport. The work will be done by Lawson-Bonnet Construction Co., The Advocate reports reports. Airport Director Jason Ball says the work will be paid for through an aviation grant awarded to... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans authorities are seeking the identity of a body found in drainage canal. Coroner's office Chief Investigator John Gagliano said that the body was discovered about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and that the man had drowned earlier in the day. He said foul play is not... more »
They're invading the bayous. "They'll come out at night to feed, to eat," Tony Vidrine says. They reroute the rivers. "They'll flood crops." And- in Louisiana alone, they've caused millions of dollars in damage. "The water can't drain." Vidrine says, "it'll just back up the water." It sounds like a... more »
UPDATE- New information about a body found in a drainage canal in Iberia Parish.
The coroner has ruled the causes of death for 61 year old Gordon Hebert is drowning.
Hebert's body was found sunday. Investigators are still trying to determine if the death was accidental or if... more »
La 367 will be closed 1½ miles south of La 365 for a cross drain replacement beginning at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2010, until 4:00 p.m. that same day, weather permitting. The detour will consist of La. 365, La. 1109, La. 98 & La. 1110. DOTD appreciates your patience... more »
October 23, 2009---9am
School Officials at Vermilion Catholic would like to remind those students who will be taking the ACT , to report to Mt. Carmel Elementary as previously scheduled.
Assistance will be provided that day should anyone have any questions and/or concerns. Since the school is undergoing... more »
Parishes across Acadiana are reporting rather low voter turnouts in this weekend's special elections. "It is disappointing in a way that you know, a lot of money is spent per vote," said St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters John Moreau On every election, Moreau estimates that anywhere from $800 to... more »
In Scott, Lebesque Road from Shantel Road to Roger Road will be closed for one month, beginning today (October 14). Only local residents and business owners will be allowed through. Crews will be replacing large drainage culverts.
New Iberia has always had flooding, water buildup, and drainage problems after it rains, and locals are doubtful that anything will change.
"We've always been promised that something's going to be done and we've yet to see anything done about it," said one resident.
A big railroad reconstruction... more »