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  • Highway 11 closed to cars due to malfunction

    June 28, 2012 7:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Highway 11 bridge spanning Lake Pontchartrain between New Orleans and Slidell is closed to vehicular traffic while workers try to fix the malfunctioning draw bridge. The state Department of Transportation and Development said Wednesday that the draw bridge remains raised so marine traffic can pass.... more »
  • Park closed due to high water

    February 23, 2012 10:29 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, La. (AP) - Tickfaw State Park near Springfield has been closed due to high water. State officials say the Tickfaw River is rising and that the park will be closed until Monday, when the waters are expected to subside. The river is expected to crest at 14 feet Wednesday... more »
  • Ex-wife of ex-official due in court Tuesday

    January 17, 2012 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The ex-wife of former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard is due in federal court Tuesday morning to be arraigned on a reduced charge in the payroll fraud case against her, Broussard and a former parish attorney. Federal prosecutors filed the new charge on Thursday against Karen... more »
  • DFW Airport Closes Due to Ice Storm

    February 1, 2011 8:53 AM

    DALLAS (AP) - Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has closed due to an ice storm that has shut schools, snarled ground traffic and left much of North Texas in a winter freeze. DFW Airport spokesman David Magana says the runways are glazed with ice but that crews are working to clear... more »
  • Economy Loses 95K Jobs Due to Government Layoffs

    October 8, 2010 8:47 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A wave of government layoffs last month outpaced weak hiring in the private sector, pushing down the nation's payrolls by a net total of 95,000 jobs. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate held at 9.6 percent. The jobless rate has now topped 9.5 percent for 14... more »
  • Researchers High in Demand Due to BP Oil Spill

    September 29, 2010 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Once a backwater in the world of oceanographic research, the Gulf of Mexico has suddenly become the site of a scientific gold rush, all because of the BP oil spill. The environmental disaster represents a once-in-a-generation research opportunity that has oceanographers salivating. There's big money -... more »
  • Unclaimed LA Lottery Raffle Tickets Sold in Lafayette Area Due to Expire Oct. 12

    September 20, 2010 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Louisiana Lottery, there are 13 $1,000,000 RAFFLE prizes of $500 each that have not been claimed from tickets sold in the Greater Lafayette area. The drawing was held on April 15, and the prizes are set to expire Oct. 12. Winning tickets that have... more »
  • Fundraising Reports Due in Lt. Governor's Race

    September 2, 2010 5:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The latest campaign fundraising reports are due in the Louisiana lieutenant governor's race, offering a glimpse of who's got the edge a month before the election. The finance reports must be filed with the state ethics administration office by Thursday. Eight candidates are running in... more »
  • Road to be Closed for Days Due to an Oil Well Blowout

    August 11, 2010 12:06 PM

    Both lanes on Highway 70 in Assumption Parish will be closed for several days between Highway 996 and Highway 1 due to an oil well blowout. It happened between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Wednesday morning near Paincourtville. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says there are no evacuations.
  • Pamela Anderson Helps With Abandoned Animals Due to Oil Spill

    August 2, 2010 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 50 dogs, some of them abandoned by owners after the BP oil spill are on their way to new homes in Virginia, courtesy of an animal welfare group and actress Pamela Anderson. Anderson, the honorary chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was... more »
  • Risk of Oil Exposure to Cattle Due to Tropical Weather

    July 22, 2010 3:56 PM

    The National Weather Services has predicted that a tropical storm currently organizing near the Bahamas is expected to make landfall in Southwest Louisiana or Southeast Texas on Sunday, July 25. Tropical storm force winds and 3-4' above normal tides are predicted for Southwest Louisiana. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain,... more »
  • Some Alabama Communities Canceling Fireworks Due To Oil

    July 2, 2010 4:06 PM

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Fireworks displays have been canceled. White-sand beaches that should be crowded with sunbathers are instead dotted with cleanup workers, booms and sand-sifting equipment. Normally packed hotels are trying to fill rooms ahead of what is a crucial weekend for beach businesses. Across the oil-stained Gulf... more »
  • Skimming Ships In The Gulf Back To Shore Due To Weather

    June 29, 2010 12:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and the Coast Guard are sending oil-scooping skimming ships in the Gulf of Mexico back to shore because nasty weather is churning up rough seas and powerful winds. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Dave French said Tuesday that all efforts had been halted for now off... more »
  • Toyota Plant in China Remains Shut Due to Strike

    June 23, 2010 11:14 PM

    TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. says production at one of its main factories in China remains shut due to a strike, while Honda Motor Co. says operations at a car assembly plant resume following the end of a labor dispute. Toyota, the world's largest automaker, said its plant in... more »
  • BP Tells Feds Gulf Spill Due to Multiple Failures

    May 25, 2010 9:22 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Oil giant BP is briefing the federal government on its internal investigation into the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill that focuses on two key areas: cementing at the well head and the blowout preventer. BP said in a release late Monday that its probe has... more »
  • Federal Officials Expand Fishing Area After Being Closed Due to Oil Spill

    May 18, 2010 12:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials say they're expanding the area of the Gulf of Mexico where fishing is shut down because of a massive oil spill. They had already shut down fishing from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle soon after an offshore oil rig exploded and sank... more »
  • Fishing Closure Due to Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    May 10, 2010 2:47 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Announces Further Recreational and Commercial Fishing Closure due to Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced today it will be closing recreational and commercial fishing in further areas of state waters as a precautionary response to the oil... more »
  • Additional Oyster Bed Closures Due to Oil Spill

    May 10, 2010 2:39 PM

    In Precautionary Move, DHH Announces Additional Oyster Bed Closures Due to Oil Spill State Aggressively Testing Seafood Safety; State Health Officer Reinforces Seafood on the Market Still Safe BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting beds west of the... more »
  • Drew Brees Memoir Due To Hit Bookshelves Mid-July

    March 17, 2010 3:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A memoir by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be going on sale the week before Gov. Bobby Jindal's autobiography. Tyndale House Publishers - a Christian publisher that added inspirational and motivational sports stories to its mix in 2007 - announced Wednesday that it plans... more »
  • Sandbagging Begins In St. Mary Parish Due To High Water Worries

    March 5, 2010 9:59 AM

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff David A. Naquin, in conjunction with the St. Mary Parish Council, announced that inmates have started sandbagging operations in anticipation of high water threats this spring. Sheriff Naquin advised "we just wanted to get a head start before actually needing sandbags". In addition, we have been... more »
  • Houma Carnival Changes Due To Super Bowl Sunday

    January 27, 2010 1:27 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The krewes of Hyacinthians and Titans will roll an hour earlier so Houma residents can catch the Carnival parades and make it home in time for the Super Bowl. Hyacinthians will kick off at 11 a.m. Feb. 7, 90 minutes earlier than scheduled, followed immediately by... more »
  • Weekend Event At Iberia Middle School Postponed Due To Weather

    January 7, 2010 5:25 PM

    Administration officials at Iberia Middle School have postponed an event scheduled for this Saturday because of weather. The school was set to host the District 6 Jr. Beta Fun Day, but has decided to hold the event next Saturday January 16th. The school is asking that any schools... more »

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