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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Acadian Village Cancellations Impact Non-Profit

    December 15, 2009 3:54 PM

    Noel Acadien au Village was cancelled Tuesday for the sixth time in the past ten days due to rain conditions. Not only is it disappointing for the volunteers and visitors, but also for a local non-profit. The Village is the major fundraiser for LARC, an organizaton which helps those... more »

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