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  • West Monroe honored for Sparta preservation effort

    July 22, 2013 8:20 AM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - The city of West Monroe has won recognition for its efforts to reduce water usage from the Sparta aquifer, a major source of drinking water for municipalities and water systems west of the Ouachita River. At the Louisiana Rural Water Association's annual awards luncheon this... more »
  • Petitions fail in effort to recall 3 La. lawmakers

    October 16, 2012 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Recall efforts against three Republican state lawmakers have ended without organizers getting enough signatures on petitions to force an election. The Advocate reports that the Secretary of State's Office said petition drives against Reps. Greg Cromer, Kevin Pearson and Ray Garofalo failed. Cromer and Pearson... more »
  • First lady marks 1-year point for military effort

    April 11, 2012 6:22 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama has been everywhere from a West Point mess hall to a NASCAR speedway in the past year to drum up support for military families, and now she's capping the yearlong effort with a two-day, four-state tour to take stock of what's been done. Mrs. Obama... more »
  • Romney makes effort to show more personal side

    March 28, 2012 6:43 AM

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Mitt Romney rarely wears suits anymore and sometimes his perfectly combed hair isn't so perfect. He shows up at NASCAR events and tweets pictures of himself eating Subway sandwiches. His wife, Ann, is a staple on the campaign trail and she gushes in a new online... more »
  • New Iberia Pick up Effort

    February 26, 2012 3:48 PM

    The Public Works Department of the City of New Iberia will conduct a City wide cleanup beginning on February 27th. All yard and light construction waste, household furniture and car tires (rims removed) not picked up by Gordon's Disposal on their regular pick up day will be collected by Public... more »
  • BP official: Effort to shut Gulf well was 'late'

    December 8, 2010 11:14 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A BP vice president has told a federal investigative panel that workers on the doomed Gulf of Mexico oil rig were distracted by multiple activities going on simultaneously and didn't try to shut the well until 49 minutes after gas particles began flowing in. Steve Robinson, who... more »
  • Panel Accused Transocean of Thwarting Their Effort to get Documents and Witnesses

    October 5, 2010 3:36 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Members of a federal panel investigating the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill and how to improve safety and oversight accused rig owner 2010-10-05 on Tuesday of thwarting their efforts to get to critical documents and a witness. The co-chair of... more »
  • U.S. Coast Guard -Rig Explosion Evacuation Effort

    October 4, 2010 12:01 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard official says the fact that more than 100 people escaped the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion alive is a sign that the evacuation effort went fairly well. Capt. James Hanzalik, chief of incident response for the Coast Guard's 8th District, told a... more »
  • Effort to Repeal Law Banning Gays in the Military Blocked

    September 21, 2010 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have blocked an effort to repeal the law banning gays from serving openly in the military. The partisan vote was a defeat for gay rights groups who saw the provision in a defense authorization bill as their last chance any time soon to overturn the... more »
  • Testing for gulf spill kill effort is delayed

    August 2, 2010 8:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says engineers have delayed until Tuesday a test on whether it can begin pumping mud into the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well in hopes of choking it for good. The company said in a statement Monday the test was pushed back a day after a... more »
  • Debris Found In The Bottom Of The Relief Well Will Delay Effort

    July 30, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man for the Gulf oil spill says there's been a delay in a procedure that will help stop the gusher for good. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday that debris was found in the bottom of the relief well that must be... more »
  • BP CEO Says It's Time To Scale Back Effort To Clean Up The Oil Spill

    July 30, 2010 1:13 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - BP's incoming CEO says it's time to scale back the massive effort to clean up the oil spill, but adds that the commitment to make things right is the same as ever. Bob Dudley was in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday to announce that former Federal Emergency... more »
  • Lafayette Buffalo Wild Wings Donating to National Wildlife Federation Relief Effort

    July 26, 2010 12:26 PM

    To support the National Wildlife Federation's Oil Spill Relief Effort Buffalo Wild Wings will be donating 10 percent of net sales to National Wildlife Federation 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, July 26th, 2010. As organizations from around the world band together to support the wildlife and people of the... more »
  • Effort To Save Thousands Of Sea Turtle Hatchlings

    June 30, 2010 10:50 AM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An effort to save thousands of sea turtle hatchlings from dying in the oily Gulf of Mexico will begin in the coming weeks in a desperate attempt to keep an entire generation of threatened species from vanishing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will coordinate... more »
  • The Latest Effort To Contain The Oil Gusher Hit A Snag

    June 2, 2010 11:13 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The risky effort to contain the Gulf oil gusher hit a snag Wednesday when a saw became stuck in a thick pipe on a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said the goal was to free the saw and... more »
  • Coast Guard, BP Say Gulf Top Kill Effort Continues

    May 27, 2010 10:37 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP is having some success slowing the Gulf of Mexico oil leak by injecting mud but the fix isn't done yet. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Tony Russell said Thursday reports that Admiral Thad Allen, who is overseeing the operation, had called the... more »
  • Effort to Protect Lake Pontchartrain

    May 3, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans plans to open a staging area at Fort Pike for the effort to protect Lake Pontchartrain from oil advancing from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who took office Monday, said the city is working with St. Tammany Parish, which... more »

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