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  • DOTD announces La. 1 Caminada Bridge in Grand Isle is closed

    January 29, 2014 8:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the La. 1 Caminada Bridge in Grand Isle is closed because of icy conditions. DOTD is reminding travelers that driving in wintery conditions can be hazardous and travelers should avoid driving. Motorists can access the latest... more »
  • Corps embarks on Grand Isle dune repair project

    June 25, 2013 5:31 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is embarking on an effort to repair a Grand Isle dune damaged by storm surge from Hurricane Isaac in 2012 and other storms. The corps said Monday that construction along a 2,000-foot stretch of the dune at the southwestern end... more »
  • Grand Isle man shot, house set ablaze

    August 19, 2012 9:41 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Robbers shot and robbed a man, then set his house on fire, but he escaped by jumping from a window 14 feet above ground, Grand Isle police said. Robbers got into the house about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, demanding money, and the man was shot in... more »
  • Grand Isle welcomes rodeo's return

    July 27, 2011 7:44 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo is a tradition and an economic engine for Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island. This year, it's also a symbol of recovery from last year's Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The fishing contest was canceled last year. Instead of playing... more »
  • Tourist return to Grand Isle

    July 4, 2011 10:05 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The big holiday weekend is good news for Grand Isle. The little island's economy took a beating last summer as the BP oil spill kept shrimpers dockside and tourist away. But this summer things seem to be getting back to normal as both tourist and... more »
  • 1 Year After the Oil Spill: Commemorations planned in Grand Isle

    April 20, 2011 6:16 AM

    Across the gulf, commemorations are planned this week to remember the events of the past year. On today in Grand Isle, several events are planned. First up a fundraiser to raise money for those still in need, who've been impacted by the crude disaster. Then tonight an interfaith prayer service,... more »
  • Jindal heads to Grand Isle for spill anniversary

    April 20, 2011 5:47 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading to Grand Isle to mark the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the massive Gulf oil spill it spawned. Jindal is scheduled to be joined by coastal parish officials at a press briefing Wednesday at a marina. Later... more »
  • Eunice Man Still Missing in Grand Isle

    July 30, 2010 7:07 PM

    The last time Barbara Kennedy spoke with her 28 year old son--Brandon Mouton--was more than a week ago. "My mind is just....I got so many questions. It's like I want to know what happened," Kennedy said. Mouton left his home in Eunice last Tuesday and headed to Grand... more »
  • KATC in Grand Isle as Jindal Lays Out 4 Step Plan

    July 16, 2010 2:15 PM

    Outlined his four step program: 1. Coastal Restoration 2. Hold BP accountable 3. Get people back to work 4. Make Oil Drilling safe but with less Government. Press Release: Today, Governor Bobby Jindal traveled to the Bridge Side Marina in Grand Isle where he joined dozens of fishermen and... more »
  • Grand Isle Doing Checks on Spill Workers

    July 2, 2010 6:17 AM

    GRAND ISLE La. (AP) - The influx of oil-spill workers to this barrier island has Police Chief Euris DuBois uneasy. DuBois said Thursday that he received 450 names and birth dates of clean-up workers and has begun running background checks on them. "We have people living in these houses, in... more »
  • Obama Visits Grand Isle

    June 4, 2010 3:08 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Stormy skies greeted President Barack Obama as he arrived at the Gulf of Mexico Friday to encourage residents and get a fresh look at the horrifying oil spill that is testing his presidency. Obama immediately huddled in a small airport building with Coast Guard Adm. Thad... more »
  • First-Aid Tent on Grand Isle for Oil Spill Workers

    June 1, 2010 9:34 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - West Jefferson Medical Center has set up a first-aid tent on Grand Isle to treat oil spill workers, and the federal government has sent a mobile medical unit to Venice. West Jeff spokeswoman Taslin (TAHZ-lin) Alfonzo says the hospital's tent will be open from 6... more »
  • Grand Isle Beach Closed

    May 21, 2010 12:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The growing oil slick from a month-old rig explosion has forced closure of a public beach on a resort island community south of New Orleans. Mayor David Camardelle of the barrier island town of Grand Isle announced the closure in a news release late... more »

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