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  • BP Making Plans in the Gulf of Mexico

    September 28, 2011 2:17 AM

    BP is making plans to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. BP's exploration plan (EP) was filed last week with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). The plans include drilling four wells in the Keathly Canyon area of the Gulf, plans that were... more »
  • License plates on horizon for Saints fans

    November 17, 2010 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Members of the Who Dat Nation will have to wait another two weeks to get the license plates commemorating the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl victory from last February. With the current National Football League season already half over, officials say the state is completing... more »
  • Security Zone Placed Around Deepwater Horizon Site

    October 27, 2010 11:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has set up a security zone around the wreckage site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which lies on the sea floor about 50 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast after it exploded and sank in April, leading to the massive BP oil... more »
  • Six Months After the April 20 Deepwater Horizon Explosion

    October 20, 2010 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The crude has stopped gushing and coastlines are largely clear of the thick goo that washed ashore for months, but the impact of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history will no doubt linger for years. Six months after the April 20 Deepwater Horizon... more »
  • Deepwater horizon response team prepares for tropical storm

    July 22, 2010 4:46 PM

    The Unified Area Command center is tracking tropical weather near the Bahamas very closely and is constantly engaged in discussions with the National Hurricane Center, NOAA and FEMA to ensure the safety of more than 40,000 people currently assisting in the oil spill response and recovery efforts. To prepare for... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon Victim's Mother Supports Moratorium

    July 20, 2010 11:28 PM

    On the eve of Lafayette's "Rally for Economic Survival," and more than 90 days after her son was killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Geneva Manuel of Eunice is speaking out in favor of President Obama's moratorium on offshore drilling. "I know that this affects a lot of jobs, but... more »
  • Hearing Into the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Has Resumed

    July 19, 2010 12:52 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - A federal hearing into the Deepwater Horizon disaster has resumed in New Orleans with complaints coming from attorneys for two rig workers who are possible targets of the investigation. Attorneys for the two rig workers said Monday that their clients weren't named as "parties in interest,"... more »
  • Investigation Of Deepwater Horizon Set To Resume Next Week

    July 14, 2010 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government investigation of the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is set to resume next week. The Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement have scheduled five more days of hearings, from July 19 through July 23, at a... more »
  • Criminal & Civil Investigations Into The Deepwater Horizon

    June 1, 2010 4:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Holder would not specify Tuesday which companies or individuals might be the targets of the probe. He says federal clean air and pollution laws give... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon Survivor Testifies

    May 29, 2010 11:22 PM

    A man from Rayne who survived the Deepwater Horizon Explosion testified this week in Kenner. Greg Meche is a mud engineer with M-I Swaco. On Friday, he discussed what transpired aboard the rig when it exploded on April 20th...The Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service are co-chairing the joint... more »
  • BOP Was Working Before The Explosion of Deepwater Horizon

    May 28, 2010 6:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The last-ditch safety equipment that failed to stop what has become the worst oil spill in U.S. history was working properly in the days before the explosion, the top executive of the company that owns the equipment said Friday. The equipment, known as a blowout preventer,... more »
  • Service To Honor 11 Lost Crew Members of Deepwater Horizon

    May 24, 2010 6:36 PM

    Transocean on May 25 will hold a memorial service to honor the 11 lost crew members of the Deepwater Horizon. The service will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi starting at 1 p.m. CDT. The event will be a time of remembrance and honor, bringing... more »
  • New Areas Open to Shrimping and Fishing

    May 11, 2010 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says most areas west of the Mississippi River are open to recreational and commercial fishing, including shrimping. It says the exceptions include part of the state's territorial sea west of the Mississippi River to Point au Fer and the beaches... more »
  • Halliburton Says It Completed Work On Deepwater Horizon

    May 10, 2010 1:32 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. says it safely finished a cementing operation 20 hours before a Gulf of Mexico rig went up in flames. In testimony prepared for a congressional hearing Tuesday, Halliburton says it completed work on the well according to accepted industry practice and federal... more »
  • Giant Box Close to Being Over Oil-Spewing Well

    May 7, 2010 9:55 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO- A mission to the bottom of the sea to try to avert a wider environmental disaster progressed early Friday as crews said a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box was close to being placed over a blown-out well on the Gulf floor in an unprecedented attempt to capture... more »
  • Crews Put Out More Than 140 Miles of Boom for Oil

    May 7, 2010 9:34 AM

    ROBERT, La. - An executive with BP PLC says the good weather in the Gulf of Mexico has been helping crews clean up the oil and that more than 140 miles of containment boom have been put out. Chief operating officer Doug Suttles said Thursday that tens of thousands of... more »
  • Shrimp Markets Feeling The Sting From Oil Slick

    May 4, 2010 6:35 PM

    KATC's Mike Magnoli reports on Ocean Harvest Wholesalers based in Delcambre: The business owners, like many others in the industry, feel closing the shrimp season on Tuesday at 6 PM was premature and will be too costly.
  • Deepwater Horizon: Efforts to Stop the Oil Leak Continues

    April 26, 2010 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities continue to monitor the size and direction of a Gulf of Mexico oil sheen by air, while using robotic underwater equipment to try to shut off its source at a wrecked deepwater drilling platform. The Coast Guard and the companies that owned an operated the rig... more »
  • No Oil Leaks Found From Deep Water Horizon Rig

    April 23, 2010 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - No oil appeared to be leaking after a drilling rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said Friday, though officials were trying to contain what spilled from the blast and prevent any threat to the coast's fragile ecosystem. The search continued... more »
  • Mid-year Budget Cuts Are On The Horizon For UL Lafayette

    January 8, 2010 4:25 PM

    $21.2 Million Mid-Year Cut to Impact Courses and Personnel in the UL System BATON ROUGE - Terminations, decreased class offerings, and reductions in operating budgets for athletics, libraries and student support programs are some of the ways the eight universities in the University of Louisiana System are absorbing a $21.2... more »

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