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  • Residents Raise $300,000 for State Park

    November 19, 2010 8:07 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Community Foundation of Acadiana says businesses, individuals and local governments have pitched in nearly $300,000 since October to keep Palmetto Island State Park open in Vermilion Parish. Construction on the $13 million park was complete this year, but state budget cuts nearly kept it closed... more »
  • Salt Mine Closed After Malfunction

    October 4, 2010 5:34 PM

    The Cargill salt mine in Avery Island remains down at this hour after a piece of equipment malfunctioned. A spokesman says the hoist that brings the salt up from below the mine got damaged. Because that opening is one of the safety evacuation routes, the mine was closed around nine... more »
  • Birds released on Island Cleaned of Oil

    September 23, 2010 10:01 AM

    RACCOON ISLAND, La. - Two months after hundreds of oiled pelicans were discovered on Raccoon Island, brown pelicans cleaned of oil have been released on the island - also cleaned of oil. The release of four brown pelicans and another 11 birds onto Raccoon Island on Tuesday was the first... more »
  • Pecan Island Boil Advisory

    August 24, 2010 11:34 AM

    Repairs on the water filter in Pecan Island began yesterday and will go on until today. Pecan Island residents are asked to boil their water until further notice.
  • Memories On Hardback

    August 11, 2010 7:04 PM

    One woman's memories are now reaching hundreds in hardback. An Acadiana author is putting nearly a century of life experience into a 350 page book. 92 year old Zoe Sagrera Lynch was born and raised on Cheniere au Tigre. It's a small island in Vermilion Parish. You can only... more »
  • Shrimping Season Closed Again in Marsh Island

    May 26, 2010 6:43 PM

    LDWF Secretary Robert Barham announced the following precautionary closure to recreational and commercial fishing activities near Marsh Island effective immediately, today, May 26. These closures are a result of confirmed reports of oil. Territorial Sea Closure All state outside waters extending seaward of the inside/outside... more »
  • Oil on Marsh Island

    May 20, 2010 4:34 PM

    Photos from the Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Team that visited Marsh Island Wednesday show emulsified oil washed ashore. The state had received reports of oil sheen in the area. Upon receiving these reports, a SCAT team was sent to confirm the presence of oil there. Department of Environmental Quality... more »
  • Oil Reaches Acadiana, Another Fishing Area Closed

    May 18, 2010 5:23 PM

    The Louisiana departments of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced today the closure of recreational and commercial fishing activities, and oyster harvesting near Marsh Island (Iberia Parish) and in harvesting bed Area 28 due to confirmed reports of oil associated with the BP oil spill in... more »
  • Filling Breach From Pelican Island to Scofield Island

    May 18, 2010 2:39 PM

    Press Release- BURAS, La. - The Louisiana National Guard's 843rd Horizontal Company and 2225th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, started joint operations with 1st Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment by filling one of 16 breaches spanning more than 7 miles from Pelican Island to Scofield Island near Empire, La., May... more »
  • $350 Million Barrier Island Repair Plan

    May 17, 2010 4:15 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal and leaders from several coastal parishes are pushing a $350 million barrier island repair plan as a way to protect Louisiana's coast from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and reduce the ultimate cleanup and its costs. Sand dredged from the gulf's floor... more »
  • Oily Debris Has Washed Up On Raccoon Island

    May 13, 2010 5:13 PM

    RACCOON ISLAND, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say oily debris has washed up on Raccoon Island. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries describes the island as one of the coast's most important waterbird nesting areas. It's just west of Whiskey Island, where authorities said Wednesday that oil had been... more »
  • Oil Washed Up At Whiskey Island

    May 12, 2010 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say oil has washed up at Whiskey Island, a barrier island off Terrebonne Parish. Photos show thick, glossy globs called tar balls. A statement Wednesday says an aerial survey also found possible oil at neighboring Raccoon Island, but teams on the ground have... more »
  • Oil Washing Up On The Shores Of New Harbor Island

    May 6, 2010 2:16 PM

    NEW HARBOR ISLAND, La. (AP) - Oil is washing up on the shores of New Harbor Island off the coast of Louisiana. An Associated Press reporter saw a pinkish oily substance washing up Thursday on the sands and into the marshland at this part of the Chandeleur barrier islands chain.... more »
  • Forked Island Man Accused In Plaquemine Murder

    January 22, 2010 6:37 PM

    A Forked Island man is accused of killing a man in Plaquemine. 25-year-old Channing Paul Touchet allegedly shot 17-year-old Jamarius Riley. Media reports say Touchet might have mistaken Riley for someone else. The teenager was walking home from his job at a local grocery store when he was killed.
  • Check presentation for Delcambre HS band

    December 16, 2009 12:36 PM

    Check presentation for Delcambre HS band 5:30 p.m., Iberia Parish School Board, 1500 Jane Street New Iberia, LA. AGL Resources, owner of the Jefferson Island Storage & Hub facility in Erath, will present a check for $20,000 to Delcambre High School to help finance the purchase of new uniforms... more »
  • Pecan Island Water Out

    December 4, 2009 7:31 PM

    A large water main is leaking on the Pecan Island Water System. Customers need to be aware that service could be cut off for everyone at anytime tonight or tomorrow. A boil water advisory is being issued immediately. Arrangements are being made to conduct repairs starting Saturday morning. It is... more »
  • Road Construction: David Duboin Road

    November 25, 2009 3:14 PM

    David Duboin Road at the intersection of Avery Island to the intersection of Curtis Lane is closed beginning today (Wednesday, November 25, 2009). This closure is necessary for the Iberia parish Public Works Department to repair damage to the David Duboin Bridge. No thru traffic will be allowed until the... more »
  • Flood Walls for E. Broussard Elementary

    November 11, 2009 12:25 PM

    Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Randy Schexnayder is taking his mission to Washington DC. Today, he met with Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter to try to get FEMA funds to build a flood wall for E. Broussard Elementary in Forked Island. After four years of no recess equipment for students,... more »

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