BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A group developing a sixth riverboat casino-hotel in the Shreveport-Bossier City market has closed a deal to get one of the two boats owned by Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. in Lake Charles. St. Louis-based Isle of Capri said late Thursday that it sold the... more »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - Drug task force officers are investigating a fire at the Isle of Capri Casino hotel that they believe was caused by someone operating a methamphetamine lab. Westlake Police Chief Jeremy Cryer said firefighters responded to a call on the sixth floor of the hotel Monday night,... more »