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  • West Nile: It Only Takes 1 Mosquito

    February 5, 2012 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Low numbers of mosquitoes won't protect you from West Nile virus, warns Louisiana's Office of Public Health. Although drought kept the mosquito population down last year in Calcasieu Parish, two residents came down with encephalitis or meningitis from the virus, according to a report in the... more »
  • BP Wouldn't Say Whether it Will Seek Permits to Drill in Gulf

    October 13, 2010 1:02 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP wouldn't say Wednesday whether it will seek new permits to drill in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico now that the moratorium imposed after its massive spill has been lifted. Other oil companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell, have made clear their intentions to begin drilling... more »
  • BP Says it Plans to Start Deep-Cleaning Alabama's Beaches

    October 12, 2010 11:47 AM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - BP says it plans to start deep-cleaning Alabama's beaches next week. Company spokesman Ray Melick said Monday the process will begin as soon as a weekend of concerts and boat races wraps up in Baldwin County. Melick says the company doesn't want to interfere with... more »
  • Gay community sends video message: It gets better

    October 7, 2010 9:52 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - David Valdes Greenwood was 15 when he climbed to the highest arch of a bridge in his small Maine town and got ready to jump. It was 1982. He was distraught over a pastor's Sodom and Gomorrah sermon that his homosexuality would bring God's wrath down... more »
  • Cuba Says It Will Fire Half A Million State Workers

    September 13, 2010 1:00 PM

    HAVANA (AP) - Cuba says it will fire at least half a million state workers by mid-2011 and will free up private enterprise to help them find new work - radically remaking employment on the communist island. The layoffs will start immediately and run through the first half of next... more »
  • BP Says It May In the Future Drill In The Same Reservoir That Blew

    August 6, 2010 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC says it may in the future drill in the same Gulf of Mexico oil reservoir that blew its top and caused one of the world's worst spills. Officials said Friday at a news briefing in New Orleans that the company hasn't closed the door... more »
  • RANT-Should it be a worldwide law that new mothers nurse for at least six months?

    August 4, 2010 12:50 PM

    RANT: The benefits of breastfeeding are well known-- both for newborns and their mothers. But supermodel Gisele Bunchen created such a stir, saying it should be a worldwide law that new mothers nurse for at least six months. What do you think? We could air your thoughts at 10:00 tonight!... more »
  • BP Says It Has Started To Slowly Dial Down The Gush Of Oil

    July 15, 2010 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it has started to slowly dial down the gush of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The step will take several hours and if it works, BP believes no oil will be leaking into the water for the first time since the crisis began... more »
  • US Embassy Denies Reports it has 11th Spy Fugitive

    July 2, 2010 8:19 AM

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus has flatly denied local media reports that a fugitive spy suspect is in U.S. custody at the embassy compound. Christopher Metsos, an alleged paymaster for a Russian spy ring in the U.S., vanished on the Mediterranean island Wednesday... more »
  • Loop Current Studied To See If It Will Bring Oil Around Florida & Up Atlantic Coast

    June 30, 2010 1:06 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Government scientists are on their way to study the Gulf of Mexico's loop current to see if it will bring oil around the tip of Florida and up the U.S. Atlantic coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Nancy Foster began a two-week survey... more »
  • Man Allegedly Tries To Burn Down House With Wife In It

    May 13, 2010 6:08 PM

    Aaron Lebouf is behind bars in Vermilion Parish. Deputies say he tried to burn down a house with his wife in it. Aaron Lebeouf's wife was staying with a friend when she saw him outside. He then allegedly threw something through the window. The victim says she... 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 »
  • Chemin Metarie: Is It A Dangerous Intersection?

    April 19, 2010 4:20 PM

    A KATC viewer writes: "I have anxiously awaited the opening of the the new Ambassador Caffery extention knowing it would drastically cut down on the thru traffic on my road, which it has. HOWEVER, the intersection they created at Chemin Metairie and Ambassador is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!" Do you think... more »

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