TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coast. The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck offshore at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT) Friday, swaying buildings across much of Japan. There were no immediate reports of serious damage but two people... more »
The Vermilion Parish town of Henry is small community that has been hit hard by hurricanes over the years. Even though many residents have left, one structure that has continued to stand strong is the church. St. John Catholic Church Member, Nina Perrin, said "at one time our community filled... more »
BATON ROUGE - Today, Lt. Governor Scott Angelle responded to the announcement by U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that the moratorium on deepwater drilling has been lifted by the Obama Administration.
“We have worked vigorously over the past four months urging our federal government to lift... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Tuesday the government will lift a moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico "very soon" - likely this week. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the government is close to having the plans in place to lift the ban... more »
MIAMI (AP) - Federal authorities have lifted a fishing ban in the northern Gulf of Mexico from the Florida Panhandle to the far eastern coast of Louisiana. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said Thursday about 5,130 square miles of federal waters from Pensacola west through Alabama and Mississippi are... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top drilling regulator says the Obama administration hopes to lift a freeze on deepwater drilling well before its scheduled Nov. 30 expiration date. Michael Bromwich, who is director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, said he and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar... more »
The boil water advisory issued for Milton residents was lifted on Saturday, October 17th. The parish water and sewer commission says all water is safe for use.
The Milton Water System has experienced problems with the water supply system. Because of these problems, the water produced by... more »