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  • Oyster Price Up, Customers Still Eating

    June 21, 2010 2:10 PM

    One of the many local restaurants struggling after the oil spill-- Shuck's in Abbeville-stays positive amidst the hardship. "We think we're going to be okay; I think you've to got to work harder and be smarter," says Co-owner David Bertrand. The most popular choice at Shuck's-oysters-and the second... more »
  • Mortgage Relief for Oil-Stricken Areas

    June 18, 2010 2:33 PM

    If you live along the oil-stricken coast you may be able to get some financial relief on your mortgage payments. Government-sponsored mortgage purchaser Fannie Mae says servicers may suspend or reduce mortgage payments for those impacted by the oil spill. Fannie Mae says it is at the mortgage... more »
  • Coast Guard Monitors Oil Spill Daily

    May 28, 2010 7:12 PM

    The coast guard flies over the gulf daily to monitor how the spill is moving. It takes a 45 minute flight from Houma to reach the heart of the oil spill--right where the deep water horizon sunk. All along the way there are booms scattered throughout the water.... more »
  • Shrimping Season Closures Frustrates Many

    May 23, 2010 8:00 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries can shut down shrimping season in a matter of minutes. Paul Naquin, St. Mary Parish President, said “the crab season, they shut down finfish and the oyster reefs.” Vermillion Parish President, Wayne Touchet, said "I don't think there's enough... more »
  • Oil Spill Effect on Louisiana's Economy

    April 30, 2010 7:13 PM

    One month ago President Obama announced the expansion of offshore drilling, but in the wake of this week’s disaster, the president had a change of heart depending on what caused the massive oil spill. "We are going to make sure that any leases going forward have those safeguards,”... more »
  • Oil Spill Impact on Louisiana Wildlife

    April 29, 2010 8:42 PM

    There's no stopping the 210,000 gallons of oil approaching the Louisiana coast. Barbara Benson, an environmental science professor at the University of Louisiana, said "it may and probably will be the biggest spill in the history of the United States." There are only hours left until... more »

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