BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Honeywell chemical plant officials are investigating the cause of a leak at their Baton Rouge facility. Company spokesman Peter Dalpe tells The Advocate hydrofluoric acid began leaking at 10:30 a.m. Monday, but the chemical was contained quickly and did not spread outside the facility's grounds.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173 million program - paid for by BP PLC - to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years. The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state's seafood to consumers. During a news... more »
This year, Abbeville has gotten a new building for their police department and a new chief too. Now, more changes may be on the way. Chief Tony Hardy says he's received complaints about some of his officers either speeding or not working while on duty. Now, he wants to "patrol"... more »
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is carefully monitoring Tropical Storm Bonnie as it heads toward the Gulf of Mexico. As of 11 a.m. today, the National Hurricane Center has predicted the storm would make landfall on the Gulf Coast on Sunday.
There are no plans to close the... more »
VENICE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says Louisiana National Guard troops will monitor the dispatching of skimmers to deal with the Gulf oil spill. Expressing frustration with a lack of information from the Coast Guard on how many skimmers are working at a given time, Jindal said about 20... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says it's
stepping up air quality monitoring on the Gulf Coast.
There are concerns that vapors from the oil and controlled fires
might cause health problems for people living in the region. An oil
smell could cause... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities continue to monitor the size and direction of a Gulf of Mexico oil sheen by air, while using robotic underwater equipment to try to shut off its source at a wrecked deepwater drilling platform. The Coast Guard and the companies that owned an operated the... more »