SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - Part of Interstate 77 in West Virginia has reopened after crews worked through the night to repair damage from a massive natural gas line explosion and fire. Tuesday's inferno destroyed four homes and damaged others. It melted guardrails and left a huge swath of the interstate... more »
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A sewage discharge closed several miles of beach in Biloxi over the weekend. A brief power failure Saturday caused the discharge at a pump station, Public Works Director Richard Sullivan said Sunday. He didn't know what caused the power failure. Sewage entered the storm drains and... more »
MADISONVILLE, La. (AP) - The front campground of Fairview-Riverside State Park near Madisonville will be closed during May as crews cut down weather- and insect-damaged pine trees. The Office of State Parks says the trees pose a danger to the public. Officials said Tuesday that new oak trees, pines and... more »
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Two long-time Miss-Lou oil distributors have recently been bought out, but one of the buyers is expanding its market share in Mississippi and making plans to move out of Louisiana. Delta Fuel Co. Inc. recently bought the wholesale side of Independent Oil and Coal Co., and... more »
All over the world, thousands are packing theaters for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two.
At the Grand Theater on Johnston Street, almost 35-hundred people flew in to see the final battle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldermort.
Since 1997, Harry Potter books have captured the... more »
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Coast Guard is reopening a part of the swollen Mississippi that had been closed to help reduce the damage from the floodwaters. The Coast Guard said Tuesday night that one tow vessel at a time would be allowed to pass a 15-mile area near Natchez,... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - The MTV and BET networks say President Barack Obama is scheduled to take part in a youth town hall meeting broadcast from Washington on Oct. 14. MTV and BET are producing the program. The one-hour program will air live at 4 p.m. Eastern time. It also... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham reopens part of the Mississippi River delta in Plaquemines Parish to recreational fishing. He says state waters from the northern shore of Pass a Loutre westward to the western shoreline of Southwest Pass were being opened at 6... more »
Five years of mounting questions but few answers are creating uncertainty and a "rumor mill" in Jennings. A grapevine that's causing mistrust among nervous residents and among those who are there to protect them.
For answers....we took some of those "street rumors" to Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ricky Edwards,... more »
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced more than $225 million in health care and high growth training grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants will allow community colleges, community-based organizations, state workforce agencies and other public entities to deliver training that... more »