As fast as you can move a generator, they've been flying off shelves and floors of hardware stores across Acadiana.
"More supplies will be on the way so right now we're selling down pretty quickly," said Lowes Assistant Store Manager Seth Veron.
Veron said when it comes to... more »
GRETNA, La. (AP) - Curbside collection of recyclable materials in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the town of Jean Lafitte will begin on July 2. Parish officials say the company contracted for the service, Progressive Waste Solutions, has begun delivering 18-gallon recycling bins to residences. Bins will be provided to residences... more »
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to present his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a state financial report shows the boomlet that appeared briefly in the spring has fizzled. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in his quarterly "cash report" that state tax revenues were up... more »
BROUSSARD, La. (AP) - The Broussard City Council has approved the introduction of an ordinance to impose a half-cent sales tax dedicated to recreation. The measure was approved by city voters in the Nov. 19 election and the new tax is estimated to raise about $2.4 million annually. City bond... more »
Cleco Power LLC is preparing for Tropical Depression 13. They have secured all neessary crews in case of a possible mobilization.
"Now is the time for our customers to prepare for possible storm damage and power outages," Anthony Bunting, vice president of customer service and energy delivery for Cleco,... more »
The Unified Area Command center is tracking tropical weather near the Bahamas very closely and is constantly engaged in discussions with the National Hurricane Center, NOAA and FEMA to ensure the safety of more than 40,000 people currently assisting in the oil spill response and recovery efforts. To prepare for... more »
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Boat captains say BP is telling them to clear out of the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm system threatens the area. Tom Ard, the president of the Orange Beach Fishing Association, says captains who showed up at docks to skim for oil Wednesday were... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After securing a new, tight-fitting cap on top of the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP prepared Tuesday to begin tests to see if it will hold and stop fresh oil from polluting the waters for the first time in nearly three months. The... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' filmmaking Duplass brothers are preparing for a six-week New Orleans shoot on the Paramount-backed comedy "Jeff Who Lives at Home," with comic actors Jason Sege and Ed Helms. Jay Duplass tells The Times-Picayune that he and his brother Mark have a couple other names... more »