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  • Zachary homeowner upset over police protection

    October 23, 2013 9:46 AM

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Zachary homeowner Kelly Feese complained to the city council that the police department has failed to address a rash of burglaries in her neighborhood. Feese said her house has been broken into five times. She said she has purchased a weapon to protect herself and her... more »
  • Morganza hurricane protection system clears hurdle

    July 12, 2013 10:28 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed off on a final report updating Terrebonne's planned $13 billion federal levee system. The finalization of the Chief's Report wraps up a six-year detour for the federal Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system, which was approved by Congress in 2007. The... more »
  • Crowley Could End Fire Protection Services Outside City-Limits

    April 12, 2013 6:45 PM

    The City-of-Crowley could cut off fire protection services for areas outside of city limits. Tuesday, the Crowley City Council said it's frustrated the Acadia Parish Police Jury hasn't finalized a contract. If a deal isn't reached, Crowley will stop providing fire protection by June first. For more than... more »
  • Iberia Parish Debates Mosquito Protection Tax

    August 22, 2012 11:23 PM

    Iberia Parish's mosquito protection program was on the line at Tuesday night's council meeting. A 1/4 cent sales tax pays for mosquito protection and drainage in the Parish, but some council members proposed dividing up the tax to pay for a levee. Right now Iberia Parish collects about $4... more »
  • LA Dodgers file bankruptcy protection in Delaware

    June 27, 2011 9:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt cites Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig's interference with club operations and refusal to approve a Dodgers TV deal with Fox Sports as the cause for Monday's bankruptcy filing.... more »
  • Cleanup Begins on Crowley Oil Spill

    May 30, 2011 8:26 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are cleaning up an oil spill in Crowley. The oil started spilling Saturday from a storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue. Oil has already made its way through drainage canals and into Bayou Blanc. Contractors were hired... more »
  • Vermilion Parish School is getting flood protection

    October 27, 2010 7:05 AM

    A Vermilion Parish School is getting some much need flood protection. 7th Ward Elementary school will get building berms and flood walls that are about 5 feet high. The hope, of course is that the 2.1 million dollar project will prevent any future flooding of the school. No word... more »
  • North Prong Protection Levee Project Completed

    October 7, 2010 3:04 PM

    KATC's Veronica White will have the latest on the the North Prong protection levee project from Intracoastal city at 5 and 6.
  • State of the Coast Conference

    June 8, 2010 7:21 PM

    Three organizations are gathering in Baton Rouge to discuss the Gulf Oil Spill's effects on Louisiana's wetlands. Over 650 people are attending the State of the Coast Conference. The groups: The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, The US Army Corps of Engineers, and The Coalition to Restore Coastal... more »
  • Ala. Governor Agrees on Oil Protection Plan

    June 5, 2010 10:19 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and President Obama's commander of the Gulf oil spill response have agreed on a new plan to significantly increase protection along the state's coast. But Riley says getting the blueprint off paper and into the water quickly is vital to ending complaints... more »
  • BBB Explains New Credit Card Regulations

    February 23, 2010 11:45 AM

    Credit card holders can circle February 22 on their calendar as the day when new consumer protections laid out in the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 kick in. The Better Business Bureau explains what these new consumer protections mean to cardholders across the US. The US... more »
  • Vermilion Parish police jury blocks delay in tax election

    February 18, 2010 7:27 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to block an attempt by Juror Mark Poche to delay a special March election that calls for a 5.7 mill tax for coastal storm protection. Potential revenue from the tax, if passed, is expected to be used as leverage... more »
  • U.S. Rep. Boustany announces grant to Vermilion coastal protection

    December 1, 2009 1:36 PM

    Washington D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today announced the Minerals Management Service awarded a $217,782 grant to construct coastal protections in Vermilion Parish. "Rebuilding our coast throughout Southwest Louisiana is a monumental project, but we are making progress," Boustany said. "With the end of... more »
  • Coastal Impact Grant Awarded to Vermiliion Parish

    December 1, 2009 12:10 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the awarding of a $217,782 Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant to Vermilion Parish for Shoreline Protection on Southwest Point at Southwest Pass. "This grant will add to the important coastal and wetlands restoration in Vermillion Parish, and - as all... more »
  • Christmas Bongs

    November 20, 2009 9:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Customs officials say they got a surprise when they found 316,000 glass bongs disguised as Christmas ornaments at the Los Angeles harbor. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that agents found the highly decorated drug pipes in 860 boxes shipped from China. The cargo, estimated... more »
  • Thousands in La. eligible for storm grants

    November 17, 2009 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Thousands of Louisiana residents are eligible for grants to pay for storm shutters and other hurricane protection improvements to their homes. This week, the state is mailing out applications to more than 100,000 victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita for storm mitigation grants of up... more »

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