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  • Man pleads guilty to receiving child porn

    December 12, 2013 9:07 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Downsville man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Louisiana says 33-yeaer-old Randy A. Powell, who was arrested in October, pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen L.... more »
  • Senate approves states receiving Gulf spill fines

    March 9, 2012 6:20 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has approved using the bulk of water pollution fines stemming from the 2010 Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration in five Gulf states. The BP oil company could be fined $5.4 billion to $21.1 billion under the Clean Water Act, depending on whether it's... more »
  • BP Receiving Strong Criticism About Claims Process

    September 13, 2010 12:42 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion victims compensation fund that BP set up after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is considering making a significant concession following strong criticism from residents about the claims process. The issue involves the current requirement that wages people have... more »
  • Oil Claims Will Soon Begin Receiving Six-Month Emergency Checks

    July 12, 2010 1:43 PM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The head of the $20 billion oil spill compensation fund says individuals filing claims will soon begin receiving six-month emergency checks instead of monthly payments. Appearing in Pensacola Beach on Monday, fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg said the company will start paying individuals in six-month payments... more »
  • LA Receiving $81.4 Million To Fix Hwy Damage From Hurricanes

    April 14, 2010 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is receiving $81.4 million in emergency federal funding to fix highway damage from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. The state Department of Transportation and Development says $74.5 million will go to fix damage from Katrina and Rita. The other $7 million is being... more »

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