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  • New Groundbreaking Procedure to Provide Sinus Relief

    October 17, 2012 9:56 AM

    Many in Acadiana, you might be one of them, suffer from chronic sinuses. It forces them to take antibiotics or use powerful nasal sprays. Sometimes medicines don't work and extreme measures are taken to help clear your sinuses. Luckily there is a new groundbreaking procedure helping give patients sinus... more »
  • Disaster Relief for 2009's Harvest Season

    September 20, 2010 5:02 PM

    Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., announced the availability of a $550 million agricultural disaster relief program to help farmers who suffered through 2009's harvest season, the wettest on record. Among the eligible crops are upland cotton, rice, soybeans and sweet potatoes in Secretary of Agriculture-designated disaster areas damaged... more »
  • Relief Task Force Finishes Mission in Haiti

    September 16, 2010 11:06 AM

    An earthquake relief task force led by the Louisiana National Guard has wound up its mission in Haiti. Sgt. Rebekah Malone says a closing ceremony was held Wednesday in Port au Prince, and the 72 guardsmen who have run the operation since May are expected back in Alexandria this weekend.... more »
  • BP exec avoids question on relief well completion

    August 26, 2010 9:26 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - BP officials testifying during a hearing in Houston were unwilling or unable to provide a clear picture of the company's heirarchy or say who was in charge of the rig leased by the oil giant the day it blew up. Federal investigators became visibly annoyed Thursday, with... more »
  • BP Still not Committing to Using Relief Well

    August 26, 2010 4:21 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A senior BP executive is again avoiding committing the oil giant to using relief wells to seal to the Gulf of Mexico well that blew out in April. Senior Vice President Kent Wells on Thursday skirted questions by federal investigators on whether the oil giant will proceed... more »
  • BP Plans to Continue Relief Well Work This Week

    August 9, 2010 9:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The oil that poured into the Gulf for more than 12 weeks has been forced back underground and BP engineers expect to spend this week drilling the final leg of a relief well to complete the "bottom kill" designed to permanently seal the leaking well. BP... more »
  • BP Plans To Use Relief Well To Shove Mud And Then Cement

    August 6, 2010 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP is confirming that it plans to use a relief well to shove mud and then cement into the underground reservoir feeding the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well. Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said Friday that crews still "plan to move forward with the bottom kill"... more »
  • Debris Found In The Bottom Of The Relief Well Will Delay Effort

    July 30, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man for the Gulf oil spill says there's been a delay in a procedure that will help stop the gusher for good. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday that debris was found in the bottom of the relief well that must be... more »
  • Lafayette Buffalo Wild Wings Donating to National Wildlife Federation Relief Effort

    July 26, 2010 12:26 PM

    To support the National Wildlife Federation's Oil Spill Relief Effort Buffalo Wild Wings will be donating 10 percent of net sales to National Wildlife Federation 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, July 26th, 2010. As organizations from around the world band together to support the wildlife and people of the... more »
  • BP has temporarily corked a relief tunnel

    July 21, 2010 4:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP has temporarily corked a relief tunnel deep beneath the sea floor as tropical rainstorms move toward the Gulf of Mexico. The tunnel will be used to blast mud and cement into BP's leaky well, hopefully sealing it off for good. But the threat of a... more »
  • Relief Tunnel Should Finally Reach BP's Well By The Weekend

    July 21, 2010 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government's spill chief said a relief tunnel should finally reach BP's broken Gulf of Mexico well by the weekend, meaning the three-month-old gusher could be snuffed for good within two weeks. After several days of concern about the well's stability and the leaky cap... more »
  • BP says Relief Well on Hold for Test of New Cap

    July 14, 2010 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it temporarily halted drilling on a relief well meant to permanently plug its Gulf of Mexico oil leak while it prepares to test a temporary cap on the well. Kent Wells, a senior vice president in the company, said at a Wednesday morning news... more »
  • BP Is Moving Extremely Cautiously With Relief Well

    June 28, 2010 11:31 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - BP says the rig drilling the relief well that's the best hope of stopping the Gulf oil spill has made it within about 20 feet horizontally of the blown-out well that's gushing crude. BP Senior Vice President Kent Wells said Monday that the rig is going to... more »
  • Mid-August Completion Of Relief Well

    June 25, 2010 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it's on target for mid-August completion of a relief well, the best hope of stopping the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. BP spokesman Bill Salvin says the crew drilling the first of two wells ran a procedure called a ranging run this... more »
  • Rig drilling relief well ahead of schedule

    June 17, 2010 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A rig drilling a relief well meant to stanch a gushing flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico is ahead of schedule and could reach its target over the next three to four weeks. That's according to Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen. He said Thursday... more »
  • Chile's Need Hidden Behind Haiti

    March 2, 2010 2:06 PM

    Chile's earthquake brings a new challenge to the table at the American Red Cross. The current death toll is more than 700 and the number of homes destroyed more than half a million, but nonetheless American donations have been minimal. Chile's devastation seems to be hidden behind Haiti.... more »
  • Department of Health and Hospitals Announces Haiti Relief Website

    January 29, 2010 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals has launched a new Web site to help anyone who wants to donate medical work, supplies or other resources to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Secretary Alan Levine says one of the best ways the agency can help is... more »
  • Salvation Army in Haiti

    January 15, 2010 3:01 PM

    The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950 and its personnel were affected by the earthquake and are now working to assist people in need. The Salvation operates schools, clinics, hospital, feeding programs, children's homes and church-related activities through some 60 Corps community centers across the... more »

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