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  • State to reopen some waters after Gulf oil spill

    August 3, 2014 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife and fisheries regulators are reopening certain state inshore and Gulf of Mexico waters to commercial and recreational fishing that have been closed since the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the waters will open a... more »
  • Price Lake Rd. at Rockefeller refuge to reopen

    October 25, 2013 6:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana wildlife officials say Price Lake Road at Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge will reopen Saturday. The primary access point from La. Highway 82 for public outdoor recreation on the western end of the refuge has been closed for construction of new public access facilities and... more »
  • St. Charles court to reopen after powder scare

    July 30, 2013 8:32 AM

    HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) - The St. Charles Parish Courthouse reopens Tuesday for normal business after authorities evacuated the building when a judge's staff member opened an envelope and a white, flakey substance was found. The sheriff's office said staff in Judge Lauren Lemmon's office received the envelope from an inmate... more »
  • Tangipahoa ask court to reopen railroad crossings

    June 25, 2013 8:42 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has voted to authorize the council's attorney to file for a court order to force state transportation officials to reopen three railroad crossings in the parish that were closed in early Saturday. The Advocate reports Parish President Gordon Burgess, council members and... more »
  • Plans Underway to Reopen Opelousas' Boys and Girls Club

    March 2, 2012 6:55 PM

    Good news for kids in Opelousas! Chris Martin with the Boys and Girls Club confirms the facility in Opelousas reopen. The center shut down last summer because of budget problems. "We're in the process of getting board approval to make an announcement of reopening our Opelousas club," said Martin. ... more »
  • The Lakeshore Branch Library Reopens

    December 27, 2011 9:18 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Lakeshore branch library, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, reopens today to the public with a grand opening celebration set for Jan. 7. The rebuilt 7,700-square-foot library in Metairie will house more than 28,000 new items, including books and reference materials. The new facility replaces the library... more »
  • Boat ramps reopen in Avoyelles Parish

    June 15, 2011 9:47 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - The Red River Waterway Commission has reopened the public boat ramps at the Brouillette (broo-YET') and Ben Routh recreation areas on the Red River in Avoyelles Parish. Maintenance crews still are working to clean up one last lane at Ben Routh, but the other three lanes... more »
  • Feds reopen shrimping grounds in Gulf of Mexico

    February 1, 2011 9:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 4,200-square-mile area of the Gulf of Mexico near BP's blown out well will reopen to deep water shrimping after federal scientists found the fishing grounds free of oil. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will reopen the area in federal waters off Louisiana,... more »
  • DHH Opens Another Oyster Harvesting Area

    October 14, 2010 5:45 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting Area 19 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other state and federal partners. Area 19, which is located west of the Mississippi River in Terrebonne Parish, was partially closed... more »
  • Robley Bridge Opens At Lafayette/Vermilion Parish Line

    September 15, 2010 11:58 AM

    Lafayette, LA-- The bridge on Robley Drive at the Lafayette Parish and Vermilion Parish line opened yesterday. The bridge was closed over two years ago because of deteriorated support pilings, and funding was not immediately available to make the bridge safe. After further investigation, government officials determined that repairs were... more »
  • State Starts Process to Reopen Fishing in Southwest Louisiana

    September 10, 2010 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife and fisheries regulators have taken the first step toward reopening waters west of the Mississippi Delta to commercial fishing. Officials say the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has began sampling crab, shrimp and finfish in Terrebonne and Timbalier bays, which were closed earlier... more »
  • Storm-Damaged NO Hotel to Reopen in Fall 2011

    August 18, 2010 11:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Renovation work has begun on the Hyatt Regency New Orleans - the hotel that became a familiar symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction when shattered glass poured onto streets and furniture was sucked out of broken windows. The $275 million project is aimed at a fall 2011... more »
  • A Stretch of the Gulf will Reopen to Fishing

    August 10, 2010 12:48 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Federal authorities are set to announce that a stretch of the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle will be reopened for commercial and recreational fishing. Large swaths of the Gulf of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have been closed to fishing since the... more »
  • Authorities are reopening all of Mississippi's territorial waters in the Gulf of Mexico for all commercial and recreational shrimping and fin-fishing.

    August 6, 2010 9:43 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Authorities are reopening all of Mississippi's territorial waters in the Gulf of Mexico for all commercial and recreational shrimping and fin-fishing. The order took effect at 5 p.m. Friday in waters south of the barrier islands, which are about 12 miles off the coastline. Some shrimping... more »
  • Recreational red snapper season may reopen in Gulf

    August 2, 2010 9:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Recreational fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico may be allowed to go after red snapper in federal waters later this year, even though the red snapper season closed on July 24. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council said Monday it will ask for the recreational... more »
  • Three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River are now reopen

    July 30, 2010 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reopens three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River, including Lake Borgne (born) in Orleans Parish. Secretary Alan Levine says areas will open a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. He says a specialist with the federal Food and... more »
  • NOAA Will Reopen 1/3 of Fishing Areas Closed

    July 22, 2010 5:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will reopen 26,388 square miles of Gulf waters - one third of all the area closed because of the BP oil spill - to commercial and recreational fishing. Thursday's announcement said that since mid-June, no oil had been found in... more »
  • 6 Hours of Testing Before Cap May Have to be Reopened

    July 16, 2010 5:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pressure readings have been less than ideal from the new cap shutting oil into BP's busted well, but the crude will remain locked in while engineers look for evidence of whether there is an undiscovered leak, the federal pointman for the disaster said Friday. Retired Coast... more »
  • Two Oyster Areas Reopen in Gulf

    May 14, 2010 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Louisiana oyster harvesting areas have been re-opened to give harvesters a chance to gather as many oysters as possible before any potential effects are felt from the huge Gulf of Mexico oil leak. Both areas are west of the Mississippi River. One in Plaquemines... more »
  • U.K. Airports Reopen Tuesday Evening

    April 20, 2010 4:51 PM

    LONDON (AP) - Britain's government said U.K. airports - including London's Heathrow Airport - would reopen Tuesday, as European terminals lurched back to life while the danger from Iceland's volcanic ash plume eased. Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis said all British airports would reopen at 2100GMT (1700EST), allowing passenger services into... more »

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