A "Jersey Shore" cast member has been arrested in the New Jersey town where the MTV show is based. Seaside Heights Police Chief Tommy Boyd tells WNBC-TV that Deena Cortese was arrested this afternoon on a disorderly conduct charge. Boyd says an officer saw her "a little intoxicated" and standing... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says it will spend $16 million to raise 5 miles of rock shoreline in the Manchac Wildlife Management Area along Lake Pontchartrain. The agency says it has hired Luhr Bros. Inc, an Illinois-based company, to do the work. Under its contract,... more »
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - "Jersey Shore" cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has been arrested in the New Jersey beach town where the MTV show is based. Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd says Polizzi was arrested at around 3:25 p.m. Friday and charged with disorderly conduct after other beachgoers... more »
Two UL professors are being sent by the National Science Foundation to the Gulf of Mexico to study the oil spill's impact.
Biology professors Suzanne Fredericq and Darryl Felder got an almost 200,000 dollar grant to study these life forms in the Gulf.
Fredericq focuses on plants, and... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and the Coast Guard are sending oil-scooping skimming ships in the Gulf of Mexico back to shore because nasty weather is churning up rough seas and powerful winds. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Dave French said Tuesday that all efforts had been halted for now off... more »
Acadianians worry the oil spill will affect their travel plans this summer to the usual popular places like Gulf Shores and Destin, Florida.
Many families tight on a budget waited until last minute to make plans, so travel agent Robbie Bush says he has seen a change from the... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. - Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Teams inspecting Fourchon beach on Thursday, May 13, documented substantial numbers of tar balls, some up to eight inches in diameter, along the entire beach.
SCAT teams are made up of representatives of federal and state agencies, including Louisiana's Department of... more »