WHITE CASTLE, La. (AP) - The ferry that carries passengers across the Mississippi from White Castle to Carville ferry has been temporarily docked since June due to a mechanical malfunction, but state transportation officials say it will be shut down permanently by year's end to save $800,000 annually. It is... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A call center once seen as an economic boon to the Lafayette area, could be closed by the end of the month. The call center received $2 million in local and state grants on a pledge to maintain a workforce of 1,000 people from 2007 to... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana state offices are closed for the Good Friday holiday. The break will give staff at the state Capitol and state agencies a long weekend before lawmakers return for their regular legislative session, which begins Monday. It will run for two months, until June 23.... more »
UPDATE- Westbound lanes have reopened. The Eastbound lane is still closed.
The 18 wheeler was leaking methanol with aluminum chloride onto the Eastbound lane. Once realized what it was they reopened westbound lane.
Highway 90 East in Patterson is still closed at this time. -----------------------------------
Sheriff Naquin... more »
KENNER, La. (AP) - An electronics technician aboard the ill-fated oil rig Deepwater Horizon told an investigative panel Friday that an alarm system was partially shut down on the day the rig exploded. Mike Williams said the system was turned on to monitor for fire, explosive gas and toxic gas... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is telling operators of oil and gas wells to be prepared to shut down if ordered by the Coast Guard. The emergency order issued Tuesday applies to oil and gas wells in Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson,... more »