WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign. Republicans control the House and... more »
Update: I-10 west bound near mile marker 68 is shut down and police are detouring traffic at highway 13 south to highway 90 in Crowley. Two 18-wheelers were on fire after being involved in an accident. There have been no reports of any injuries.
Perilously close to a government shutdown, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders forged an agreement late Friday night on a deal to cut about $38 billion in federal spending and avert the first closure in 15 years.
Obama hailed the deal, a bit more than an hour before a... more »
The Friday deadline is fast approaching for a compromise on the federal budget, or shut the U.S. Government down. An agreement seems to be slipping further away in Washington, and a federal shutdown could have severe negative effects for millions of Americans.
"I think it's a little extreme to... more »
The Ambassador Caffery Bridge at Cameron Street in Lafayette is closed at this time due to icy conditions.
Officials with the Lafayette Police Department say that the DOTD is salting the road and they are expecting more road closures as the morning progresses.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -BP Oil and Gas Platform Asked to Shutdown A lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court says the U.S. Interior Department failed to investigate warnings of possible safety problems with BP's Atlantis platform. Atlantis is stationed in 7,070 feet of water more than 150 miles south of... more »
From 1:00 a.m. till 4:30 a.m. Friday January 15,2010 the water pressure will be very low due to a shutdown of the main trunk line. The shutdown enables us to complete a tie in of new lines with the ongoing water plant improvement project. For a quick return of normal... more »