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  • Kinder steps up blight fight

    October 18, 2014 1:17 PM

    KINDER, La. (AP) - The City Council has taken the first steps toward removing several neighborhood eyesores in Kinder. The American Press reports the council granted owners of two condemned properties time to bring the structures up to code or face demolition orders. Demolition contracts also have been executed on... more »
  • Lafayette steps up blight fight

    October 26, 2012 9:05 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette city-parish government has condemned about three abandoned and dilapidated homes a month over the past year under a new initiative dubbed "Operation Blight Out." The condemnation process, which must be approved by the City-Parish Council, clears the way for a house to be demolished. Since... more »
  • Coast Guard steps up inspections of towboats

    May 9, 2012 7:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new round of inspections of towboats and tugs is starting in July as part of a nationwide push by the Coast Guard to improve the safety of the nation's rivers and harbors. Since a 2008 collision and oil spill near New Orleans involving an improperly... more »

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