DETROIT (AP) - It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom. The path to exit bankruptcy could take less than a year and a half. After some delays, the confirmation trial for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S.... more »
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A first-of-its-kind commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station following a successful liftoff early Tuesday, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight. The SpaceX company made history as its Falcon 9 rocket rose from its seaside launch pad and pierced the pre-dawn sky,... more »
MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Maria is heading toward the Lesser Antilles in the Atlantic while Tropical Storm Nate is moving little in the Bay of Campeche off Mexico's coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 40 mph (65 kph). A tropical... more »
AMELIA, La. (AP) - The oil-and-seafood hub of Morgan City, La., has been hit by one disaster after another, from hurricanes to the BP oil spill. The latest trouble involves a deluge of water that was diverted from the Mississippi River and is headed toward the town of about 12,000... more »
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) - Hurricane Earl packed winds near 140 mph as it blew toward North Carolina on Thursday, putting the Eastern Seaboard up to Maine on alert for a Labor Day weekend pounding by waves, gales and rain. A hurricane warning for the tip of Massachusetts, including Nantucket and... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill prompts a new push to quickly increase wetlands habitat for birds migrating toward the Gulf of Mexico. "More than 50 million migratory birds traveling south in coming months will instinctively head toward the marshes and coastlands of the northern Gulf... more »
LUS customers may soon see an increase on their utility bills.
This week, the city-parish council will hear the rate hike proposal for the second time. The proposal was denied last month, because council members insisted the proposal lacked a reason for funding.
Director Terry Huval says it's... more »