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  • Ex-BP engineer can travel to China pending trial

    October 4, 2014 3:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former BP engineer who won a new trial this year on a charge relating to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been granted permission to travel abroad. A federal judge said Thursday that Kurt Mix will be allowed to travel to China in... more »
  • Travel restriction eased for ex-BP exec

    March 7, 2014 7:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A travel restriction is being eased for a former BP executive facing trial for allegedly lying to Congress in 2010 about the amount of oil that was spewing from the company's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. David Rainey, who was recently granted a delay... more »
  • Sickness a Possibility from Staying on Carnival Triumph

    February 14, 2013 6:49 PM

    Passengers on the Carnival Triumph are in close quarters and with reports of sewage issues and deteriorating conditions on board, the threat of illness is a strong possibility. For nearly four days, passengers have experienced what they say are miserable conditions. Lafayette Doctor Indria Gautam says one of the... more »
  • Lower Gas Prices Means Travel is Up

    June 12, 2012 3:26 PM

    Instead of pain at the pump, how about a little relief for a change? Gas prices have been steadying falling, down 28 cents in just the last month. And just about everyone likes lower gas prices, especially if you're in the RV-ing world. "If they can put less... more »
  • New travel rules delayed in East Baton Rouge

    April 19, 2012 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has delayed a vote on a proposal to change its travel rules so all employees get a flat daily per diem for meals rather than having to submit original receipts. The Advocate reports a couple of board members... more »
  • Jindal out-of-state travel costs LSP $175,000

    March 8, 2012 6:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled around the country in his first term, the Louisiana State Police spent more to provide protection services for the Republican governor's out-of-state political and fundraising travel than for out-of-state work trips. That's according to an Associated Press analysis of expense... more »
  • Travelers Wait for Flights to Resume After Irene

    August 28, 2011 11:39 AM

    Travelers across the nation waited for flights to resume in and out of East Coast airports that were closed by Tropical Storm Irene this weekend. Irene was downgraded from a hurricane Sunday as winds ebbed around the time that the storm pushed into New York, the nation's busiest air-traffic region.... more »
  • Western cotton farmers travel to Deep South farms

    August 2, 2011 7:14 AM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) - More than 20 years after Tensas Parish farmer Billy Guthrie was part of the first National Cotton Council Producer Information Exchange Program, he's playing host to the latest class. Nine cotton producers from Arizona and California are touring farms this week in Louisiana and Mississippi.... more »
  • Louisiana is Home to Dirtiest City in the US

    June 19, 2011 2:58 PM

    Louisiana is now home to the dirtiest city in America. New Orleans was ranked number one on Travel & Leisure's Dirtiest City Survey. Visitors gauge "dirty" in a variety of ways: litter, air pollution, even the taste of local tap water. Many of the cities that ranked poorly also... more »
  • Speed Limit Increases on Portions of I-49

    April 18, 2011 7:19 PM

    Starting today, drivers along rural sections of I-49 will be able to press the gas a little harder. For twelve years, Tom Rutherford has been traveling the roads in his big rig. Many of those trips along I-49 near Ville-Platte northward to Shreveport. "If the speed limit is 75,... more »
  • Jindal campaign, book travel costs taxpayers

    March 16, 2011 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Gov. Bobby Jindal crisscrossed the country this fall to promote his book, stump for out-of-state candidates and raise campaign cash, part of the cost was being picked by Louisiana's taxpayers. While the Republican governor's campaign account or those hosting events cover his expenses for... more »
  • Black Wednesday: Busiest Travel Day

    November 24, 2010 7:52 PM

    By air, train or by automobile, Americans love traveling on black Wednesday. "You can see it's busy out here," Chad Ducote said. "I had to put my vehicle in this way to get to the pumps." Like millions of travelers, Ducote is going to see family for the holidays. The... more »
  • Ask The Trooper - Safe Hoilday Travel

    November 23, 2010 9:01 AM

    Trooper Stephen Hammons appears on GMA each and every Tuesday morning to answer all your questions. This week Trooper Hammons talks about holiday travel and the ways to stay safe on the road this busy season. If you have any questions you'd like Trooper Hammons to answer e-mail them... more »
  • RANT: Governor Jindal Travels Out of State to Campaign for GOP Candidate

    October 26, 2010 4:01 PM

    What do you think? Governor Jindal is campaigning out of state for Republican candidates. Some have criticized him, saying he should stay and focus his efforts on Louisiana. What advice would you give the governor? Send us your RNT at hoyt.harris@katctv.com. Your opinions could make the next RANT. -----------------------------------------------------------... more »
  • Jindal adds Pennsylvania to his travels

    October 22, 2010 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A few hours after announcing $107 million in budget cuts across state agencies, Gov. Bobby Jindal headed to a Pennsylvania fundraiser. The governor's office says Jindal traveled Friday to Pittsburgh to help raise money for Republican Tom Corbett's campaign for governor. A day earlier, Jindal... more »
  • EU Ministers Support US Travel Advisory

    October 7, 2010 11:44 AM

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) - EU ministers have supported an advisory that Washington issued telling American travelers to beware of potential terrorist threats in Europe. The European Union interior ministers announced their decision after U.S. Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Jane Holl Lute briefed them about the advisory in Luxembourg. Belgian Interior Minister... more »
  • Travel advice from former Homeland Security Chief

    October 4, 2010 7:35 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says Americans planning trips to Europe need to pay close attention to the security alert for Europe. Chertoff, who headed the agency during the Bush administration,tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that the State Department's alert means tourists should take commonsense precautions,... more »
  • Obama To Travel to NOLA for 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    August 13, 2010 12:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on Aug. 29. The White House says Obama will speak at Xavier University. Other administration officials who have worked on Katrina recovery efforts will also be in the region to mark the anniversary.... more »
  • "Like" Louisiana

    July 28, 2010 2:14 PM

    Press Release: Marking the 100th day of the ongoing oil spill tragedy, the Louisiana Office of Tourism is calling on online social networking communities to help develop a list of the top 100 reasons to visit Louisiana. Online supporters are asked to tweet on Twitter, create a Facebook update,... more »
  • Erin Brockovich Will Travel To LA Coast Next Week To Investigate Claims

    June 3, 2010 6:14 PM

    GULF COAST - Erin Brockovich will travel to the Louisiana coast next week to investigate claims by workers hired by BP that oil spill clean-up efforts have made them seriously ill. Brockovich will also meet with residents, property owners and local businesses that have been economically impacted by the Gulf... more »
  • Oil Spill Shifts Summer Travel Plans to GA, SC

    May 14, 2010 2:24 PM

    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 »
  • Volcanic Eruption Continues To Wreak Havoc On Air Travel

    April 16, 2010 12:02 PM

    LONDON (AP) - A drifting cloud of ash from Iceland's volcanic eruption continues to wreak havoc on international air travel. The European air traffic agency has continued flight delays into tomorrow. The normal roster of 28,000 flights in Europe has been reduced today to about 11,000.
  • DOTD Releases Holiday Travel Warnings

    December 18, 2009 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for Christmas weekend (Thursday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 27) and for New Year's weekend (Thursday, Dec. 31 through Sunday, Jan. 3). ... more »
  • Airport cancellations

    December 4, 2009 12:20 PM

    Winter weather conditions are expected to affect the Houston area today and the Acadiana area later this evening. Officials expect the weather to have some impact on air traffic in both areas. Passengers planning to fly in or out of Lafayette Regional Airport today are urged to check directly with... more »
  • Road Construction: David Duboin Road

    November 25, 2009 3:14 PM

    David Duboin Road at the intersection of Avery Island to the intersection of Curtis Lane is closed beginning today (Wednesday, November 25, 2009). This closure is necessary for the Iberia parish Public Works Department to repair damage to the David Duboin Bridge. No thru traffic will be allowed until the... more »
  • DOTD issues Thanksgiving holiday travel advisory

    November 19, 2009 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for Thanksgiving Weekend (Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29). DOTD Secretary William D. Ankner, Ph.D., urged drivers to use extra caution... more »
  • Louisiana State Troopers: Stay safe on the roads

    November 3, 2009 12:05 PM

    Press Release from State Troop I: With the fast approaching holiday season, troopers want to remind you to stay safe on the roads. Troopers will set out to make this holiday season the safest in years. In order to keep you and your family safe during this busy travel... more »
  • New Traffic Laws Enforced

    October 1, 2009 8:37 AM

    Drivers beware, Louisiana State Police will begin enforcing new laws today. Everyone in a vehicle, both in the front and back seats, are now required to buckle up. Motorists may only use the use the left lane on a multi-lane road for passing, turning, and allowing room for emergency vehicles..... more »

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