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  • State releasing water from Catahoula Lake

    May 10, 2014 1:34 PM

    JONESVILLE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has begun releasing water from Catahoula Lake to provide waterfowl habitat and as part of a management and research program to find ways to control trees in the lake. A news release says that, if rain and runoff permit,... more »
  • No Signs of Radiation in Water Near Nuke Dump

    April 13, 2014 11:54 PM

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Water samples from three reservoirs near the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico show no signs of contamination after a radiation leak at the plant. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant officials said Saturday that independent researchers found the samples had no trace... more »
  • Carencro council increases water, sewer rates

    August 20, 2013 8:51 AM

    CARENCRO, La. (AP) - The Carencro City Council has approved an ordinance that will increase water and sewage rates each year for the next five years. The Advocate reports the five-year plan the council adopted on Monday calls for the water and sewage rates to increase the first year by... more »
  • Newlyweds Making Big Splash for Bora Bora Tourism Play Video

    August 15, 2013 7:20 PM

    A Lafayette couple is making a splash for tourism in Bora Bora after their wedding photos are used in advertisements for a resort. One month ago, Jamie and Leryn Richaud were married during a private ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora. Next thing they know, pictures... more »
  • Artificial Reef Named in Honor of Acadiana Family Play Video

    July 12, 2013 7:25 PM

    In Iberia Parish, a big environmental project is underway. In Cypremort Point, officials have started construction of a new artificial reef. Once complete, the reef will cover more than eight acres of Vermilion Bay, helping to strengthen the marine environment. This is no ordinary reef. It's taking on a... more »
  • Water Fights Draw Hundreds to Erath Play Video

    July 4, 2013 6:11 PM

    The party is continuing tonight in Erath where hundreds are gathered for the town's 67th annual Fourth of July celebration . It's deeply draped in traditions, one of which is the town's annual water fight. Patriotism fills the air in Erath. Flags wave, people dress in red, white and... more »
  • Little Kahuna Water Park Update

    June 27, 2013 11:51 PM

    Crews are still working on the water park off I-10 near Iowa in Jeff Davis Parish. So far no official date on when Little Kahuna could open. Judging from I-10, it looks like the park is overgrown with weeds and none of the water slides are ready, but... more »
  • Corps agrees to send more water to Atchafalaya

    April 17, 2013 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a request to send more water from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya Basin. The governor's office tells The Advocate the move is aimed at improving water quality in the swamp. The Atchafalaya River... more »
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors During Flood

    January 18, 2013 7:23 PM

    Acadiana is known for its generosity, especially in times of need. Before, during and after the recent flood we've heard stories of neighbors helping neighbors. Last week, the Clay family was bracing for flooding. They live on LA-100 in the town of Evangeline in Acadia Parish. The Clays had about... more »
  • Water Still Rising in Mermentau Cove

    January 15, 2013 7:36 PM

    Flooding remains an issue for much of Acadiana tonight after several days of soaking rain. That rain left the Mermentau Basin swollen. The Mermentau is at 10-point-four feet and it's expected to crest Thursday morning at around eleven feet. For communities around the Mermentau in Acadia Parish, that... more »
  • Family May Evacuate Again

    January 14, 2013 7:51 PM

    Families in Acadia Parish are pushed out of their homes due to rising waters. Now, one family finds out they may have to evacuate yet again. "It's a bad situation." Christopher Stevens is staying with family in Crowley after his home in Midland flooded. All in the same... more »
  • Flooding Continues, Dozens Rescued

    January 12, 2013 10:55 PM

    From St. Landry to Vermilion Parishes, high water has covered much of South Louisiana. One major problem, backwater flooding. Crowley is one of the hardest hit areas. Water covers Parkerson Avenue as well as exit 80 westbound on I-10. One of the hardest hit neighborhoods, North Cherokee Drive... more »
  • Backwater Flooding a Concern, Residents Evacuate

    January 11, 2013 7:07 PM

    Water in Acadia Parish is starting to rapidly rise causing backwater flooding. In the town of Evangeline on LA-100, dozens of residents are packing up looking for higher ground. "We really didn't expect it to come in this fast," said Brandi Clay. In a matter of hours this... more »
  • Flood of January 2013 5PM A Block

    January 10, 2013 7:39 PM

    A January storm for the record books as around-the-clock rain leaves much of Acadiana under water. This is the worst winter flooding in Acadiana in 20 years. Click the video link for the first block of our five o'clock coverage.
  • Sparta Aquifer water use down but not far enough

    November 12, 2012 6:59 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - A recent report from the U.S. Geological Survey says water use from the Sparta Aquifer fell nearly 4.9 million gallons a day from 2005 to 2010. But the report says the total water usage of 63.1 million gallons a day was still 11 million gallons above... more »
  • SF considering ways to curb plastic water bottles

    July 13, 2012 7:18 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles. City officials are considering an ordinance that would require owners of new and renovated buildings with water fountains to install... more »
  • Bossier, Webster water study

    May 29, 2012 9:43 AM

    MINDEN, La. (AP) - A Bossier Parish study begun in 2010 may be revived to see in a dormant Camp Minden water treatment facility could supply water to rural areas of both Bossier and Webster parishes. The study was the first leg of a seven-phase study to evaluate Camp Minden's... more »
  • Some Caddo residents seek Shreveport water

    May 28, 2012 10:45 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Some residents living north of Wallace Lake in northwestern Louisiana want to tie into the city of Shreveport's water supply as a precaution in case their wells run dry. Last summer's drought has some concerned that the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer might get low. So the residents along... more »
  • Lafayette To Sever Relationship With Broussard

    May 16, 2012 12:17 AM

    City-Parish President Joey Durel wants to cut some ties with the City of Broussard. He made the announcement at Tuesday's City-Parish Council Meeting. "...unlike the other municipalities in Lafayette Parish, the administration of the City of Broussard has chosen to engage in an ongoing battle with the City of... more »
  • Water quality $ for farmers in parts of 5 parishes

    May 10, 2012 7:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new U.S. Department of Agriculture program is offering money and advice to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in parts of five Louisiana parishes and six counties in Mississippi reduce runoff to badly damaged waterways. The program offers help with conservation practices such as using... more »
  • Delhi moving to radio-read water meters

    April 24, 2012 10:12 AM

    DELHI, La. (AP) - The town of Delhi will issue $1.87 million in water revenue bonds to supply more than a thousand customers' water meters with automatic reading devices. Mayor Lynn Lewis tells The News-Star residents' current water meters will be replaced with a radio-read water meter which will allow... more »
  • Water emergency stays despite rain

    April 9, 2012 9:26 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Water levels have been up in four monitoring wells for more than 85 straight days, but the state-imposed groundwater emergency in two areas of south Caddo Parish remains in place. The state Department of Natural Resources' conservation office said in a news release that it will... more »
  • Must developer offer affordable chilly water?

    March 19, 2012 5:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An Ohio lender has not foreclosed on a Baton Rouge development, even though a federal judge authorized such action in August. The Advocate reports that an important question remains unresolved: whether the developer must provide chilled water at affordable rates for air conditioning at the... more »
  • Monroe to pump up storm water removal stations

    March 15, 2012 10:28 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The city of Monroe is pursuing about $9 million in upgrades to its 18 storm water pump stations, with major improvements to be completed at eight of them. Charles Westrom, the city's sewer manager, tells The News-Star specific projects are planned for those eight pump stations,... more »
  • Meeting to focus on salt water in B.R. aquifer

    March 8, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources' Office of Conservation is holding a meeting Thursday to discuss the problem of salt water intrusion into the Baton Rouge area's ground water. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Office of Conservation building in Baton... more »
  • Broken Water Line in Abbeville Leaves Residents Without Water

    February 23, 2012 7:30 PM

    The entire city of Abbeville went without water Thursday. The source of the problem is a broken water line. Resident Bang Bui said, "its like a bomb went off and just blew up everything. Water was everywhere." He woke up to a lake in his front yard on Dollie... more »
  • Rain Flushes Salt Water from Louisiana Canals

    February 12, 2012 1:39 PM

    Recent heavy rain has helped push out salt water that had been creeping north from the Gulf of Mexico and threatened the salt-sensitive rice crop in southwest Louisiana, where many farmers depend on surface water from canals to irrigate their fields. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/zu6Efm ) that figures from... more »
  • Jonesville projects will improve water, sewer

    February 6, 2012 10:30 AM

    JONESVILLE, La. (AP) - Residents of Jonesville will soon enjoy cleaner drinking water and safer wastewater handling following improvements funded in part by a zero-percent interest loan from the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority. The Town Talk reports the projects will replace the entire water distribution system in the Catahoula Parish... more »
  • Opposition grows to Toledo Bend water deal

    January 9, 2012 10:03 AM

    MANY, La. (AP) - Opposition is growing to the proposed contract to sell water from Toledo Bend Reservoir to a private company in Texas. More than 500 people have submitted comments to the Sabine River Authority of Louisiana. The newspaper reports only a dozen lean toward support should the contract... more »
  • Mayor of Broussard Waiting to Pay 825 Thousand Dollar Water Bill

    November 30, 2011 7:26 PM

    The Mayor of Broussard, Charles Langlinais, is refusing to pay more than 800 thousand dollars to LUS. He doesn't feel the amount is accurate. The large bill was handed over to the city officials after LUS officials discovered the city has been consuming water for five years from one... more »
  • Water line to be built for arsenic-ridden residents

    September 28, 2011 11:41 PM

    It's been seven months since some St. Landry Parish residents found high levels of arsenic in their water. On Wednesday, those residents found out they'll finally be getting a water line. "The majority of us either buy our water or have kids in town and just get it from... more »
  • Cypremort Point Aftermath

    September 4, 2011 11:51 PM

    As expected, coastal areas of Acadiana dealt with floods Sunday, and one area also hard hit was Cypremort Point. Just after one am in Cypremort Point, the wind started whipping harder and the water started rising. "We had some pretty serious squalls that came through like feeder band... more »
  • Update: Cypremort Point Drowning

    July 17, 2011 11:50 PM

    A sad story out of Saint Mary Parish where a weekend cooling off from the warm temperatures turned deadly. A man drowned while swimming in the waters off Cyrpremort Point State Park Saturday night. What was supposed to be a fun day out on the water with family and... more »
  • UPDATE: 12 Year Old Drowns in Water Pit

    June 13, 2011 12:08 AM

    A horrific story out of Acadia Parish where a twelve year old boy drowned. It was shortly after noon Sunday, when police responded to a call of a boy falling into a "water pit," near Edwards and Hoffpauir Streets in Rayne. His body was recovered a short time later... more »
  • Historic Flood Begins to Abate, but far From Over

    June 4, 2011 11:13 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi River flood of 2011 may seem like a thing of the past for people who fled rising waters that never came, yet the final toll is shrouded in murky water for thousands of people devastated as the flood made its way from the Midwest... more »
  • Oil Spill Seeping into Crowley Waterways

    May 29, 2011 7:03 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are working to cleanup an oil spill in Crowley. The oil began spilling yesterday from an oil storage tank near the intersection of Standard Mill Road and Highway 13. That oil has made it's way through drainage canals and into nearby Bayou Blanc. Area... more »
  • Trash and Chemicals Surface with Flood Waters

    May 27, 2011 12:07 AM

    With rising flood waters comes another problem, trash and debris floating in that water. Litter and trash are an ongoing problem in Acadiana, but flood waters bring it to the surface. The Morganza Spillway hasn't been opened for 38 years, so just think about all the trash, pesticides and... more »
  • High Water Closing Port Allen Lock at Night

    May 19, 2011 5:56 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is limiting the Port Allen Lock to daylight use, since the waterway to which it links is closed because of high water. The lock links the Mississippi River to a north-south shortcut to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The waterway's Alternate Route runs... more »
  • Onlookers Crowd Vicksburg to Look at Rising River

    May 14, 2011 2:28 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Larry and Paulla Dalrymple spent part of their Saturday in Vicksburg with a video camera filming the rising Mississippi River that is expected to crest at 57.5 feet Thursday. The Brandon couple had been at the area a couple of weeks ago and they wanted to... more »
  • Self-Evacuation Issued in St. Martin Parish

    May 6, 2011 11:14 PM

    The community of Butte La Rose along the Atchafalaya River is one of the areas most at risk for flooding. As of Friday, the St. Martin Sheriff's Office is warning residents they may need to leave soon. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Deputies went door to door Friday in Butte... more »
  • Some Towns Won't Have Levees' Protection from Floods

    May 5, 2011 11:09 PM

    Levees will likely keep most of the rising Mississippi waters at bay. But some smaller towns in south Louisiana don't have those protections and are most at risk. Water levels are expected to rise nearly 9 and a half feet in the atchafalaya basin in the coming week, the... more »
  • High levels of arsenic found in some St. Landry wells

    March 18, 2011 11:38 PM

    The water supply in part of St. Landry Parish is being tested for arsenic. It comes after one person became ill and doctors say found high levels of the toxin in her body, as well as in the water supply. However, residents say nothing is being done about it. ... more »
  • Several Grand Coteau Schools Closed Due to Water Main Break

    January 25, 2011 11:19 AM

    St. Ignatius School and Schools of the Sacred Heart are closed this morning due to the water shut off. Parents need to pick up their children as soon as possible. Buses will leave the Sacred Heart schools at 10:30; there will be no school buses running for St. Ignatius. The... more »
  • Boil Advisory Still Under Effect in New Iberia

    January 22, 2011 2:21 PM

    Ofiicals at LAWCO say tests are still being done on the water in New Iberia, and when the boil order is lifted, they'll notify the television stations first. We'll keep you updated.
  • New Iberia Water System Boil Water Advisory Effective Immediately

    January 20, 2011 7:36 PM

    As a precaution New Iberia Water System has issued a boil advisory effective immediately. The boil advisory remains in affect until rescinded by LAWCO. Boil water for 1 full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.
  • 4 Accused in Shooting of Alexandria Water Tower

    December 30, 2010 10:09 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say four men have been charged after a city water tower was shot and damaged. Authorities say the tank was hit six times by bullets fired from a high-power rifle on Nov. 30 or Dec. 1. Five of the bullets penetrated the... more »
  • Water to be Shut Off in Maurice

    November 10, 2010 1:24 PM

    The village of Maurice Water Department will shut off water Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 9am to 1pm down Hwy. 92 in the area of Sammy Lane down through Rue des Cannes subdivision to address a maintenance issue with an existing water line.
  • Charenton Boil Water Advisory

    November 2, 2010 2:18 PM

    The St. Mary Parish Water & Sewer Commission #4 in Charenton, LA has experienced problems with our water supply system due to a broken water main in Franklin area. Therefore, as a precaution, the St. Mary Parish Water & Sewer Commission #4 is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately... more »
  • Boil Advisory Lifted for Grand Coteau

    October 27, 2010 4:24 PM

    Grand Coteau water has restored pressure and the water met the minimum required level established by the Louisiana administrative code. The boil advisory is rescinded. The water is safe for consumption.
  • Grand Coteau still asked to Boil Water

    October 27, 2010 6:38 AM

    Grand Coteau water system customers you are being asked to boil your water. The system has a line break which has caused a loss in pressure. The boil advisory will be lifted once water samples show the water is safe.
  • BP CEO hits back at media and politicians

    October 25, 2010 9:18 PM

    LONDON (AP) - BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley accused some politicians and the media on Monday of being too hasty to pin all the blame on his company for the devastating Gulf of Mexico spill - and emphasized the need for deep-water drilling. In his first major public speech since... more »
  • BP: Company to Drill in Deeper Water, Assess Risk

    October 19, 2010 12:07 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A BP executive says the company and industry will be drilling in deeper waters and go farther in their search for oil reserves, and must understand the risks so they can mitigate them in the future. Mike Utsler, the chief of BP's restoration effort along the... more »
  • Coulee Project Vetoed

    October 14, 2010 7:20 PM

    The $800,000 Anslem Coulee drainage project is put on hold, for now. The project would have provided some relief to residents in Lafayette Parish's District 9, who say the coulee brings problems like mosquitos and flooding. Councilman William Theriot, who represents the district, added the line item on September... more »
  • Water Boil Advisory for Ville Platte

    September 22, 2010 4:25 PM

    The City of Ville Platte water system has experienced a line break in the water supply system which caused a loss in pressure in the distribution system. Because of these problems the water produced by the system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, residents are asked to... more »
  • Opelousas Electronic Water Metering System Up and Running

    September 21, 2010 3:39 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Officials say about 700 accounts, representing about 10 percent of all customers in Opelousas, have not been paying for water use, costing the city up to $25,000 a month. An electronic water metering system is finally up and running and the residents are now being required... more »
  • Water Theft Cost Opelousas $25,000 a Month

    September 21, 2010 7:55 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Officials say about 700 accounts, representing about 10 percent of all customers in Opelousas, have not been paying for water use, costing the city up to $25,000 a month. An electronic water metering system is finally up and running and the residents are now being required... more »
  • 2010 Water Heater Rebate Program

    September 20, 2010 3:47 PM

    The Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission has announced the launch of the "2010 Water Heater Rebate Program." The rebate program starts today and ends on December 31, 2010. The "2010 Water Heater Program" promises the use of propane as a year-round energy source by offering a $300 rebate upon... more »
  • Rayne Water Tank Back in Service

    September 1, 2010 4:49 PM

    Citizens of Rayne and its water customers are hereby notified that the City’s elevated water tank located at the Water Treatment Plant on Fourth Street has been put back into service on September 1, 2010 . The water tank had been taken out of service on July 12, 2010... more »
  • Crowley Fluoridation

    July 14, 2010 7:18 PM

    The battle over what's in Crowley's water system is brewing once again. For the past two years, the city has added fluoride to the water, after the council approved the measure. Now, fluoridation is mandated by the state. But, some residents are not happy with the additional chemical in their... more »
  • Giant Oil Skimmer Has Collected 6.3 Million Gallons Of Oily Water

    July 13, 2010 5:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A giant Taiwanese oil skimmer has collected 6.3 million gallons of oily water from the Gulf of Mexico as tests continue to prove its worth in the cleanup effort. Bob Grantham, a spokesman for TMT Offshore Group, which owns the "A Whale" vessel, said Tuesday the... more »
  • Port Barre Boil Water Advisory

    July 13, 2010 2:51 PM

    The TOWN OF PORT BARRE has restored pressure within the water supply system above the minimum required level established by the Louisiana Administrative Code - Sanitary Code. Water samples collected by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health have been... more »
  • Road Listing In Opelousas Water Will Be Turned Off 7/8

    July 7, 2010 4:55 PM

    THURSDAY, JULY 8 The water will be off after 8AM for several hours. It is anticipated the the outage should not be longer than several hours with the possibility of being off for the entire day. Please take necessary actions to prepare for being without water for the entire... more »
  • Residents blame drainage problems for Iberia flooding

    July 6, 2010 8:01 PM

    "This was no thunderstorm," Grand Marais resident Michael Rose said of Tuesday morning's storm. "This was just rain!" Rose had just finished draining his house on Olivier street; the rain woke him up early and he put all his valuables on cinderblocks. The mad morning dash to save the furniture... more »
  • Coastal Areas of Acadiana Preparing for Alex

    June 29, 2010 12:01 AM

    Even though Tropical Storm Alex has focused it's attention west of Louisiana, coastal areas of Acadiana aren't out of the woods just yet. "The further [north] it comes before it'll make that westerly turn the more impact we'll feel from the tides and the waves," said Becky Broussard head of... more »
  • Palmetto Water System Interruptionss

    June 23, 2010 10:41 AM

    Palmetto, water system will be changing out fire hydrants, and the water service will be interrupted in some areas with the possibility of brown water. Brown water will not be dangerous, mineral may be loosened into water while hydrants are being changed. Hydrant will be replaced all week. For more... more »
  • Children's Water for Life

    June 17, 2010 7:24 PM

    A New Iberia native is tackling a global crisis. 8 year old Isabella Raggette is the founder and president of "Children's Water for Life Initiative." It's a non-profit organization that helps children around the world receive safe and clean drinking water. There are 8 board members, all children between... more »
  • Coast Guard, On Tip, Finds Trawler in Closed Water

    June 15, 2010 10:05 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it found a shrimper working in an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, confiscated 19,000 pounds of white shrimp and put it all back in the water. Petty Officer Casey Ranel says the shrimp were live when... more »
  • Abbeville Water Plant: No More Brown Water

    May 27, 2010 6:44 PM

    Abbeville residents will soon be in the clear. Recent construction at the city's water plant has turned resident's drinking water brown. The renovations have been underway for about two years and the water became discolored in April. Officials say that's because the final project, the Clarifier, is now under... more »
  • Sunset Fire Department Woes

    May 19, 2010 4:41 PM

    The Sunset Volunteer Fire Department is worried about their survival. Members say they are not being paid money owed to them by the city. The volunteer fire department has since called on higher powers to make it happen. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell was asked his opinion on the issue three... more »
  • Abbeville Water Troubles

    May 17, 2010 7:20 PM

    A state of emergency was called in Abbeville due to excessive leaks in the water system. According to the mayor, the problems couldn't get fixed quick enough due to several people resigning from the water department and one employee being deployed to Iraq. Last week, at a council meeting,... more »
  • Giant Box Close to Being Over Oil-Spewing Well

    May 7, 2010 9:55 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO- A mission to the bottom of the sea to try to avert a wider environmental disaster progressed early Friday as crews said a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box was close to being placed over a blown-out well on the Gulf floor in an unprecedented attempt to capture... more »
  • Crews Put Out More Than 140 Miles of Boom for Oil

    May 7, 2010 9:34 AM

    ROBERT, La. - An executive with BP PLC says the good weather in the Gulf of Mexico has been helping crews clean up the oil and that more than 140 miles of containment boom have been put out. Chief operating officer Doug Suttles said Thursday that tens of thousands of... more »
  • Shrimp Markets Feeling The Sting From Oil Slick

    May 4, 2010 6:35 PM

    KATC's Mike Magnoli reports on Ocean Harvest Wholesalers based in Delcambre: The business owners, like many others in the industry, feel closing the shrimp season on Tuesday at 6 PM was premature and will be too costly.
  • LUS Water Conservation Ordinance Begins May 1

    April 30, 2010 11:25 AM

    Lafayette, LA (April 30, 2010) - In 2001, the Lafayette City-Parish Council adopted a water conservation ordinance aimed at combating low water pressure during peak hours (late afternoon and evening). The ordinance applies only to automated watering systems and sprinklers, not hand-held hose watering. The enforcement of the ordinance is... more »
  • BP may use Chemicals to Break up Oil Under Water

    April 29, 2010 5:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP officials say they are hoping to try an unusual technique to stop the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC chief operating officer Doug Suttles says the company is studying whether to use chemicals to break up... more »
  • No Oil Leaks Found From Deep Water Horizon Rig

    April 23, 2010 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - No oil appeared to be leaking after a drilling rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said Friday, though officials were trying to contain what spilled from the blast and prevent any threat to the coast's fragile ecosystem. The search continued... more »
  • Sandbagging Begins In St. Mary Parish Due To High Water Worries

    March 5, 2010 9:59 AM

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff David A. Naquin, in conjunction with the St. Mary Parish Council, announced that inmates have started sandbagging operations in anticipation of high water threats this spring. Sheriff Naquin advised "we just wanted to get a head start before actually needing sandbags". In addition, we have been... more »
  • Arnaudville may experience low water pressure

    February 22, 2010 11:48 AM

    The town of Arnaudville may experience low water pressure on February 23 and 24, 2010 due to crews working on main lines.
  • Opelousas man arrested in illegal dumping case

    February 19, 2010 6:21 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The director of a company that operates several wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana has been arrested on charges he allowed untreated wastewater to be illegally dumped. The state Department of Environmental Quality said 57-year-old Joseph L. Jones, of Opelousas, faces 12 felony charges involving alleged violations... more »
  • Mogan City Residents Not Worried About High Water

    February 18, 2010 7:03 PM

    Diane Martin lives in the Wilmore Home, the oldest house in Morgan City. She's lived there on and off for 20 years. The house is right around the corner from the Freret St. flood wall. "I really don't pay that much attention to it. It doesn't scare... more »
  • Jeff Davis Water District #4 Trunk Line Shutdown

    January 14, 2010 1:31 PM

    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 »
  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Vermilion Parish Waterworks Dist. No. 1

    January 9, 2010 4:58 PM

    Vermilion Parish Waterworks District No. 1 is asking that customers connected to the water system conserve water in the next few days with the freezing temperatures. Customers are allowed to let the water run over night, but please make sure as little water as possible is running. This request is... more »
  • The North of Crowley Water Corporation: Water pressure concerns

    January 8, 2010 1:38 PM

    The North of Crowley Water Corporation is asking customers not to let their water run, at least through Monday, as a means of protecting pipes. Officials say they are already experiencing low water pressure and this could set the stage for a deadly scenario as firefighters need "high" pressure... more »
  • Jeanerette Gets Federal Load To Fund Water Improvements

    December 29, 2009 3:16 PM

    JEANERETTE, La. (AP) - The city of Jeanerette is getting a federal loan for nearly $2.5 million to improve its water system. It's among nearly $117 million in stimulus grants and loans for water and environmental projects announced Tuesday by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. They are part of the... more »
  • Water Scheduled To Be Shut Off In Opelousas

    December 8, 2009 4:52 PM

    In Opelousas, water will be turned off on December 10th to make repairs to the water system. It's part of a waterline extension project in Royal Gardens Subdivision starting at 10AM. The outage should last no longer than 6 hours. Homes in Hickory Ridge Estates and Royal Gardens Subdivision will... more »
  • Pecan Island Water Out

    December 4, 2009 7:31 PM

    A large water main is leaking on the Pecan Island Water System. Customers need to be aware that service could be cut off for everyone at anytime tonight or tomorrow. A boil water advisory is being issued immediately. Arrangements are being made to conduct repairs starting Saturday morning. It is... more »
  • Coastal Erosion

    November 24, 2009 9:05 AM

    Families first moved to the coast from France in 1770 drawn by the abundant resources and that life today continues to fish the coast. Louisiana is the nation's largest producer of shrimp, oysters and blue crab and fills a large part of the US fresh fish demand and 40 thousand... more »
  • Cow in Pool Rescue

    November 18, 2009 11:47 AM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Call it udder shock. A South Carolina woman who heard a giant splash in her backyard discovered a 650-pound cow had fallen into her swimming pool. WSPA-TV reports that the cow fell into Kathy Wydareny's covered pool on Monday night. The Anderson resident says the cow... more »
  • Louisiana Guard assists with flood operations in Bossier Parish

    November 4, 2009 2:37 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. -Louisiana National Guardsmen have been assisting with flood abatement operations since Saturday, Oct. 31, when flood waters threatened neighborhoods in Bossier City, La. Since Saturday evening, approximately 400 Louisiana Guardsmen have been running around-the-clock operations to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bossier City... more »
  • Opelousas water leak being repaired

    October 30, 2009 10:01 AM

    In St. Landry parish, city leaders tell KATC, the water leak in front of the main fire department in Opelousas is being worked on. The oak tree whose roots were splitting the line and causing the leak has been removed and repair crews are on the job.
  • Champagne scheduled to be sentenced

    October 20, 2009 8:56 AM

    The Breaux Bridge man who was convicted of video voyeurism, will learn his fate today (Tuesday, October 20th). 44-year-old Duane Champagne is scheduled to be sentenced. Champagne admitted to taking pictures of young bikini-clad girls at Blue Bayou Water Park in Baton Rouge. He faces up to two years in... more »
  • Dead Body Found St. Mary Parish

    October 17, 2009 8:41 PM

    A body is discovered today in St. Mary Parish just outside of Baldwin. Sheriff's investigators are working the case. Passers-by stopped off highway 90 and Penn Road Saturday morning, drawn to the site by flashing lights and badges. Officials say the body was found by someone who was fishing.... more »
  • Milton Water System Boil Advisory Lifted

    October 16, 2009 12:46 PM

    The boil water advisory issued for Milton residents was lifted on Saturday, October 17th. The parish water and sewer commission says all water is safe for use. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Milton Water System has experienced problems with the water supply system. Because of these problems, the water produced by... more »
  • Coulee Creates Dangerous Conditions

    October 13, 2009 11:46 PM

    A coulee in Lafayette Parish is causing properties to shift even sink, creating dangerous conditions for some residents. The coulee in question is Coulee Bend. It runs along I-10 crossing Moss street, moving west past I-49 then north through Acadian Hills Country Club. Little by little, Dorothy Dutile is losing... more »
  • NASA to Moon: Get ready, here we come

    October 9, 2009 7:51 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two NASA spacecraft are barreling toward the moon at twice the speed of a bullet, about to crash Friday into a lunar crater in a search for ice. "Everything is working so very well," NASA's Victoria Friedensen, a manager in NASA's exploration office, said minutes before the... more »
  • Pecan Island Water Shut-Off

    October 5, 2009 1:32 PM

    Water service in Pecan Island will be shut down tomorrow (Tuesday, October 6) from 8:00 am --- for the rest of the day. Customers should boil water or drink bottled water until further notice. Work is being done to elevate pumps to prevent future damage due to flooding from hurricanes.

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