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  • Lafayette working to cut bus wait times

    August 9, 2014 12:16 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Bus riders may soon be able to use their phones to find out when a bus will arrive at their stop. The Lafayette Transit System is working on a smartphone app that would allow riders to check the status of a bus, one of several changes... more »
  • Pascagoula LNG terminal working on export permits

    April 20, 2014 3:01 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A Pascagoula shipping terminal opened in 2011 to import liquefied natural gas now is working to become an export terminal. The nationwide shale boom has greatly imports since the $1.1 billion Gulf LNG terminal opened near the Bayou Casotte Ship Channel. Gulf LNG got U.S. Department... more »
  • Brown's son, nephew working in film

    December 18, 2013 6:05 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Two family members of James Brown have been helping "Get On Up" movie officials throughout filming in Natchez to ensure "The Godfather of Soul" properly shines on the big screen. Jason Brown, James Brown's grandson, is working as a production assistant for the biopic being directed... more »
  • Opelousas working with DOTD to improve I-49 safety

    December 2, 2013 9:19 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A plan is currently being developed to help reduce accidents on one of the most dangerous intersections in Opelousas. The Daily World reports the Interstate 49 interchange at U.S. 190 has been the scene of 44 accidents with injuries in the past few years, several of... more »
  • Police working to ID woman struck by car

    April 2, 2012 8:39 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police are worked to identify a woman who died Friday night after stepping in front of an approaching car on Interstate 55 near Hammond. Trooper First Class Nick Manale said in a news release that 20-year-old Brandon Carral of Amite was driving south on Interstate... more »
  • MOJITO POINTE - Owners working on financing for new casino

    January 4, 2012 10:57 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Creative Casinos managing partner Dan Lee expects $400 million in financing for Mojito Pointe Casino Resort to be completed this month, with construction to begin by Feb. 18. Lee told the American Press that banks and investors have committed to provide funding for the construction... more »
  • Monroe schools working to get dads more involved

    August 8, 2011 9:59 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe City schools are challenging each other to get the most fathers at school on Aug. 15 - the first day of classes. The News-Star reports it's part of the Million Father March 2012, sponsored by The Black Star Project in more than 600 cities nationwide.... more »
  • Library volunteers spend day working

    June 24, 2011 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The American Library Association will send volunteers to 15 public and private libraries on Friday to help out. The daylong event will see the workers doing everything from shelving books, reorganizing and updating collections, and record entering and cataloging. Additional volunteers will assist with landscaping, painting... more »
  • Nature Conservancy working with 3 state parks

    June 13, 2011 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Nature Conservancy has restored land next to three state parks, and is now working toward transferring those parcels to the state. The group's director of conservation programs, Richard Martin, says they're the Bayou Pierre Wildlife Management Area in northwest Louisiana, the Chemin-a-Haut State Park... more »
  • Lunch policy in Lafayette schools is said to be working

    November 8, 2010 9:19 AM

    New information on the updated lunch policy in Lafayette schools. Apparently it's working. The school system is now reporting parents to child protective services if their child is without lunch money 3 times. In 3 days since the plan was put in place and no one has been reported to... more »
  • Offshore Drilling Rigs Required to Certify They Have Working Blowout Preventers

    September 30, 2010 12:22 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has announced new rules requiring that offshore drilling rigs certify that they have working blowout preventers and standards for cementing wells. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that the new rules will improve safety and reduce the chance of catastrophic blowouts such as the... more »
  • BP Working to Estimate Amount of Oil Spewed From Well

    September 24, 2010 5:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oil giant BP is working behind the scenes to formulate its own estimate for how much crude spewed from its well in the Gulf of Mexico, as it prepares for a potential legal fight with the U.S. government over fines. The company has carefully avoided accepting... more »
  • Weather Could be a Hurdle for Crews Working on Well

    August 10, 2010 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Crews finishing work meant to forever stop oil from leaking from a blown-out undersea well into the Gulf may have one more hurdle to overcome: the weather. The National Hurricane Center is watching a cluster of thunderstorms in the far eastern Gulf of Mexico that forecasters... more »
  • BP Asked To Stop Working On Cap To Answer Questions

    July 14, 2010 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has asked oil giant BP to stop work on a project meant to choke off the flow of oil spewing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico until the company answers questions from government scientists. An administration official, who asked not to... more »
  • Reports- Illegal Immigrants Working Oil Spill

    June 9, 2010 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A sheriff in suburban New Orleans has asked federal authorities to investigate reports that illegal immigrants are working on the Gulf oil spill cleanup effort. St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Jack A. Stephens says in a news release that his department asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement weeks... more »
  • NOAA Seattle Employees Working On Oil Spill

    June 1, 2010 10:55 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) - NOAA workers in Seattle are putting in long hours to help track the oil spill in the Gulf. Doug Helton with NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration in Seattle told Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday how his group is trying to forecast where the oil might travel.... more »
  • BOP Was Working Before The Explosion of Deepwater Horizon

    May 28, 2010 6:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The last-ditch safety equipment that failed to stop what has become the worst oil spill in U.S. history was working properly in the days before the explosion, the top executive of the company that owns the equipment said Friday. The equipment, known as a blowout preventer,... 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.

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