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Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Breaking News

  • Fourchon Road set for overlay

    According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), heavily traveled Louisiana Highway 3090, (Fourchon Road), is set to be resurfaced in the coming weeks. The improvement work, which calls for an asphalt overlay of some four to five inches, will take place in two lifts. The contract, which runs approximately $3.8 million, also calls for strengthening of the highway to support the weight of ever larger and heavier loads being transported to and from Port Fourchon on a ...

  • Louisiana House passes $24B budget proposal for next year

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $24.3 billion budget proposal for next year that contains fewer cuts than lawmakers had feared but still leaves public health care programs short received passage Thursday from the Louisiana House. Lawmakers voted 65-37 for the spending plan to finance government operations in the fiscal year that begins July 1, feeling a bit more upbeat about the budget situation than when they opened the legislative session in April.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: May 18 - 20

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

  • Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fire broke out Friday morning on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast, forcing the evacuation of 28 workers, the U.S. Coast Guard said. No injuries were reported.

  • Louisiana black bear could move off threatened-species list

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal and Louisiana officials say it's time to get the animal that inspired teddy bears off the list of protected species.

    The Louisiana black bear population, once down to fewer than 100, has recovered, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is making a formal proposal to remove the bear from the list of threatened species, Deputy Director Steve Guertin said Wednesday.

  • Thousands of gallons of oil sopped up from California coast

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California’s coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the ruptured pipeline Tuesday, and up to 21,000 gallons reached the sea just north of Santa Barbara, according to estimates.

  • Disney World tells riders to stop using selfie sticks

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney World is looking to crack down on guests who use selfie sticks on rides at the park. The Orlando Sentinel reports a spokesman said Monday guests can bring selfie sticks on the rides but must securely store them.

  • DEA raids clinics, pharmacies in 'pill mill' crackdown

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities raided medical clinics, pharmacies and other locations across the South on Wednesday as part of a Drug Enforcement Administration attempt to thwart illegal prescription drug sales. The raids in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi were the latest stage of an operation launched last summer by the Drug Enforcement Administration's drug diversion unit, which has now netted 280 arrests over more than a year, including 22 doctors and pharmacists.

  • A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. In a separate development, oil giant BP — which leased the rig from Transocean — reached settlements resolving years of complicated spill-related litigation with Transocean, and with contractor Halliburton, which did cement work on the rig...

  • Thousands of gallons of oil sopped up from California coast

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — More than 6,000 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the ruptured pipeline Tuesday, and up to 21,000 gallons reached the sea off the Santa Barbara coast, according to estimates.

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