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AG Buddy Caldwell BP investigation moves forward

Louisiana's Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is ready to move forward with his own investigation of the crisis on the coast.

Abortion proposal moving through legislature

An abortion proposal is making its way through the state legislature. If the measure passes, it would increase the power of the state health secretary.

Government pressures BP to deploy sensors

The government is now pressuring British Petroleum to deploy undersea sensors designed to better measure the amount of oil leaking in the gulf.

Lafayette police increase number downtown

Lafayette police will have a stronger presence in the downtown area. The move comes as an effort to clean up crime involving public intoxication and disturbing the peace.

BP meets with White House

British Petroleum executives are heading to the White House as more bad news emerges. New estimates have more than 100 million gallons of oil polluting the ocean, 42 million more than originally predicted.

Transparency bill voted down

A bill that would have allowed access to secret records in the governor's office is dead. The Transparency bill was voted down 59-36 in the house.

BP station owners fealing the heat

BP gas stations say they are paying the price as anger over the crisis in the Gulf continues.

Divers take to the oily Gulf

As scientists begin to predict higher amounts of crude in the water, diver's take to the seas to catch an underwater glimpse.

BP to begin burning syphoned oil

British Petroleum says they may begin burning much of the oil collected by the cap, which siphons oil to the surface. BP says they will use a device called an ever-green burner.

Oil spill continues to flow

Oil continues to spew in the ocean since the rig exploded 50 days ago. Locals and tourists are doing their best to not let the crude get them down, but the spill is making it's presence known more each day.