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Wetlands threatened by growing oil spill

With the oil slick just 20 miles off Louisiana's delicate wetlands, fisherman have taken action to protect the state's marshes. However, there is not enough boom to stop the oil from creeping into wetlands. Due to lack of supplies, fishermen a

Oil spill worker's gear not up to par

A California scientist says those working to contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico don't have proper safety gear. Doctor Gina Solomon is concerned responders do not have equipment ventilators, goggles and protective suits.

'Funnel box' fails in Gulf

LAFAYETTE - The 100-ton box designed to funnel oil in the Gulf failed this weekend. Officials say the water was so cold that the structure began to freeze over with ice crystals encasing it. The crisis in the gulf has cost British Petroleum ove

2010 National Tourism Week

Louisiana Office of Tourism chooses education as the theme for the 2010 National Tourism Week. BATON ROUGE, LA - National Tourism Week is May 8-16 and the Louisiana Office of Tourism is focusing on education through state Welcome Centers and award

REMINDER: BP & Federal Contact Numbers Regarding Gulf Oil Spill

REMINDER: BP and Federal Contact Numbers Regarding Gulf Oil Spill.  

House debates nullifying health care penalties

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has been debating attempts to nullify the federal health care overhall. A proposal by Representative Talbot and backed by Governor Jindal states that no one can be forced to pay a penalty for not buying insurance.

Jindal continues to lead fight against spill

Governor Bobby Jindal continues to work out new plans in the fight against the crisis on the coast. Jindal says he's ready to protect Louisiana under the worst case scenario. Jindal is requesting 8 million feet of absorbent and hard boom, as we

Safety Darren Sharper returning to Saints

NEW ORLEANS - All-Pro safety Darren Sharper is returning to New Orleans for a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champion in 2010. After talking with other teams this off-season, the 13-year veteran decided Monday to return to the 'Who Dat Nation'.

Officials continue to battle oil spill in Gulf

The continues to spread in the Gulf of Mexico, but officials still are giving it their all. The fire hasn't been an adequate match for the oil, so British Petroleum is working on other options. One plan involves a dome-type chamber system to ca

Former LHS teacher indicted on multiple charges

LAFAYETTE - A former Lafayette High School teacher has been indicted on federal charges for videotaping students having sex in his apartment. Stephen McKay Hurst is facing multiple counts of child pornography, as well as obstruction of justice.