The U.S. has approved the first deep-water drilling permit in the gulf of mexico since last year's massive oil spill.
The permit is issued to Noble Energy Inc. to continue work on a well about 70 miles southeast of Venice.
In Iberia Parish, a mother says she feels lucky to be alive.
That after four gunmen ransacked her home, while she was there alone with her two small children.
This happened on the 500-block of Dayg Street.
Brian Crimiel, an African American, is accused of spray painting hateful, anti-black messages on The Immactulate Heart of Mary Catholic Church this weekend and St. James Baptist Church back on February 13th.
Starting this week, fans will have three ways to vote for their favorite idol.
It is the first time television's biggest show will allow voters to log onto americanidol.com to place their votes online.