DHH Closes Oyster Harvesting Area 9 Due to Oil Spill

BATON ROUGE (June 6, 2010) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting bed Area 9 in response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf. Click on the map to view full size

President Obama says economy on the rise

President Obama says the economy is on the rise. The massive hiring of census workers lifted payrolls last month, and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.7%. Jobs have risen for five straight months.

Louisiana Makes Repeated Requests to BP with No Action from BP

BATON ROUGE (June 4, 2010) - The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) and Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), along with the Louisiana Attorney General's office, are requesting that BP allow the state access to the oil giant'

House passes bill allowing tuition raise

The state House approved a bill allowing colleges to raise tuition by 10% a year, if they meet certain performance benchmarks.

Farmers look to hay to stop oil

Louisiana farmers are pushing hay as the answer to the cleanup. They say enough bails are leftover in the gathering process to send to the coast.

Fire risk leads to huge Maytag dishwasher recall

WASHINGTON – Whirlpool Corp.'s Maytag unit is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard.

Acadiana land battle yet to be decided

An Acadiana land battle continues where the Lafayette city-parish council recently decided Wednesday night to hold off on annexing more land along Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

Former teacher's trial postponed til later date

The trial for former Acadiana High teacher Stephen Hurst has been pushed back. Hurst faces six federal charges including production of child pornography. He was scheduled to stand trial June 21st...

Gulf gets help from afar

Relief for the massive oil spill comes from all corners of the United States. A coast guard crew in Hawaii has been sent to help with the cleanup.

Construction set for new bike trail

$100,000 has been dedicated to constructing a new bike trail in Lafayette. The trail will eventually link Lafayette with Breaux Bridge. No word yet on when the project is expected to be completed.