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BP executive resumes testimony at Deepwater Horizon trial

A high-ranking official with BP told a court today that the drilling apparatus the company leased from Transocean had a good safety record before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Coast Guard responds to collision, oil spill southwest of Port Sulphur

The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to an oil spill in Lake Grande Ecaille Bay nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur today.

Plan for Port Allen downtown redevelopment in works

Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter wants to create an historic district in downtown Port Allen. She brought the issue before the City Council on February 13 but the council voted not to discuss the issue.

Rotary Club speaker urges importance of early childhood education

Education was on the agenda today for the Baton Rouge Rotary Club. Dr. Geoffrey Nagle, head of the Tulane Institute of Early Childhood Mental Health, spoke at the club today.

Tremors rock area near Assumption Parish sinkhole

Overnight tremors in Bayou Corne suspended work operations at the sinkhole. Scientists said there was increased seismic activity, which caused the ground to shake. They say there's no reason for people in the area to worry.

Unrestrained driver dies in single vehicle crash

This morning, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Highway 82 at Gallet Road which claimed the life of a Youngsville man.

Local car dealership donates van to St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul excitedly received a huge gift from Price Leblanc Nissan this morning in Gonzales – a new van.

JK, you don’t really have jury duty; Police advise about practical joke text

It may seem like a harmless prank and in some regards it is. However, the St. Mary Police Department has fielded several calls recently regarding a text messaging hoax that fooled its targets a little too well.

$184,800 returned to asphalt scam victims in Louisiana, Texas

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s office is hand delivering checks totaling $184,800 to 18 victims of a driveway asphalting scam.

Holden wants costumes to entertain and inspire

Mayor Kip Holden has shown two very different sides of himself recently. He was serious, bordering on hostile during the firing of police chief Dewayne White.