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Plaquemines Parish President expresses outrage

Louisiana is ready to move forward with emergency plans to buffer its fragile coast—with or without permission from Federal agencies.

Cadaver dogs prove valuable tools

The man who drowned while saving his 6-year-old child in the Amite river will be laid to rest this week. 20-year-old Jose Chevez's body may have never been recovered if werent for the help of specially trained dogs.

Oil spill expert speaks out

A local oil spill expert speaks out against the federal government claiming it didn't spend enough money to plan for the "what ifs." LSU's Professor Emeritus Dr.

Tree Crushes Two Trailers in North Baton Rouge

Two families are without homes after a tree crushed their trailers. The tree fell on top of a newborn baby's nursery, just missing him. His parents were inside too, and had to crawl under the tree trunk to rescue their baby boy.

BP to Award $70M in Tourism Grants

Louisiana's tourism industry is about to get a big financial boost. BP is providing 70 million dollars in grant money to states affected by the spill.

Dying Animals Found Along Gulf Coast

Scientist are trying to figure out what's killed 189 animals since the crisis on the coast began. Dolphins, sea turtles, and birds have washed ashore or have been found in area wetlands.

Chemist claims polluted air causing illness

Hundreds claim the "Crisis on the Coast" is affecting their health. Folks in the Venice, Lafitte and Bayou Lafourche areas say the smell of oil is making them sick.

Michael Jackson Doc in Mid-Air Emergency

TMZ has learned Dr. Conrad Murray may have saved a life this morning ... 30,000 feet above the ground.

Hurst Middle school students "Wetland Watchers"

The crisis on the coast is heavy on the minds of students at Harry M. Hurst Middle School in Destrehan. A huge portion of their curriculum centers around protecting Louisiana's wetlands.

Hammond's Hottest Talent Singing Competition

The Hammond Downtown Development District has an open call for all amateur singers, 18 and older, to sign up for a singing competition.