British oil giant BP reported $3.6 billion in profit in its second quarter earnings release Tuesday. The company also reported $260 million in charges related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, NOLA.com reports.
Most of the charges are funds set aside to pay for future litigation relating to the spill.
New Orleans will host the largest travel industry show in North America in 2016.
The U.S. Travel Association's show, called IPW, was last held in New Orleans in 2002.
The group had planned to hold the five-day show in Greater Miami and The Beaches. However, the City of Miami Beach Commission decided to renovate and expand its convention center. The three-year project is scheduled to start next year.
Association President and CEO Roger Dow says it's a great reason to have to change venues, and he's sure the organization will return to Miami Beach after the expansion.
A New Orleans Police officer has been placed on emergency suspension after attempting to strike a man with her vehicle, the department announced today in a press release.
33-year-old Stephanie Caldwell was arrested Sunday after a verbal and physical altercation with a 47-year-old man in the 1700-block of North Broad Street at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Police say Caldwell attempted to strike the man with her vehicle, and when the man ran westbound on North Broad she pursued him, driving against traffic on North Broad and Onzaga streets.
The start of some major funding for coastal restoration begins next month. It’s part of the Restore Act fund established after the 2010 BP oil spill. Some are concerned there’s no details yet on how the affected communities will get their say on how it’s spent.
Louisiana health officials say a Caddo Parish resident has died from the West Nile virus.
The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, told the Shreveport Times she could not provide other information, citing confidentiality rules.