A general blueprint is approved by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.
Five states and leaders of several federal agencies have unanimously approved a blueprint to repair the Gulf of Mexico with BP fines pending over the 2010 oil spill. Governor Bobby Jindal’s comments in New Orleans about BP and his support for Mississippi River diversions drew immediate criticism.
Report outlines projects to be funded by BP oil spill fines.
The federal Commerce Secretary is presiding at a meeting in New Orleans Wednesday afternoon on how to spend billions of dollars to fix damage caused by the BP oil spill. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be opening the forum.
Faith-based groups are working on political strategies for solving the state's high incarceration rate.
An interfaith coalition is calling on elected leaders to cut the number of people incarcerated in Louisiana. The group is highlighting prison population numbers as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights.
New report by maritime interests shows economic gains of deeper Mississippi River.
A new economic study released at the Port of New Orleans argues the benefit of deepening the Mississippi River. The numbers come as ports around the country get ready for more business from a major expansion of the Panama Canal.
The Assumption Parish sinkhole, a massive opening in the earth that is believed to be the result of a collapsed salt dome used by petrochemical services company Texas Brine, underwent a sudden growth spurt around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Parish officials were on hand to witness a process called a "slough-in," where the edge of the sinkhole collapses into the hole. Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness director John Boudreaux took this video:
The New Orleans Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed point in the city Thursday night, the department said in a press release.
The checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, and last until 5 a.m. the next morning. Drivers are advised to have proper documentation — including a driver's license and proof of insurance — but should only experience minimal delays.
"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in the release.