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Tropical Storm Karen forms; south La. watches

October 3, 2013

South Louisiana will be watching an old-fashioned horse race in the next few days to see if a cold front from the northwest beats out Tropical Storm Karen coming from the southeast.

Corps urged to extend levee

October 3, 2013

Residents and government representatives pleaded Wednesday with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives to consider including Ascension and St. James parishes in construction of a planned hurricane protection levee.

BP executive: Well could have been sealed sooner

October 3, 2013

BP could have ended its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico sooner if it had built a capping stack before the 2010 blowout of its well off the coast of Louisiana, a company executive said under cross-examination Wednesday…

BP trial finishes look at well-closing push, turns next week to tallying how much oil gushed into the Gulf

October 3, 2013

After BP witnesses spent the day backing the company's claim that it did everything possible to stop the jet of oil in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and opposing lawyers worked to puncture their accounts, the round of the…

John Young requests 4-year delay in Biggert-Waters Act, by executive order

October 2, 2013

The federal government shutdown in Washington has halted Jefferson Parish President John Young's push for Congress to amend the Biggert-Waters Act, which would result in flood insurance hikes for millions of property owners. So on Tuesday he asked the Parish…