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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…

Judge hears claims BP lied about oil spill (Video)

October 1, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP lied to the U.S. government and withheld information about the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico after its well blew out in 2010, attorneys told a judge Monday.

Lead proponent of oil and gas lawsuit loses spot on levee board

October 1, 2013

The most prominent public face of a lawsuit against nearly 100 oil and gas companies will not get to serve another term on the East Bank flood protection authority that filed the suit.

New flood insurance program begins

October 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Flood insurance rate hikes for many south Louisiana homes and businesses built prior to the first 1973 federal flood maps will begin being phased in Tuesday as new changes for the National Flood Insurance Program goes into effect.

Corps awards $4.4 million contract for West Bank drainage project

September 30, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $4.4 million contract for upgrades to the Murphy Canal in Harvey under the SELA program. The project is designed to reduce risk from a 10-year rainfall or a storm that has a…