| Jun 7, 2010
Algiers - Out with the old, and in with the new! Demolition began Monday morning on the old Algiers Regional Library. The building suffered major damage after Hurricane Katrina and has remained vacant. Construction on the new facility will begin this...
| Jun 11, 2010
A summary of events on Friday, June 11, Day 52 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and...
| Jun 15, 2010
Now is the time to make sure your home is as hurricane-proof as possible. Once the weather reporters don their yellow slickers, it's usually too late to effectively protect against hurricane-force winds and deluging rains, said Scott McCurdy of Coastal...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 3:14 PM
State law requires condominium associations to make their "best efforts" to obtain a master insurance policy to replace property damage from fires, theft, hurricanes and other perils. Associations can obtain insurance from Citizens, the state insurer of...
| Jun 27, 2010
| 2:44 PM
(AP) - Tropical Storm Alex moved into the Gulf of Mexico Sunday after weakening to a depression as it swirled across
Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, dumping rains that left at least four people dead across the region.
Alex is expected to regain...
| Jul 18, 2010
"Hey, got any extra Jimmy Buffett tickets?"
The two 50ish retirees, both wearing sunglasses and hoop earrings, laughed as they tried to get passersby to stop and chat awhile, a Southerner's favorite pastime on sleepy summer days. And on this overcast...
| Jul 1, 2010
The Coast Guard said sand berms designed to protect Grand Terre and Elmer's Island from oil encroaching from the Gulf of Mexico were damaged by Hurricane Alex.
Gov. Bobby Jindal said the berms kept the oil away. "They worked as designed," he said...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 4:14 PM
South Texas residents and businesses are breathing a huge sigh of relief.
Hurricane Alex rolled onto land Wednesday night, drenching northern Mexico. Heavy rain and high winds bore down on South Padre Island, bringing coastal flooding to many streets,...
| Jul 4, 2010
Cleanup crews across the Gulf of Mexico surveyed damage done by last week's hurricane while contending Sunday with choppy seas that idled many of the boats dedicated to keeping oil from hitting vulnerable beaches and marshes.
Offshore skimming vessels...
| Jan 12, 2010
A 70-year woman who fled St. Bernard Parish two years ago after allegedly defrauding a man of $25,000 paid to repair his business damaged in Hurricane Katrina was arrested near Houston recently and was brought back to St. Bernard Parish Prison on Monday...
| Jan 15, 2010
| 6:40 AM
PACOIMA, Calif. -- The second of two Southland urban search-and-rescue teams deployed to quake-ravaged Haiti is expected to begin its journey Friday.
Orange County fire authority is sending as many as 80 firefighters from their Urban Search and Rescue...