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  • Ships Head Back To Gulf Oil Spill As Tropical Storm Bonnie Breezes By

    Ships Head Back To Gulf Oil Spill As Tropical Storm Bonnie Breezes By
    BP's evacuation of the Gulf of Mexico was called off Saturday and ships headed back to resume work on plugging the leaky well as remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie breezed past. The temporary plug that has mostly contained the oil for eight days held, and...
  • Gulf Cleanup Will Change Once Oil Stops For Good

    Gulf Cleanup Will Change Once Oil Stops For Good
    The government's point man for the Gulf spill says he's planning to meet with coastal parish officials to talk about what's next now that the oil has stopped flowing. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said crews are having trouble finding patches of...
  • Official: Seep Found Near BP's Blown Out Oil Well

    Official: Seep Found Near BP's Blown Out Oil Well
    A federal official says scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane near BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico Both could be signs there are leaks in the well that's been capped off for three days. The official spoke to The...
  • "Static Kill" Begins to Stop Gulf Oil Spill

    "Static Kill" Begins to Stop Gulf Oil Spill
    Introducing two more pieces of oil-industry lingo - "static kill" and "bullheading" - to the American public, BP began forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well Tuesday in hopes of permanently sealing the biggest offshore leak in U.S. history....
  • Gulf Relief Well Crews Watch For Tropical Weather

    Gulf Relief Well Crews Watch For Tropical Weather
    Crews finishing work meant to forever stop oil from leaking from a blown-out undersea well into the Gulf may have one more hurdle to overcome: the weather. The National Hurricane Center is watching a cluster of thunderstorms in the far eastern Gulf of...
  • Thibodaux Man Dies In Crash

    Thibodaux Man Dies In Crash
    State police say an 85-year-old Thibodaux man died from injuries suffered in a crash on La. Highway 20 in Lafourche Parish. Trooper Bryan Zeringue (zuh-RANG') says Ferdinand Delatte was driving a car westbound on Choctaw Road near Chackbay Monday, made a...
  • Gulf Leaders Wary Over Wavering On Final Plug

    Gulf Leaders Wary Over Wavering On Final Plug
    With the oil well that had been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico plugged from the top and BP PLC and federal officials pondering whether the final plug, or "bottom kill," is needed, local officials fear national disengagement from what remains a crisis...
  • Decision Expected On Plug For Bp's Broken Oil Well

    Decision Expected On Plug For Bp's Broken Oil Well
    Officials could know by early Friday if BP's broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been sealed for good. An analysis of tests on the well done Thursday was scheduled to be completed within 24 hours, letting the federal government and BP PLC know if...
  • La. Shrimpers Worry About Prices For New Season

    La. Shrimpers Worry About Prices For New Season
    Shrimpers trawling Louisiana waters Monday in the first commercial season since the Gulf disaster don't know what dangers from the massive BP oil spill still lurk and what market there will be for their catch if consumers don't believe the seafood is...
  • La. Shrimpers Reporting Clean 1st Day Catch

    La. Shrimpers Reporting Clean 1st Day Catch
    Commercial shrimpers out for the first season since BP's disastrous spill indicated their catch was plentiful and free of oil, despite a report by scientists that much of the crude remains below the surface of the Gulf. Fishermen spent much of the summer...
  • DHH Reopens Oyster Harvesting Area

    DHH Reopens Oyster Harvesting Area
    State health regulators are reopening an oyster harvesting area after it was determined there was no oil intrusion from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says the affected area, which has been closed...