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State of Louisiana

April 16, 2014 -- The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” process on Tuesday and opened active National Response Center cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Oceanic Explorer 264 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday. More w/Video
April 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued three crew members aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake Pontchartrain on Tuesday. More
April 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Coast Guard today ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident. More
March 08, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced Friday during a general court-martial held in Norfolk, Virginia. More
January 13, 2014 -- Ducks Unlimited today noted a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showing that wetland loss along the Gulf Coast accounts for 71 percent of the country's coastal wetland loss each year. More
January 10, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday medevaced a man with a severed foot from an offshore supply vessel five miles off the coast of Louisiana. More
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January 09, 2014 -- The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have extended the public review and comment period for the draft early restoration plan for projects across the Gulf states to February 19. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau has launched the "Boom or Bust Byway" website, highlighting parishes and towns along the 130-mile byway between Greenwood and Monroe in Louisiana. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that the Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival has been named a "Top 20 Event" by the Southeast Tourism Society. More
December 17, 2013 -- BP today announced that it has filed a civil lawsuit in a federal court in New Orleans against lawyer Mikal C. Watts, accusing the attorney of making fraudulent claims that resulted in the company paying $2.3 billion in relation to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau recently approved a $15,000 grant for the restoration and preservation of artifacts at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum. More
November 27, 2013 -- The United States Department of Commerce today announced that it is awarding $2.4 million in grants to support economic development projects in Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. More
November 21, 2013 -- Tilman J. Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casinos, announced today the closing of the purchase of the Lake Charles Golden Nugget Casino Resort and Hotel currently under construction and next door to the highly successful L’Auberge Casino Resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
November 04, 2013 -- The City of Lake Charles, Louisiana was recently named "City of the Year" by Acadiana Profile. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Southeast Tourism Society recently honored the Avenue of the Flags as a 2013 Top 20 Event for November. More
October 03, 2013 -- BP Senior Vice President Geoff Morrell on Wednesday issued a statement in response to a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit setting aside the claim administrator's interpretation of the business economic loss framework in the settlement agreement reached last year in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
September 25, 2013 -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Tuesday joined Shell to announce the selection of Ascension Parish as the location for a potential natural gas-to-liquids facility. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association will host a "Lunch and Learn" meeting featuring Captain David G. Marsh's presentation of "The Story of the Loss of M/V Derbyshire and 20 years of Investigations" on September 5. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will meet on August 28 in New Orleans to vote on the initial comprehensive plan for restoring the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and economy. More
July 25, 2013 -- Tilman J. Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casinos, announced today the expansion of the Golden Nugget brand into the Louisiana and South Texas market with the acquisition of the Casino Resort and Hotel currently under construction and next door to L’Auberge Lake Charles Casino Resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
July 24, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has announced that the recreational fishing season for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in federal waters will open on August 1. More
July 16, 2013 -- A United States Coast Guard aircrew medevaced an offshore oil rig crewman who was showing symptoms of a heart attack 60 miles southeast of New Orleans, Monday afternoon. More
July 10, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a missing person last seen off Grand Isle, Tuesday afternoon. More
July 09, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement are responding to a loss of well control event at Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B, a natural gas and crude oil platform located approximately 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau has published a list of Independence Day events. More
July 03, 2013 -- A joint law enforcement operation involving Coast Guard crewmembers and agents from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration resulted in the seizure of 700 pounds of illegally caught shrimp in Louisiana waters on Monday. More
July 02, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that Captain Thomas Sparks has assumed duties as Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team overseeing the cleanup of recoverable oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Southeast Tourism Society recently honored the Red, White, Blue and You Independence Day festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana as a 2013 Top 20 event for the month of July. More
July 01, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard rescue crews in Louisiana are searching for a 50-year-old Hispanic male in Lake Pontchatrain near Bayou St. John. More
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