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State of Louisiana

August 19, 2014 -- Benoit Premium Threading, LLC of Houma, Louisiana has announced that it will be expanding its operations to Houston. More
August 15, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 33-year-old crew member off a bulk freighter, Friday, after he suffered an arm injury following a fall in the bilge of the vessel, 172 miles offshore of Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
August 15, 2014 -- The City of Lake Charles and Mayor's Armed Forces Commission, as well as the Central LA Chamber of Commerce will host events opposing a troop reduction at Fort Polk. More
August 05, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program on Monday announced that it has provided $88,474 in supplemental funding to the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium to reduce the gulf's hypoxic zone. More
August 03, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is celebrating it's 224th Anniversary this week. Message and Video
August 01, 2014 -- The Port of Lake Charles recently hosted a ceremonial key exchange, handing over the keys to the newly-renovated building at 152 Marine Street to United States Customs and Border Protection officials, who will open a new field operation and border patrol office from the new building. More
August 01, 2014 -- The 23rd Annual St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival will be held September 19-20. More
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July 31, 2014 -- There was a large turnout of Cajuns for "A Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval" on Monday at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana. More
July 30, 2014 -- Guidry News Service on Tuesday visited the Port of Lake Charles. More
July 26, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of five people after their 40-foot vessel caught fire near Petit Bois Island in Louisiana on Friday. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Southeast Tourism Society recently honored the Cajun French Music & Food Festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana as a 2014 Top 20 Event for the month of July. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Republican Governors Association today hosted an energy press briefing featuring the governors of Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota and Wyoming at the Petroleum Club in Houston. More
June 13, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday medevaced a Vietnamese fisherman with heart attack symptoms from approximately 25 miles south of the Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge and Game Preserve in Louisiana. More
June 11, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday responded to a downed civilian helicopter sixty miles south of Terrebonne Bay. More
June 09, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard aircrew on Monday medevaced a Russian man who was having difficulty breathing while his ship was anchored about 11 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. More
May 01, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Army Corps of Engineers will host public discussions on navigational aid technology, with a session in New Orleans on May 7.. More
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
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
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