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BP CEO says spill will have 'modest' impact

British Petroleum officials say the amount of oil being siphoned from the busted pipe has doubled since Monday. Officials now estimate they've secured two-fifths of the leak, which is about 84,000 gallons.

Lafayette woman ruled competant to stand trial

A Lafayette woman, accused of killing her son, has been ruled competent to stand trial. Sandra Joseph allegedly ran over her 11-year-old boy in 2009.

BP siphoning oil from spill

A mile-long tube has been collecting more than one-fifth of the oil that's spewing into the ocean from a blown-out well.

Lafayette deemed cleanest city in the state

LAFAYETTE - Lafayette has been named the cleanest city in the Pelican state. It received the title from the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.

New information surfaces in Gulf explosion

New information shows a lack of proper safety precautions are to blame for the crisis in the Gulf. Comparing it to natural disasters like the Titanic and Challenger explosions, some senators are saying the rig explosion is due to company negligenc

Oil begins assault on Racoon Island

Raccoon Island is the latest area to see the affects of the oil spill. Oficials say small tar balls have begun to wash ashore. Raccoon Island is one of the coasts most important waterbird nesting areas.

PHOTO RELEASE: SCAT Teams Document Tar Balls in Fourchon Beach

BATON ROUGE, La. - Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Teams inspecting Fourchon beach on Thursday, May 13, documented substantial numbers of tar balls, some up to eight inches in diameter, along the entire beach.

Oiled Pelican Discovered Along Bayou Rigaud

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists found an oiled Brown Pelican, Louisiana's official state bird, on the rocks along Bayou Rigaud, across from Sand Dollar Marina on Thursday, May 13.

'Saggy Pant's' Bill doesn't pass House

BATON ROUGE - The 'Saggy Pants' Bill as it's been called, was shot down in the state House Wednesday. The legislation was originally proposed by Representative Rickey Hardy of Lafayette, who called the act of wearing your pants so low your underwe

Governor Jindal calls for more supplies in Gulf

Governor jindal has called on the Coast Guard for more supplies to fight the oil leak in the Gulf. He discussed the need for more containment supplies and resources after touring the spill site from above in a helicopter. Jindal says officials