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BP attempting 'top kill' maneuver

A lot is riding on British Petroleum as crews work to carry out the 'top kill' maneuver. The technique involves shooting thousands of pounds of heavy mud into a five-story stack of pipes to clog the well.

Carencro guidance counselor put on paid leave

Drug agents recently arrested a Carencro Middle School guidance counselor. Kenny Broussard faces a list of charges including bringing drugs near a school zone.

BP and EPA clash over cleanup

The feds and BP continue to clash on how to handle cleanup efforts. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency told British Petroleum to stop dumping a chemical dispersant into the water, calling it a health hazard.

Franklin Parish considers switch to four day weeks.

The Franklin Parish school system is considering a switch to a four day week. The board is looking into the matter, as it could save money.

States fight to save wildlife

Louisiana wildlife is taking a heavy hit due to the Gulf spill. Marine birds have especially been burdened by the massive spill and wildlife centers have been doing their best to find and rescue them.

UL Lady Cajuns softball advances to Super Regionals

The Lady Cajun softball team clinched their second Super Regional appearance in the past three years. UL went undefeated beating Texas A&M and LSU.

Local economy could soon be affected by oil spill

The crisis in the Gulf may soon have some serious seafood side effects on the local economy.

Spill bigger than 2 states combined

Experts now say nearly 130 million gallons of crude oil have spewed into the ocean waters. Scientists estimate the oil now covers more than 1,400 square miles, that's bigger than Maryland and Delaware combined.

BP shelling out cash

BP has paid Louisiana more than $40 million dollars to cover the cost of their busted rig. So far, the state has spent $5 million in efforts to keep the oil from coming ashore.

License fee could get the boot

BATON ROUGE - The state legislation aimed at taking away the extra $15 fee for driver's licenses is making progress.