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Galveston-based Coast Guard crews find $2 million worth drugs south of Cuba

Galveston based Coast Guard crews helped interdict more than $2 million worth of marijuana aboard a drug-smuggling speed boat between the coasts of Haiti and Cuba on August 13.

4 people, including 2 Jacksonville teachers, struck by lightning

 Three people were taken to a nearby hospital Thursday afternoon when they were struck by lightning in Jacksonville.

Casualty from West Nile Virus in Louisiana reported

There is News that another person in Louisiana has died from the West Nile Virus. This case comes out of Baton Rouge. That is the tenth death in the state so far this year.

166 new cases of West Nile Virus found in Louisiana

The Department Of Health And Hospitals has confirmed thirty one new human cases of the West Nile Virus bringing the Louisiana total to one hundrend seventy six.

Saints players involved in bounty scandal cleared for play

Those Saints players suspended for their alleged role in the bounty scandal have been cleared for play. This comes less than 48 hours from the Saints season opener against the Redskins in the Superdome.

BP to investigate new tar balls, oil on Louisiana coast

BP said Wednesday it is heading to the Louisiana coast to test whether tar balls and oil found on shore after Hurricane Isaac are from the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill.

New Orleans Saints to face Washington Redskins for season opener

The New Orleans Saints are just days away from their season opener agianst the Washington Redskins. It will be the first game with interim head coach Aaron Kromer at the helm.

BR ExxonMobil refinery responding to small crude oil spill in Mississippi River

ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Refinery is responding to a small crude oil spill that happened early this morning. The company says that less than five barrels were spilled in the water at its Mississippi River docks.

Loads of Hope brings relief to flooded residents in LaPlace

Tide’s Loads of Hope mobile washing unit set up shop today, Tuesday, Sept. 4, in LaPlace. This area was hit hard by flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac. Residents got their first chance today to begin picking up the pieces.