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Fire risk leads to huge Maytag dishwasher recall

WASHINGTON – Whirlpool Corp.'s Maytag unit is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard.

Acadiana land battle yet to be decided

An Acadiana land battle continues where the Lafayette city-parish council recently decided Wednesday night to hold off on annexing more land along Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

Former teacher's trial postponed til later date

The trial for former Acadiana High teacher Stephen Hurst has been pushed back. Hurst faces six federal charges including production of child pornography. He was scheduled to stand trial June 21st...

Gulf gets help from afar

Relief for the massive oil spill comes from all corners of the United States. A coast guard crew in Hawaii has been sent to help with the cleanup.

Construction set for new bike trail

$100,000 has been dedicated to constructing a new bike trail in Lafayette. The trail will eventually link Lafayette with Breaux Bridge. No word yet on when the project is expected to be completed.  

Hurricane Season Starts

BATON ROUGE (June 1, 2010) - Today is the first day of hurricane season and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is encouraging everyone to be ready.

BP Announces Launch of State-specific Response Web Sites

MOBILE, AL - BP announced the availability of four informational Web sites designed to offer state-specific oil spill information to residents of communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Experts look to cap leak after top kill failure

With the top kill method unsuccessful, experts work on their newest attempts to plug the leak. The procedure involves cutting off part of the busted pipe, then lowering a cap onto the leak.

Top kill method fails in Gulf

After three separate attempts of shooting mud and debris into the leaking well, the top kill method has failed. British Petroleum made the official announcement Saturday.

Coast Guard approves dredge plan

The Coast Guard approved Governor Jindal's 'dredging' plan Thursday. The move will cost $350 million and involves building sand walls along the Louisiana coast to keep crude from creeping into the marsh.