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  • Covington-based Guard unit heading to Kuwait

    August 15, 2013 8:12 AM

    HAMMOND - The Louisiana National Guard says more than 160 soldiers in a Covington-based engineer company are heading to Kuwait, where they'll spend a year working in construction. A deployment ceremony will be held Friday in Hammond for the 1021st Engineer Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, which also has detachment... more »
  • Livingston reviews plans for closed, dangerous bridge

    August 5, 2013 10:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Parish leaders hope to begin work on a new bridge for Wax Road by the end of 2013. Monday, plans entered the review phase. A new bridge will be built to replace on that has been deemed dangerous. The bridge on Wax Road, near Vincent Road,... more »
  • A switch at Ford

    July 23, 2013 7:55 PM

    DEARBORN, MICHIGAN- Ford says its hiring 800 more engineers, computer specialists and other white collar workers in the U.S., which is a reversal of what happened in 2006. U.S. auto sales are up and when the company restructured in 2006 through 2009, it lost 13,000 employees. Some have returned but... more »
  • Report: Louisiana rated C- for infrastructure

    March 19, 2013 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's roads and other infrastructure elements were rated a C- by a group of engineers. The American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Report Card suggests roads, bridges, and levees aren't up to par. Researchers said more than half of roadways are in poor or mediocre condition.... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport hopes to land cargo carriers

    March 11, 2013 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Engineers are designing a new $11 million landing system for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, one that officials hope will improve safety and help lure cargo carriers to the airport. Ralph Hennessy, the airport's assistant director of aviation, tells The Advocate the new system will enable planes to descend... more »
  • Corps: Ridding Miss. River of rock pinnacles close

    December 14, 2012 6:32 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's close to shoring up how soon contractors could begin removing treacherous southern Illinois rock formations impeding barge traffic in the drought-plagued Mississippi River. The corps says it has hired Newt Marine Service of Dubuque, Iowa, and Kokosing Construction Co. of... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss low Miss. River with Corps

    November 29, 2012 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - A top Army Corps of Engineers official told federal lawmakers the agency can't legally reverse its decision to reduce the Missouri River's flow into the rain-starved Mississippi River. But Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy did tell him and senators from Iowa and... more »
  • Corps: Isaac's path, slow speed caused flooding

    November 9, 2012 6:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A post-Hurricane Isaac study by the Army Corps of Engineers says Isaac's storm surge flooding of areas that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav was not caused by post-Katrina improvements to New Orleans area levee system. Instead, the study says, surge flooding during Isaac was... more »
  • Katrina floodwall case heads to trial

    September 11, 2012 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers is back on trial, seven years after Hurricane Katrina's storm surge shredded New Orleans' flood protection system. Starting Wednesday, a federal judge will hear testimony in a lawsuit by several homeowners who claim negligence by the corps and a contractor caused... more »
  • Residents call for levee protections in LaPlace Play Video

    September 4, 2012 6:23 PM

    LAPLACE - Six days after thousands of people in St. John and St. James parishes were plucked from their homes due to rising flood water, dozens continue to question why they had no warning. As Isaac slowly rolled in Robin Wolf and her family sat inside their LaPlace home... more »
  • Traffic signals slowly returning to normal

    August 23, 2012 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic engineers said they are working to return traffic signals in Baton Rouge back to their normal settings after a chemical spill on the interstate caused traffic jams yesterday. The lights along major arteries such as Airline Highway were switched to allow traffic going certain... more »
  • Lawmakers won't change yellow lights Play Video

    April 3, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers deferred a bill that would change traffic signals across the state, making it mandatory for yellow lights to run at least 5 seconds. Traffic engineers say the law could negatively affect traffic patterns. "We would have to reevaluate a lot of the signal timing, every... more »
  • Levee repairs continue after historic 2011 flooding

    March 29, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of River Road from Farr Park, south of Brightside Drive, to Ben Hur Road has been closed for months as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fixes problems with the levee. During historic flooding in 2011, the area known as Duncan Point had sand... more »
  • Coastal protection official blames Corps for wetlands loss

    July 18, 2011 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The governor's point man on coastal protection issues says 1,900 square miles of coast have been lost in Louisiana since 1930. Coastal Protection and Restoration Chair Garret Graves says the problems are only going to get worse unless fundamental changes are made to the Army Corps of... more »
  • Bayou Sorrel Locks close

    May 23, 2011 5:36 PM

    BAYOU SORREL - As the Army Corps of Engineers closes the Bayou Sorrel locks to barge traffic, many within the shipping industry are now left unemployed. The locks close when the water on the Atchafalaya side reaches 16 feet. And that's bad for John Businelle and his business, Pelican... more »
  • Most gates open at Bonnet Carre, few at Morganza

    May 18, 2011 2:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers said 16 of 125 bays were open on Wednesday at the Morganza spillway upriver from Baton Rouge, sending water from the Mississippi River into the swampy spillway and on to the Atchafalaya River at a rate of 108,000 cubic feet per second.... more »
  • Corps: LSU at risk if Morganza Spillway stays closed

    May 9, 2011 5:53 PM

    NORCO, La. - A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official says LSU and other infrastructure south of Baton Rouge would be flooded if the Morganza Spillway isn't opened to divert water from the Mississippi River. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh - president of the Mississippi River Commission and commander... more »
  • Corps opens Bonnet Carre Spillway

    May 9, 2011 3:14 AM

    NORCO- The Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carre Spillway just after 8 a.m. today to help ease flooding from the Mississippi River. The spillway is 28 miles upriver from New Orleans and is expected to alleviate pressure on the levees there. Ten bays were opened. ... more »
  • Temporary cap that stopped oil gusher removed

    September 2, 2010 4:41 PM

    Engineers have removed a temporary cap that stopped oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's blown-out well in mid-July. More oil is not expected to leak into the sea, but crews are on standby with collection vessels just in case. The cap was removed Thursday as a... more »
  • Gulf crews prepare to start plugging well for good

    August 2, 2010 5:43 AM

    Engineers on the Gulf of Mexico hope to begin a plan by Monday evening to shove mud and perhaps cement into the blown-out oil well at the seafloor, making it easier to end the gusher for good. The only thing keeping millions more gallons of oil out of the Gulf... more »
  • BP: Equipment in place for Gulf 'top kill' try

    May 25, 2010 9:11 AM

    BP engineers say they have the equipment in place to try a complicated procedure that they hope will seal the blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well. BP says they hope to launch the "top kill" on Wednesday and will soon start 12 hours of tests to prepare for the maneuver.... more »

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