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  • Louisiana ends insurance-related contract for cost concerns

    May 14, 2017 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Because of cost concerns, Louisiana has scrapped plans for an outside company to develop a computer platform to handle enrollment for the state employee health insurance program. Former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration hired insurance company Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to develop the enrollment tool... more »
  • $4.2 million penalty in deadly 2012 platform fire

    May 12, 2017 8:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An energy company has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, avoiding manslaughter charges and agreeing to a $4.2 million penalty in connection with a 2012 offshore oil platform fire that killed three workers. Court documents show Houston-based Black Elk Energy pleaded guilty Friday to nine criminal... more »
  • Change-of-plea hearing set in deadly 2013 offshore fire

    April 10, 2017 9:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal criminal charges filed against an energy company over a deadly 2012 offshore oil platform fire may be headed for a resolution. Three Filipino workers died in the Nov. 16, 2012, fire on the platform operated by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations. Black Elk has pleaded not... more »
  • City-Parish launches new Open Neighborhood BR platform for residents

    March 2, 2017 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the launch of a new digital resource for residents called Open Neighborhood BR. The platform, located at my.brla.gov , provides residents with up-to-date, map-based information on recent incidents involving City-Parish agencies, such as police, fire, traffic incidents, 311 requests for service... more »
  • Mayor reveals digital platform for public safety Play Video

    May 24, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden and officials announced a digital platform on Thursday that supports public safety. The platform is called the Baton Rouge Public Safety Common Operational Platform, or PSCOP, and is aimed to transform how area public safety agencies respond to and monitor operations and emergency situations.... more »
  • Unmanned platform damaged just off La. coast; no injuries

    January 23, 2015 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal agency is investigating a report of damage to an unmanned offshore oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, about five miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said the platform operated by Houston-based Energy XXI may have been... more »
  • Following deadly Gulf blast, survivors released from hospital

    November 20, 2014 9:15 PM

    VENICE- A platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday afternoon, killing a worker federal regulatory officials said hours after the explosion. Fieldwood Energy reported the incident at its Echo Platform around 3 p.m. Fieldwood is an offshore oil and gas operator. The platform was located in an area... more »
  • Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

    October 3, 2014 2:13 AM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - Responders say a fire at an offshore liquefied natural gas platform in Alaska has been fully contained. The unified command for the incident said in a statement Thursday the Cook Inlet platform will be monitored throughout the night. The fire destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced... more »

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