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  • Sewer water floods elderly residents' apartments Play Video

    July 11, 2014 10:33 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A group of elderly residents in Livingston Parish are living in filth since sewer water continues to flood their apartments due to improperly installed sewer lines and faulty pumps. The latest flood at the Red Oak Apartment complex was blamed on rain and power outages. Residents say they... more »
  • Ascension Parish pumps working fine Play Video

    June 5, 2014 6:02 PM

    GONZALES- The Marvin J. Braud pumping station in Ascension Parish was working in full force last week when record rains pummeled the parish. Six pumps help drain the upper part of the parish including the communities of St. Amant and Gonzales, but the lower part of the parish filled... more »
  • Leaders want more pumps, stricter regulations after parish floods

    June 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish leaders discussed adding more pumps to ease flooding problems after last week's heavy rain. "It was kind of an odd scenario because we saw more rain in a short time period than we would in a 100-year-flood," parish councilman Bryan Melancon said. "We got more... more »
  • No appeal decision yet in Katrina pumps verdict

    February 6, 2014 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two of the lawyers who sued Jefferson Parish over its disaster "doomsday plan" say they think the verdict and jurors' questions indicate confusion - and they think some of the judge's answers are grounds for a possible appeal. A Louisiana State University administrative law professor says... more »
  • Alligator Bayou Rd. reopens today

    March 4, 2013 7:41 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A temporary road closure that sent area residents on a 45-minute detour in Ascension Parish has come to an end. Officials announced Sunday plans to reopen Alligator Bayou Rd. to traffic this morning. Crews worked to install two drainage pipes under the roadway Saturday, but saw... more »
  • Bayou pumping to continue in Ascension Parish

    January 29, 2013 12:58 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said temporary pumps meant to lower water levels after recent flooding will keep going for the next couple of weeks. Martinez said the two pumps are draining 68,000 gallons of water per minute from the flooded Bluff Swamp Basin, through Frog Bayou... more »
  • Gas prices staying down as 2013 starts

    January 7, 2013 10:33 AM

    NEW YORK - U.S. drivers are hoping 2013 doesn't start off like 2012 at the gas pump. So far, so good. Gasoline now averages $3.30 a gallon, up about half a penny since Jan. 1. A year ago, gas rose about 10 cents in the first week or so because... more »
  • Corps restarts bidding for NO floodgates, pumps

    June 17, 2012 6:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers has restarted bidding for a $700 million contract to design and build permanent storm surge closure and pump stations on three canals that end in Lake Pontchartrain. Levees on two of them broke after Hurricane Katrina, letting floodwaters into the city. The... more »
  • What goes into creating the price of gas?

    March 7, 2011 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Up, up and away gas prices continue to rise across the Capitol City and the country. But what adds up to equal those numbers posted at the pumps? The Department of Energy says the literal cost of crude oil makes up only half of the cost.... more »
  • Corps to build permanent pumps, dams

    March 16, 2010 3:50 PM

    The Army Corps of Engineers will begin taking proposals next month for permanent replacements for pumps and floodgates at the three canals where waters poured into New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Officials say they'll be able to accommodate proposals pushed by Orleans and Jefferson parish officials - proposals the... more »
  • Corps to shrink pump project on N.O. West Bank

    November 30, 2009 10:55 AM

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the cost of a $1 billion pump-and-floodgate project on the western side of New Orleans is rising, forcing the agency to consider cutting up to $300 million in work. The Corps said it may reduce the number of pumps from 13 to... more »
  • Gas prices up for two straight weeks

    October 28, 2009 7:14 AM

    For the first time this year, consumers are paying more on average for a gallon of gasoline than they did 12 months earlier. Analysts said there's a good chance that this week, prices at the pump will top peak summer prices reached just over four months ago during the... more »

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