GONZALES- The case involving a councilman who charged a woman rent to live in a shed has been closed, authorities said Tuesday.
Building inspectors cited Tim Vessel for issues and dropped their investigation after he made changes and became compliant with laws. Read more about the allegations HERE .... more »
GONZALES - A woman filed a police report claiming Gonzales City Councilman Tim Vessel was stealing utilities from neighbors to power his storage shed where she lived for nearly a year.
In a Gonzales Police report obtained by News 2, Debra Williams gave detectives copies of monthly rent receipts... more »
NEW ORLEANS - A crewboat struck an inactive wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico overnight, causing it to spew a mixture of oil and water according to the U. S. Coast Guard.
They reported the vessel hit the wellhead, which is owned by Swift Energy, around 8 p.m. Tuesday.... more »
GONZALES - Police ticketed a new Gonzales city councilman after they said he stole electricity from a nearby trailer park.
Police issued a misdemeanor summons to Timothy Vessel on Dec. 17 for theft of utility services.
According to Chief Sherman Jackson, on Nov. 30 the manager of the... more »
NEW ORLEANS- The Mississippi River has reopened to shipping from Baton Rouge to its mouth after being closed on Monday as Hurricane Isaac approached. The Coast Guard was limiting some traffic as a backlog of vessels -including a cruise ship - waited to enter the river about 90 miles southeast... more »
A ship billed as the world's largest oil-skimming vessel is making a Virginia port-of-call before heading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil-gulping ship "A Whale" arrived at Norfolk International Terminal on Thursday, and is scheduled to sail to the Gulf Friday. Owners of... more »