British Petroleum officials say the amount of oil being siphoned from the busted pipe has doubled since Monday.
Officials now estimate they've secured two-fifths of the leak, which is about 84,000 gallons.
New information shows a lack of proper safety precautions are to blame for the crisis in the Gulf.
Comparing it to natural disasters like the Titanic and Challenger explosions, some senators are saying the rig explosion is due to company negligenc
The son of former Louisiana Senator Huey P. Long was found in Mississippi Thursday.
Police began to search for Palmer Thursday. They say Mr. Long was headed for Minden.
Authorities say Long is safe, alert and lucid.
BATON ROUGE - The 'Saggy Pants' Bill as it's been called, was shot down in the state House Wednesday.
The legislation was originally proposed by Representative Rickey Hardy of Lafayette, who called the act of wearing your pants so low your underwe
Governor jindal has called on the Coast Guard for more supplies to fight the oil leak in the Gulf.
He discussed the need for more containment supplies and resources after touring the spill site from above in a helicopter.
Jindal says officials
BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City is looking at adopting a cap-and-replace system to reduce the number of billboards across the city.
The plan would affect around two-thirds of the billboards in the city.
Supporters say it would make the city safer a
With the oil slick just 20 miles off Louisiana's delicate wetlands, fisherman have taken action to protect the state's marshes.
However, there is not enough boom to stop the oil from creeping into wetlands.
Due to lack of supplies, fishermen a