Local News

Teen drowns in Toledo Bend Reservoir

A Ville Platte teen reportedly drowned in the Toledo Bend Reservoir Monday. Friends of 19-year-old Corey Soileau say he went under the water and never came up.

Top kill method fails in Gulf

After three separate attempts of shooting mud and debris into the leaking well, the top kill method has failed. British Petroleum made the official announcement Saturday.

Coast Guard approves dredge plan

The Coast Guard approved Governor Jindal's 'dredging' plan Thursday. The move will cost $350 million and involves building sand walls along the Louisiana coast to keep crude from creeping into the marsh.

Jindal approves protective wall of sand

The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Governor Jindal's $350 million plan to create a wall of sand along the coast. Officials say It is to keep crude from creeping into the marsh.

Oil dispersant making workers sick

As crews work to cleanup the nasty spill, many are starting to get sick.

New deepwater permits put on hold nationwide

President Obama has put a hold on all new deepwater oil drilling permits. The freeze could last as long as six months, while the investigation of the exploded rig continues.

BP attempting 'top kill' maneuver

A lot is riding on British Petroleum as crews work to carry out the 'top kill' maneuver. The technique involves shooting thousands of pounds of heavy mud into a five-story stack of pipes to clog the well.

Fast food restaurant catches fire

A Shreveport Burger King off Line Avenue caught fire Tuesday. They say a broiler in the kitchen caught fire, spreading through the restaurant. No injuries were reported.  

BP and EPA clash over cleanup

The feds and BP continue to clash on how to handle cleanup efforts.

Shreveport plant produces last Hummer

The last Hummer to be made in Shreveport has rolled off the line. The Hummer brand by General Motors was discontinued in late February.