Spill bigger than 2 states combined

Experts now say nearly 130 million gallons of crude oil have spewed into the ocean waters. Scientists estimate the oil now covers more than 1,400 square miles, that's bigger than Maryland and Delaware combined.  

Texas man faked way into army

A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press

Texas man faked way into army

A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press

BP shelling out cash

BP has paid Louisiana more than $40 million dollars to cover the cost of their busted rig. So far, the state has spent $5 million in efforts to keep the oil from coming ashore.

License fee could get the boot

BATON ROUGE - The state legislation aimed at taking away the extra $15 fee for driver's licenses is making progress.

Researches hit the Gulf to find answers

While efforts are being made to contain the oil and predict it's path, other scientists work to figure out how much is spilling into the gulf.

New abortion requirement passes state Senate

The state Senate signed off on a new abortion requirement. Under the proposed bill, women will have to get an ultrasound before having the procedure.

BP CEO says spill will have 'modest' impact

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.

Sheriff's deputy indicted for alleged sex crimes

A longtime Webster sheriff's deputy was indicted for two sex crimes involving children. Deputy Robert Booth was placed on administrative leave Monday.

BP siphoning oil from spill

A mile-long tube has been collecting more than one-fifth of the oil that's spewing into the ocean from a blown-out well.