| Oct 22, 2009
The head of steelmaker Nucor Corp. indicated Thursday that the possible cost of any carbon legislation that emerges from Congress is still a key concern as the company decides whether to build a pig iron plant in Louisiana or South America.
| Jul 6, 2010
The Coast Guard says it rescued a crewman who fell overboard from a oil spill skimmer vessel.
The vessel Philip Allen McCall sent a radio call for help around 3 a.m. Monday that 49-year-old Ricky Johnson was missing in the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles...
| Jul 9, 2010
The Internal Revenue Service has opened a special telephone line for taxpayers affected by the Gulf oil spill.
Individuals who have questions about the BP payments or who are experiencing filing or payment hardships because of the oil spill should...
| Jul 17, 2010
| 8:13 AM
Inside a sprawling command post in southern
Louisiana, The Blob is everywhere.
It stains the many maps tacked to white walls. Computer monitors beam satellite images of it floating in the Gulf of Mexico, a magenta mass that looks more like an island...
| Jul 28, 2010
| 8:19 AM
Preseason favorite Virginia Tech placed just one player on the all-ACC preseason team, and Virginia was shut out from the team, voted on by members of the ACC media and released today.
Sophomore running back Ryan Williams was the Hokies' only selection....
| Jul 29, 2010
On Friday June 25, 2010, the Slidell Police Department responded to the Regions Bank located at 1253 Gause Boulevard in reference to a bank crime. The bank teller stated that a black female entered the bank and stated that her mother had passed away and...
| Aug 26, 2010
Officials, organizations and businesses from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi are forming a new economic development coalition for the Gulf Coast.
Dubbed "Ready 4 Takeoff," the coalition is calling for federal government purchases of seafood...
| Apr 7, 2010
| 5:34 PM
MOBILE, Ala. -- People who heard traveling evangelist Anthony Hopkins deliver sermons in the rural Southern towns where he preached sometimes called him a psychic or even a prophet.
But prosecutors say the former soldier kept dark secrets while spreading...
| Apr 20, 2010
A European defense contractor said Tuesday that it will make its own bid for the U.S. Air Force's long-delayed $35 billion contract to build a fleet of new refueling jets after its U.S. partner dropped out.
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space...
| Apr 21, 2010
Rescuers searched waters off Louisiana's coast Wednesday morning after an explosion and fire on an offshore drilling platform left seven workers badly hurt and 11 missing.
Coast Guard officials say most of the 126 people were believed to have escaped...
| May 8, 2010
A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deepwater oil well gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of tar began washing up...
| May 11, 2010
| 9:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- BP PLC told Congress Tuesday its massive Gulf oil spill was caused by the failure of a key safety device made by another company.
In turn, that company says BP was in charge, and that a third company that poured concrete to plug the...