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Fire on Breton Sound oil platform, 28 workers evacuated, Coast Guard says

Friday, 22 May 2015 12:40 Written by
The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday (May 22) said it is responding to a report of a fire on an oil production platform in Breton Sound Block 21, in Plaquemines Parish, with 28 workers evacuated from the platform and no
National World War II Museum to observe Memorial Day with speeches, music and reminiscences
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:40 Written by
Speeches, patriotic music and tales of heroism will mark the National World War II Museum's observance of Memorial Day on Monday (May 25). The program in the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center will be free and open to the
Baton Rouge ‘brand’ to be marketed in UK
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:11 Written by
Baton Rouge, its people and its food are the stars of an international film shoot that wrapped up this week. Red Stick residents may never see the final cut, but people in England and the rest of the United Kingdom will get a look at a gorgeous plate of duck, andouille and cheeses from the capital city. That popular dish was filmed Tuesday at City Pork 2 on Jefferson Highway by a crew
BR marketed to U.K. tourists
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:09 Written by
Baton Rouge, its people and its food are the stars of an international film shoot that wrapped up this week. Red Stick residents may never see the final cut, but people in England and the rest of the United Kingdom will get a look at a gorgeous plate of duck, andouille and cheeses from the capital city. That popular dish was filmed Tuesday at City Pork 2 on Jefferson Highway by a crew
Pelicans need to find basketball version of Sean Payton: Jeff Duncan
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:07 Written by
The last time Mickey Loomis hired a head coach he hit a home run. Sean Payton wasn't the sexiest candidate Loomis interviewed in January 2006. Mike Martz was the architect of the Greatest Show on Turf. And Mike Sherman had
Pelicans have not made a request to interview Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:07 Written by
Though Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans head coaching job, they have not pursued him yet. Iowa State spokesman Matt Shoultz said the school has not received a
Watch Taylor Swift fans 'Shake it Off' before '1989' tour stop in Baton Rouge
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:07 Written by
Taylor Swift's fans began gathering outside the gates of Tiger Stadium as early as 6 a.m. on May 22 to await the second stop of her "1989" tour. We met them out there, bright and early, to chat about
Coast Guard: Fire burning on Gulf oil platform; 28 evacuated; no injuries reported
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:06 Written by
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Twenty-eight workers have been evacuated from an oil production platform that is on fire off Louisiana’s coast. A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported at 2:50 a.m. Friday near Breton Island, which is close to Louisiana’s southeastern coast. Production was shut down and no injuries have been reported. The Coast Guard reported a light sheen of oil could be seen from the air along a more
Andrus Peat's 4-year contract is for $11.39 million, fully guaranteed, according to report
Friday, 22 May 2015 11:55 Written by
The four-year contract signed this week by New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Andrus Peat is worth $11.39 million and is fully guaranteed, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The deal includes a $6.55 million signing bonus. Peat
Gas prices at 6-year low headed into Memorial Day weekend
Friday, 22 May 2015 11:55 Written by
Gas prices are at a 6-year low as drivers hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer driving season, according to the latest federal government data. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said the national average
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