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NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 27: Workers place plywood on the windows of the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon St. to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Mixed Reaction As Isaac Approaches Landfall

Gas stations are empty, and roads out of New Orleans are filling up, but not everyone was leaving as Tropical Storm Isaac approached land Monday night.

08/27/2012

Bertrand Ragan holds his dog Max while being checked into the hurricane shelter at the Belle Chasse Auditorium on August 27, 2012 in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

New Orleans Mayor: Hunker Down For Isaac

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city is ready to face Tropical Storm Isaac. Noting that Isaac should arrive at the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Landrieu said Monday that officials feel very good about the ability to cope with Isaac

08/27/2012

A plane takes off from Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

Passenger Fight Diverts Southwest Airlines Jet

A Southwest Airlines flight made an unscheduled stop at New Orleans’ international airport after an unruly passenger got in a fight with another passenger.

08/24/2012

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Giant Asian Shrimp Invade Gulf Waters

From Texas to North Carolina, fishermen in the southeastern U.S. have been catching giant shrimp, big enough to stretch across a 12-inch dinner plate.

08/14/2012

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Grambling Wants Paterno Record Vacated

An attorney for the city of Grambling, La., has filed a request to the NCAA asking the governing body vacate some of Joe Paterno’s record 409 Football Bowl Subdivision victories.

07/19/2012

A crane stands along a Gulf of Mexico coast beach at dawn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

2 Very Different Forecasts For Gulf ‘Dead Zone’

Scientists from Louisiana and Michigan have wildly different predictions for the size of this year’s “dead zone” of low-oxygen water in the Gulf of Mexico.

06/22/2012

A drilling rig is seen in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf Lease Sale Nets $1.7 Billion

The federal government’s first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the same area where the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010 brought in $1.7 billion in winning bids Wednesday.

06/21/2012

A drilling rig is seen in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf Oil & Gas Leases Go On Sale

The federal government is set to sell off oil and natural gas leases in the central Gulf of Mexico — off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

06/20/2012

A shrimper works in a shrimp boat off the coast of Louisiana. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf Fishermen Reeling From Seafood Troubles

Gloom infects the hard-working shrimp and crab docks of gritty fishing towns in Louisiana, as the second full year of fishing since BP’s catastrophic oil spill kicks into high gear.

05/24/2012

A seismologist notes data on a seismograph. (credit: Getty Images/Nicolas Asfouri/AFP)

Slight Earth Tremor Detected In East Texas

A slight earthquake was registered in East Texas near the Louisiana border, four days after a sharper shock struck the area.

05/20/2012

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Louisiana Health Officials Order Oyster Recall

Louisiana health officials say they closed a harvesting area and ordered a recall of oysters taken from there since April 26 after 14 people became ill with norovirus.

05/09/2012

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Hundreds Of Donkeys Abandoned In Drought

With pastures withered from a lingering drought, farmers in Texas and Louisiana have abandoned donkeys by the hundreds.

03/29/2012

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