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  1. Senator: Decade-old Gulf oil leak is 'unacceptable'Read the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | KAIT-TV

    By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. - A U.S. senator from Florida is pressing federal officials to disclose technical data and other information about a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed evidence that the spill is far worse than a company or government regulators have publicly reported.

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  2. Natchez, beloved jazz steamboat of New Orleans, turns 40Read the original story

    Apr 12, 2015 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press NEW ORLEANS - Clarke C. "Doc" Hawley was there as the captain barking out orders on a megaphone 40 years ago when the Natchez steamboat launched its maiden voyage on April 13, 1975. "I thought, hell, this would be the first boat I'd work on with primer and one coat of paint," the 79-year-old river captain said.

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  3. Mississippi River traffic limited after ship hits 2 vesselsRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2015 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Coast Guard says a three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River in southern Louisiana is limited to one-way traffic upriver, a day after a ship broke free of its mooring and hit two other vessels. Damon Williams, a civilian in the Coast Guard command center, said ships were only moving upriver Tuesday near Convent, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

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  4. World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | KAIT-TV

    By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. - The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids.

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