Family members of a Slidell man contacted the Sheriff’s Office last night after he failed to return home from a mid-day fishing trip. Following an extensive search, deputies located the body of the missing boater.
A bill that would create a brand new government department has passed through a house committee.
If passed, the newly created Department of Debt would be responsible for going after the more than $1.3 billion owed to the state.
Baton Rouge wants tens of millions of dollars from BP and others involved in the Crisis on the Coast.
According to reports, the $35 million lawsuit is over lost taxes and other costs to Baton Rouge during the spill.