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  • WESTLAKE, La.— The Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. has agreed to sell its Westlake property for about $134.5 million to a New Mexico developer. If the deal is approved by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, Kicks Entertainment— an entity of Laguna Development Corp.— is planning some improvements to the site. Sayre said Isle of Capri remains a relevant gambling...

  • President Barack Obama, flanked by elected officials delivers remarks after touring a flood-affected neighborhood in Zachary, Louisiana, August 23, 2016.

    President Obama said federal assistance to Louisiana flood recovery hit $127 million, but he called on private citizens to help.

  • CHICAGO/ TAMPA, Fla., Aug 23- Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County, located some 265 miles from Miami, where the first locally transmitted U.S. cases were reported. Steve Huard, acting spokesman for Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, said the case involves a woman without a...

  • Obama: I'm proud of FEMA

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.

  • Obama: Congress may need to provide more aid

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.

  • Obama: Over 100K people have asked for federal assistance

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.

  • Obama: Heartbroken by loss of lives in floods

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 23- Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County, located some 265 miles from Miami, where the first locally transmitted U.S. cases were reported. Steve Huard, acting spokesman for Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, said the case involves a woman without a significant...

  • An attorney says four protesters opposed to federal oil lease sales have been arrested at the suburban New Orleans building where the leasing agency has its offices. The protesters want an end to all new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has scheduled a lease sale Wednesday for 23.5 million acres off of Texas.

  • HARAHAN, La.— Four protesters opposed to federal oil lease sales were arrested Tuesday at the suburban New Orleans building where the leasing agency has offices, an attorney said. The four were among about a dozen protesters who walked to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management office building with a copy of an online petition they said had garnered 184,000...

  • Zika threat from Louisiana flooding?

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director, discusses how the flooding in Louisiana could raise the likelihood of Zika spreading across the southern United States.

  • A person is seen on the front porch of a home as it is surrounded by flood waters on August 16, 2016 in Port Vincent, Louisiana.

    Donna Wolff, Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, discusses the impact the Baton Rouge flooding has on Louisiana's housing market.

  • Historic Louisiana flooding

    President Barack Obama is heading to Louisiana tomorrow to survey the damage from the massive flooding. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the latest details on "The Great Flood of 2016," including relief efforts.

  • Historic flooding in Louisiana

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Louisiana's worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy.

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— The Latest on Louisiana flooding:. The LSU AgCenter estimates that the floods in south Louisiana have caused at least $110 million worth of damage to agriculture— and the figure is likely to grow. More than 2,800 people remain in shelters a week after the devastating flooding that wrecked homes across south Louisiana.

  • LONOKE, Ark.— Heavy rain that brought record flooding to Louisiana recently has put a damper on the nation's harvest of rice, a food staple that usually likes water as it grows but can't be gathered by machine if fields are inundated. Some fields remain unreachable in parts of Arkansas and Louisiana. "I've heard from a lot of the farmers the water level has been higher...

  • Pres. Obama to visit Baton Rouge on Tuesday

    Following the severe flooding in Louisiana, President Barack Obama will visit Baton Rouge this Tuesday. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 406 rigs sought oil and 83 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained eight rigs, Pennsylvania was up two and Louisiana, Oklahoma and West Virginia added one each. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • BATON ROUGE, La., Aug 18- Some 86,500 people have filed for federal aid after deadly flooding hit Louisiana in the past several days and damaged some 40,000 homes, Governor John Bel Edwards told a news conference on Thursday. "In Louisiana, taking care of one another is a way of life. Rains that started last Thursday have dumped more than 2-1/ 2 feet of water on parts of...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— A Texas lawyer accused of making up fake clients to sue BP after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil spill said after his acquittal Thursday that the government's case against him "fell apart under its own weight of ridiculousness." Attorney Mikal Watts of San Antonio and four others were acquitted Thursday by a federal jury in Gulfport, Mississippi, of 66...