Tegan Wendland

Tegan Wendland is a freelance producer with a background in investigative news reporting. She currently produces the biweekly segment, Northshore Focus. 

A few dozen oil and gas companies bought new leases to drill in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. Industry representatives say it’s a sign that business is good.

The state has spent more than $50 million to house evacuees after Hurricanes Delta and Laura, but thousands remain without long-term housing as officials phase out the hotel shelter program set up as a COVID-19 alternative to big congregate shelters.

A major Shell oil refinery in Convent is closing this month because the company failed to sell it.

Work must be paused on a contentious plastic manufacturing mega-plant in St. James Parish after a motion in district court.

Voters have rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have allowed industry to negotiate tax rates with local municipalities.

Election Day voting in Louisiana came to a close at 8 p.m. with no reports of major issues that were expected as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and Hurricane Zeta damage.

About 58,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana are still without power Monday, six days after Hurricane Zeta ripped down power lines and electric poles. Among the places without power are 68 polling places.

Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans are without power and dealing with wind damage from Hurricane Zeta on Thursday morning. One person in Louisiana is dead.

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Zeta has reached hurricane strength and is nearing the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday evening — and Southeast Louisiana is under a hurricane watch.