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NEW YORK (CNN) - It's seen as the official start of summer, but it appears most people will be spending Memorial Day close to home. Triple A expects the volume of travel this holiday weekend to drop byMore >>
It's seen as the official start of summer, but it appears most people will be spending Memorial Day close to home.More >>
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Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening. According to ElizabethMore >>
Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening.More >>
AMITE, LA (WAFB) -
The scene at Lake Tangipahoa remained eerily quiet on Thursday, but water levels continued to rise elsewhere, so some residents are moving to safety.
One of those places is Roseland, located just north of Amite in Tangipahoa Parish.
"It's about the second time I've ever seen it and I've lived here all my life," said Mike Easley.
Those conditions forced the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office to conduct resident rescues and door-to-door evacuations all day long.
Many heeded the warning and left their homes behind. However, others decided to stay put.
"My dad has lived here his whole life," said Jessica Lott. "They have never had a problem with it because there is a big drop and it would have to rise 50 feet to affect our house."
Gerald Osborne and his family were affected, forced to rescue his goats and horses from chest-deep water.
"Luckily, they were able to get in the barn up high, so we brought them out one by one and we wheeled on out," Osborne explained.
For Osborne, the decision to wheel on out was an easy one to make when mandatory evacuations came down.
"You pick up and you grab what's important to you and you get out."
A New Jersey company that operates 13 TGI Fridays restaurants accused of secretly replacing premium liquor with low-quality booze says it's shocked at the allegations.More >>
At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.More >>