Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
With such widespread destruction across the Northeast, the entire country, including the ArkLaTex, is pitching in to help.
Nationwide, there have been at least 62 deaths as a result of Sandy, the AP reported. More than 6 million people were without power, and estimates on the cost of damage were in the billions of dollars.
Rescues efforts by the National Guard continued in New York, New Jersey and other states. Teams attempted to reach an estimated 20,000 people trapped by flooding in Hoboken, NJ – roughly 25 percent of the city.
In response, the Shreveport chapter of the American Red Cross on Wednesday deployed an emergency response vehicle to New Jersey.
KSLA News 12's Kevin Roth was there to see it happen.
Roth says that the goal of the local Red Cross chapter is just to help out in any way it can.
The Red Cross team is heading to New Brunswick, N.J., which was one of the hardest hit states. Sandy forced more than 20,000 people to spend the night in Red Cross shelters across the nation.
Michelle Davison of the Red Cross says the function of the vehicle "is to go out to the affected areas and to do things like mass feedings, deliver supplies, even do client work out of them."
In other words, a bit of everything. The truck is mostly empty now, but they will gather supplies from a Red Cross chapter as they get closer to their destination.
Red Cross teams from Texarkana to Longview also are making the trip to the Northeast.
The Shreveport chapter expects to arrive on Friday.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:40:11 GMT
(CNN) – Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate. The employees have to take furlough days thanks to the forced spending cuts that kicked in March 1. TheMore >>
Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:54:54 GMT
(POOL/CNN) – George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone. His attorneys said the data paints a different picture of the 17-year-old Martin than what hisMore >>
George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone.More >>