Friday, May 24 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:47:05 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. On Friday the board voted to approve what's calledMore >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:06:20 GMT
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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Residents of Doyline will be asked to get out of town Friday evening and be prepared to stay away through the weekend, while hundreds of thousands of pounds of explosives are moved and secured at Camp Minden.
Col. Mike Edmonson, head of the Louisiana State Police, says that an estimated 1 million pounds of explosives are spread out around the northwest Louisiana site leased by Explo Systems, Inc.
The area is near a local high school, the parish prison and the town of Doyline, which has about 800 residents.
Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton says the improperly stored product will not be touched until Saturday morning. Sexton says it's not known how long it will take to move the material, but school in Doyline will also be closed on Monday in order to give parents time make alternative arrangements.
Sexton says the evacuations will affect all residents inside Doyline city limits and are "not mandatory but highly recommended."
A Louisiana State Police hazmat team has developed a site safety plan that will be executed in three phases. First, they'll facilitate the transportation of over 1 million pounds of the smokeless black powder known as M6 to a customer in Arkansas.
They say that will make room for moving the improperly stored material into magazines appropriate for containing the product. Next, they'll assess how much space is in the 80 magazines on the site to determine how much space there is to store the material. Finally, they say they will "break down" the size of the improperly stored site into smaller sites.
LA 163 will be closed at Amos Cut Off south of the Doyline city limits. LA 164 will be closed from the Bossier/Webster line to US 371 in Sibley. Once they leave, residents will not be allowed back in until the project is completed.
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 >>
Federal officials were searching the country for a possible temporary replacement for a bridge that collapsed along the crucial Interstate 5 corridor, but Washington Gov. Jay Inslee cautioned Friday that major disruptions...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 >>