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 >>
LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) -
A State Supreme Court Judge ruled the Livingston Sheriff's Office cannot take a commission on the property taxes it collects; which means one group is getting a refund.
The Council on Aging in Livingston Parish depends on money from property taxes to run its programs, however, they say when the Sheriff started collecting a commission on the money in 2004 they were eventually forced to cut some services.
One of the main items they cut back on, besides serving seniors a hot meal seven days a week, was transportation.
"We're just upset because we can't come every day," said one of the seniors, as she boarded the bus.
Jo Mayo, the CEO for the Council on Aging, says they used to pick up the seniors five days a week, but they had to cut that back to three days one week, two days the next. She also says they used to serve a hot meal seven days a week, but stopped the weekend feedings.
"I miss the fellowship," said another lady. "We talk to one another. We praise the Lord together."
Someone else added they also play Bingo and exercise together.
"I love the people. If it wasn't for them I don't know what I'd do to pass time away."
Also because of cutbacks, they've developed waiting lists for some programs.
"We have a waiting list for our chore service. Which is a cleaning service that goes into the home and cleans home for the seniors," says Mayo.
The State Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Sheriff's Office must pay the Council on Aging $600,000 which the center hopes will allow them to reinstate the programs they cut.
There is no word yet on where that $600,000 will come from in the Sheriff's budget, or whether they plan to appeal the judge's decision.
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:44:25 GMT
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:59:20 GMT
(CNN) – Brad Pitt has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood the last two decades. But the actor said recognizing other people's faces has always been a problem. In an Esquire interview,More >>
In an Esquire interview, Brad Pitt said he was convinced he suffered from "face blindness."More >>
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 >>