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 >>
PORT VINCENT, LA (WAFB) -
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is assisting the Village of Port Vincent to hold on to its National Flood Insurance Program status. Port Vincent is in violation of FEMA flood plain management standards.
The deficiencies cited are the failure to manage flood plain development in accordance with the village's program and lack of administrative procedures and bad record keeping.
"At the end of the day I don' think there is going to be much of anything," says Tim Pujol, attorney for Port Vincent. "We have been cooperating with FEMA from the beginning." There are 103 flood insurance policies issued in the Port Vincent area. The Village has until March 1, 2013 to submit a compliance plan. If they fail to do that a $50 dollar surcharge will be applied to each policy according to FEMA documents.
Mayor David Carter, who is working his second official day on Thursday, says he inherited the issue with FEMA but he says the kinks will be worked out before the March 1, 2013 deadline. "Tim Pujol has been working hard on the response to FEMA," says Carter. "He will get it done."
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>