Saturday, May 18 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:58:17 GMT
JEFF AMYAssociated PressLouisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work. While the labor force was basically flat, according to the federalMore >>
Louisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work.More >>
problem with sewerage overflows has city leaders looking for ways to
fix it and avoid more fines from the federal government.
City Council Member, Michael Corbin tells KSLA News 12 that the Department of
Justice and the city have been engaged in talks to figure out how much time and
money will be needed to make the much needed repairs.
One resource that could be tapped is you, the city's water customer.
And if that's the case, you could see your water bill going up in the near
future to offset the cost of repairs.
Corbin says the D.O.J. is likely to come down on the city
with a strict mandate, and order some major repairs to the system to bring Shreveport
into compliance with EPA standards.
This project is expected to cost 200 to 300 million
We asked Corbin if the city is prepared to spend that. He said "no", and added "there's
no other way to say it. We're going to have to look at- where do we find the
revenue to do this. Certainly, the citizens have heard about potential water
rate increases, this is one way to do it, and something we'll be taking a strong
look at over the next month."
Part of the failing infrastructure was repaired with money from a bond issue
passed by voters in 2011. But Corbin says that only addressed about 100 million
dollars of a 200 or 300 million dollar problem.
After city leaders and the feds agree on a time frame and cost for the project,
more details of the plan will be made public.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:11:43 GMT
(NASA/CNN) - NASA scientists recorded a powerful explosion on the moon recently. A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17. The impact was so powerful the flash of brightMore >>
A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:47:12 GMT
HOUSTON (KHOU/CBS) – Neighbors near a prostitution sting said customers came so often they affected the flow of traffic. Two juveniles were among the female sex workers, and more than 100 other peopleMore >>
Vice officers made dozens of arrests in the last two weeks during an operation they called the Bissonet Initiative, named for the street the sting took place.More >>