Friday, March 7 2014 9:24 PM EST2014-03-08 02:24:48 GMT
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative. HouseMore >>
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative.
Friday, March 7 2014 8:07 PM EST2014-03-08 01:07:10 GMT
Since having a double lung transplant, Kellie Henely hasn't needed the daily breathing treatments
Finally. Back at home. "It feels amazing. You never know how much you miss home until you're gone for months at a time," says Kellie Henley, just months removed from a double lung transplant. "OrganMore >>
Finally. Back at home and breathing easier. "It feels amazing. You never know how much you miss home until you're gone for months at a time," says Kellie Henley, just months after a double lung transplant.More >>
TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) -
The Red River Army Depot recently released 340 employees from the workforce because of a decrease in workload. Now, the Bowie County installation is making plans for other adjustments because of budget cuts set to take effect on Friday.
"Sequestration at this point is not here to close Red River," says Col. Doyle Lassitter, Commander of the Red River Army Depot.
Lassitter says the federal budget crisis will not do away with the depot. But, if a compromise is not reached, employees will see a decrease in work hours.
"Potentially 16 hours per pay period, which could last the next 22 weeks, starting after the 15th of April," Lassitter says.
That will be a 20 percent cut in pay. There are nearly 4,600 federal employees at the depot, which is near Hooks, Texas.
Susan Smith works in an office at the depot and has been on the job for 8 years. She says the past few weeks have been stressful for depot employees.
"I am very concerned. I am concerned personally for the financial hit that we could possibly take. I am concerned for my community and what it could do to all the other businesses in our area," Smith says.
Says Lassiter: "We are doing all we can to minimize the impact on our workforce in coordination with the state of Texas and Arkansas."
Lassiter also says that, this year, they expect to do 3.5 million work house. They also hope to fulfill that number regardless of a budget compromise.
"We will continue to be the premier depot supporting the war fighter-producing wheel and tract vehicles here at Red River Army Depot," Lassiter says.
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:00 PM EST2014-03-06 21:00:31 GMT
(CNN) - Facebook is cracking down on guns. A new policy plans to block minors from seeing gun sale postings. The social media site will also pull posts of sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Facebook plans to pull posts of gun sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:17 PM EST2014-03-05 18:17:50 GMT
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole. "Post Miranda, the defendant advised that he was trying to fight crime in the area andMore >>
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:40 AM EST2014-03-07 12:40:30 GMT
North Louisiana Senator Robert Adley, R-Benton, says last week's fund raiser by 19th Judicial District Court Judge Janice Clark did not make the judicial side of government look good. Adley's concernedMore >>
A fundraising loophole allows Louisiana lawyers to host campaign events for judges, so one state lawmaker wants to tighten up the way judges can raise money.More >>
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