The American Red Cross continues helping residents after heavy rains flooded communities across south Louisiana this week - and rain is ongoing in some areas. In Maurice, a Red Cross shelter remained open overnight with about a dozen residents staying there.
More than 50 trained volunteers and staff have... more »
People put their paint brushes to canvas Sunday
Painting with a Twist hosted a special session Sunday evening, called "Painting with a Purpose," a fundraiser for the 250 year old oak tree in Youngsville.
Customers paid 45-dollars to paint their own interpretation of the tree.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers mapped a 250-square mile area of low oxygen this summer in Chandeleur Sound and say the dead zone possibly formed after state officials opened a river diversion to keep oil from a damaged BP well from fouling marshes. The report by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin... more »
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Two stolen potted palm trees and an all-terrain vehicle are among stolen items recovered by Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies after a four-month rash of burglaries across the parish. Lt. Ryan Turner, spokesman for the sheriff, says that investigators have arrested four people, one of them... more »
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - More than 250 soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Team are back in the United States after eight months in Iraq. The soldiers arrived Saturday in Gulfport and have a week of demobilization training at Camp Shelby before they return to Louisiana. They... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A sixth defendant has pleaded guilty in the federal government's ongoing investigation into disaster food stamp fraud. Dorothy Reedom, who had worked for the Department of Social Services' Office of Family Support in St. Mary Parish, pleaded guilty Monday to theft of public money, property or... more »