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  • Private jet recovery from recession an uneven ride

    July 20, 2014 12:04 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts. The chief executive of General Dynamics Corp., maker of Gulfstream jets, says corporate customers are back and wealth creation is bringing out shoppers... more »
  • La. panel to review financial hospital recovery

    March 22, 2014 1:38 PM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - A state fiscal review committee will meet with Madison Parish Hospital officials next week to determine how the hospital is progressing after years of financial problems. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera tells The News-Star the meeting on Wednesday will provide state officials the opportunity to determine whether... more »
  • $9.2M in FEMA grants for Katrina recovery

    May 25, 2012 6:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing another $9.2 million to help southeast Louisiana recover from Hurricane Katrina. St. Bernard Parish is getting back $1.4 million spent to demolish and remove thousands of houses that couldn't be repaired after the 2005 storm. The largest grants are... more »
  • Agencies Join Together to Help Flood Victims Recover

    March 29, 2012 11:56 PM

    The recovery effort is far from over for victims of recent flooding in Acadiana. With over 1,200 homes affected, it could take months until families get their lives back on track. So to help in the flood recovery, the United Way of Acadiana has formed the Long Term Recovery Coalition... more »
  • Landrieu: La. get $63.5M for hurricane recovery

    March 22, 2012 7:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Louisiana is getting about $63.5 million in hurricane recovery funds that will be spent on levees, the Port of New Orleans, raising homes and to fix other damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Landrieu said Wednesday that $55 million will go... more »
  • Doctors Call Crowley Woman's Recovery a 'Miracle'

    September 7, 2011 11:38 PM

    You often hear of medical mysteries and miracles. But even a team of doctors at Lafayette General Medical Center can't explain how a Crowley woman came back to life from the brink of death. 27-year-old Linda Mouton shouldn't be sitting in her sister's living room, holding her newborn baby... more »
  • 6 Years After Katrina, Lower 9th Ward Still Bleak

    August 28, 2011 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, the grasses grow taller than people and street after street is scarred by empty decaying houses, the lives that once played out inside their walls hardly imaginable now. St. Claude Avenue, the once moderately busy commercial thoroughfare, looks like the... more »
  • Scientists Fret Over BP Funds for Gulf Research

    April 24, 2011 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact on pelicans, shrimp and other species by the time studies begin.... more »
  • Rayne Recovery

    March 12, 2011 5:07 PM

    In Rayne, officials say they're already making progress even though it has not been a week since the tornado. So far, volunteers have reached out to 514 homes by giving people furniture, appliances and clothing. Last Saturday, a tornado destroyed dozens of homes,cars and even uprooted trees. Cheryl Richard, Raynes... more »
  • State of Gulf Seafood After Spill: Road to Recovery

    March 1, 2011 11:39 PM

    To conclude the KATC special series on the state of gulf seafood after the BP oil spill, Maddie Garrett takes a look at the survival of an industry that so many in south Louisiana depend on. The message from those on the boats and in the restaurants is that... more »
  • BP Funding Millions for Oil Spill Recovery

    November 1, 2010 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is announcing millions of dollars worth of commitments from BP to help the state recover from the Gulf oil spill and protect the eroding coast. The governor, at a news conference Monday, said BP has agreed to pay $48 million for Louisiana seafood... more »
  • 5 years after Hurricane Rita, some left out of Recovery

    September 23, 2010 9:12 AM

    CAMERON, La. - First Baptist Church in Cameron will celebrate its grand reopening Saturday, five years and one day after Hurricane Rita nearly obliterated the town. Such upbeat milestones have been rare in Cameron, which has seen its population shrink from roughly 1,500 to 280 residents since Rita and Hurricane... more »
  • Michael Douglas optimistic about cancer recovery

    August 31, 2010 10:06 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Douglas says he faces an "eight-week struggle" against throat cancer but is optimistic about his chances for recovery. During an appearance Tuesday on David Letterman's "Late Show," the actor said he had just finished his first week of radiation and chemotherapy. That drew a surprised... more »
  • Questions remain for job recovery in Louisiana

    August 31, 2010 9:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After 10 months with only part-time work, New Orleans resident James Wicht finally scored a job - in a different profession, 1,200 miles away, in a town of 3,700. "You have to go where the jobs are," he said. During the 30 years Frank Loria has... more »
  • Signs of a mixed recovery along hurricane highway

    August 25, 2010 9:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. 90 is littered with reminders of Hurricane Katrina, but plenty of signs of progress can be spotted along the coastal highway five years after the storm. Many residents along the road from New Orleans to Biloxi, Miss., are mere bystanders to the region's slow but... more »
  • Michael Douglas has tumor, expects full recovery

    August 16, 2010 9:53 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Douglas has a tumor in his throat and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy. The Academy Award-winning actor's treatment is scheduled to last eight weeks. The 65-year-old Douglas says he expects to make a full recovery. He told People magazine in a statement Monday he's "very... more »
  • Oil-fouled Gulf Still Has a Long Recovery Ahead

    August 5, 2010 8:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Even after stuffing the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well with enough mud to pack down the oil, federal officials weren't ready to declare victory over the stubborn spill yet. Neither were many Gulf residents, who have agonized as engineers launched one effort after another to finally... more »
  • New Loan Program Available In Gustav/Ike Recovery Areas

    March 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The state of Louisiana is launching a $25 million "gap financing" loan program to create additional mixed-income and Permanent Supportive Housing in the 53 parishes damaged by hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008. The funding is part of $1 billion in disaster recovery Community Development... more »
  • DOTD Stimulus Projects Take Shape

    February 17, 2010 7:34 PM

    One year after President Obama signed the $787-billion Recovery Act, signs of progress in the transportation sector might be evident in the form of blueprints. According to the Recovery Act's website , The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) received $344,366,035 of the $2,509,766,876 awarded to Louisiana. More than $40-million... more »
  • Federal grant to help LTC

    February 16, 2010 8:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A $4.8 million federal Recovery Act grant is expected to help area Louisiana Technical College campuses increase the local work force. The grant award totals nearly $4.9 million and will affect more than 700 students across the LTC Greater Acadiana region's campuses in the seven-parish area.... more »
  • Specialized Training Grants Available As Part Of Recovery Act

    February 12, 2010 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced more than $225 million in health care and high growth training grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants will allow community colleges, community-based organizations, state workforce agencies and other public entities to deliver training that... more »
  • FEMA Extends Deadlines For Gustav and Ike Recovery

    December 23, 2009 5:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the Governor's request for a 12-month extension to the Direct Assistance provided for temporary housing has been granted for eligible hurricane Ike and Gustav individuals and families. The program was originally slated to end March 2010 but has... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received new equipment

    December 23, 2009 3:34 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz announced today Department Investigators have new equipment to use in their fight against crime in St. Landry Parish. Under a grant from the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the department has purchased over $12,000 dollars in specialized forensic... more »
  • DNR awarded $4.2 million for Energy Star Rebate Program

    December 3, 2009 3:03 PM

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded $4.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency and alternative energy efforts in Louisiana homes through the Energy Star Rebate program. In awarding the funding, DOE... more »
  • KATC to cover Presidential Speech at UNO

    October 15, 2009 11:31 AM

    Preparations are under way as President Barack Obama plans to speak at the UNO Rec Center today. The President will be discussing the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina and what still needs to be done four years after the storm devastated the city and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. KATC's... more »
  • FEMA Trailer Deactivation Hotline

    October 2, 2009 2:06 PM

    As Louisiana families transition from their FEMA temporary housing unit (THU) to a permanent, long term home, FEMA has an updated telephone number to assist these residents who need to have their unit deactivated. Call 1-225-389-5732. This telephone number is for FEMA temporary housing unit deactivation requests in Louisiana associated... more »
  • Vitter Issues Statement Remembering Hurricane Rita

    September 24, 2009 12:06 PM

    Vitter Issues Statement Remembering Hurricane Rita (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today issued the following statement recognizing the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Rita: "In the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, the people of southwest Louisiana showed their strength and resolve. Four years later, the recovery process continues in many... more »

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