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  • Levee Nearly Complete Around Vermilion Parish School Play Video

    July 19, 2013 6:25 PM

    As we head into the peak of hurricane season and the start of a new school year. Contractors are working to complete a levee project in Vermilion Parish. The levee is to protect two schools, no strangers to flooding. Forked Island E Broussard Elementary is used to cleaning... more »
  • Citizens settlement OK'd over Katrina, Rita claims

    January 31, 2013 3:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. on Wednesday finalized a $20 million settlement related to claims handled after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, wrapping up one of two remaining storm-related settlements that have weighed on the company. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Kern Reese approved the settlement, closing... more »
  • Cameron still rebuilding from Rita and Ike

    July 2, 2012 8:29 AM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - Cameron Parish Administrator Tina Horn says she never thought it would take so long to recover from disaster. The parish was battered in 2005 by Hurricane Rita and in 2008 by Hurricane Ike. Horn says the parish is still working on a new $12.6... more »
  • Six Years After Hurricane Rita

    September 23, 2011 11:30 PM

    Six years ago Hurricane Rita hit and caused more than eleven billion dollars in damage along the gulf coast. Cody Vice is from Abbeville. He says some parts of his nieghborhood were under 5 feet of water. Rita destroyed his home and everything in it. "You get to your house... more »
  • FEMA Awards $21 Million in Projects For Louisiana

    October 26, 2010 3:26 PM

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today more than $21.8 million for 12 recovery projects in Louisiana. These federal dollars include the funding for the reconstruction, repair or content replacement for damages associated with hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The 12 projects include: · Facility Planning and Control, State of... 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 »
  • More than 1,300 Charged with Hurricane Fraud

    September 15, 2010 10:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 1,300 people have been charged in federal fraud cases related to the 2005 hurricanes in the five years since the storms struck the Gulf Coast, the Justice Department said Tuesday. A report released by the Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force says investigators have screened... more »
  • Hurricane Rita Evacuee Has Been Deemed Competent To Stand Trial

    August 18, 2010 1:43 PM

    A 56-year-old Hurricane Rita evacuee has been deemed competent to stand trial on a second-degree murder charge in the 2005 stabbing death of her sister in Lafayette. Suzanne Shirley Buckins, an evacuee from Lake Charles, has been incarcerated since her arrest for the November 2005 killing of her sister,... more »
  • FEMA Trailer Auction

    July 8, 2010 6:23 PM

    One of the biggest health concerns after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was high formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers. But since then, the fear of becoming sick in the trailers has vanished with a good bargain. 300 FEMA trailers now fill the old Evangeline Downs Race Track in Carencro. Anxious... more »
  • New Iberia street repair to begin

    November 25, 2009 3:42 PM

    The Asphalt Street Repair Project will begin on Monday, November 30, 2009 in the following areas: Rita Street Danny Street Weldon Street Bergerie Street Calhoun Street Twenty Arpent Road E. First Street Carter Street Rex Street The duration... more »
  • It's always gumbo weather for Rita Fontenot

    November 24, 2009 3:09 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - They say truckers know where the really good food is. And at least one truckstop gumbo is a definite winner. The chicken and sausage gumbo that Rita Fontenot simmers at King's Truck Stop in Port Barre was named tops in its category at the Soiree Royale... more »
  • Coastal Erosion

    November 24, 2009 9:05 AM

    Families first moved to the coast from France in 1770 drawn by the abundant resources and that life today continues to fish the coast. Louisiana is the nation's largest producer of shrimp, oysters and blue crab and fills a large part of the US fresh fish demand and 40 thousand... more »
  • Thousands in La. eligible for storm grants

    November 17, 2009 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Thousands of Louisiana residents are eligible for grants to pay for storm shutters and other hurricane protection improvements to their homes. This week, the state is mailing out applications to more than 100,000 victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita for storm mitigation grants of up... more »
  • Mom accused of punching daughter

    November 11, 2009 3:47 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) -Monroe police have arrested a 39-year-old Monroe woman on charges of cruelty to a juvenile. An arrest affidavit obtained by The News-Star said the 14-year-old daughter of Rita Fletcher accused her mom of throwing her to the ground by her hair and punching her over a $20... more »
  • Vermilion Police Jury OKs hospital repair bid

    October 20, 2009 8:21 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has accepted a low bid of $890,045 from J. Reynolds & Co. Inc., of Saginaw, Texas, to repair the roof of Abbeville General Hospital and provide wind abatement for the building. It was the lowest of 13 bids received Monday from... 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 »
  • Boustany Asks President to Include Cameron Parish

    October 2, 2009 1:24 PM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is asking President Obama to include southwest Louisiana on his upcoming trip to the Gulf Coast. The president said this week that he will visit the coast by the middle of October, thereby keeping a campaign pledge to do so within a... more »
  • Holly Beach update

    October 1, 2009 2:04 PM

    HOLLY BEACH, La. (AP) - Before two hurricanes hit in three years, a collection of modest beach houses and trailers along the Gulf known as the "Cajun Riviera" drew thousands for summer weekends of crabbing, beer drinking and kids playing in the surf. Now, the few-dozen families who do... more »
  • Governor Jindal Awards over $24 Million in Grants to St. Mary Parish

    September 21, 2009 3:29 PM

    PATTERSON - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal awarded four grants totaling $24,331,770 to St. Mary Parish that will go towards hurricane recovery, hazard mitigation and infrastructure improvements. Governor Jindal awarded the funds to local officials in a ceremonial check presentation during a townhall meeting in Patterson as part of his "Louisiana... more »

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