Twenty-five years ago many Louisianans were dealing with the devastation left by Hurricane Andrew. Halen Doughty has more…
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Governor John Bel Edwards says Louisiana is not out of the woods when it comes to Tropical Storm Harvey. Jeff Palermo explains why…
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The Shreveport City Council will consider next month a proposal to build a 30 million dollar sports complex downtown. Emelie Gunn has more…
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Twenty-five years ago today, Louisiana was recovering from the destruction left by one of the most devastating storms in US history. Hurricane Andrew caused flooding and spawned tornadoes across south Louisiana after making landfall near Morgan City on August 26. Mayor Boo Grizzaffi recalls waking up to the wreckage.
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Property damage from Andrew reached $150 million in St. Mary Parish alone. Grizzaffi says in the weeks that followed, many remained without power, their homes flooded and no means to replace what was lost. He says everyone came together to try and rebuild, but many did not know where to begin.
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Grizzaffi says the recovery in Morgan City was fairly quick because having a local power plant enabled them to restore power right away. He says the rebuilding took longer because residents relied on outside work and materials since almost everything in the town was a total loss.
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Governor John Bel Edwards says Louisiana is not out of the woods yet when it comes to Tropical Storm Harvey. Edwards asks residents to stay vigilant and pay attention to local news reports. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Harvey will eventually move towards Louisiana…
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Keim says rainfall from Harvey is Louisiana’s biggest threat….
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Keim says a good portion of Louisiana’s coast, along with southwest and central Louisiana are under a flash flood watch for the next several days…
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With Louisiana in a state of emergency due to Harvey, the Attorney General’s Office warns consumers to be wary of price gouging. Deputy Director of Public Protection Mike Dupree says once the governor declares a state of emergency, price gouging laws go into effect. He says these laws prevent businesses from hiking prices to make a quick buck.
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Dupree says that does not include price changes like a few cents increase for a gallon of gas, which could go up due to the market. But he says if the price of emergency supplies spikes overnight, consumers should be suspicious.
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Price gouging within five days of a declaration is a crime punishable by a $500 fine and up to five years in prison. Dupree says unfortunately, officials see this often during disasters. He encourages anyone who suspects a business of price gouging to report it immediately.
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The Shreveport City Council will soon consider a proposal to construct a 30-million dollar sports complex in the downtown area. The goal of the complex, which would be right next to a proposed mixed use development site, is to lure the New Orleans Pelicans G-League team to the arena. Local banker Rich Holland says different entities are now gathering their plans for presentation.
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There is also talk of the facility being used as a practice facility for the New Orleans Saints. Holland says the over 100 million dollar mixed development site would be privately funded by Birmingham based Corporate Reality. Holland says this would bring great benefits to Shreveport.
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Some individuals and organizations are not pleased with this proposal, like the local police department. Holland says in 2006, the Saints were in Shreveport for a preseason game and it was great for the economy. He says there will be no additional direct taxes placed on Caddo Parish residents.
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For the second straight preseason game, the Saints defense did not allow an offensive touchdown. The Saints held the Texans to 246 total yards and 13 first downs in a 13-0 victory over Houston on Saturday night. Defensive End Cam Jordan says they are cultivating the right mentality…
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The last three seasons the Saints ranked near the bottom of the NFL, but they’ve looked much better so far in this preseason. On Saturday night, the defense had four sacks. Coach Sean Payton says it was good to see…
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LSU is scheduled to play BYU this Saturday, but athletic director Joe Alleva doubts it can be played in Houston. Alleva says a number of alternate locations are being considered and a decision should be made early this week.
First year offensive coordinator Matt Canada will likely decide to give the ball to running back Derius Guice a lot this season. Guice has rushed for 18-hundred yards and 18 touchdowns during his career at LSU. Canada says the Baton Rouge product should have another terrific season…
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Wide receiver is a question mark on LSU’s offense. DJ Chark is the only proven wideout on the team and Canada is anxious to see who else will step up…
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