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Lafourche Parish Declares State of Emergency

With Hurricane Ida approaching the Gulf Coast, Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph has declared a State of Emergency for the Parish of Lafourche, effective at 7:00 A.M. this morning, Monday, November 9, 2009.

No Delays Expected at BR Airport

As Hurricane Ida continues to move in the Gulf of Mexico, forecast models predict a minimal impact to the Baton Rouge area. Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport expects to remain fully operational during this event.

Tracking Ida: Latest Forecast

...IDA MOVING SLOWER...CENTER APPROACHING THE NORTHERN GULF COAST... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA EASTWARD TO THE AUCILLA RIVER FLORIDA...INCLUDING NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN. IDA IS MOVING TOWA

LA Emergency Preparedness Officials Watching Ida

BATON ROUGE – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues to track Hurricane Ida as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico.

Governor Jindal Declares State of Emergency for Ida

BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following executive proclamation declaring a state of emergency as a result of the forecasted conditions of Hurricane Ida. STATE OF EMERGENCY - HURRICANE IDA: WHEREAS, the Louisiana Homela

Pointe Coupee Farmers Closely Watch Mississippi River

There's been more rainfall than usual this year. Farmers in the Morganza/Forebay area believe it's only a matter of days before the Mississippi spills over the levee. Flooding in the spring already ruined 16 thousand acres and this year's crops.

Baker Now On Board For Capital Improvement Plan

City leaders in Baker are now on board for Mayor Kip Holden's 877 million dollar tax plan. Up until recently, Baker didn't want to be part of the bond issue because it would increase taxes for residents.

Former NBA star responds to double shooting

A former NBA star is speaking out tonight after two people were shot at his Gonzales home during a halloween party. Police responded to shots fired at John "Hotrod" Williams' house last Saturday. When detectives arrived, they say people were fi

Memorial for Late Governor Treen

Hundreds turned out for a memorial service Monday morning at the State Capitol. Friends and relatives of late Governor David Treen called him a statesman... and a very important part of Louisiana history.

Unemployed and No One Wants To Train Him

Chris Cheramie has been unemployed for six months and can not find a job. He wants to be trained so he can go back into the workforce.