News

Social Dress New Orleans / flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

The controversy over how the pumps operated in the city of New Orleans during the weekend flooding event is not over. The city council called a meeting just before Sewerage & Water Board Executive Director Cedric Grant announced his retirement saying he’d learned his staff hadn’t been honest about the event. The board’s Superintendent, Joe Becker, said that the system is not designed to handle that much rain in a short period of time.

KEDM Roots Revival has announced the  lineup for our show.  The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday night August 10 at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom and features many of the areas most prominent musical acts. A $5 cover charge will benefit 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. 

Scheduled to perform are: Doug Duffey, Brian Sivils and Kirby Rambin, Kenny Bill Stinson, Blues Heals, Josh Madden, Amy Schmitt Madden, Toby Trayler , Jig The Alien, Joel Jordon Astro Motel, Twin City Roots,Hadacol Choir, Monty Russell, and General Patterson.

Selbe Lynn / Flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon and Attorney General Jeff Landry are encouraging Louisiana automotive shoppers to be proactive vehicle consumers.

 

On August 3, 2017, a federal grand jury in San Francisco returned a superseding indictment charging Marcus Etienne, a.k.a. Hitler, Elizabeth Gobert, Craig Marshall, and Mario Robinson, with racketeering, murder, and conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The indictment was unsealed today.  

Extra Zebra / Flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A man in Caddo Parish has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly fatally shooting his neighbor’s dachshund, because he thought it was an alligator.

Caddo Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Bobby Herring says the owners of the dog discovered their pet, Chloe, was missing and she was found in the yard of Tommy Collinsworth Jr’s residence.

Herring says the 11-year-old dog has never been aggressive and did no damage to Collinsworth’s property. He says the dog was found in the pond with multiple gunshot wounds.

Emerald McIntyre / ULM Photo Services

The University of Louisiana at Monroe 2017-18 academic and athletic year takes off with The Pursuit, Thursday Aug. 24 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

The Pursuit is named for the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk pursuit fighter planes flown by Gen. Claire Lee Chennault and the Flying Tigers in World War II. ULM’s Warhawk mascot was inspired by Chennault and his group of pilots and planes.

 Some New Orleans officials say they're not satisfied with the city's response to weekend flooding, after heavy rainfall overwhelmed the city's pump stations

. Local news media report Council President Jason Williams says the council will meet Tuesday to seek answers about the pumping system. Some neighborhoods saw between 8 and 10 inches (20 and 25 centimeters) of rain over a few hours Saturday. City officials said that was too much for the Sewerage & Water Board's 24 pump stations to cope with even though all were operating.

Authorities in Louisiana say a man suspected of dealing drugs tried to flee undercover detectives, ramming an unmarked sheriff's vehicle and then jumping into a canal.

Once he was in the water, he stopped resisting and started yelling for help, saying he can't swim. A detective jumped into the canal and brought him to shore.

News outlets report detectives found suspected crack cocaine, more than $2,000 in cash and two pistols in the wrecked car of 31-year-old Kyle Anderson. A woman in his car was injured and hospitalized.

Lafayette, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a man living in Oregon was sentenced Thursday to 300 months in prison for sexually assaulting and torturing a woman who he had a child with and who engaged in prostitution.

 

Katy Tresedder / flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

The City of Ruston is excited to announce that it has been awarded $9,000 from Keep Louisiana Beautiful to help fund a campaign to promote the city’s curbside recycling program.

The campaign, “Go Green, Ruston!,” is intended to help educate the community about the city’s voluntary recycling program, which launched in January. The city’s recycling program is available at a cost of $10 per month for weekly pickup to city residents and to 4,000 residents living immediately outside city limits.

Pages