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  • City-Parish urging residents to check contractors are licensed

    October 14, 2016 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE – City-Parish officials are urging residents to use licensed contractors and to check their credentials before they perform their construction work as repairs and rebuilding are in full swing following the August flood. To determine whether or not a contractor is licensed, residents can go to the... more »
  • Louisiana offers scholarships for contractors in flood areas

    September 7, 2016 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Contractors in parts of Louisiana affected by recent flooding can qualify for a limited number of scholarships when registering for a new program to help small construction companies grow. The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute will help people with small and emerging construction companies learn industry basics, including... more »
  • What to know about debris organizing and pickup

    August 22, 2016 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This past weekend, many homeowners started to gut their homes, piling items and soiled possessions at the curb. "It looks like a bomb went off," said Jason Myer about the cleanup in his neighborhood. The debris will be going to multiple landfills across the area.... more »
  • Iberville Parish courthouse to close amid upgrades

    July 26, 2016 11:21 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Courthouse is shutting down for about 12 days beginning Tuesday as contractors make $3.1 million in upgrades to the building's air conditioning system. Parish officials have had to line up temporary quarters for several agencies now housed at the courthouse, including Parish President J. Mitchell... more »
  • Audit: Oversight of La. veteran homes needs improvement

    August 17, 2015 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit found the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs didn't properly address deficiencies at its five veteran homes or adequately monitor contractors who provide services. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office reviewed the oversight of veteran homes in Bossier City, Jackson, Jennings, Monroe and Reserve. These facilities... more »
  • Council settles with firm, details not released

    January 22, 2015 10:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In a tie-breaking vote, the council approved settling a lawsuit with Parish President Layton Ricks' former employer, Alvin Fairburn and Associates . The suit is over numerous issues, including money the company says it is owed for debris removal following Hurricane Gustav. FEMA has refused to pay... more »
  • Another twist in Livingston's debris saga

    December 17, 2014 10:43 PM

    LIVINGSTON- The long, drawn out court battle on who should get paid for Hurricane Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish took another twist Wednesday. A federal judge ruled that engineering firm Alvin Fairburn and Associates can sue the parish for work the company said it performed following the September... more »
  • Obama signs order on contractor labor violations

    July 31, 2014 1:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says federal contractors that violate labor laws shouldn't get a competitive advantage over companies that play by the rules. Obama is signing an executive order requiring contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes. The order requires companies to disclose labor violations when... more »
  • Livingston's uneasy future because of Gustav debris Play Video

    July 2, 2014 10:30 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish leaders are not sure what the future holds dealing with handling Gustav debris cleanup since arbitrators ruled in FEMA's favor. Following a week-long hearing in May, the group released Monday the federal government should not cover $59 million in costs related to the 2008 storm. The... more »
  • Road work sends drivers over the edge Play Video

    July 1, 2014 10:40 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Contractors are advising drivers to avoid La. 73 in Ascension Parish at all cost due to massive repairs underway. Drivers in Ascension Parish claim they are falling off the highway because of the road construction that started in the fall of 2011. "I didn't have enough... more »
  • 60,000 jobs needed in Louisiana through 2015 Play Video

    June 10, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 60,000 jobs are needed in Louisiana, by next year. The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced the top industries for job growth in the state, construction and engineering are at the top of that list. Through 2015, those two industries alone are expected to grow by... more »
  • Former Plaquemines sheriff gets 46 months, $10K

    July 3, 2013 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Plaquemines Parish sheriff Irvin "Jiff" Hingle must spend nearly four years in prison and pay a $10,000 fine for taking bribes from a jail construction contractor. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance on Wednesday rejected Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Chester's request for a 31-month sentence on the... more »
  • Home builder booked with felony theft

    February 7, 2013 6:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a Baton Rouge home builder accused of failing to pay more than 30 subcontractors more than $528,000 on four home building projects in 2012. Quinn Martin, was booked Tuesday on 54 counts of misapplication of payments by a contractor and four counts of felony... more »

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