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  • TWG Contractors, owned by man arrested in 3 parishes for contractor fraud, gets licenses revoked

    July 19, 2017 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Residential Contractors Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors revoked three licenses from TWG, LLC. The owner of the company, Michael Simmers, has been arrested several times in at least three different parishes for contractor fraud. The company's commercial, residential and home improvement... more »
  • Contractors facing fraud charges, still working Play Video

    April 18, 2017 6:46 PM

    GONZALES - Some Louisiana contractors are still open even after employees or company owners have been arrested for fraud. Their customers don't think that's right. Mark and Deb Landry say they're angry because the company they've filed charges against is still up and running. "TWG is still running... more »
  • Homeowners out thousands, sued by contractor that did little work Play Video

    March 8, 2017 6:42 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - There's an investigation into a contractor based out of Denham Springs. Multiple flood victims tell 2 On Your Side the company TWG Contractors appears to be signing onto jobs, taking payment and not completing the work. Jerry and Donna Baxter have lived in their Prairieville home for... more »
  • LSU to begin search for contractors to grow medical marijuana Play Video

    February 3, 2017 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will begin taking offers from contractors to produce marijuana for the state for medical purposes. The marijuana-growing operation is estimated to cost $10 million and will be paid for by the contractor. "We're looking for somebody who will be able to provide the quality... more »
  • 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 »

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