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  • BREC making needed repairs to Olympia Stadium Play Video

    July 28, 2017 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of taxpayer dollars are being put into fixing up Olympia Stadium. Construction crews are working around the clock to have the stadium ready before the start of football season. "They had to go in re-pour some concrete, shore up other sections, and the paint... more »
  • Repairs for three flood-damaged schools to be completed this summer

    July 18, 2017 11:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Repairs at three campuses damaged by the August 2016 flood will be completed before the start of the 2017-2018 school year, according to Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel. The three campuses, Freshwater Elementary and Northside Elementary in Denham Springs, and Springfield High School will be... more »
  • Parts of I-10 east to close for first weekend of June

    May 23, 2017 11:02 AM

    SORRENTO – Both eastbound lanes on I-10 will be closed for the first weekend of June. According to DOTD, the closure will start Friday, June 2 at 9 p.m. and will last until 5 a.m. Monday, June 5 where I-10 intersects with Airline Highway. The closure is needed to... more »
  • Contractor admits spending elderly customer's money, arrested

    May 6, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Mississippi contractor was arrested after he admitted spending over $2,000 an elderly person gave him to complete repairs. According to arrest records, on April 20, a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was informed of the case. The victim, who is over... more »
  • Help wanted: Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics

    April 15, 2017 1:41 PM

    FARGO, N.D. - With the number of commercial drones expected to soar into the millions in the next few years, it spells opportunity for avionics shops and budding drone mechanics who could secure lucrative careers repairing aircraft. And it won't take a four-year college degree. A community college in northwestern... more »
  • UPDATE: O'Neal Lane bridge over Jones Creek reopens Saturday

    February 21, 2017 3:43 PM

    UPDATE: DOTD announced Friday that the bridge on O'Neal Lane over Jones Creek will reopen to traffic at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Officials warned that there is still construction happening in the area. Original Story below: BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials announced Tuesday that the... more »
  • Charges refused against contractor accused of fraud

    February 10, 2017 4:51 PM

    UPDATE: District Attorney Ricky Babin said charges against Gregory Gager have been refused and his bond was returned. Babin said the there was not enough evidence to pursue charges. Original story from Feb. 10, 2017: ASCENSION PARISH – A South Carolina contractor was arrested for fraud... more »
  • 2 On Your Side gets man motor replacement for broken down car Play Video

    January 26, 2017 7:03 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A man's car broke down weeks after he bought it from Carmax and the warranty company said it wouldn't pay for the repairs. Stephen Parks says his car needs a new motor. He bought the 2012 Kia Forte at the end of August. Parks and his wife... more »
  • Homeowner tired of patchwork on street, wants permanent fix Play Video

    January 24, 2017 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A homeowner says her street is full of holes and patches. She's been searching for a permanent fix to smooth out the drive. Josephine Washington has lived on Shelley Street for 36 years. After calling on the City-Parish too many times to count, she called 2... more »
  • Parts of Bluebonnet Blvd to be closed on Jan. 14

    January 12, 2017 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Parts of Bluebonnet Boulevard will be closed on Saturday due to water line repairs. According to the Department of Transportation and Development, Bluebonnet will be closed in the northbound direction at World Ministry Avenue. The closure will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Jan.... more »
  • Denham Springs High campus repairs to be complete by Jan. 5 Play Video

    December 1, 2016 6:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Workers are putting in their last efforts to finish the repairs of five Livingston Parish schools that were flooded during August. After three months of restoring and rebuilding, progress has been made. "We're working on a temporary fix which would include putting the flooring back in, putting doors... more »
  • Officials report 8,000 homes repaired through Shelter at Home

    November 18, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials report that almost 8,000 homes have been repaired through the Shelter at Home Program following August’s historic flooding. “We are vigorously attempting to bring families back to their homes by the holidays,” a statement released Friday said. Officials report that another 1,900 homes... more »
  • Repairs to flood-damage graves completed in Ascension Parish

    November 10, 2016 10:07 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials say a Gonzales-based tomb company has completed the restoration or re-interment of 60 graves disturbed in the August floods. The historic high water affected eight graveyards in the Prairieville, Sorrento, St. Amant and Galvez areas. Some caskets were sent floating into the water in St.... more »
  • FEMA offering free tips for repairing post-flood homes

    October 31, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA is offering free information at area home-improvement stores about repairing or rebuilding homes damaged in the August flood. Representatives will answer questions and offer home-improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people who prefer "do-it-yourself"... more »
  • More than 5,000 homes receive repairs through Shelter at Home program

    October 27, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE – More than 5,000 homes have received temporary repairs through the Shelter at Home program, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announced. A total of 5,195 homes have been completed and another 4,480 repairs are taking place with 21,552 people signed up for the... 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 »
  • More than 800 Central flood-damaged homes gone unreported Play Video

    October 13, 2016 10:04 PM

    CENTRAL - Central has posted a list of 800 homes with damage worth more than 50 percent of the value of their home, gone without being reported to various government agencies. Two months after the flood, some homeowners say there are various reasons they have not reported the damage to... more »
  • Ascension rental properties can receive FEMA assistance for lease and repair

    October 6, 2016 10:18 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH – Rental properties in Ascension Parish can now receive FEMA assistance for lease and repairs. FEMA's "Multi-Lease and Repair Program" offers direct temporary housing assistance to eligible applicants who are unable to receive housing assistance due to lack of resources. "Because there is such a shortage... more »
  • Twin Oaks Elementary works to repair damage from flood Play Video

    August 31, 2016 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Major restoration is under way at 12 East Baton Rouge schools that were impacted by the recent flood, but Twin Oaks Elementary is on the fast track to get students back as soon as possible. The elementary school received a foot and a half of flood... more »
  • Ascension Parish waives permit fees for flood damage repairs

    August 29, 2016 4:59 PM

    GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced that parish residents and business owners who are repairing damage from the flood will not be charged for a permit. "If you've had flood damage and you have work to do that does require a permit, there will be no charge... more »
  • Denham Springs sets guidelines for building repair permits

    August 23, 2016 9:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The City of Denham Springs released a statement regarding permits for repairs to structures following the recent flood events. City officials reminded everyone that the first step in the process is to remove all wet materials and let the building dry out. After “gutting” the structure,... more »
  • Cleanup underway in New Orleans after tornado causes damage

    August 5, 2016 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cleanup is underway after a tornado and high winds caused damage in several New Orleans neighborhoods. City crews were out early Friday morning removing debris from streets and sidewalks. National Weather Service meteorologist Gavin Phillips says an EF0 tornado packing 80 mph winds cut a ½-mile path... more »
  • Crews inspect State Capitol ahead of exterior repair project

    June 20, 2016 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team spent Monday afternoon inspecting the Louisiana State Capitol’s exterior as part of an ongoing waterproofing project. Officials said they’ve yet to establish a timeframe for reopening the front of the building where the most substantial portions of the work will need to be completed.... more »
  • Livingston Parish street repairs in second phase Play Video

    June 14, 2016 6:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A series of roads in Denham Springs are soon to get a face lift. Residents of Denham Springs say that the streets are not only bad in the parish, but dangerous for drivers. "If you come through it'll mess up your front end, it's just ridiculous," Paul... more »
  • FEMA urges flood victims not to wait to begin repairs

    March 25, 2016 8:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging Louisiana residents whose homes were damaged during recent floods not to wait for a FEMA inspector before beginning to clean up and conduct repairs. FEMA spokeswoman Deanna Frazier said in a news release that those with flooded property should take... more »
  • Southern football player among students wanting to fund infrastucture, not campus beautification Play Video

    March 16, 2016 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University students are concerned about funding a project designed to "beautify" the campus, while other parts of the grounds are still in need of repair. Jaguar running-back Lenard Tillery, is among the critics of "The Gateway Project." He wrote an opinion piece criticizing the plan ,... more »
  • 144-year-old church gets major repairs Play Video

    December 3, 2015 6:29 PM

    BAYOU GOULA - St. Paul Church is coming back to life. Built in 1871, the historical landmark was damaged during Hurricane Gustav in 2008. That prompted the Friends of St. Paul Church Organization to get working on putting together a comeback for the church. Wednesday, workers reinstalled the... more »
  • Work crews ahead of schedule on Southern bridge Play Video

    August 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is getting ready for the fall semester, steadily working to complete a bridge that's been out for nearly a year. The bridge collapsed last year after it was discovered that the piping was old and water had washed away dirt from the foundation. "There... more »
  • Local mechanics busy with air conditioning repairs Play Video

    August 11, 2015 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mechanic shops have been working around the clock on air conditioning units in cars as temperatures in the Capital Area soar. Most mechanics say they've been working on about eight to ten cars each day as demand rises to meet the mercury in those thermometers. "When... more »
  • Stretch of 'Old 51' closed for repairs

    July 22, 2015 8:50 PM

    RUDDOCK - Old U.S. 51 is closed south of Tangipahoa Parish and into St. John the Baptist so crews can do emergency roadway repairs. The highway is a scenic thoroughfare between Ponchatoula, Manchac and LaPlace. It runs parallel to the elevated portion of I-55. The road closed between... more »
  • Second Bridge on Port Hudson Pride Road closed

    June 11, 2015 12:45 PM

    ZACHARY - City workers closed a second bridge on Port Hudson Pride Road near Zachary Thursday. The Department of Public Works closed the Port Hudson Pride Road Bridge over Indian Bayou for emergency repair. Earlier this week, officials also closed a bridge on the same road over the... more »
  • Pirates closing for summer

    March 10, 2015 7:51 PM

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA- Visitors to Disney World in Orlando won't be seeing Captain Jack Sparrow this summer. The popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride will close from mid-May through the end of September for a routine refurbishment. Disney say the repairs are not safety related. The ride was also... more »
  • DPW builds wrong speed bumps in neighborhood Play Video

    February 24, 2015 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Newly installed speed bumps are already needing repairs on a few streets in one neighborhood since cars are scraping the top of them. The Department of Public Works installed more than five in the Inniswold community after residents asked for them. They complained drivers, using the... more »
  • Old Perkins Road repairs, may hold some drivers up Play Video

    January 4, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Old Perkins Road will undergo construction this week, meaning at times the road will be down to one lane in each direction. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said the project will begin Monday and go through Thursday. Lane closures will take place in the... more »
  • Emergency bridge repairs ordered in W. Feliciana Play Video

    September 12, 2014 6:36 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Emergency repairs were made just in time to a bridge in West Feliciana, after state inspectors found rotting support timbers. The bridge just north of Saint Francisville on Island road was in danger of collapse. Crews were given just 24 hours to repair the damage. ... more »
  • Final phase of Huey P Long Bridge repair begins

    September 3, 2014 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials announced the beginning of the final phase of painting and structural steel repairs to the U.S. 190 Mississippi River Bridge on Wednesday morning. The bridge, officially called the Huey P. Long Bridge, connects Baton Rouge with Port Allen and is commonly called the... more »
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    July 28, 2014 1:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that beginning in 2006 Southwest made "extreme makeover" alterations to eliminate potential... more »

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