BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence shelters across Louisiana are facing their second budget cut in the last few months.
The Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services have proposed a cut of $1.4 million to domestic violence services. If approved, shelters would be operating with 40 percent less funding... more »
BATON ROUGE- Area shelters are starting to see an increase in people needing a place to sleep, and have had to turn people away because there is not enough room.
"If it wasn't for here, I'd be out on the street," said Lois Ellsworth.
For two months, she's... more »
BATON ROUGE, La.- Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest round of budget cuts are falling on shelters that take in battered women and other domestic violence prevention providers. The reductions were made to help close a $166 million midyear budget deficit. The Advocate reports that funding for family violence prevention and intervention... more »
GONZALES - Emergency officials in Ascension Parish announced evacuation shelters would open tomorrow morning for people in the parish.
Director Rick Webre of the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said the shelters at Donaldsonville High School and Dutchtown High School will open at 5 a.m. Tuesday.... more »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Winds are pushing a raging Colorado Springs wildfire back toward where homes burned a night earlier, as crews fight to save the U.S. Air Force Academy and houses that had escaped damage. Incident commander Rich Harvey said Wednesday that winds have been shifting since the fire... more »
Officials in Saint Tammany Parish, along with the American Red Cross, are opening a couple of shelters tonight, due to the expected freezing temperatures.
The shelters are located at the First Baptist Church in Mandeville, and Northside Baptist Church in Slidell.
The National Weather Service warns that an... more »