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  • CATS says they're making good on 2-year-old promises Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System claims they are finally making good on promises made two years ago. Voters approved raising $10 million, hoping for big changes from the cash strapped bus system. They were promised shorter wait times, express lines to the airport and universities, new... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish opens warming shelters

    January 28, 2014 2:47 PM

    TANGIPAHOA- The current winter storm, along with the probability of wide spread power outages, has caused officials in Tangipahoa Parish to open three warming shelters. Beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, residents can head to the gym at Kentwood High Magnet School, Amite Westside Middle School and Hammond Junior High... more »
  • Domestic violence shelters facing more budget cuts Play Video

    March 26, 2013 5:47 PM

    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 »
  • Shelters seeing an increase in people needing help

    January 28, 2013 8:52 PM

    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 »
  • Budget cuts hit domestic violence programs

    January 4, 2013 11:35 AM

    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 »
  • Ascension shelters opening Tuesday morning

    August 27, 2012 5:15 PM

    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 »
  • Wildfire victims crowd shelters as fight continues

    June 27, 2012 5:57 PM

    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 »
  • St. Tammany Parish opens freeze shelters

    January 4, 2010 1:59 PM

    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 »

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