| Jan 27, 2010
The New Orleans Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire at Jean Gordon Elementary School, located at 6101 Chatham Dr., at the corner of Robert E. Lee Blvd. shortly before 8 p.m.
NOFD personnel arrived on the scene within five minutes of being...
| Jan 29, 2010
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A compromise means new electronic parking meters in Galveston to replace hundreds damaged by Hurricane Ike will not have to be fed on Sundays.
The Galveston City Council on Thursday reversed a previous decision and voted to...
| Apr 21, 2010
State regulators have OK'd a plan from Entergy to charge Louisiana customers for $408 million in storm damage from hurricanes Gustav and Ike and for replenishment of $290 million in storm reserves.
Entergy will sell bonds to get upfront cash, and that...
| Apr 24, 2010
| 10:47 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Settlers bought bordering land in 1645 from Piamikin, chief of the Roatons. Among the many variants of the name are Roton and Noroton.
WHERE IS IT? Located in the southwest corner of the city of Norwalk, which was incorporated in...
| May 5, 2010
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Deadbeat parents in the Galveston area can forget about getting certain government money to rebuild their Hurricane Ike-damaged homes unless they pay up.
The Texas Department on Housing and Community Affairs has added an...
| May 5, 2010
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today that an existing fraud tip line is now accepting information from the public about suspected fraud associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Tips should be reported to the National Center for...
| May 13, 2010
A 53-year-old Lacombe man has been sentenced in connection with a disaster loan he and his wife applied for in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Keith Stobaugh was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and fined $1,500 following his guilty...
| May 14, 2010
The ambitious Republican governors of
Mississippi and Louisiana are a study in contrasts as an oil spill threatens coastal economies still reeling from Hurricane Katrina.
Mississippi's Haley Barbour, a well-connected former Washington lobbyist, has...
| May 19, 2010
South Florida condominium communities have been tested by hurricanes time and again, but that doesn't mean your community should let its guard down when it comes to hurricane preparedness.
For instance, your community may have monthly contracts with...
| May 22, 2010
The gooey oil washing into the maze of marshes along the Gulf Coast could prove impossible to remove, leaving a toxic stew lethal to fish and wildlife, government officials and independent scientists said.
Officials are considering some drastic and risky...
| May 26, 2010
| 8:27 AM
Citizens Property Insurance drew fire again for its no-bid contract.
Citizens has not taken well to the press coverage – dismissing it as having "inaccuracies," according to a spokeswoman. In January, Citizens Chairman Jim Malone called criticism of...