Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:29:03 GMT
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.According to reports, Zebulun Kennedy, 25, charged the deputy, knocked him to the ground and continued attacking him. The deputy drewMore >>
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
MORGAN CITY, LA (WAFB) -
The Cajun Coast Welcome Center in St. Mary Parish that started sinking into the swamp last year will now be repaired. Officials say it is expected to be open by July 2013.
On June 14, 2012, the Welcome Center was less than six weeks from completion when a painter noticed a crack in the sheet rock. A contractor was made aware of the problem and then everyone was told to get out of the building. That is when it started to sink.
When looking at the building, you could see a dip in the middle and a crack in the chimney.
Officials said the 16,000 square-foot building sank about five feet. The building was engineered according to soil samples taken at the site, but at the end of the day, it was built on a swamp.
Less than seven months later, the paperwork for the settlement of the foundation failure and a signed contract to fix the facility has been completed. Expert House Movers will lift the building, fix the foundation, and make any repairs needed to get the building ready for use.
The parties involved reached an agreement to fund the nearly $3.4 million needed to elevate, reconstruct and finish the Welcome Center. $3.1 million comes from contributions from the various insurers, and $260,000 which remained in the budget for the work which was unfinished prior to the foundation failure.
Selective demolition to the building began Wednesday and the project is expected to be completed by July 2013. The center sits at the Martin Luther King exit near an elevated portion of U.S. Highway 90 in Morgan City.