BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges. Police says the former center's director of facilities allegedlymore>>
Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges.more>>
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Marrero. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Thursday in the 6600 block of 14th Street. Officers arriving on the scenemore>>
Police have identified the victim in Thursday's deadly shooting in Marrero. Police say Terry Holden, 47, was shot and killed Thursday morning.more>>
New Orleans, La. - Louisiana property owners with flood insurance whose homes or businesses were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 30 days to file claims for their flood-related losses.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) usually requires claims to be reported within 60 days from the date of loss. An extension has been granted to allow for take into account the extra time it took people some people to return due to infrastructure damage and high floodwaters.
With the extension, residents now have 90 days from the date of their loss to submit a claim. Hurricane Isaac made first landfall in Louisiana on August 28th, with heavy rainfall and flooding occurring within several days before and after it hit. For this reason the date of loss varies for property owners.
"We understand people are ready to make progress on their rebuilding plans, but there is information to gather to document the loss," said Federal Coordinating Officer Gerard M. Stolar of FEMA. "We hope this extension gives them a little peace of mind that they'll have time to get their claims turned in."
Since Isaac made landfall, the NFIP has paid out nearly $255 million on 8,528 claims in Louisiana. The program is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Policyholders with questions about flood insurance or concerns about their claims may call FEMA's Hurricane Isaac Flood Insurance Call Center. The toll-free number is 1-866-331-1679. Help is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional information is available at www.floodsmart.gov.
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked robber who held him and his wife at gunpoint. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive. Policemore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.more>>
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The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on bymore>>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
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