Washington, D.C. - A new law should help prevent a problem that's become a big hassle for some homeowners who decided to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.
According to our partners at CityBusiness, President Obama has signed into a law a bill that toughens safety standards for imported drywall. The new law limits the amount of sulfur that can be present in drywall used in the United States. The same law requires drywall to have labels that can be traced to its manufacturer.
It took months for hurricane victims who rebuilt their homes to notice their new drywall was corroding wiring in their houses. A federal judge is working to determine the fairness of five separate settlements over toxic drywall lawsuits. The settlements are worth about $1.1 billion.
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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