New study finds Louisiana has worst lawsuit climate in US; not good news for business
Posted on 9/13/2017 2:19:00 AM.
A new study finds that Louisiana's lawsuit climate is the worst in the nation, and also showed this ranking is not good when it comes to attracting new businesses. Harold Kim is the executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. He says the survey found that 85% of company attorneys said a state's lawsuit climate is likely to impact decision making.
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Edwards' administration starts legal process to remove operator of 2 north Louisiana hospitals
Posted on 9/12/2017 3:41:00 PM.
The Edwards administration has started the legal process to remove BRF as the operator of the state’s safety net hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says a letter has been sent to Shreveport-based BRF that gives them 45 days to correct various problems.
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Calcasieu Parish starts to recover after Tropical Storm Harvey
Posted on 9/12/2017 10:59:00 AM.

Recovery is underway in Calcasieu Parish after Tropical Storm Harvey left major flood damage in some areas. Dick Gremillion, Director of the Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says while the destruction is not as bad as Texas, 800 to a thousand structures in Calcasieu sustained water damage. He says they are waiting to see if they will be declared a Federal Disaster Area.

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Shreveport City Council to vote today whether to move forward with multi-use sports complex
Posted on 9/12/2017 1:46:00 AM.
The Shreveport City Council is slated to vote today on whether or not to move forward with the necessary steps to build a more than $100 million dollar mixed-use complex along the Cross-Bayou Corridor. It's expected this would solidify the efforts of the city to attract the New Orleans Pelicans' development league.
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Saints drop season opener in Minnesota
Posted on 9/11/2017 9:40:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
Another Saints season is off to a rough start, as the Black and Gold lost to Minnesota 29-19 on Monday night. New Orleans had trouble scoring touchdowns after getting into the redzone and Vikings Quarterback Sam Bradford picked apart the Saints defense for 346 yards and three touchdowns.
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4 firetrucks Louisiana donated to NYFD after 9-11 are still in use
Posted on 9/11/2017 8:27:00 PM.

After 9-11 , former Governor Mike Foster started the "Bucks for Trucks" campaign, where Louisianans donated money to purchase a new firetruck for the New York City Fire Department.

Enough money was raised to build four firetrucks at Ferrera Fire Apparatus in Livingston Parish. Former owner, Chris Ferrera says 1.2 million dollars was raised and all of the trucks are still in use 16 years later.   
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