Louisiana News

300 Homes, Buildings Damaged by Tornadoes in Louisiana

Though tornadoes were reported in Arkansas, Lousiana and Texas over the Easter weekend, in the South Central region, northern Louisiana bore the brunt of the storm system that swept across the South on Sunday. The weather service reported multiple tornadoes …

Louisiana Approved to Spend $1.2B in Flood Aid

Louisiana can soon start spending $1.2 billion in federal cash to fortify communities against future flood risks, after the governor’s office announced Friday that federal officials have approved the state’s plan for the funds. The dollars, overseen by the U.S. …

5,000 And Counting in Louisiana’s Medical Marijuana Program

Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation said Monday. John …

Lawsuit Alleges Louisiana Restaurant Pressured Servers to Perform Unpaid Work

Three former table servers are suing owners and managers of an iconic Louisiana restaurant, claiming managers pressured them to work for no pay. The Advocate reported the lawsuit against The Chimes was filed last week in federal court in Baton …

Louisiana House Gives Nod to Medical Marijuana Inhaler Bill

Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients would be able to inhale cannabis, if senators agree to a proposal that won overwhelming support from lawmakers in the House. Rep. Ted James, a Baton Rouge Democrat, says his bill shouldn’t be seen as an …

Congress OKs Disaster Fix to Aid Louisiana Flood Victims

Legislation headed to President Donald Trump’s desk could help thousands of Louisiana flood victims. The U.S. Senate gave final passage this week to a package of federal disaster policy changes, included in a bill authorizing spending for federal aviation programs. …

Southwest Louisiana Considering Bike-Sharing Programs

Southwest Louisiana officials are looking at bike-sharing. Bike-sharing programs use computers and GPS to track bicycles, rented through a smartphone app by the hour or half-hour. Baton Rouge and St. Tammany Parish are investigating whether to start such programs. New …

Restrictions on Cellphones While Driving Not Being Added in Louisiana

Louisiana will not be enacting a ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving. A House-backed proposal stalled in the Senate, and the regular session ended Friday without action on the bill, killing it. Rep. Mike Huval, a Breaux Bridge Republican, …

Louisiana Citizens Opens Search for Catastrophe Service Vendors

New Catastrophe Services contracts are expected to secure over 600 Adjusters as part of the company’s ongoing Catastrophe preparedness and response to large claim volume events. Baton Rouge, LA, January 22, 2018– Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (‘LCPIC’), today announced …

Needs of Flood-Damaged Small Businesses in Louisiana Sought in Survey

Louisiana’s flood recovery program is trying to determine the needs of flood-damaged companies by asking small businesses to fill out a statewide survey. The small business survey is expected to take about 10 minutes to complete and doesn’t require supporting …