Two people burned to death after their car veered off the road crashed into a high voltage utility pole, according to Gretna police.
It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Gretna Blvd. The crash shut down the eastbound lanes of the roadway from Lafayette St. to Bell Chasse Hwy.
Police say they believe speed was a factor in the crash.
It took several hours for police to get the bodies out of the car.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two of the lawyers who sued Jefferson Parish over its disaster "doomsday plan" say they think the verdict and jurors' questions indicate confusion - and they think some of the judge's answers are grounds for a possible appeal.
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The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that the agency issued $103,842,960 in Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits in the 21 parishes approved for assistance since Hurricane Isaac.
September 11-- The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that hours have been extended at both the University of New Orleans (UNO) Lakefront Arena and the Alario Center, and additional computers and staff have been brought in to process applications beginning at 6 a.m. and extending until 10 p.m. or when capacity of applicants is reached on site that can be processed by 10 p.m.
Sept. 10--The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has requested and received approval by the USDA to extend the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) for residents of Orleans and Jefferson parishes.
DCFS has also requested an extension for St. John and Plaquemines parishes and is awaiting word from the USDA for approval.
The extension was requested for Orleans and Jefferson due to the large populations of the two parishes and the number of residents applying for DSNAP benefits, while the request for St. John and Plaquemines parishes was because of the impact to the parish.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross and food banks in Louisiana are seeking donations to help replenish the food supplies and other resources they have been providing throughout Southeast Louisiana to people and communities hit by Hurricane Isaac.
The Red Cross, which partners with food banks and other relief organizations, also is seeking donations. Red Cross volunteers will be taking donations Saturday at the LSU football game. Gifts also can be made at www.redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Checks may be made out to American Red Cross.