CDC calls for new Ebola safety guidelines

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:44
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden laid out new guidelines for health care workers when dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, including new precautions when taking off personal protective equipment.
Audit questions $13 million in Tulane Katrina aid
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:44
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says federal emergency officials should recover nearly $13 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery aid awarded to Tulane University. The report also says Louisiana officials should review more than $290 million in recovery aid given to Tulane after the 2005 storm. An Oct. 8 audit report says a contractor working on a Tulane project either overbilled or could not document $13 million…
Mother, child escape unharmed from major kitchen fire
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:20
BAKER, LA (WAFB) - A mother and her infant child are safe after a fire sparked in the kitchen and destroyed their home. According to the Brownsfield Fire Department, firefighters were called out to the 7000 block of Jupiter Street at roughly 6:44 a.m. When they arrived, the kitchen-area was completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Baker, Central and Zachary fire departments assisted and it took roughly 35 minutes to get it under control. "We…
Kerr fire destroys home, cause still unknown
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:20
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Firefighters are still working to determine the cause of a fire on Kerr Street in Scotlandville, but the home was a total loss. Firefighters responded to the fire in the 6500 block of Kerr near Monte Sano Avenue at about 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. Officials say it started in a back storage area and it took about 40 minutes to get it under control Six people were in the home…
Canada's Parliament, downtown Ottawa on lockdown after gunshots reported (video)
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:20
Police say a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman. Witnesses said the gunman entered Parliament and shots
Buffa's, Sidney Torres IV noise dispute likely headed for trial
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:20
Buffa's bar and neighbor Sidney Torres IV have been given more time to settle their long-running dispute over live music, but both sides say that the
St. Tammany Parish Councilman Jake Groby to hold Oct. 28 community meeting
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:20
St. Tammany Parish Councilman Jake Groby will hold a community meeting for his 7th District Constituents on Oct. 28 at the John Davis Community Center at
Will PSC race signal end of liberal populism in LA?
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:46
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Tropical Blog: Tropical Depression forms in southern Bay of Campeche
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:44
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Tropical Depression 9 has formed in the southern Bay of Campeche. Motion of the storm has been nearly stationary since early this morning. Forecast is calling for Tropical Storm Hanna to briefly develop before moving east and over the Yucatan later tonight or early tomorrow morning. The official forecast then calls for what ever is left to remain unorganized as it moves into the northwest Caribbean. Not a threat to…
Feds loosen eligibility for parent loan program
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students. A new regulation announced Wednesday updates the definition of adverse credit history as it pertains to the federal PLUS loan program. Under the rule, a potential borrower with overdue debt less than $2,085 is considered not to have adverse credit history. Others may still be able to participate if they pass additional steps,…
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