LAFAYETTE, La., Nov. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A $287,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to Goodwill Industries of Acadiana Housing Corp. will allow the nonprofit to rehabilitate Maison De Goodwill Apartments, a popular senior living apartment complex in central Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and IBERIABANK awarded Goodwill Industries the AHP grant.
"This grant is evidence of Lafayette's strong community institutions, and I congratulate Goodwill Industries of Acadiana on the receipt of these funds for this needed project," said Lafayette Parish President Joey Durel.
(CNN) -- Police in Phoenix, Arizona, found a horrific scene Saturday morning at a condominium complex, where five people and two dogs were dead of gunshot wounds, a police spokesman said. The dead included the apparent shooter.
Officers responded to the complex in the center of town after a resident reported someone firing shots at his home, Sgt.
The Housing Authority of New Orleans' decision to terminate the contract of a social services provider at The Estates, formerly the Desire public housing development, without explanation angered residents at Tuesday's board meeting, leading one member of the audience to accuse David Gilmore of possible illegal activities, a charge that did not sit well with HANO's administrative receiver.
"You are suggesting that there is some illegal and nefarious activity under the surface here that suggests I might have a financial interest in the outcome, and if you believe that to be the case, you better come out with the evidence and put it on the table for everybody to see," a visibly angry Gilmore told Jesse Triggs.
A resident at a housing complex for senior citizens shot dead two women whom he blamed for the breakup of his relationship, according to Detroit police.
Alleged gunman Mike Reda, 65, opened fire after an argument with his girlfriend, police told The Associated Press.
Reda had been drinking before the shooting, a witness told NBC station WDIV. He was armed with an assault rifle.
All those involved were residents of the 80-apartment Pablo Davis Elder Living Center in southwest Detroit.
By John Irish and Warren Strobel
PARIS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In early spring France's ambassador to the United Nations dined with a Russian colleague and discussed the crisis in Syria.
Ambassador Gerard Araud told the Russian diplomat France was going to go public with proof from its intelligence services that Syria's government was using chemical weapons against its own people. The Russian diplomat laughed, according to a source familiar with the meeting. "Gerard," he told his counterpart, "don't embarrass the Americans."
It was a revealing exchange. France and Britain had been pressing for almost a year for the United States to engage more directly in the war in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad's battle against a popular insurgency has killed 100,000 people and displaced more than 6 million.
St. Tammany Parish's 14th Recreation District will seek voter approval of a $4.1 million bond issue to fund construction of more baseball, softball and soccer fields and other projects at the busy Coquille Parks & Recreation complex west of Covington. Voters in the district will decide the matter in the Nov. 16 election.
The district would pay off the bonds using its existing revenue stream, and its property tax of 4.47 mills would not be increased, district board chairman Steve Dwyer said.
After discussing concerns about traffic and density, the Covington City Council Tuesday night voted to annex 18 acres of land on the northern fringe of the city and approved the construction of a 288-unit apartment complex on the site. The property is located near the intersection of Ronald Reagan Highway and Louisiana 25.
Under the proposal approved unanimously by the council, the Reagan Crossing Apartments will be built on 15.25 acres of the site, at a density of 18.8 units per acre, exceeding the city limit of 12.4 units per acre for standard multi-family residential districts.
The Covington City Council Tuesday night will decide whether to annex 18 acres of land at the city's northern boundary and approve the development of a 288-unit apartment complex on the site. The property earmarked for the proposed Reagan Crossing Apartments is located near the intersection of Ronald Reagan Highway and Louisiana 25.
Under the proposal, the apartments would be built on 15.25 acres of the site, at a density of 18.8 units per acre, exceeding the city limit of 12.4 units per acre for standard RM-2 multi-family residential districts.