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Tips for insurance policyholders for Hurricane Isaac claims

As Louisiana homeowners begin to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is offering advice and resources for property owners to assist them in filing a claim and working with insurance adjusters and agen

Boil advisories issued across Louisiana due to damage caused by Isaac

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is issuing boil advisories for the following systems in response to Hurricane Isaac:

High school football Week 1 changes due to Isaac

 Due to the impact of Hurricane Isaac, the following schools have announced changes to games scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31. At this time schools in EBR Parish are scheduled to return for class on Friday.

Hotline open for dialysis patients impacted by Hurricane Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac threatens southern Louisiana, dialysis patients are particularly vulnerable because they typically need treatment every two to three days, and any substantial delay can be life threatening.

School closures due to Isaac

We will continue to update this page with any school closures as they are announced. As of Monday 9 parishes have announced school closures. Governor Jindal anticipates another 22 parishes to close tomorrow. Ascension Parish:

Isaac on 'verge of becoming a hurricane' as it closes in on Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Isaac is close to becoming a hurricane and is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 storm Tuesday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

Isaac closes on the Louisiana coast

With less than a day to go before landfall, governments, business and residents in New Orleans and the central Gulf coast rushed to complete last minute preparations and braced themselves to bear the brunt of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Louisiana man guilty of dealing meth in East Texas

A 35-year-old Zwolle, LA man has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Bossier firefighters will travel to make a wish come true for sick girl

Members of Bossier City Firefighters Local 1051 will head north to Fouke, Arkansas this weekend to grant a special wish to a brave 11-year-old girl.

Alligator violations on the rise in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division has seen a steady rise in alligator violations since 2009.