LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport has reopened after almost three months and $2.4 million worth of maintenance. Airport officials say the scope of the rehabilitation project involved removing and replacing 6% of the concrete pavement.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish School Board will have to find another way to start correcting its $21 million budget shortfall. The board had planned to eliminate 212 positions, but officials said yesterday layoffs won't be necessary. The cuts will be achieved through attrition.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 74-year-old Texas woman has been indicted on a charge of vehicular homicide. A Calcasieu Parish grand jury returned an indictment against Millie Adams Francis Powell of Port Arthur yesterday for the March 1 death of 92-yeaer-old Rubye McGown Jones.
MIAMI (AP) - During a hurricane, storm surge is 1 of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don't understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way.
This season, forecasters hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded maps and change the way they talk to the public.
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