Local Newslouisiana

  • Tower Worker Dies In Mud Pit

    News
    Times Picayune
    Posted: January 6th, 2003

    Firefighters executing a "delicate and complicated operation" shored a 20-foot-deep mud hole with plywood so they could safely recover the body of a communications tower worker crushed to death in a pool of mud.


  • Five More New Orleans Women Fighting Fires

    News
    Posted: January 2nd, 2003

    For Pekitha Green, it wasn't so much her gender that almost prevented her from becoming a firefighter, but an intense fear of flames and heights.


  • Revenues Will Provide Funds For Firefighter Salary Hikes

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    Shreveport Times
    Posted: January 2nd, 2003

    Hundreds of local law enforcement officers, firefighters and some city employees will get fatter paychecks beginning this month as a result of changes in local sales tax collections.


  • Council Wants Lafayette Street Opened Again

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    Lafayette Advertiser
    Posted: December 27th, 2002

    Councilmembers in attendance voted unanimously on a resolution to make payments to the Firefighters' Retirement System under "protest" as the Louisiana Municipal Association's investigates the discovery of accounting discrepancies.


  • Council Opts to Stay Out of 911 Dispute

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    HoumaToday.com, LA
    Posted: December 18th, 2002

    Terrebonne Parish Council members expressed concern Monday about a legal dispute between a local volunteer fire department and the 911 dispatch agency.


  • Local 911 Agency Sues Fire District

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    The Courier
    Posted: December 17th, 2002

    HOUMA -- The parish’s largest volunteer fire department is being sued because it refuses to pay all of the money it owes for 911 dispatch services.


  • Louisiana Family Barely Escapes Toxic Gas

    News
    Posted: December 17th, 2002

    A Terrytown woman, who felt ill and noticed one of her children "walking off balance" early Monday, managed to save her family from a toxic buildup of carbon monoxide gas in her home, fire department officials said.