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12:30pm

Tue September 4, 2012
Local

Game Jam attracts newbie game developers to Bossier City

bitstorm.org

Veteran game developers and up-and-coming college-level computer programmers and artists will converge for the first Game Jam in Bossier City. The 44-hour video game development marathon is being held in conjunction with DigiFest South. Shreveport software engineer Nolan Baker expects about 50 people will participate.

12:00pm

Fri August 31, 2012
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Hurricane Isaac information

***LSU Shreveport will be closed Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31. The University will re-open after the Labor Day holiday on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.  Check with www.lsus.edu for updates.   Due to the closure of the university, several university deadlines have been extended.
· The Last Day for 60% refund will be extended to September 5.
· The Census Date and the Last Day to Drop or Resign without a W has been extended to September 11.
· The Last Day for 40% refund will be extended to September 17.

•  Caddo Parish Schools to close Thursday and Friday
•  Bossier Parish Schools closed Thursday.   (Friday TBA)
•  Bienville, Webster, Desoto, Lincoln Parish schools closed Thursday
•  Northwestern State University closed through Friday.
•  BPCC closed Thursday and Friday
•  Food Bank of Central Louisiana closed Thursday


 

ISAAC UPDATE
7:00 AM CDT Fri Aug 31

Location: 15.2°N 47.8°W       Moving: WNW at 16 mph
Min pressure: 999 mb           Max sustained: 65 mph

• Two shelters are open in Shreveport for critical transportation needs with a total of 3,900 beds, including LSUS. Others are being prepared.
• There is a shelter open in Bastrop with 1,600 beds.
• There will be 13 Red Cross shelters with a total of 5,306 slots opening today.
• Residents can call 211 or their parish Emergency Operations Center the for latest shelter information.

Additional information can be found at this link:  http://www.redriverradio.org/hurricane-emergency-information.

8:26am

Thu August 30, 2012
Local

Bossier steps up its sandbagging operation

Heavy construction equipment is used to move sandbags at the Bossier Parish Highway Department facility in Benton, La.

The Bossier Parish Highway Department's sandbagging operations in Benton stayed open overnight. Thousands of sandbags were handed out yesterday by public works departments in north Louisiana. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides the sand and bags during emergencies. Bossier Parish is using prison inmate labor to fill the sandbags.

9:28am

Wed August 29, 2012
Local

Shelter evacuees in Shreveport play it safe

Cots are ready to be unfolded if needed in LSU Shreveport's Health and Physical Education building gymnasium.

Dell Jones of Avondale and his 10 family members are riding out Hurricane Isaac at the American Red Cross shelter on the LSU Shreveport campus. It's the same shelter his family went to during Katrina. Shelter manager Steve Beyer says he has a good number of volunteers who are working on a rotated schedule. The LSUS shelter can accommodate 700 evacuees. Less than 100 people are currently staying there.

8:38am

Fri August 24, 2012
Local

New Texas state historian hails from Carthage

Panola College

Retired Panola College history instructor Bill O'Neal will serve a two-year term. He was sworn in this week by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. O'Neal will crisscross the state attending historical meetings and speaking to groups as the state historian. He calls it a "dream job."

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