***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.
Louisiana Public Broadcasting presents the television debut of its one-hour documentary, "Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood." The Bicentennial Commission also developed a companion teacher's guide. The documentary has been screened at bicentennial celebrations around the state since April. It airs tonight at 7 p.m. on LPB.
Twenty teens from military families across Louisiana participated in a new leadership camp expressly for teenagers, put on by the LSU AgCenter's 4-H Youth Development program. Half of the teens came from central Louisiana. One activity involved making videos aimed at raising public awareness of military kids.