Ford said more money is available for victims of this year’s flooding because not all the buyout funds were distributed following the 2009 floods. Ten homeowners applied for buyout in 2009, but only two took the money, he explained. That added another $450,000 to the total available for this year.
The meeting will include an update on the current status of the lake, and LDWF staff will field questions concerning the management of the lake and giant salvinia. Everyone interested in Lake Bistineau is encouraged to attend..
The proceeds are the result of a forfeiture of more than $181,000 arising from a drug-related traffic stop conducted in early November by the Louisiana State Police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration..
“This is no small accomplishment. and our teachers and students deserve to be commended for their hard work,” said Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith. “Not only did these students earn college credit while still in high school, but they continually prove they have what it takes to achieve at higher levels.
Several witnesses on scene said that the suspect initiated the altercation for no apparent reason other than being intoxicated. During the altercation, the victim said that the suspect brandished a black pocket knife with which he threatened the victim.