SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Firefighters say an elderly man died as a fire raged in a Shreveport home. Firefighters responded to house fire early this morning and there were reports a man was trapped inside. The victim's name is being withheld while the Caddo Parish Coroner's Office works to make a positive identification.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - About $800,000 from the Federal Communications Commission will go toward expanding broadband access for rural communities in Southwest Louisiana. The funding stems from the Connect America Fund, which is awarding round two of phase 1.
OBERLIN, La. (AP) - Allen Parish officials plan to break ground Thursday for construction of an $8.3 million parish jail. The groundbreaking will signal the beginning of construction of the two-story facility, which is expected to be completed in 10-14 months.
HOUSTON (AP) - A passenger who fell asleep while flying from Lafayette, La., to Los Angeles says he awoke to discover himself alone and locked inside a United Express plane in Houston. Tom Wagner told KTRK-TV he was supposed to change planes Friday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. But no staff noticed he was still sleeping before they closed up the jet. Wagner called his girlfriend who asked the airline to rescue him.
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