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Authorities are urging motorists to avoid I-10 West and East bound at mile marker 25 due to a tanker truck on fire. Fire crews are still working to extinguish flames on an 18-wheel oil tanker. LouisianaMore >>
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The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five-parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local government and the political scene.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:55:58 GMT
An arrest has been made in the 1962 death of Mary Horton Vail. Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident. TheMore >>
Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:17:04 GMT
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case. On May 17, 2005, 28-year-old Loretta Chaisson Lewis went missing. Three days later, her body was found floatingMore >>
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case.More >>
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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
Employees under the Calcasieu School System will receive a bonus on their paychecks at the end of November.
This is the first time the Calcasieu Parish School Board will give a supplement to employees since 2008.
"The taxes, local sales taxes have improved and so we have a little money in our budget we want to pass along to our employees," CPSB Member Randy Burleigh said.
Burleigh is also chair of the CPSB Budget Committee.
He said the budget to spend on employee bonuses is $4,974,540. With this money, each full-time employee will receive an $800 bonus and part-time employees will receive a $400 bonus on their Nov. 30 paychecks.
"We don't pay our employees as much as we would like to pay them for the work that they do and the stuff our state government has put on this year, more, and yet we're not giving them a pay raise so this is one thing we can say thanks," Burleigh said.
The money comes from the board's general fund. Burleigh hopes it's not the last supplement they can give to the employees.
"If the money is there, like this board has demonstrated in years past, the money's there. We'll pass it on to our employees," he said.