BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About 1,500 people in Louisiana's health insurance program for state workers, public school employees and retirees have been overcharged for their coverage and are due refunds. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration says some retirees who are enrolled in both Medicare and in Office of Group Benefits coverage were charged a higher premium rate than they should have been.
CARENCRO, La. (AP) - Trading ice for indoor turf, the city of Carencro is about open its new sports complex. The city's Parks and Recreation Department was put to the task of converting the former Louisiana Ice Arena into a major sports complex large enough accommodate indoor soccer, football, lacrosse and many other options for leagues and private parties.
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish is shifting its spending plans to better adjust its flood protection system. The Courier reports about $16.8 million in federal Community Development Block Grant money is being moved from a Dularge levee project to help pay for construction of a floodgate on Falgout Canal.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating the discovery of a body inside a burning trash bin. Police says the man's severely burned body was found by firefighters just before 6 .a.m. Police say they are working the crime as a homicide.