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Headlines - August 24, 2012

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-08-24

Duration: 00:03:16

Subjects: West Nile virus | Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012 | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | FIRES | Interstate 10 | Hotel Bentley (Alexandria, La.)

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host

Description

This segment from the August 24, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: an increase in the number of West Nile Virus cases; an update on the Bayou Corne sinkhole; growing concerns over the low Mississippi River levels; a two-hour “vent and burn” fire on Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge following a multi-car accident involving a tanker truck; and the possible re-opening of the historic Bentley Hotel in Alexandria.