A severe heat wave has arrived, with high temperatures moving into the triple digits on Monday. And as the week goes on, it’s expected to only get hotter.
According to the National Weather Service, afternoon high temperatures will climb into the 102-107 degrees range this week. It is reportedly even possible that some areas could see temps of 107 or higher by midweek, which would be approaching all-time record highs for this area.
Many residents have already begun the income tax filing process.
While there are many avenues for residents to file their taxes such as using a Certified Public Accountant or utilizing a software that enables the input of all information, residents should proceed with caution.
The IRS and the State of Louisiana are adamant that this time of year is crucial for residents to monitor phone calls and transactions.
Tax scams come in many different forms.
The IRS reports that the most common scams are through phone calls and emails from individuals pretending to be the IRS.
Living in a place like Lincoln Parish, where there are dozens of trains that come through on a daily basis, residents should be relieved to hear the recent statistics that have been released.
Louisiana vehicle-train collisions and fatalities declined last year, according to preliminary 2011 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) statistics, while vehicle-train injuries rose slightly from prior year numbers.
For many people, today is the start of a mad dash to find the perfect presents for everyone on their shopping list.
Unfortunately, the shopping frenzy often comes hand-in-hand with a plethora of problems, ranging from increased traffic to open season for those hoping to pull the wool over unsuspecting residents’ eyes.