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A company promised 100 high-paying jobs in Jefferson Parish. Now it’s just 13 at half the pay

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SUMMARY: Texas-based company American Plant Food Co. (APF) plans to open a manufacturing plant in Waggaman, Louisiana, along the Mississippi River. The company initially claimed it would bring more than 100 jobs with an average salary of $120,000 per year to the area; however, recent records contradict these claims. APF has filed plans to create only 13 jobs at an average salary of $56,000 per year, below the median household income for Jefferson Parish. The company is also seeking a $47 million tax exemption in exchange for these jobs. Some residents are opposing the project and questioning APF’s misleading claims.

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Thursday 10 PM Tropical update: Invest 90 low chance of development, potential for next week

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-13 22:29:50

SUMMARY: Chief meteorologist Chris Franklin reports that tropical moisture is bringing significant rainfall to South Florida, though no organized systems are present. An “invest” near Charleston has a low chance of developing. While there's currently nothing in the Bay of Campeche, early next week might see development as a wave from the Eastern Pacific moves over Mexico into the Bay. Over the weekend, no significant weather events are expected, but a potential system could later decrease rain chances by diverting moisture away. Franklin notes a trend towards less rain and anticipates a few very hot days ahead.

WWL Louisiana Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin says Invest 90L has a low-end chance of development. The lack of moisture could decrease our rain chances.

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Flooding rains in parts of southern Florida

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-13 22:19:12

SUMMARY: Heavy rain and flooding continue to afflict Miami, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency in several counties. Parts of I-95 are closed, and numerous flights are delayed. Streets remain underwater, leading officials to advise residents to stay home and avoid flooded areas. Many vehicles are stranded, awaiting towing once waters recede. The storm has dumped over 20 inches of rain in some areas, with Dan Beach rescuing at least 40 people from floodwaters. Miami Beach is opening nine public parking garages for residents to move their cars from low-lying areas.

Florida continues to deal with heavy rain and flooding Thursday with the Governor declaring a State of Emergency for several counties.

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Youth group helps landscape and clean up local parks

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-13 22:14:06

SUMMARY: A youth group from Ponak, Mississippi, led by Justin Cob of First Baptist Church, came to West Monroe and Monroe to help restore local parks. Over several days, they worked on cleaning parks by trimming overgrown grass, weeding, and clearing litter. Their efforts focused on ensuring parks are usable for the community. The initiative, supported by the youth ministry organization Generate, connects groups with local organizations like the Boys and Girls Club and soup kitchens, emphasizing community service. Justin highlighted that while their work benefits the community, it also provides invaluable learning experiences and satisfaction for the youth.

A youth group from First Baptist Church of Pontotoc, Mississippi came to Louisiana to help landscape and clean up community parks in the area. In this trip they helped 4 local parks in the Monroe and West Monroe area with the last park being Restoration Park.

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