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3rd Circuit race back to 3 candidates

Lafayette attorney Vanessa Waguespack Anseman is back in the race for the open seat on the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal.
At a hearing Monday, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a ruling by St. Landry Parish District Judge Alonzo Harris, who had found she did not meet the legal qualifications for the office.
Harris had ruled the day before early voting began. The question, brought by St. Landry Parish District Attorney Earl Taylor, was on how long Anseman had been admitted to the practice of law.
The election is Saturday.

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FEMA explains Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Flood maps, known officially as Flood Insurance Rate Maps, show areas of high- and moderate- to low-flood risk, according to a news release from FEMA explaining the maps.
They are shown as a series of zones.
Communities use the maps to set minimum building requirements for coastal areas and floodplains; lenders use them to determine flood insurance requirements.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency uses FIRMs to help determine what you should pay for flood insurance.
Special Flood Hazard Areas are high-risk areas.

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Scott Smith, CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center

Acadian, Mercy CEO to guide Lifepoint in Louisiana

Scott Smith, CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center, has been named Louisiana Market CEO. Mercy Regional Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center will soon begin collaborating in new and meaningful ways with LifePoint’s other Louisiana hospitals.

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