food stamps http://wwno.org en Angry over denial for disaster aid, man pulls gun http://wwno.org/post/angry-over-denial-disaster-aid-man-pulls-gun <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A man who allegedly got a fully loaded AR-15 assault rifle from his car after being turned down for disaster food stamps is jailed in St. John the Baptist Parish.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:46:32 +0000 The Associated Press 19977 at http://wwno.org Disaster food stamp sites open through Saturday http://wwno.org/post/disaster-food-stamp-sites-open-through-saturday <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The U.S. Department of Agriculture has agreed to keep disaster food stamp sites in Orleans and Jefferson Parish open until Saturday.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Suzy Sonnier said that for the extension period, both sites would again utilize the alphabet system.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:40:53 +0000 The Associated Press 19974 at http://wwno.org La. man gets prison for $1.2M food stamp theft http://wwno.org/post/la-man-gets-prison-12m-food-stamp-theft <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Lake Charles man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for stealing more than $1 million in food stamp benefits.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:23:41 +0000 The Associated Press 19889 at http://wwno.org Hours extended to apply for food assistance http://wwno.org/post/hours-extended-apply-food-assistance <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State officials say hours have been extended in Orleans and Jefferson parishes for residents seeking disaster food assistance following Hurricane Isaac.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:30:00 +0000 The Associated Press 19892 at http://wwno.org Food stamp use up sharply in Louisiana, even before Isaac http://wwno.org/post/food-stamp-use-sharply-louisiana-even-isaac <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">U.S. Department of Agriculture data show that Louisiana had a big increase in food stamp use even before Hurricane Isaac and approval of emergency food stamps.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Times-Picayune reports that Louisiana tied North Carolina for the nation's biggest increase in food stamp use between May and June, at 1.3 percent.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 17:21:56 +0000 The Associated Press 19546 at http://wwno.org