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LSU AgCenter Field Day Features Sugarcane

Sugarcane farmers gather at the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station to learn about how to help their crop.  AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard is at the Sugarcane Field Day and has this report.

Louisiana has around 410 thousand acres of sugarcane.  Last year the state had 425 thousand.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/30/13

LA State Police Launch “See Something – Send Something”

Louisiana State Police has a new service with a new slogan: “See Something – Send Something.”  Both are expected to connect people and their smart phones to criminal intelligence centers nationwide.

Troopers say this could especially be helpful in rural areas.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/30/13

Job Fair for Gilchrist Construction Company


[ August 6, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]

Cenla Techinical Community College Accepting Fall Applications


[ August 12, 2013; ] Central Louisiana Technical Community College is currently accepting applications for the fall semester.
Apply now!
Registration begins August 12th
Classes begin August 19th
Go to to apply.
Federal and State Financial Aid are available for those who quality.
Job Placement services available.

Cenla Chamber Seminar


[ September 10, 2013; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]

Cenla Chamber Orientation


[ August 2, 2013; 8:30 am to 9:30 am. ]

Elmer Woman Accused of Sex Crimes


A 31-year-old Elmer woman is accused of various sex crimes.  Rapides Deputies say Dorothy Jean Vanasselberg is charged with child pornography, indecent behavior and sexual battery.
Deputies say they acted on a complaint involving a child and say detectives saw a video of the woman.  She’s still in jail under a 200 thousand-dollar bond.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Alexandria Police, FBI Arrest 6 Suspected Prostitutes


Alexandria Police arrest six suspected prostitutes in a round up coordinated across the nation by the FBI.  (Top row, from left to right) 22-year-old Teisha Booker of Alexandria, 25-year-old Emilie Cook of Natchitoches Parish, 32-year-old Crystal Robertson of Arkansas, (bottom row, from left to right) 27-year-old Jessica Stelly of Centerpoint, 25-year-old Kayla Suggs of Ashtown, [...]

Printmaking class to begin Thursday

[ August 1, 2013 to August 3, 2013. ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will present a Printmaking I/Metal Plate Lithography Class Aug. 1-3.

The class will be held each day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Annex. Northwestern State Professor of Art Clyde Downs is the instructor. The fee for the class is $125 [...]

Attorney General Recovers $45 Million for Louisiana in Litigation with GSK

BATON ROUGE–As a result of litigation pursued by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, the state of Louisiana is receiving $45 million from British health care giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to resolve Medicaid fraud and deceptive marketing allegations related to its popular diabetes drug, Avandia, and other prescription medications.  The agreement, announced today in the 19th Judicial District [...]