Several miles of Interstate 49 were shut down early this morning when a tanker truck carrying a hazardous material caught fire. No one was injured, but state officials immediately called HazMat units and shut down the interstate between Meeker and Forest Hill. Troopers say it could have been a deadly situation, so they acted to [...]
One man receives a life sentence and another gets almost 23 years for dealing in meth. Maurice Smith (left) received life, and Chavo Thomas (right) got 22 years and 9 months. Both are from Ferriday.
They were convicted of delivering meth from California to Ferriday. Smith organized the trip, and Thomas carried the drugs back to [...]
The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce has a long and rich history with Fort Polk. Today, the Commanding General is hosted by the Chamber for a special luncheon.
The General is also Commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center. He describes the ongoing exercises at Fort Polk, how the Chamber’s efforts to provide hospitality for the [...]
[ October 3, 2013; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra will open its 2013-14 season Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Dr. Douglas Bakenhus will conduct the orchestra. Graduate assistant conductors are Mario Alejandro Torres and Lincoln Hall. Northwestern State University Professor of Horn Dr. Kristine Coreil is the featured soloist.
Tickets are $10. Northwestern State [...]
[ October 5, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] The Natchitoches Aviators (EAA Chapter 1526) will host a regional Fly-in for pilots and attractions of interest for the public on Saturday, October 5, 2013 in conjunction with the Classic Car Show to take place at the downtown riverbank in the National Historic District.
The Fly-in will be held at the Natchitoches Regional Airport; 450 Wallenberg [...]
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is used to receiving calls involving animals. But the animal call G.P.S.O. received on September 25 was a bit unusual, even for the Sheriff’s Office. Three buffalo were roaming loose in the Dartigo community for most of the day.
Sheriff Steven McCain even captured pictures of the beasts on his hunting [...]
Crime Stoppers needs your help finding a man who tried to rob a restaurant manager and then fired a gun at her when she took off in her car. It happened at Darrell’s Restaurant on Main Street in Colfax very late on September 19th.
Investigators say the manager was headed to the bank when a man [...]
[ February 1, 2014; ] The Louisiana Political Museum is proud to announce the 2014 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Inductees. Induction activities begin in Winnfield, Louisiana on Saturday, February 1, 2014 with a reception from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Political Museum, located at 499 East Main Street. At 6:00 p.m. the induction banquet will be held at [...]
Alexandria, Louisiana—Not much compares to spending time with your friends, enjoying time well spent laughing and playing games. That’s just the environment Faith Johnson and Candace Hamilton create for their monthly As Young As You Feel Day program for senior citizens. The program occurs on the third Thursday of each month at the Rapides Parish [...]
[ October 19, 2013; ] Marksville, La. – Paragon Casino Resort is excited announce the return of the multi-talented stand-up comedian, actor and country music artist, Rodney Carrington to the Mari Showroom on Saturday, October 19th. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37 each and are on sale now.
As a triple threat artist, [...]