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Snow Briefly Visits Central LA Again

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Many Central Louisiana residents spent the morning dealing with the third snowfall of the season.  DOTD officials scrambled to salt bridges, and the Boyce and Jonesville bridges were shut down, though the Boyce Bridge later re-opened.
The winter weather advisory was in play until the middle of the afternoon.  And, viewers once again dragged out their [...]

CLTCC announces training for millwright apprentice jobs in Jena

Successful graduates could be selected for millwright positions at Universal Plant Services in Jena
Alexandria, LA — Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) today announced a short-term Millwright Apprentice Training Program at its Rod Brady campus in Jena to help fill 40 to 50 entry-level millwright positions at Universal Plant Services Inc. (UPS), a new machine [...]

Former Saint Landry School Board Member Sentenced for Bribery

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A former Saint Landry Parish school board member will serve 33 months in federal prison for bribery.  Quincy Richard Senior of Opelousas was convicted of conspiring to receive bribe money last August.
A former school superintendent candidate, who was supposed to pay the bribes in return for support, testified against Richard.
Richard was sentenced in a federal [...]

Millwright Training Course Being Offered in Jena

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A millwright-training course will be offered next week at the Brady Campus of the VoTech school in Jena.
This is a short-term apprentice-training program to fill some 40 to 50 entry-level positions at Universal Plant Services in Jena.  The classroom will look like the one you see here in Alexandria.

Starting wages range from 13 to 15 [...]

Science Fair Aims to Inspire Careers in 6th Graders

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Some teachers at Prompt Succor School are hoping their science fair won’t just get their 6th graders’ creative sides going, but also start them down the path of a great career.
The exhibits range from botany to zoology, things these students have studied in their science courses.
The exhibits are judged on originality and how well they [...]

State Troopers Warn Parents of “Thrill Hill”

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State Troopers are getting the word out about a dangerous hill in the Tioga community.
This was the scene January 27th when an SUV crashed, killing 2 teens.  Troopers say there were 7 teens in the SUV when the driver went airborne after crossing the hill.  Troopers are concerned because the hill is known among teens [...]

Rapides, Avoyelles School Boards Face Critical Audits

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Two area school boards are facing critical audits due to misappropriation of funds by employees.  The legislative auditor says both the Rapides and Avoyelles school systems have had problems that need to be monitored.
One involved the theft of cafeteria funds in Avoyelles, while auditors say a secretary took funds from Bolton High in Rapides.
You can [...]

DOTD announces I-210 open to traffic

LAKE CHARLES, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that I-210 and the I-210 Bridge, through Lake Charles, is now open to traffic.
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Road Closure Update

Troopers across South Louisiana are continuing to report and monitor icy road conditions requiring the vast majority of overnight closures to remain in effect this morning.  These overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces have become too hazardous for travel requiring closures and traffic to be detoured.  The Louisiana State Police continue to utilize extra patrols nearly [...]

Road Closure: Esler Field Rd.

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises the public that due to the current winter weather conditions, LA 116, Esler Field Road, Rapides Parish, is closed from its intersection with LA 28 E to the Esler Field Airport due to icy road conditions.
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DOTD urges motorists to use extra caution [...]