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DOTD Announces Road Work/Closures for July 4th Holiday


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana on Independence Day (Thursday, July 4).  DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urged drivers to use extra caution when traveling on the roadways during the upcoming holiday, especially at railroad crossings and within [...]

NSU Hosts National American Legion Auxiliary President


The national president of the American Legion Auxiliary visited Northwestern State University to speak to 408 delegates participating in Louisiana Girls State, a weeklong program designed to educate young women about good citizenship and how city, parish and state government work.
Peggy Thomas noted that Louisiana is unique in hosting Boys and Girls State on the [...]

3 Arrested for Drug and Illegal Firearm Possession


Rapides deputies arrest three in Pineville for drug and illegal firearm charges.  They’re 32-year-old Marshal Frantom and 21-year-old Shelby Stephens – both of Pineville and 35-year-old Michael Metesh of Pollock.
Deputies say they were tipped Frantom was distributing drugs and conducted a six-month probe that ended June 13th when his home on Denny Road was searched.  [...]

CD Recorded Live at NSU is Released


A CD by composer/pianist Dale Trumbore and soprano Gillian Hollis recorded live in Magale Recital Hall at Northwestern State University has been released.
The 10-track CD titled “Hollis & Trumbore: Live in Louisiana” was recorded on March 13, 2012. Three of the 10 tracks are poem readings by Northwestern State Professor of English and outgoing Louisiana [...]

Columbia woman arrested for cheating Medicaid program


A Columbia woman has been arrested and charged with Medicaid fraud and filing or maintaining false public records, announced the Louisiana Attorney General’s Criminal Division.
Caroline Spillers Hall, 43, of 321 Coop Road, surrendered to the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigators on Friday and was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on [...]

Road Closure on LA 115

Road Closure

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advise the public that LA 115, Avoyelles Parish, will be closed at the Union Pacific Railroad track.  The work will be done at Milepost 39.63 and is on Control Section 33-1.  The closure will be Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  The closure [...]

Marksville Man Arrested for Trying to Carry Handgun onto Plane at AEX


A Marksville man is arrested at Alexandria International Airport for trying to take a loaded handgun onto an airplane.  Charges were upgraded late this afternoon to illegal carrying of a weapon.
A Rapides deputy working security detail stopped 25-year-old Rashad Hamidei last week.  TSA agents reportedly spotted the gun in the man’s backpack while it was [...]

Mayor Roy Reacts to Fort Polk News

Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy today hails the news that Fort Polk has been spared major cuts in the latest round of base changes.  However, he warns the fight is not over, because the Base Re-Alignment Commission work will continue.

The state got word yesterday Fort Polk will keep it’s 10th Mountain Division and the Joint Readiness [...]

LA Sports Hall of Fame Opens This Week

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame opens this week.
Jonathan Ginsburgh visits Natchitoches today to learn about the long-awaited festivities.

The museum is open to the public starting Tuesday morning at 10.  The museum’s schedule is 10 to 4:30 Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 Sunday.  General admission is 5 dollars with discounts for seniors, military [...]

“Race for the Cure” Volunteer Meeting Tomorrow Night

Chances are you know someone touched by breast cancer.  You may want to become involved in the annual race for the cure.  They’re holding the first volunteer meeting tomorrow night.

Early registration is now underway.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/26/13