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NSU To Close for Independence Day

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will be closed Friday, July 4 for Independence Day. Classes will resume and administrative offices will reopen Monday, July 7.

Supporters of Fort Polk Meet to Save the Historic Post

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Supporters of Fort Polk meet to fight for the life of the historic U.S. Army post. Community leaders, public officials and friends of the fort participated in a news conference to address the possibility the post could lose as many as 65 hundred troops, which is half its force. This is a part of a [...]

Common Core Debate Likely Headed for Courtroom

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After a day long, jam-packed special meeting in Baton Rouge, it appears the common core issue is headed to a courtroom, not a classroom.
The state education superintendent is pitted against the governor, who is trying by executive order to withdraw Louisiana from common core. The superintendent says the governor doesn’t have that power.
The board authorized [...]

Helping Hands, Rapides Deputies Give Out Fans

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One group is providing fans to the needy during this hot weather. As they’ve done in the past, Rapides Deputies chip in to the Helping Hand Ministries. These community deputies met early to pick up the fans at the helping hands warehouse on Greer Road in Pineville.

Deputies know many of the recipients from their routine [...]

Travelers to Pay Highest Gas Prices in 10 Years

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Tomorrow is the official start of the long holiday weekend, and Triple A says 41 million of you will travel 50 miles or more from home. This is an increase from Independence Day weekend a year ago.
And, you’re likely to pay the highest gasoline prices in six years. It’s 20 cents per gallon more expensive [...]

City Seeks Citizen Comments on Recreation

The City of Alexandria will hold a Recreation Summit August 7-9 at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Alexandria.
The purpose of the summit is the engage the community and learn from nationally-acclaimed speakers about the benefits of good recreational programming and how it can improve the quality of life of Alexandria families.
Prior to the [...]

NSU preseason party with $10,000 giveaway on Aug. 23

NATCHITOCHES – A $10,000 giveaway highlights NSU’s inaugural “Games & Fame” event to be hosted by the Demons Unlimited Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 23, and proceeds from the event will benefit NSU’s student-athletes, coaches and staff by providing funds to be used for scholarships, facility enhancements and daily operating costs.
For $100 per ticket, fans will [...]

Showdown in Baton Rouge Over Common Core

The fight over common core between Governor Bobby Jindal and State Education Superintendent John White is at a showdown in Baton Rouge. The state board of education, better known as BESE, had a daylong hearing on what to do next.
The governor has blocked buying tests for common core. But, White has said the governor cannot, [...]

Arrests Made in Grant Parish Kidnapping Case

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Arrests are made in Grant Parish in a kidnapping case reported in the Aloha community over the weekend. Dylan Patten and Heather Patten, both of San Antonio, are charged with taking a child and heading to Texas or Mexico. The child was returned on Friday night.
Sheriff Steven McCain says one of his deputies contacted the [...]

Business Incubator Giving Loans to Would-Be Business Owners

A group at the Central Louisiana Business Incubator is looking for would-be business owners. And, for the right people, they’ll offer loans.
They’ll also have an upcoming event that may help those just getting started.

You can call this group at the business incubator.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/1/14