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Local Man Sentenced for Child Pornography


A man from Ball is sentenced today to almost 6 years in federal prison for child pornography.  24-year-old Alexander Maciver will also be required to register as a sex offender.  He pleaded guilty in April.  Authorities found more than 10 images of child pornography and one video on his home laptop.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/8/13

Obama Visits New Orleans Today

President Obama makes a mid-day stop in New Orleans at the port.  He talked about the need for more investment in infrastructure.

The President took an indirect swipe at Governor Bobby Jindal who has refused federal Medicaid expansion.  Later the governor issued a statement saying he wouldn’t be bullied into accepting the Medicaid offer, which is [...]

State Superintendent of Education Tours CenLA


Louisiana’s state Superintendent of Education John White is in town visiting schools and meeting with faculty members today.
This morning he was at the Central Louisiana Technical College speaking about the changing future of the school.  Considered the vocational tech school, it plans to become a full-fledged community and technical college.
Meanwhile, wherever he goes, he’s asked [...]

VA Medical Center Expands


The VA Medical Center in Pineville uses the time leading up to Veterans Day to unveil better services for patients.
The outpatient building has been expanded, adding nearly 40 thousand square feet.  It includes ten new clinics, a larger lobby area, as well as improvements to the outpatient pharmacy.
Guided tours were provided during the afternoon.
KLAX ABC [...]

Fort Polk Holds Veterans Day Ceremonies


Veterans Day is Monday, but ceremonies are being held at Fort Polk today.  The traditional ceremony honoring veterans is co-hosted by the Joint Readiness Training Center.  The speakers include the base commander Brigadier General William Hickman and 4th District Congressman John Fleming of Minden.

Cecil Walker, a 90-year-old World War 2 veteran, was a special guest.  [...]

Veterans Honored All Over Central LA


Veterans Day events are being held throughout our area in the coming days:
Creola, Friday at noon, Jena Choctaw Pines Casino
About 30 members of the Jena Choctaw Tribe will be honored.
VA Hospital in Pineville, Monday at 10am in the auditorium, followed by a parade and hot dog picnic.
Marksville, Monday at 10am, Avoyelles Veterans Monument on Hwy. [...]

Kisatchie Slough Bridge Construction Continues

Due to the recent heavy rains on Thursday, October 31st the temporary crossing in place for the new permanent Kisatchie Bayou Slough Bridge, currently under construction, is closed. Over seven inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours, flooding the temporary crossing.
The Kisatchie Bayou Slough Bridge provides water flow relief during periods of high [...]

Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of LC


The court of appeals ruled in Louisiana College’s favor regarding a dispute with four former faculty members.
The court approved dismissal of the defamation lawsuit brought by the former employees.  They say the court would be forced to choose sides in a dispute over Baptist theologies, which is a violation of the first amendment’s establishment clause.  [...]

Bridge Closure: LA124 Over Sandy Creek

Winn Parish, LA 124
Milepost 2.8, Bridge # 125-01-0280-1
Control section 125-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that bridge number 125-01-0280-1 will be under repair from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 and from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.  This structure is on [...]

Road Closure: LA 3041 at Luke Martin Rd. in Hessmer

Hessmer; Avoyelles Parish; LA 3041
Mile post 1.36; Control Section 805-29
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. La 3041 will be closed at the intersection of La 3041 and Luke Martin Road to replace a failing cross drain under La [...]