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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 [...]

9-Year-Old Sets Dog on Fire

In Baton Rouge, this terrier named Zoey is recovering from second-degree burns on her stomach, and all four paws.  Last week, she was set on fire, and nearly died.  Troy Gaulden reports.

KLAX ABC 31 News 11/4/13

Sidewalks on Pinecrest Drive Help Seniors


For some, something as insignificant as a sidewalk can be a big deal.
That’s what happened on Pinecrest Drive for residents of Pine Grove apartments.  Many had problems just crossing the street to get to a nearby store.  From there, the residents partnered with the state AARP office.  And the result today is a walk and [...]

LA Nat’l Guard Chief Warrant Officer Retires


PINEVILLE, La. – New Orleans-native Chief Warrant Officer 5 Kim Janneck, the Louisiana National Guard’s command chief warrant officer, retires after relinquishing responsibility in an official ceremony in New Orleans, Nov. 3.
As the ranking warrant officer on the adjutant general’s command team, Janneck advises the adjutant general on all warrant officer issues, policies and initiatives.
“Kim [...]

Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Searching for Man & Woman



The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the above subjects captured in surveillance video.  The female is seen in a white car and the male subject exited what is believed to be a pewter / tan Chevrolet truck.  Anyone with information can contact the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office at [...]

LA Pecan Festival This Weekend


The Louisiana Pecan Festival started this morning, bright and early with the blessing of the pecan crops.  It’s taking place in downtown Colfax that will host a huge parade Saturday morning at 10.
There are arts, crafts, entertainment, a carnival and, of course, pecans.  The pecan house is selling shelled and unshelled pecans along with pies, [...]

Early Voting for Nov. 16th Elections Starts Tomorrow


Early voting for the November 16th elections starts tomorrow and goes through Saturday, November 9th except for Sunday.  Votes are cast, with a picture ID, in the registrar of voters’ office in the parish courthouse.
There is a run-off for the unexpired 5th Congressional District term between 2 Republicans, Vance McAllister of Swartz in Ouachita Parish [...]