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Grant Deputies Need Help Identifying Body

The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying the body of a woman found October first in Little River near Lonnie’s Landing.
They’re releasing her description and say she was 50 to 65 years old, 135 to 140 pounds, Five feet, five inches.  Her hair was dyed reddish brown but her natural hair color appeared to [...]

Governor Gary Johnson endorses Henry Herford for Congress

Delhi, Louisiana – The former two-term governor of New Mexico has endorsed Congressional Candidate Henry Herford for Louisiana’s 5th District special election later this month.
Johnson, the 2012 presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, said Herford would make an excellent advocate for liberty in D.C.
“Henry aims to strengthen the economy and restore freedom by reducing the [...]

APD Arrest 2nd Man in Connection with Shooting

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Roderick K. Hall, 31
Alexandria Police catch a second man they were looking for in connection with a shooting last month.  Roderick Hall is charged with attempted murder for a shooting that happened September 22nd in the 35 hundred block of Lee.
Another man, Major Tarleton also faces attempted murder charges.  Police arrested him a day after [...]

Road Work: LA 118 from Mount Carmel to Peason Ridge Artillery Rd.

LA 118; Mount Carmel to Peason Ridge Artillery Road
Sabine Parish; SP H.009490
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises that, weather permitting, on Monday, October 7, 2013 road construction work will begin on LA 118 from Mount Carmel to Peason Ridge Artillery Road.  This 8.6 mile long road construction project will receive drainage structures, [...]

State Treasurer Attacks NGO’s

State Treasurer John Kennedy is on the attack against NGOs, non-governmental organizations, that are on the public dole.  Some of them, he says, are not accountable for tax dollars.

For more information, visit the State Treasurer’s website.
And Kennedy has already announced he’s looking into a race for governor to succeed Bobby Jindal.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/2/13

Colfax Police Chief Arrested for Theft

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The Police Chief in Colfax is arrested for theft.  He’s 43-year-old Charles Stickell of Colfax.  Grant Sheriff’s Deputies say they acted on a complaint and an investigation.
This is an appointed position.  So, it will be up to the Mayor and council to decide if Stickell remains on the job until the legal matter is finished.
KLAX [...]

Weinzettle to be honored by Louisiana Civil Service League

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NATCHITOCHES  — Ruth T. Weinzettle, a professor of social work at Northwestern State University, will be one of five recipients of this year’s Monte M. Lemann Awards, presented annually by the Louisiana Civil Service League.
Also receiving the award on Friday in New Orleans are State Bond Commission Director Whitman J. Kling Jr., LASERS director Cindy [...]

Road Construction: LA1 from Mansura to Marksville

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Hwy 1; Mansura to Marksville
S.P. No. 052-30-0014/H.001263
Control Section No. 052-30
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Monday, October 7, 2013 construction will begin on LA Hwy 1 from Mansura to Marksville. The project begins approximately 0.2 miles south of the intersection of LA 1 and LA 107 and ends [...]

Government Shutdown Begins Today

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Many areas of the government are closed today and it’s affecting our area, as well.  Here’s what a partial government shutdown means for us:
The military will continue to fight and social security checks will continue to be paid.  Hundreds of thousands of federal civilian workers are furloughed and will not be paid during the shutdown.
If [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Starts Today

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This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, bringing many events to the area promoting the importance of early screening, celebrating survivors, and remembering those who lost their lives to the disease.
One of two cancer-screening vans in Louisiana was in Natchitoches today.  It features a 3D mammogram machine.  The van is made possible through a partnership [...]