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ET scholarships available to NW La. students


NATCHITOCHES – Students from nine northwest Louisiana parishes are targeted for scholarships to pursue degrees in applied engineering at Northwestern State University.  The Northwest Louisiana Manufacturers Council is partnering with the NSU Foundation to present scholarships to students from Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Webster parishes.  Manufacturers in the region [...]

10th Mountain Division Soldier dies in Afghanistan


Fort Drum, NY – A 10th Mountain Division Soldier, stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana with the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team died in Gamberi, Afghanistan, Thursday September 19, in a non-combat related incident.
Deceased is Sergeant William D. Brown III, age 44, of Franklin, North Carolina. He was a healthcare specialist.
Brown joined the [...]

Road Work: LA 483

LA 483; Jct LA 174 to Desoto Parish Line
S.P. H.002589; Sabine Parish
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) announced today that, weather permitting, road construction work will begin on LA 483 from the junction of LA 174 to the Desoto Parish Line on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 and will continue for approximately two [...]

Road Work: LA 8 Median Cable Barrier at LA 117

LA 8:  Median Cable Barrier @ LA 117
S.P. H.010272; Vernon Parish
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) announced today that, weather permitting, construction work will begin on the LA 8, Median Cable Barrier @ LA 117 project on Monday, September 30, 2013 and will continue for approximately three (3) weeks.  This project is located [...]

Faces of Freedom at Rapides Parish Main Library

Alexandria, Louisiana — The realistic “Seven Faces of Freedom” paintings by Ransom Rambo are on display at the Main Library now through September 28. The series features historical figures that express the struggle from slavery to freedom, and include Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Dorothy Height, Rosa Parks and more.
Ransom Rambo was born in [...]

Exhibit examines Civl War medical practices

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Cammie G. Henry Research Center is hosting an exhibit that examines 19th century medical practices in the region.  “The Civil War:  A Look at the Development of Medicine in Louisiana and the United States through the Civil War” will be up through December, according to University Archivist Mary Linn Wernet. [...]

Johnson Branch Library closed for Pie Festival

Alexandria, Louisiana — Due to the Lecompte Pie Festival, the Johnson Branch of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed on Friday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the Johnson Branch Library, visit or call 318-776-5153.
The Rapides Parish [...]

Mother Outraged Over Child’s Homework

A South Louisiana mother is outraged about her child’s homework involving terms like “pimp” and references to weapons.  It’s an incident the superintendent says was confined to just one class at Eaton Park Elementary in Vermillion Parish.  Erin Steuber has the story.

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/19/13

Meat Processing Class Returns to Buckeye High

It’s been 10 years, but now a popular meat processing class is back at Buckeye High in Deville.  Bob Madison of ABC 31 News says it’s part of the school Ag program, and the students do it all.

And the payments for the meat go back into the program.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/19/13

“13th Gate” Giveaway!


Midnight Productions presents “The 13th Gate, Louisiana’s Ultimate Haunted House” in Downtown Baton Rouge open from September 13, 2013 through October 31, 2013.
KLAX-TV and THE PILL BOX PHARMACY are partnering to giveaway FREE tickets! To enter, register at The Pill Box Pharmacy at their new location on Bolton Ave in Alexandria.
For [...]