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NSU Fishing Team Luring New Members

NATCHITOCHES –  A Northwestern State University club hopes to lure in prospective students interested in one of the fastest-growing collegiate team club sports.  The NSU Fishing Team is open to all students and taps into the growing popularity of organized competitive bass fishing. The team will compete in FLW, B.A.S.S. and Collegiate Bass circuits.
“Fishing is [...]

LC To Seek New President After Trustee Meeting

Besieged Louisiana College President Joe Aguillard is out as of August 1st.  The board of trustees chairman issued a statement saying Aguillard will be named president emeritus but an interim head will take over the Southern Baptist 4-year school in Pineville.
Doctor Argile Smith will serve until the board hires a new president.
Aguillard has been under [...]

Road Work: LA 121 Drainage Structures

LA 121; LA 121 Bridges near Hineston
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises that, weather permitting, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 road construction work will begin on LA 121 at various drainage structures sites along LA 121 in Vernon Parish.  The length of the project from the first [...]

LC Board of Trustees Meets Today and Tomorrow

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The regular meeting of Louisiana College’s Board of Trustees is taking place today and tomorrow.  The president of Louisiana College, Joe Aguillard is said to be the subject of that meeting.
And, while the latest official statements from the board chairman have been supportive of the president, some are saying there are trustees who will take [...]

Former Child Psychiatrist Gets 15 Years for Child Pornography

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A former child psychiatrist from Opelousas is sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of child pornography.
72-year-old Gary Jefferson Byrd was found guilty last fall for ordering 44 CD’s containing videos of child pornography.  Byrd had also printed hundreds of images that were stored in files in his bedroom.
He has already served 10 years [...]

U.S. Attorney Warns About Identity Theft

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Tax season brings a higher risk of identity theft.  And with time to file running out, the US Attorney for one local district wants to remind the public to be especially careful when handing out personal information contained in tax forms.

Finley also says refusing to give personal information over the phone is a good idea.
KLAX [...]

Shriner Circus Draws Large Crowds to Coliseum

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This weekend, the circus came to town.  ABC 31’s Bennett Roland Junior says a colleague got the ride of a lifetime.

KLAX ABC 31 News 4/14/14

LAGOP, Governor Call for McAllister Resignation

The Chairman of the State Republican Party and the Governor call for the resignation of 5th District Congressman Vance McAllister.
The Monroe-area Republican has come under fire recently due to the release of a video showing McAllister in a romantic embrace with another married member of his staff.
He has issued statements saying he will not resign, [...]

Breakfast Kicks Off Annual CMN Fundraiser

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The annual Children’s Miracle Network will be broadcasted here on KLAX-TV in June.
To help in building the excitement, a breakfast is held this morning to announce the plans.  This breakfast is the official kick-off for the CMN fundraiser.  Every dollar raised by CMN stays right here for the children of Central Louisiana.
The local CMN hospital [...]

Strawberry Festival This Weekend

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Red is the color of spring in Louisiana for both crawfish and strawberries.
The annual Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula begins tomorrow.  An estimated 200 thousand people will attend and buy their strawberries for Easter.

Louisiana has nearly 400 acres of strawberries producing some 850 thousand flats a year, an amount valued at 14 million dollars.  This festival [...]