NATCHITOCHES — Alumni and friends are invited to join the Spirit of Northwestern Demon Marching Band as they participate in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. The 8-day tour is $2,500 per person and includes airfare, two meals per day, accommodations and some sightseeing tours in and around Dublin. The tour will [...]
You may have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for the fight against ALS known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
This afternoon deputies from the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office took the challenge. They were challenged by Melissa Wiley, daughter of a beloved deputy, Mike Wiley, who lost his battle to ALS almost [...]
Area supporters of Fort Polk are ramping up their letter-writing campaign. Tuesday is community letter signing day at supermarkets and banks.
More information is available at FortPolkProgress.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/15/14
Fort Polk is in a fight for its life, facing possible federal budget cuts.
However, a groundbreaking was held this morning for a new elementary school that could help the image for the historic U.S. Army base. As Bennett Roland Junior reports, it will be a state-of-the art facility.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/14/14
A motorcycle group is conducting a back to school drive Saturday in Alexandria City Park. The event starts at 9 am.
The group says it will stay until it has handed out all the supplies.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/14/14
The state is launching a state-of-the-art job web site. It can be accessed starting Monday, to pair employers with qualified job seekers.
The Louisiana Job Connection is sponsored by the Louisiana Economic Development Office, and it’s free.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14
Summer is officially over for students in Rapides and many other parishes. School bus drivers, principals and teachers were all at their posts bright and early to greet the students. We caught up with these returning kids in Pineville.
Teachers, with the help in some cases of parents, have been working for days to get the [...]
As students start school, faculty and parents are still unsure about a major issue in Louisiana: common core. That determines how students will be tested in the spring.
Both sides of the issue are in court today, and the judge has taken the matter under advisement to rule at another time.
Jason Newton has more.
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The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is mindful that less fortunate children often are shortchanged on weekends. They have a backpack program that sends nutritious food home with them for Saturdays and Sundays.
You can donate to this program by calling the Food Bank at 318-445-2773 or visit their website for more information.
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It’s still summer, but it is time to talk about a fall garden. Today ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior, who grew his own tomatoes this year, attends a class in Mansura on what to do next.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/14