Category Archives: Community News

Youth Challenge Program May Get 145 Million

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There’s a 145 million dollar federal proposal for the Youth Challenge Program. It’s operated by the Louisiana National Guard at 3 sites, including Camp Beauregard.
The program intervenes when young people drop out of school or display problems. Some 14 hundred cadets graduate each year.
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu says it’s expected to have full committee approval [...]

Nat’l Guard Adjutant General Comments on Troop Deployments

The Adjutant General of the Louisiana National Guard runs an operation that includes more than 11 thousand men and women.
We asked him about the possibility of patrolling the Mexican border to help with the immigration crisis involving children.

Curtis is a native of Alexandria and graduate of Buckeye High School with higher degrees from LSU and [...]

Health Officer: Vaccines Required for Kids to Attend School

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Next month kids return to school. But are they ready? Preparation is not just about uniforms and supplies. Our area public health officer says parents need to think about vaccinations.

More information is always available from your child’s doctor or from the area health unit.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/15/14

Police Searching for Suspicious Man

Pineville police need help finding a man who frightened girls playing in their yard. It happened Saturday afternoon on Donahue Ferry Road between the Pineville Expressway and Edgewood Drive.
The man drove into the yard. The mom came outside, and the man got back in his vehicle and sped off.
Police say the man drove a gray [...]

State Police Looking for Candidates

Students entering their senior year this fall are thinking about what they need to do for a career after high school and Louisiana State Police are always looking for good candidates willing to meet the qualifications.

For up-to-date information on what is required, go www.lsp.org to find out more.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/14/14

LA Teen Challenge Helps Fight Teen Addiction

Louisiana Teen Challenge is a faith based program to help fight teen addiction.  The organization currently has eight homes across the state and has been in Louisiana for more than 30 years.
As Akeam Ashford reports, they’re saving lives and leading people away from addiction.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/14/14

State Rep. Hollis Drops out of Senate Race

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One of the republicans in the race for the U.S. Senate has withdrawn.
State Representative Paul Hollis of Saint Tammany Parish will continue to push for the defeat of incumbent Mary Landrieu. But he doesn’t say whether he’ll endorse either of the 2 republicans left in the race.
In a statement released today, Hollis says, “After prayer [...]

Harvest of the Month program to select one Central Louisiana school

ALEXANDRIA – Calls are going out to Central Louisiana schools interested in a statewide program that provides locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to the student body. The Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education (SARE) program will select only one Central Louisiana school for the Harvest of the Month pilot.
The purpose of the Louisiana Harvest of [...]

CLTCC Announces Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator Training at its Winnfield Site

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Alexandria, La. — Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) in partnership with the Louisiana Forestry Association, the Louisiana Logging Council and the Louisiana Society of America’s Foresters is offering another 16-week Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator (T.H.E.O.) Training Program.
The class is scheduled to begin Aug. 19, 2014, at the Winnfield extension site.  It will be held [...]

Local State Trooper Honored for Bravery

State police single out an area trooper for bravery. State Trooper Thurman Miller, of Troop E, headquartered in Alexandria, assisted in a hostage situation in Tensas Parish almost a year ago, leading to the person’s release.
The awards were made yesterday in Baton Rouge.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/11/14