Category Archives: Community News

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One of the republicans in the race for the U.S. Senate has withdrawn.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

Local State Troopers Undergo Random Inspection

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It’s inspection day for Louisiana State Troopers.
Troopers work in a military type life style, paying attention to rank, duty and discipline. So, it’s not surprising they undergo random inspections. That happened late yesterday and this morning.
It’s similar to military inspections, where the best foot forward better be shined and polished.

Troopers are responsible for the overall [...]

BESE Attempts to Compromise on Common Core

3 members of the State Board of Education are offering a compromise on common core to Governor Bobby Jindal. Jindal wants the state out of common core, but the state superintendent of education disagrees.
Board members are offering to blend tests from common core and LEAP for the coming school year. But, nobody knows if this [...]

Local Representative Pushing “Pay it Forward”

A local state representative is pushing a study resolution to help students with college debt. Pay It Forward bills are now active in many states, and Herbert Dixon is pushing for it in Louisiana.

It’s unclear how the Pay It Forward programs will be funded, if approved.
More about this program may be found by clicking here.
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