The Children’s Miracle Network ended their 26th telecast with a grand total of 455 thousand dollars.
The telecast started late Saturday and continued all day Sunday. Volunteers say they’re already planning the 27th telecast to be held again the first weekend in June.
All the money stays in Central Louisiana to help children who are patients [...]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA says severe weather is canceling its planned furloughs.
12-thousand agency employees were looking at as many as 20 days without pay this summer because of forced budget cuts. The furlough days were going to kick in during the atlantic hurricane season, which NOAA forecasters say will be [...]
CLECO workers are headed back to Oklahoma to help clean up again – after friday’s storms.
The 33 local crew members are leaving seven days after returning from helping out in the town of Moore.
They’ll be helping restore power for customers of Oklahoma Gas and Electric.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/3/13
Renowned colorado stormchaser Tim Samaras and two others were killed while chasing a tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma Friday night.
A family statement says the 55-year-old Samaras, his 24-year-old son Paul and 45-year-old friend Carl Young all died doing what they love.
Samaras founded Twistex….The Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling in Tornadoes Experiment. The company was founded [...]
Vicksburg, Miss –The Vicksburg District of the Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Wendell Wilson Folk Art Academy entered into a Volunteer Services Agreement (VSA) on 1 June 2013 to staff the Grand Ecore Visitor Center located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Colonel Jeffrey Eckstein, Commander of the Vicksburg District, and Wendell Wilson, Director of the [...]
The Natchitoches Police Department Detective Division’s Violent Crimes unit is currently investigating a homicide that occurred in the 700 block of Abbie Dr. The Police Department received a call of a disturbance from Mr. Ernest Lacour Jr, advising that he had a battery committed on him by a Christopher Robinson. As officers were responding [...]
On Tuesday, Alexandria Police arrested 18-year-old Mark Leduff of Alexandria and 17-year-old Trae Williams of Marksville.
APD Officers were patrolling in the 100 Block of Louisiana Avenue, when they spotted an Ice Cream van that failed to signal while making a turn. The officers conducted a traffic stop.
Officers noticed the driver Mark Leduff acting [...]
On Thursday, Alexandria Police arrested 26-year-old Ivan Jones of Alexandria; he is charged with Felony Theft over $500.
Police were called to JC Penney’s on Masonic Drive Thursday afternoon in reference to a shoplifter in custody. When officers arrived, they found that Jones was detained by the stores Loss Prevention Officer.
According the the press release, [...]
Patricia Annette Mertens
The Alexandria Police department’s Street Team arrests a woman in a lab coat Wednesday night on a drug possession charge.
While on routine patrol, Police stopped Patricia Mertens in the area of South Harvard and Harris Streets for having an expired sticker.
They say she appeared very nervous; they ended up finding two baggies of [...]
crazy ants_courtesy CNN
Colonies of tiny terrors are invading the U.S. They’re called crazy ants, and they’re on the move eating up just about everything in their path.
Crazy ants! Sounds like a children’s toy, or your mother’s eccentric sisters, but these things are a lot less fun.
Tawny crazy ants are native to South America; they’re invasive [...]