Fort Polk says farewell to Tiger Land’s 162nd Infantry Brigade Commander. Colonel Matthew McKenna is giving up command after two years as head of the Tiger Brigade. McKenna led the training of about seven thousand military men and women as they trained for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His successor is Colonel James Brown.
The new commander [...]
Two hostages are shot, one killed, after a standoff that began yesterday afternoon and lasted 12 hours. It ended after police stormed a bank in Saint Joseph in Tensaw Parish, just northeast of here.
They say the suspect, 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, never intended to rob the bank. They say he was trying to make a [...]
The Baby Boutique at the Volunteers of America is spiffed up by high school students. This area of the VOA headquarters on Coliseum Boulevard is especially for babies. It offers services to mothers-to-be.
The improvements are part of a summer project undertaken by the cheerleading squad at Buckeye High. They painted, cleaned, organized, and collected donations [...]
It’s the August recess for Congress, and U.S. Senator David Vitter is conducting town hall meetings. Today, he was in Pollock, hearing from constituents. Vitter is a conservative Republican who has been vocally opposing the current administration. He describes residents concerns and comments on a growing controversy about the rushed call for a special election [...]
Authorities in Vernon Parish make a multi-million dollar marijuana bust.
Deputies say they found almost an entire plantation of marijuana growing in the western part of the parish. Sheriff Sam Craft says this is the 3rd plot found in the area. It was discovered in the woods, north of Highway 8 and 111 in the Burr [...]
New air conditioning units are installed at the Hotel Bentley. This is part of the remodeling that’s been underway for several weeks. The historic hotel may be open by the fall.
Jenkins is turning the hotel into a boutique and condos. Work is underway on both components of the new hotel.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/13
They’re trying to save Huey Long Hospital. Now, one local group is questioning the latest plans for providing health insurance for the uninsured.
It looks as though there will be a public-private partnership between Cabrini and Rapides Regional. That partnership would provide bed space, but out-patient cases will be handled by community clinics.
The group held a [...]
Red coats for the Chamber of Commerce were busy this morning cutting ribbons at 2 new businesses.
First they went to O’Reilly Auto Parts in the 3 thousand block of Highway 28 east. The company already has 2 other stores on the Alexandria side of the river.
The red coats then gathered at Medical Center Drive in [...]
It’s a project that’ll be a big help to a lot of area families. In fact, planners say it’s a win-win event for east Louisiana residents. The U.S. Army is setting up in Concordia Parish for a good cause. Health specialists are providing free medical and dental care for the coming week. They’ll be at [...]
Today, Smokey Bear is 69 years old. He’s long been the symbol of safety in the woods, especially in our national forests.
Today he was treated to a birthday party at a local restaurant, complete with cake. It was sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, which depends on Smokey to help guarantee fire-free fun in the [...]