Category Archives: State News

Vitter Reinforces Support for Common Core

U.S. Senator David Vitter repeats his support of common core for a Better Business Bureau meeting in Baton Rouge. This Read More →

Acadiana Mother To Serve 8 Years For Death of 4 of Her Children

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An Acadiana mother who was clubbing while four of her unsupervised children died in a mobile home fire will spend Read More →

Jury Convicts One, Deadlocks on Another in Armed Robbery Case

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A jury convicts one man and deadlocks on another over the armed robbery of a Saint Landry Parish convenience store. Read More →

Train Derailment in Baton Rouge Causes Traffic Headaches

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A train derailment in Baton Rouge is causing traffic delays for drivers trying to get around the city. It happened Read More →

Vitter Says Fort Polk Being Considered to House Immigrant Children

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U.S. Senator David Vitter says three sites are being considered in Louisiana to house the thousands of unaccompanied children on Read More →

As of Today Public Colleges, Universities Go Smoke-Free

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Today is the first day of no smoking at public colleges and universities. Teachers, students, staff and even visitors are Read More →

State Parks Adjust Pool Schedule For End Of Summer

The Louisiana Office of State Parks is adjusting swimming pool schedules at sites throughout the state. Certified lifeguards are present Read More →

Kincade appointed to Louisiana National Register of Historic Places

Leesville Main Street Manager Sam Kincade stands in front of the plaque designating the Historic Vernon Parish Courthouse as having been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Kincade now serves on the committee that makes those designations for the state of Louisiana.

LEESVILLE, LA –Leesville Main Street Manager, Sam Kincade, has been appointed as a new member of the Louisiana National Register Read More →

Fort Polk’s Education Initiative Receives MCEC Award

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition's (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita Page, Curriculum Coordinator for the Vernon Parish School Board; Jon Grafton, executive director of England Airpark and Fort Polk Progress Board member; James Williams, superintendent of the Vernon Parish School District; Stephanie Sarver, chief, Plans Analysis and Integration Office, Fort Polk; Jim Tuck, president of the Vernon Parish Police Jury and a Fort Polk Progress board member; Col. Thomas Moore, garrison commander of Fort Polk; Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk Progress; Paul Sawyer, of Louisiana Economic Development; and Katherine Corbin, of the Roosevelt Group.

LEESVILLE, La.–Fort Polk Progress, the Vernon Parish School District, and Fort Polk, along with many partners, announced today that the Read More →

Single-Vehicle Crash Kills Opelousas Man

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A single-vehicle crash kills an Opelousas man this morning on the Interstate 49 frontage road near Kennerson Road in Saint Read More →