Category Archives: State News

College Goal Sunday Helps Parents With College Prep

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This weekend is the 7th year for College Goal Sunday.  The programs take place at various locations around Louisiana to help students and parents learn how to afford tuition.

Locally, you can go to LSU of Alexandria and Louisiana College from 2 to 4.
To learn more about the event at LSUA, click here.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

LCTCS Board of Supervisors Nominates Dr. Monty Sullivan for System President Position

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BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors today nominated Dr. Monty Sullivan for the position of System President effective Thursday, February 27.  Sullivan currently serves as chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans.  The Board of Supervisors also voted to have Chairman Michael Murphy enter into contract [...]

Winter Storm Causes Problems for Central LA

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There were outages throughout the night and this morning and some residents are still waiting to have their electricity restored.  There were extra problems in rural areas where CLECO workers were challenged by falling limbs and ice.
Most schools were out and many roads were closed.
But the worst weather appeared to be north of Alexandria, especially [...]

State Offices to Close Today, February 11 in 22 Louisiana Parishes

BATON ROUGE – Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced that state government offices will be closed Today, February 11, in the following parishes across Louisiana where hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages are forecast for the morning due to a mix of rain and sleet, as well as snow and ice accumulation:
Avoyelles, Bienville, Caddo, [...]

Baton Rouge Man Struggles to Get Medical Coverage For His Family

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Louisiana Health and Hospitals says it has a safety net to help people who are uninsured in the state.
Rebecca Buchanan spoke with a man who says he can’t find those options.  His bills are piling-up as his health is declining.

The Reeds say they’ve written letters to several state officials, but have yet to receive a [...]

Charges Dropped for Policeman Accused of Death Cover-up

One of the most prominent post-Katrina criminal cases involving a former New Orleans policeman is over.
Lieutenant Travis McCabe was accused of covering up the death of Henry Glover, but all charges against him have been dropped.  McCabe’s lawyer, Mike Amall of Alexandria, says this has been a long haul, and he’s eager to get on [...]

Former Saint Landry School Board Member Sentenced for Bribery

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A former Saint Landry Parish school board member will serve 33 months in federal prison for bribery.  Quincy Richard Senior of Opelousas was convicted of conspiring to receive bribe money last August.
A former school superintendent candidate, who was supposed to pay the bribes in return for support, testified against Richard.
Richard was sentenced in a federal [...]

DOTD announces I-210 open to traffic

LAKE CHARLES, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that I-210 and the I-210 Bridge, through Lake Charles, is now open to traffic.
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Road Closure Noon Update

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As freezing temperatures are expected to remain across several areas of the state for an extended period of time, Troopers continue to monitor interstate systems and area roadways for ice patches and unsafe driving conditions.  Currently, icy conditions have formed on numerous overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces requiring closures and traffic to be detoured.  The [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Highway Prioritization Plan

Louisiana State Police is closely monitoring the winter weather that is forecasted for the upcoming days and urge citizens across the state to keep abreast of the latest weather and travel conditions before traveling on roadways and potentially exposing themselves to dangerous conditions.
For real time updates on roadway closures, crash locations, and pertinent safety information, [...]