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Marksville High holding Homecoming activities this week

Marksville High School will celebrate its homecoming for 2017 this week with several activities. The Homecoming Court features 13 young women vying for the title of Homecoming Queen. The Homecoming game will feature the MHS Tigers hosting the Tigers from Winnfield this Friday night at Warren Dou

AVOYELLESTODAY.COM - 2017-09-18 09:00:00

Avoyelles Police Jury approves 'donated work' offer for Frank Graham Lane

When the parish government doesn't have money to do needed improvements on your road and the number of residents on the road make it a low-priority for the parish, but you really need improvements to be done on your road and you are fortunate enough to have the money to do those improvements on you

AVOYELLESTODAY.COM - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Douglas Ponthieux, Sr. withdraws sanity commission application

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - Douglas Ponthieux, Sr., the Pineville man charged with second degree murder for the death of Connie Patterson in March, has withdrawn his own application for the appointment of a sanity commission. Ponthieux, Sr. claimed he suffered from a "mental disease or defect which

KALB.COM - 2017-09-19 18:32:00

State: Suspect killed Vernon fiance when she discovered molestation

VERNON PARISH, La. (KALB) - Prosecutors with the Vernon Parish District Attorney's Office said that Matthew Dotson, the man on trial for the December 2015 murder of his fiance, Misty Marshall, and her son Day-Min, 9, killed the two when she discovered that he was molesting her son. According to the

KALB.COM - 2017-09-20 16:03:00

UNC students protesting Silent Sam launch economic boycott

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Student organizers seeking the removal of a Confederate soldier statue at North Carolina's flagship public university have embarked on a month-long boycott of commercial goods on campus. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the boycott launched Monday at the University o

KALB.COM - 2017-09-20 15:44:00

Man found shot dead in car at Lafayette park

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say the death of a 22-year-old man who was found shot inside a vehicle at a Louisiana park has been ruled a homicide. News outlets report he was found at Brown Park in Lafayette on Monday at 2 p.m. Lafayette police Cpl. Karl Ratcliff says the gunshot wound Jaleel Bonham

KALB.COM - 2017-09-20 15:09:00

Assignment asking students to role play as KKK sparks anger

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave. The Island Packet reports that Lexington-Richland School District 5 says it's "taking this matter very serious

KALB.COM - 2017-09-20 13:33:00

Man faces charges in shooting deaths of 2 black men in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old white man was arrested and accused of killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated. A law enforcement official said Tuesday that authorities found a handwritten cop

KALB.COM - 2017-09-20 13:13:00

Police: Baton Rouge man shoots pal after inviting him over for dinner

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of shooting a friend that he had invited over for dinner has been arrested. News outlets report 59-year-old Darioush Haghighi was arrested Sunday and charged with illegal use of a weapon and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of the 63-yea

KALB.COM - 2017-09-20 12:56:00

What's happening in Cenla education?

Larry Cordaro, head coach of the LSUA men's basketball team, and his assistant coaches and players taught the fundamentals of basketball to youngsters attending the Cordaro Basketball 2017 Youth Camps at LSUA. Melinda Martinez/The Town Talk For the third fall semester in a row, Louisiana State Univ

ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK - 2017-09-19 21:02:08

Cherokee Elementary students try the 'world's smelliest cheese'

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - There was a different aroma in the air at Cherokee Elementary School Tuesday during the fifth grade's Limburger cheese tasting experiment. It started a couple years ago when two Cherokee English teachers found an article about Limburger and thought it would be fun to have t

KALB.COM - 2017-09-20 03:23:00

Tempers flare at city council over bridge item

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Things got heated at Tuesday's Alexandria City Council meeting. The reason was the decision to table an item on a bridge project. It was a packed house as citizens looked to talk about an item put on the agenda by Councilman Ed Larvadain. It was to "hear from citizens on t

KALB.COM - 2017-09-20 02:15:00

Hurricane Maria thrusts Dominica leader into spotlight

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) - A dramatic series of social media posts at the height of Hurricane Maria have put the spotlight on the prime minister of the small Caribbean island of Dominica. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit's online messages Monday were the most detailed, and colorful, descriptions of an

KALB.COM - 2017-09-20 00:07:00

Chief carver of Mount Rushmore finally honored for his work

KEYSTONE, S.D. (KOTA) -- Luigi Del Bianco, chief carver of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, was honored by the National Park Service Saturday. Del Bianco was named the chief carver by Gutzon Borglum, completing some challenging sculpture details like Jefferson's lips. In the past, Del Bianco wasn'

KALB.COM - 2017-09-19 23:37:00

Ex-soldier convicted of threatening Fort Hood rampage

WACO, Texas (AP) - An ex-soldier from Texas has been convicted of making threats to go on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood. A federal jury in Waco on Tuesday found Thomas Anthony Chestnut Jr. guilty of threatening a uniformed service member and using interstate communications to threaten injury. The

KALB.COM - 2017-09-19 23:25:00

Lawmakers mull CHIP extension with deadline looming

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - The future of a federal program that provides children health insurance is currently in limbo. The Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) currently covers millions of American children. But the money is running out, and Congress has yet to iron out the details to continue the

KALB.COM - 2017-09-19 23:10:00

Continuing coverage: Local opioid addiction treatment center reacts to sheriffs' lawsuits

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton and Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson announced on Monday that they're filing lawsuits against multiple pharmaceutical companies and some doctors around the country. The sheriffs said it's due to the defendants' role in the op

KALB.COM - 2017-09-19 22:55:00

Continuing coverage: Pharmaceutical companies respond to local sheriffs' lawsuits

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton and Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson announced on Monday that they're filing lawsuits against multiple pharmaceutical companies and some doctors around the country. The sheriffs said it's due to the defendants' role in the op

KALB.COM - 2017-09-19 22:37:00

Leesville Airport to get nearly $1 million for runway improvement

Washington D.C. (Office of Mike Johnson) - The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the airports in Leesville and Minden will receive federal grants totaling $4,355,800 that will go to airport improvements. The Leesville Airport will receive a $955,800 grant for runway improvements. The Mind

KALB.COM - 2017-09-19 22:28:00

Hobby Lobby asked to remove 'controversial' cotton decoration from stores

(KALB) - A viral Facebook post from a woman in Texas has many debating if a cotton decoration at Hobby Lobby is inappropriate. Some say that the cotton centerpiece display is offensive and connotes images of African-American slavery. Others say it's just cotton, and not meant to make any sort of s

KALB.COM - 2017-09-19 22:22:00