Land purchase program at Fort Polk raises concerns

This is the first in a series of articles to be published by Fort Polk’s Public Affairs Office to keep the community informed about the Land Acquisition Program at Fort Polk.

La. Lottery announces May 1 'Lotto Lagniappe' drawing results

The Louisiana Lottery held the second of four promotional "Lotto Lagniappe" raffle drawings from 191,220 promotional entry tickets generated when customers purchased a $5 single-draw Lotto ticket in April.

City of Leesville announces build date for Jubilee Park playground

The City of Leesville has announced that May 16 is the build date for a playground at Jubilee Park.

Alexandria business owner arrested on multiple drug charges

The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation - Alexandria Field Office (LSP AFO) on Monday arrested Stephen D. Holsomback, 49, of Alexandria, for drug charges stemming from a search warrant of his local business.

Duck Commander Family Foods partner with Mello Joy Coffee

Mello Joy Coffee will collaborate with Duck Commander Family Foods to craft two new specialty coffee roasts in 12oz bags and single serve cups.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2014 theme announced

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the 2014 official theme of National Disability Employment Awareness Month: “Expect. Employ.

Vitter helps Central La. military veteran receive war medals

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that Retired Corporal Matthew Clyde Brossette of Ball, La. was presented with war medals he earned serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Vitter Ensures Morganza in Flood Protection Bill

U.S. Sen. David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate committee that oversees the U.S.

Doctor among first in United States to use new heart cleaning device

A local doctor is on the cutting edge of heart surgery. Dr. Bahij Khuri, an interventional cardiologist at Ochsner, is the first doctor in Baton Rouge and one of the few in the nation to use a Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System.

Life After War: One veteran's story of overcoming pain on and off the battle fields

When they sign up, they know there's a chance they're also signing their lives away. They're our veterans. They go through things we could never imagine, while they're away and when they're back home.