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A Lake Charles man wanted by authorities in connection to recent shootings in the area, including one Friday afternoon that put a man into the hospital, was taken into custody late Saturday night at a Sulphur hotel after he reportedly shot at officers attempting to execute an arrest warrant on him. The suspect – El Jerico Bartie, 26, of Giovanni Street in Lake Charles - also reportedly shot his wife, Katie Marie Mancil, 25, during the melee. She was taken into custody after being treated...

Updated Jul 27, 2014 at 8:03 AM

“The biggest story in economic development in America today may well be that a community of less than 200,000 people leads the nation in new capital investment,” this according to an article in Site Selection Magazine's May issue. The...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 3:18 PM

The goal of the project is to gather as many school supplies, new or gently used backpacks and school uniforms and have them available to any student in-need attending any public or private school in Vinton. Smith is also looking for a hair salon...

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM

An investigation is expected to be launched into the shooting Tuesday night of woman by a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputy here after the woman allegedly tried to run over the deputy with her vehicle.

Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

BJACH won the award for its teamwork while working on transitioning from a contracted ambulance service to an in-house ambulance program.

Posted Jul 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Corvias Military Living began the demolition of transient family housing units on Fort Polk's Bradshaw Court July 9, clearing the way for construction of 15 field grade officer quarters.

Posted Jun 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM

In a cooperative training effort with the Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department, the 258th Military Police, 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade conducted a catastrophe simulation and rescue at Fort Polk on...

Posted Jun 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM

The Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, will headline FreedomFest July 4 at 5 p.m. at Headquarters Field.

Posted Jun 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Cuki and Sanchez are active duty Soldiers sent to Louisiana to assist National Guardsmen participating in a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center here at Fort Polk. Led by the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), this year's JRTC...

Updated Jun 20, 2014 at 2:17 PM

The Louisiana National Guard's 844th Engineer Company and 1021st Engineer Company returned home to family and friends during welcome-home events throughout the state, June 18.

Posted Jun 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM

AgCenter entomologists Kristen Healy and Jim Ottea are studying how insecticides used for mosquito control affect honeybees. They hope to develop better management practices for beekeepers and mosquito control practices that are safer for bees.

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