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Governor Bobby Jindal has proclaimed September 14 as a statewide day of prayer for law enforcement and has encouraged state leaders, local officials, and church organizations to honor all law enforcement on this date.

Posted Aug 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM

JRTC is currently providing training for Senegalese Soldiers training here under the auspices of the United States Africa Command. This mission emphasizes the concept of Regionally Aligned Forces — a strategy that takes Army brigades,...

Updated Aug 31, 2015 at 8:46 AM

The 2015 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday will take place Friday, September 4, through Sunday, September 6. During that time, guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.

Updated Aug 30, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Brig. Gen. Timothy P. McGuire, Commanding General at Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center, visited Lake Charles and spoke at a news conference held at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau on Friday, August...

Posted Aug 28, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week alone.

Posted Aug 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Visiting on tidy porch stoops and dining at a thriving corner eatery, President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Harrison Lee Riley Jr. had stabbed the two women, who were trying to protect his wife during a domestic dispute, when Officer Henry Nelson responded to the call Wednesday in the small south Louisiana town of Sunset, authorities said. Nelson was shot...

Posted Aug 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM

An inactivation ceremony marking the end of 53 years of service took place Aug. 17 on 1st MEB Field. JRTC and Fort Polk Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy McGuire and 1st MEB Commander Col. Jesse Galvan were the guest speakers.

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 9:17 AM

In a call to preview the committee meeting, Sanford refused to comment on how well she thinks Common Core is — or isn't — working in the public school classrooms in her school district.

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 9:18 AM

In July 1962 the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade was constituted as Headquarters, Special Troops, at Fort Polk. On Aug. 17, the brigade cased its colors, bringing to an end 53 years of service.

Posted Aug 17, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Recreational fishermen get a greater share of the red snapper catch in the Gulf of Mexico under a rule approved by a governing body.

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