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  1. BESE adds to public school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Daily World

    The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education unanimously moved Thursday to incorporate $18 million of legislative suggestions into its funding formula for Louisiana's public schools next year, but not at the expense of other BESE adds to public school funding BATON ROUGE -- The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education unanimously moved Thursday to incorporate $18 million of legislative suggestions into its funding formula for Louisiana's public schools next year, but not at the expense of other Check out this story on dailyworld.com: Photo info: Board of Elementary and Secondary Education president Gary Jones and Superintendent of Education John White discuss a legislative recommendation to BESE's plan to fund Louisiana's public schools.

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  2. Cleco, Louisiana establish $7M economic development fund resulting from utility's $4.7B saleRead the original story

    May 11, 2017 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    A year after a group of foreign investors purchased Louisiana-based Cleco Corporation for roughly $4.7 billion, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the energy company's execs have formalized a $7 million economic development fund that will be used to attract and create new jobs to the utility's service area. The fund is part of the deal the investors-led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and John Hancock Financial-struck with the state when it sought approval from the Louisiana Public Service Commission for the purchase.

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  3. Gov. Edwards, Cleco Formalize $7 Million Economic Development Fund...Read the original story

    May 10, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    Today, Cleco executives Peggy Scott and Bill Fontenot presented Gov. John Bel Edwards with $7 million for a fund that will be administered by Louisiana Economic Development to attract significant job-creating projects across the electric utility's 23-parish service area in Louisiana. Scott, who serves as chair of the Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC board of directors, and Fontenot, the CEO of Cleco Power LLC, presented a ceremonial check for the $7 million fund, which represents one of the key commitments made by a group of investors who purchased Cleco last year.

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  4. Lawmakers seek a rewrite of Louisiana school funding formulaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | Education Week

    Louisiana lawmakers want the state's top public school board to rewrite its plan for local school financing next year. The House Education Committee on Wednesday rejected the $3.7 billion financing formula for the 2017-18 school year submitted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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  5. School aid returned to BESE; special meeting set for ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | The Advocate

    Without debate, the House Education Committee on Wednesday sent a proposed school aid package back to Louisiana's top school board for changes. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education plans to tackle the issue during a special meeting Thursday at 9 a.m. The plan, called the Minimum Foundation Program, provides basic state aid and other services to more than 700,000 public school students statewide.

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  6. Seeking equality with Jesus sandalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | Mt. Airy News

    All winter I tell these southerners they need to go spend some time in Alaska or on the shores of Lake Erie to thicken that blood up.

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  7. DOD needs cyberwarriors so badly it may let skilled recruits skip boot campRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | Ars Technica

    US Army Cyber Protection Brigade soldiers responding to a simulated cyber attack on the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during its rotation at the Fort Polk, Louisiana, Joint Readiness Training Center.

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  8. Drafted veteran receives degree 50 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | The Town Talk

    Drafted veteran receives degree 50 years later "Uncle Sam called. I went." Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: In 1967, Curtis Bodin Jr. was drafted into the U.S. Army while a senior at Northwestern State University.

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  9. Leesville woman pleads guilty to role in theft of bank funds, falsifying transaction recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Leesville woman pleaded guilty to falsifying records and otherwise concealing that more than $1 million had been stolen from a local bank. Amanda Pollock, 46, of Leesville, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to one count of concealing a document in a federal investigation.

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  10. Group tours historical sites, cemeteries and more at Peason RidgeRead the original story

    May 4, 2017 | Natchitoches Times

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  11. Leesville woman pleads to role in theft of bank fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A Leesville woman has pleaded guilty to falsifying records and otherwise hiding that more than $1 million had been stolen from a bank. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said in a news release Wednesday that 46-year-old Amanda Pollock entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to one count of concealing a document in a federal investigation.

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  12. Former paratrooper living his dream of being an Army Golden KnightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | KCRG

    For more than 58 years, the U.S Army Golden Knights have dazzled crowds with their free fall and parachute demonstrations. SSG Morgan George says he would sometimes daydream about being a Golden Knight while in the field at Fort Polk.

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  13. Interview: William Bell, born under a bad signRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    When William Bell needed a studio to record his 1976 hit "Tryin' to Love Two," he called his army buddy Allen Toussaint, who had recently opened a studio with Marshall Sehorn. Bell - among the founding stars of the Stax Records sound - was stationed at Louisiana's Fort Polk with Toussaint in the '60s.

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  14. Honoring the sacrifices of military childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | KCRG

    "Augusta, El Paso, Korea..." Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Wesley Truman and his wife, Keri, count the places they've lived as they sit in the living room of their Fort Polk home in Louisiana. "No! Biloxi.

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  15. Ex-soldier's parole for Louisiana murder yanked at last minuteRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2017 | Fox News

    Louisiana has rescinded a controversial parole order granted to an ex-soldier sentenced to 71 years in prison -- but who only served 20 years -- for kidnapping, raping and killing a young woman. Samuel Galbraith was a soldier at Fort Polk when he killed 21-year-old Karen Hill, the wife of an Army sergeant in 1988, WBRZ-TV reports.

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  16. Louisiana Parole Board rescinds release for Vernon Parish convicted...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | The Advocate

    The parole for a man who pleaded guilty in 2000 to raping and killing a woman nearly 30 years ago was rescinded Friday - two days before he was set for release from the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel. In a statement released by the Louisiana Department of Corrections, Samuel Galbraith will have to return to the state's parole board and ask for an early release again because Jessie McWilliams, the mother of his victim, wasn't properly notified of his parole hearing in November.

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  17. Louisiana poised to benefit from President Trump's military plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    President Trump plans to buff up the United States military at home and abroad. To do that, he's asking Congress to increase defense and security spending by 54 billion dollars.

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  18. Special celebration honors Vietnam veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Weatherford American Legion Post 163 - along with its neighbor in Mineral Wells, Post 75 - and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4746, have teamed up to extend a special invitation. To mark the continued commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, both organization have joined forces with the National Vietnam War Museum, by inviting Vietnam Veterans and their families to a special welcome home ceremony on Sat., April 29 beginning at 10 am.

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  19. Runners start the race at the CCC/FileRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is lifting emergency restrictions placed on recreational boating on the Calcasieu River Friday, April 14, 2017, at midnight. OHSEP instituted a state of emergency on April 8, 2017 due to rising water levels from recent heavy rains.

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  20. Fort Polk soldier arrested on bomb-making charges, bond set at $1.5 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A Fort Polk soldier accused of making a bomb was arrested on Friday by the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, according to Sheriff Sam Craft. Ryan Keith Taylor, 23, is charged with two counts of bomb making and two counts of possession of fake explosive devices.

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