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  1. Over 2,000 Fort Polk soldiers will deploy to Iraq this fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Around 2,100 soldiers stationed at Fort Polk will deploy to Iraq this fall, the City of Leesville announced Thursday. Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, will conduct combat and anti-terrorism operations in Iraq, said Sonny Harrell, City of Leesville spokesman.


  2. Hometown Hero - Edward WilcoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    It had been five years since World War 2 and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard. Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained.


  3. Police identify man killed in Livonia motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 1 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Police say a motorcycle driven by 20-year-old Harley Leadingham, Fort Polk, struck the rear of a pickup truck that was stopped to make a left turn onto Isabel St. near the gas station.


  4. Veterans cemetery planned in JenningsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    One way America honors its veterans is by offering them a final resting place in a veterans cemetery. Yet there is not one in Southwest Louisiana.


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

    May 2, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    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.


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

    Apr 14, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    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.


  7. Possible components for bomb found in Kisatchie forest, man detainedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A man has been detained after authorities found what are believed to be components to make a bomb in Kisatchie National Forest, Vernon Sheriff Sam Craft said. His apartment complex, Mona Lisa Apartments, in New Llano has been evacuated while authorities check to see if there are hazardous materials in his home.


  8. NSU Alexandria, Fort Polk campuses closed MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Northwestern State University has canceled classes Monday at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish and the NSU Leesville-Ft Polk campus due to flooding, loss of electricity and road conditions. Classes on the Northwestern main campus and the Shreveport campus will remain open, the spokesperson said.


  9. Louisiana representative already taking on big roles in congressRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Since taking his oath of office to represent Louisiana's 4th Congressional district, Representative Mike Johnson has hit the ground running. At the end of his first district work week, Johnson and his staff held more than 85 meetings across the district's 15 parishes, assessing the needs in his home state.


  10. Communities impacted by August flood celebrate ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Two communities in the Baton Rouge area came together Thursday evening to celebrate the spirit of the season in the aftermath of August's historic flood. In Denham Springs, where people are still working to get back in their homes, a few dozen soldiers from Fort Polk in Western Louisiana distributed more than 1,300 toys to kids."


  11. Two arrested in connection with Leesville soldier's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Two Leesville residents have been arrested in connection with the death of a Fort Polk soldier missing since September, authorities said. Wanda Gail Gordon, 40, and Tobias Lamont Williams, 27, have been charged with one count each of first-degree murder and one count of obstruction of justice, said Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft.


  12. Annual veterans celebrationRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A huge Veteran's Celebration took over the football field over at east Beauregard high school as well as the skies. "It's really cool to see this many people come out and honor the veterans because I come from a military family so this kind of stuff really means a lot to me," said Colin Townsend, an Airman first class stationed at Fort Polk.


  13. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The first of three burns to destroy hundreds of thousands of pounds of unstable explosive material sitting in 3 bunkers there at Camp Minden is set to take place on Friday, according to the Louisiana National Guard. Approximately 320,890 pounds of Clean Burning Ignitor , the compound used to touch off M6 propellant in artillery shells, was initially stored in three magazines at the former Army ammunition plant.


  14. Camp Minden awaits Army explosives team to destroy igniterRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Nearly a full month after a 'combustive incident' at Camp Minden brought to light the instability of hundreds of thousands of pounds of clean-burning igniter , 200,000 of it remains stored in 3 bunkers there. More than 120,000 pounds of CBI, the compound used to touch off M6 propellant in artillery shells, auto-ignited inside a bunker at Camp Minden on September 29. At a town hall meeting last week, Army officials suggested the CBI be destroyed in place in a series of 'quick burns' over the next 2 weeks at the Webster Parish compound.


  15. Anticipation builds for quick burning of CBI at Camp MindenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Ron Hagar, chairman of the Camp Minden Community Action Group, asks a question during a town hall meeting Oct. 13 about the planned controlled detonations of clean-burning ignitor stored at Camp Minden. Anticipation is building in and around Camp Minden with the planned quick burning of clean-burning igniter in 3 bunkers over the next 2 weeks at the Webster Parish compound.


  16. Army combat hospital at Fort Polk can be moved anywhere it's neededRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The hospital is currently sitting on two acres of land at Fort Polk, and it provides the same amenities as a permanent hospital. "No other hospital has to show up and set it up before they see patients every day," said Col.


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