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NSU students talk finals, life after graduation Education reporter Leigh Guidry asks Northwestern State students what's on their minds. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2015/04/20/nsu-students-talk-finals-life-graduation/26093847/ Northwestern State University student James Armstrong, a freshman music education major from Natchitoches, said college students are trying to figure out their identity.


Natchitoches police say the alleged incident happened on February 10. A teacher at the Frankie Ray Jackson Sr. Technical Center reported to the school's resource officer that 64-year-old Hugo Vogel of Goldonna, La. committed the alleged battery.


Louis "Lou" Byers has announced that he is a candidate for the office of Clerk of Court of Natchitoches Parish. Byers, a resident of Natchitoches Parish, has over 35 years of serving the public, including working as Chief Operating Office of licensed radio stations serving the public, mentoring as a youth Pastor and service as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff.


After his last tour in Iraq, it took master gunner Shane Garcie about six weeks to notice he'd changed. "Your brain is throwing parties because you're home, you're alive," says Garcie.


Speakers tout region's 'economic engines' About 200 attended Coordinating and Development Corporation's Ark-La-Tex economic seminar. Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2015/04/09/speakers-tout-regions-economic-engines/25548183/ Michael J. Olivier, president of Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association and CEO of Louisiana Committee of 100 for Economic Development Inc. in Baton Rouge, talks to about 200 people gathered in Natchitoches Thursday for the Coordinating and Development Corporation's "Economic Engines of the Ark-La-Tex" conference.


After his last tour in Iraq, it took master gunner Shane Garcie about six weeks to notice he'd changed. "Your brain is throwing parties because you're home, you're alive," says Garcie.


Maintenance backlog threatens La. national parks Repairs, restoration at national parks slowed by $13.7M backlog Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1D9zKaU Oakland Plantation is part of Cane River Creole National Historical Park in Natchitoches.


Nothing can make a person more miserable than a virus, and Blake Schouest of Des Allemands wants to understand how they work and how to fight it. His research of the herpes simplex virus 1 recently earned him an honorable mention for the 2015 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.


Davis honored for lifetime of supporting arts Alexandria native 'integral' to establishment of museum, symphony Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2015/04/01/davis-honored-lifetime-supporting-arts/70795158/ Frances Bolton Davis and artist Marilyn Banks stand next to the bust of Davis that Banks created for the Alexandria Museum of Art. The bust was unveiled at the 2014 Celebration of Philanthropy.


A Natchitoches man accused of raping a mentally impaired person will avoid life in prison, thanks to a plea deal that gets him 25 years without parole. Glenn Redman, 52, was a bus driver for the Natchitoches Association of Retarded Citizens in February 2014 when he was arrested and charged with aggravated rape, cruelty to the infirm and false imprisonment after allegedly having sex with an NARC client.


Elections set for Saturday in 7 Central La. parishes Voters will decide elections Saturday in seven Central Louisiana parishes.


Dr. James Henderson was formally installed as Northwestern State University President Friday morning in a traditional investiture cermony in Natchitoches. Investiture is a formal ceremony marking the installation of a head of state or other roles of office, with the full robes and regalia that come with the office.


New Orleans has many festivals featuring food trucks and booths run by local restaurants, but what makes Foodfest a little different is its visiting vendors. The festival includes several events and participants from as far away as Connecticut.


Southern University athletic director William Broussard has been reassigned to the Southern System president's office as a fund raiser. Southern University athletic director William Broussard has been reassigned to the Southern System's president's office as a fund raiser, he said Thursday morning.


Master Trooper Scott Moreau says 67-year-old Dale Killough was eastbound on Louisiana Highway 174 near the Ajax community Tuesday afternoon when ran off the road into a ditch and his motorcycle overturned. Moreau says Killough was taken to Natchitoches Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


A central Louisiana sheriff's office says deputies called to help a stranded tractor-trailer were astounded to see two elephants keeping it from overturning. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office says the truck, carrying three elephants from New Orleans to Dallas, had pulled onto the soft shoulder of Interstate 49 and got stuck near Powhatan, about halfway through its trip.


Last Monday, the Natchitoches Police Department received a call from a concerned parent who stated that her eleven year old son came home in tears stating that he had been struck multiple times by his school's Principal. The child told his mother that while he was at school the principal took him into the boys' restroom, where no one else was present, and slammed him up against the wall, causing his head to hit the wall.

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