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  • Central fire station opens in Washington Parish

    April 26, 2014 8:43 PM

    HACKLEY, La. (AP) - Officials of Washington Parish Fire District 3 marked the opening of a new central fire station in Hackley by ceremonially cutting two fire hoses linked together. Inaugural ceremonies took place at the station this past week, The Daily News reports. Fire board resident Justin Porche says... more »
  • Central board seeks to continue property tax

    July 23, 2013 10:13 AM

    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - On Nov. 16, voters in Central will get a chance to decide whether to let the school district sell $13.1 million in construction bonds, with about $8.1 million dedicated to Central High School. The Advocate reports the Central School Board voted unanimously Monday to place this... more »
  • Central works to be 'nice' looking town

    June 17, 2013 9:42 AM

    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - No commercial building permits will be issued for sites on certain roads in Central until an ordinance that sets architectural standards is developed and approved by the city council. The Advocate reports Central's City Council approved the moratorium June 11, and it will stay in place... more »
  • Central superintendent presents plans for campus

    April 29, 2013 8:33 AM

    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - Superintendent Michael Faulk has laid out his ideas on what the Central school system should do with 29 acres, which for decades served as the home of Central Middle School. The Advocate reports Faulk is proposing to spend $5 million to tear down six of the... more »
  • 410 pigs and 122 dogs found dead in central China

    April 17, 2013 9:22 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Hundreds more pigs have been found dead in China - this time together with dozens of dogs. A total of 410 pigs and 122 dogs were discovered in homes and at farms earlier this week in a village that comes under Yanshi city's jurisdiction in central Henan... more »
  • Overhaul of Lafayette Schools Central Office Staff

    April 30, 2012 7:02 PM

    Major changes in Lafayette Parish Schools' staffing is in the works. The superintendent plans to create new positions, eliminate others and change the roles of some central office staff. Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper said his plan is to move more staff out of the central office and into schools. ... more »
  • TX Youth Group Helps Repair Homes in Acadiana

    June 18, 2011 6:36 PM

    A Texas mission group is dedicating time and services to make a difference in the lives of others here in Acadiana. The Central Conference Youth in Mission group spent last week in Eunice and Mamou repairing homes. Drilling, measuring, and painting, dozens of students from Central Texas traveled... more »
  • Storms Rip Through Eunice

    June 5, 2011 11:51 PM

    Hot heavy days and wild nights, that's the weather recap this weekend. Severe storms came on the tail end of severe record heat. KATC'S Chris Welty spent Sunday in Eunice and saw the damage first hand. "It was wicked for about 15 minutes man," said Charles Daigle. ... more »
  • For Obama, election politics no laughing matter

    October 27, 2010 9:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama apparently thinks politics is no laughing matter, even when he's staring down a comedian. Obama barely cracked any jokes during an appearance Wednesday on "The Daily Show" despite host Jon Stewart's attempts to draw out the president's humorous side with a few of his... more »
  • Central Schools to do Urine Test for Drugs

    September 28, 2010 10:53 AM

    CENTRAL, La. - The Central Community school system will test its students for drugs using hair samples, but not for at least two more weeks. The school board unanimously voted Monday to immediately restart urinalysis drug testing for students until a more-detailed policy for hair testing is crafted. Board President... more »
  • Drug Testing at Schools Suspended

    September 14, 2010 11:32 AM

    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - The Central Community School Board has voted unanimously to temporarily suspend drug testing at the middle and high schools until a new policy using hair samples is further evaluated by a committee. Monday night's decision followed concerns brought to the board by a Central High School... more »
  • New Trial in Central City Killing of 5 Teens

    July 2, 2010 5:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Prosecutors have asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to overturn an order for a new trial for the man accused in a shooting spree that killed five teenagers. The Times-Picayune reports that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled 2-1 this week that Criminal District Judge Lynda... more »
  • Student Suffers Burn at Hands of Bullies

    February 24, 2010 6:50 PM

    North Central High 8th grade student Mick Wiltz says he was sitting talking to a friend Tuesday during P.E. when the unthinkable happened. "I seen some boys they had a copper pipe and they were bending it. Next thing I know they came stuck it on my neck," says... more »
  • TV-The Onion

    November 6, 2009 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - ESPN had better watch its back. Comedy Central has ordered a pilot from the satirical news magazine The Onion. The prospective half-hour scripted series will be based on The Onion's Sports Network, an online video series that parodies sports shows - especially those on ESPN. Onion... more »
  • Halloween meeting for 100 sex offenders

    October 31, 2009 4:26 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - About 100 sex offenders from a six-parish area in Central Louisiana had orders to attend a Halloween night meeting at the Louisiana Probation and Parole office in Alexandria. Officials say the meeting, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is partly to help the community feel... more »

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