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Firefighters from all over the parish gathered in Alexandria on Saturday morning for Firefighter Appreciation Day.
The Delhi Fire Department received a total of two grants worth $ 219,572 as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The 44th annual Francis Thompson Legislative Dove Hunt drew record crowds this year.
The annual hunt, which is the longest running legislative hunt in the state of Louisiana, began Aug. 31 with a reception in Monroe at Vantage Tower Ballroom.
Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced at the West Carroll Parish Law Enforcement District will receive nearly $53,000 in federal funds to buy two fully-equipped police vehicles.
It's a win for the waterways. Congress is awarding money to four projects on the water, including the Port of Lake Providence.
Farmers are the backbone of the Delta, and the Port of Lake Providence is the largest inland port on the Mississippi River. Last week, U.S. Congress allocated $1.315 million for dredging.
U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, R-La., announced Monday that the town of Franklinton will receive $75,000 in federal funds to purchase two new police vehicles and equipment.
The grant comes from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Community Facilities Grant Program. The grant will cover the total cost of the purchase.
Congress moved a bill forward Wednesday to ban killing dogs and cats for food.
The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 prohibits the intentional slaughtering for human consumption. Forty-four states allow it to happen, said legislators seeking to completely outlaw the practice. Only four states specifically ban it., Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Louisiana, said.
The House voted unanimously on Wednesday to ban people from slaughtering dogs or cats for food, or from being involved in any transaction related to dog or cat meat.
Members of Louisiana's Congressional delegation will hold an event Saturday in Baton Rouge for high schoolers interested in attending the nation's Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine academies.
Entrance into one of the nation's service academies requires a Congressional or service-connected nomination.