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Past articles by Richard:

Search is on for 3 Natchitoches Parish escapees

The escapees broke out of the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. They are considered dangerous. → Read More

2 men accused of defrauding timber companies

RoyOMartin of Alexandria was among three companies defrauded out of about $1 million, officials said. → Read More

Flood-plain expert: 'Everyone in La. should have flood insurance'

Only 21 percent of La. homeowners have flood insurance, which Insurance Commissioner JIm Donelon says is way too low. → Read More

New Medicaid enrollee: ‘It feels great to have insurance’

Dozens of people signed up for health insurance through the expanded Medicaid program Thursday in Pineville. → Read More

Former Rep. Jimmy Long Sr. killed in car wreck in Natchitoches

Long was a member of the Long family political dynasty and is in the La. Political Hall of Fame. → Read More

Judge rules HPL closure process was improper

An attorney will seek lost wages for Huey P. Long Medical Center employees affected by the June 30, 2014, closure. → Read More

New bridge important economically, symbolically

The Curtis-Coleman Memorial Bridge over the Red River was dedicated Tuesday morning by Gov. John Bel Edwards and others. → Read More

Soldier killed during training exercise at Fort Polk

A 101st Airborne Division soldier on rotation at Fort Polk died after suffering an injury in a training exercise. → Read More

UPDATE: Bill to ban open burning may be withdrawn

House Bill 11 may be pulled for consideration, depending on the status of negotiations with DEQ. → Read More

Military exemption helps save bill to ban open burning

An Army representative dropped opposition to HB 11 after the open-burning ban was amended to exempt the military. → Read More

Stage set for showdown on bill to ban open burning

House Bill 11 to eliminate the type of open burning done at Clean Harbors Colfax goes to a committee on April 20. → Read More

HB 11 to be ‘next battleground’ on Colfax open burning

Opponents of open burning at Clean Harbors Colfax will push for passage of House Bill 11 to ban such burning. → Read More

Colfax open-burn request withdrawn; hearing canceled

Clean Harbors Colfax has withdrawn its request to be allowed to quadruple its open burning of toxic waste. → Read More

Colfax open-burn request withdrawn; hearing canceled

Clean Harbors Colfax has withdrawn its request to be allowed to quadruple its open burning of toxic waste. → Read More

M6 incinerator for Camp Minden to stop in Natchitoches

A special incinerator will stop Tuesday at the Port of Natchitoches before going to Camp Minden to burn M6 propellant. → Read More

Colfax 'actively opposing' increase in open burning

Colfax Mayor Ossie Clark says Grant Parish needs to "stand tall" against a company's open burning of toxic waste. → Read More

Colfax 'actively opposing' increase in open burning

Colfax Mayor Ossie Clark says Grant Parish needs to "stand tall" against a company's open burning of toxic waste. → Read More

Comment period extended on toxic burning near Colfax

DEQ will accept public comments through Feb. 29 on a proposal to allow increased toxic waste burning near Colfax. → Read More

Comment period extended on toxic burning near Colfax

DEQ will accept public comments through Feb. 29 on a proposal to allow increased toxic waste burning near Colfax. → Read More

Landry elected AG; Nungesser wins lt. governor’s race

Jeff Landry put an end to the “Buddy system” by being elected attorney general. Billy Nungesser won the lt. gov. race. → Read More