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US 61 Southbound Lane Closure, East Feliciana Parish

Monday, February 19, 2018 8:56 AM

One lane Southbound on US 61 (2/10's of mile North of Colonial Drive) will be closed from Tuesday, February 20 thru Wednesday, February 21 during the hours of 6:00 am-4:30 pm. This closure will allow crews to replace a drainage pipe.

LADOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution near the work zone and be on the lookout for crews and equipment.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit, email, or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey.

There will be a bake sale on Friday March 22nd beginning at 10 am at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Keyser Avenue, Natchitoches. All money raised will go toward medical expenses of a local family where a loved one has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Northwestern State University’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development will host a conference for high school juniors and seniors who are considering the field of education as a career. The “Educators Rising Conference” will be held from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at the Teacher Education Center on the NSU campus. Keynote speaker for the event will be Katy Smith, 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Multiple break-out sessions will be available. Lunch will be provided. Participants can sign up electronically until Feb. 19. A Information on Educators Rising is available at WATCH VIDEO. For more information, contact Susan Roberts, clinical instructor, at call (318) 357-6288.

NPSO’s Arrest report for Monday February 12 to Wednesday February 14, 2018. Arrested were: 

  1. Kimberly R Jackson – 42 (BF) – 1120 Magnolia Dr., Natchitoches, La  - Contempt/FTA
  2. Billy A Rains – 27 (WM) – 126 Carmane Rd., Natchitoches, La  - Contempt/FTA
  3. Brandi A Stewart – 37 (WF) – 102 Many St., Robeline, La  71469 – Contempt/FTA
  4. Owen C Scallion – 17 (WM) – 201 Conley Rd., Goldonna, La  71031 – Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault & Resisting an Officer
  5. Cody Lott – 31 (WM) – 260 Bayou Pierre Cutoff, Natchitoches, La  - Poss. Sch. II, Illegal Use of CDS in Presence of Persons under 17, Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia & Proper Equipment Required on Vehicle
  6. Kenny M John-Louis – 24 (BM) – 327 Hwy 93 Lot 5, Carencro, La  70520 – Must Secure License
  7. Daniel Hilliard – 40 (BM) – 4935 Wells St., Baton Rouge, La  70808 – Poss. of a Firearm by Conv. Felon
  8. Ronrika C Ben – 33 (BM) – 203 Oxbow Dr., Lafayette, La  70501 – Improper Display of License Plate, Failure to Secure Drivers License, Illegal Poss. of Stolen Things & Probation/Parole Violations
  9. Michael K Wills – 24 (BM) – 2667 Old River Rd., Natchitoches, La  - 2nd Degree Battery