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Today Parents Can Apply For Education Vouchers

Starting  today parents can  begin applying  for the statewide voucher program. It's expected many private, parochial and Christian  schools will participate.

These schools are participating:

  •  Evangel Christian Academy will accept 80 students in the fall. 
  •  20 in Kindergarten;  5  in 1st-4th grades; 10 in  7th, 8th, & 9th grades; and 5 in 10th & 11th grades
  •  University Christian Preparatory
  • Saint Joseph Catholic School will accept 4 students in 1st & 2nd grades

  Applications are available today online and at participating schools.  The deadline to apply is June 29th.  The Louisiana Department of Education will identify scholarship recipients no later than July 31st. 

To be eligible, a child must have been enrolled in a C, D or F school during the 2011-2012 school year. Students must also be a resident of Louisiana and meet income requirements.

Here's the website for more info: http://www.doe.state.la.us/topics/scholarships_for_excellence.html

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East Texas Earthquake Town Gets Alert System

The earthquake ridden town in East Texas is taking steps for preparedness since it has been shaken, not once, not twice, but three times by earthquakes.

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Bossier City Police Department Accepting Applications for Jailers

If you'd like to be a jailer, the Bossier City Police Department wants YOU. The department is accepting applications for the job, which comes with a starting annual pay of $31,200. Candidates are also eligible for state supplemental pay of $500 a month after one year on the job

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Mudbug Madness 2012: What Can We Expect? [AUDIO]

I know everyone's looking forward to the Thursday kick-off of the Mudbug Madness festival! I talked with festival chairwoman Terri Matthews about what we can look forward to this year:

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Buckle Up or Get a Ticket in Louisiana this Memorial Day Weekend

Louisiana and federal traffic safety officials say 127 law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in this year's Click It or Ticket enforcement and awareness campaign.

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Shreveport Business Owners Honored by NSU’s School of Business

Northwestern State University alumni Phil Barbaree and Bob Kirchoff were inducted into the university’s School of Business Hall of Distinction. The former college buddies are founders of Superior Grill, Superior’s Steakhouse and Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar restaurants

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Joint Chiefs of Staff Senior Advisor to Visit Barksdale

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC), will visit Barksdale AFB, La. May 20 - 23.

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Health and Fitness Week at Work: How We do It [Video]

This week is Health and Fitness Week and it's a perfect time to join the fitness gurus where you work. And believe me, there are some.

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Fallen Police Officers Honored at Shreveport Ceremony [Photos][Videos][Audio]

Local law officers from six different agencies gathered to honor the memories of those brave officers,  who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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Volunteers Paint Their Hearts Out Tomorrow

The "Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport’’ program will celebrate its 20th anniversary Saturday, May 19th, as volunteers take to neighborhoods across the City to paint or perform minor repairs on nearly 40 homes

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