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Stories with place: Leesville
  • Army says nay to 700 feral horses roaming Louisiana base 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 10:08 pm

    Herds of feral horses are roaming on thousands of acres in Louisiana where soldiers conduct intensive training, posing a danger and a nuisance to troops at risk of being kicked, bitten or unpleasantly surprised by random piles of manure, Army officials say.

  • Vernon Parish schools get $1.5 million federal grant 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 8:38 am

    LEESVILLE, Louisiana - The Vernon Parish school district has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant that will be split among five schools over five years.

  • Grant to Vernon schools will aid Fort Polk families 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 4:14 am

    LEESVILLE, Louisiana - A Vernon Parish community organization that promotes and supports the Fort Polk Army base has announced that the parish school system is being awarded a grant of nearly $1.5 million from the Defense Department.

  • Mississippi man sentenced to prison for Fort Polk assault 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 7:00 am

    LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - A 23-year-old Mississippi man who assaulted his ex-wife and hit a man with a bat at Fort Polk has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison.