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  • Army investigating death of Fort Polk soldier

    September 10, 2014 2:05 PM

    FORT POLK- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the death of a Fort Polk soldier who was suspected of a break-in at a home on the central Louisiana military base. Fort Polk Military Police and the Army Civilian Police responded Friday to a report of a break-in. ... more »
  • Fort Polk bells to toll on Sept. 11

    September 9, 2010 5:28 AM

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk will hold a ceremony Friday to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The 9/11 Day of Remembrance ceremony will also honor all military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and contractors who have died in service. The ceremony starts... more »
  • Fort Polk combat brigade deploys Sept., Oct.

    August 26, 2010 5:45 AM

    The Army combat brigade stationed at Fort Polk will leave for Afghanistan in October. A deployment ceremony for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, is scheduled Sept. 30 at Fort Polk's Honor Field. It will take about a month for all 3,600 soldiers to leave. The brigade was... more »
  • Veterans cemetery lacks funds

    July 5, 2010 1:22 PM

    Central Louisiana finally will get its long-awaited Veterans Cemetery sometime this fall, but a Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs spokeswoman says it could be years before northeastern Louisiana veterans and their families have their own burial ground. The News Star reported on Monday that a bid will be awarded... more »
  • Soldier from Montana killed at Ft. Polk

    June 24, 2010 12:51 PM

    A soldier from Whitefish stationed at Fort Polk was killed in an attack at the Louisiana base last weekend, his mother said. An Ohio civilian has been charged with murder and attempted murder after one person was killed and another injured on the base on Saturday. Marcus Carey,... more »
  • Ohio man accused in killing on Fort Polk in La.

    June 21, 2010 4:28 PM

    The FBI says a 25-year-old Ohio man is accused of killing one person and injuring another in a fight at Fort Polk. FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne says Marcus Carey, a civilian, was scheduled for a hearing Monday afternoon in federal court in Lake Charles. She says the fight... more »
  • Fort Polk investigates killing on navy base

    June 3, 2010 11:56 AM

    Fort Polk's Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death of a Tulane University graduate student shot in her home on the navy base in Belle Chasse. An Article 32 investigation, the military equivalent to a grand jury, is underway to decide if there is cause to hold a court... more »
  • Soldier found dead at Fort Polk

    April 15, 2010 12:45 PM

    A soldier based at Fort Polk has been found dead in his home on the central Louisiana Army base. Military officials say the soldier's body was found about 6 a.m. Wednesday by his wife, who called emergency personnel. The soldier was transported to Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, where... more »
  • Ex-dental assistant convicted of making false statements

    February 12, 2010 4:50 AM

    A federal jury has convicted a former Fort Polk employee of making false statements to obtain more than $95,000 in benefits. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Sherrie Wood, of Leesville, concealed the fact that she was working at times when she was claiming disability benefits. Wood was a dental assistant with... more »
  • Fort Polk soldier faces more armed robbery charges

    February 3, 2010 5:12 AM

    The Fort Polk soldier arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies is facing two additional two charges, and a second man, believed to be the getaway driver, has been arrested as well. Alexandria police say 21-year-old Adam Charles Reece is facing seven counts of armed robbery and 26-year-old... more »
  • Troops from Fort Polk heading to Haiti

    January 22, 2010 11:25 AM

    Soldiers from Fort Polk will deploy to Haiti. The Army says about 130 soldiers from the 209th Military Police Battalion will leave next week. Their mission will be to help with earthquake recovery and humanitarian assistance. An earthquake devastated the island nation 10 days ago. more »
  • La. National Guard training Iraqi Police

    September 18, 2009 9:11 PM

    The Louisiana National Guard is helping train Iraq's federal police force. Members of the guard's 225th Engineer Brigade have been working with Iraq's 2nd Federal Police Division near Alexandria, Louisiana at Fort Polk. The police division mans checkpoints in Baghdad. The training includes how to detect the roadside... more »

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