Minden Press-Herald

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Apr 19th

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Fort Polk engineer battalion uncovers WWII era tank

PINEVILLE (AP) — An engineer battalion from the Fort Polk Army base that has been clearing land for a small arms range at the National Guard's Camp Beauregard in Pineville has uncovered a World War II-era tank.

Richard Moran, the curator for the Camp Beauregard Louisiana Military Maneuvers Museum, tells The Town Talk that the tank is either an M2A4 or an M3 Stuart tank. Moran says it is one of the earliest tanks mass produced for World War II.

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14 candidates for 5th District congressional seat

BATON ROUGE, (AP) — Fourteen candidates signed up for the October election to fill the 5th District congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana before...

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Town turns to healing after hostage standoff

ST. JOSEPH — Soon after the bank hostage standoff ended in the small Louisiana town, the mayor said he heard from a lot of angry residents.

Some in this rural town of 1,20...

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LDWF agents rescue 3 men on Toledo Bend

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents rescued three men from a vessel that was taking on water on Toledo Bend on August 9.

LDWF...

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Judge deciding if Fort Hood suspect needs lawyer

FORT HOOD, Texas — A military judge could decide Thursday whether the soldier accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood is trying to guarantee himself a death sen...

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Scientists collect water near site of blown well

NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO — Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the G...

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47 rescued from Gulf rig; natural gas leaking

47 rescued from Gulf rig; natural gas leaking

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal authorities say natural gas but not oil is flowing uncontrolled from a well off the Louisiana coast, forcing the evacuation of 47 workers aboar...

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