A 16-year-old is under arrest – accused of making a bomb threat that cleared Pineville High School yesterday… According to Pineville Police, the
911 Communications Center received a bomb threat for Pineville High School around 7:15 yesterday morning… The caller only stated that there was a bomb in the school. The school was evacuated and students were taken to Bates Stadium – the school’s football field. A search of the school turned up nothing and students went back to class… Later, the arrest was made of the 16-year-old who has been charged with Communicating of False Information of a Planned Bomb on School Property. He has also been charged with Communicating a False Information of a Planned Arson.
Today is a day to quit cold turkey… and then eat some turkey.
The Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center is partnering with four area restaurants for the "Quit with a Cold Turkey Sandwich" during the Great American Smokeout today.
The event which is being funded by The Rapides Foundation is encouraging tobacco users to go 24 hours without smoking.
The restaurants and hours of participation today are: Subway at Louisiana State University at Alexandria, Arby's in Pineville and Arby's in Alexandria, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and Schlotzsky's Deli in Alexandria.
In Thursday sports… The LC Wildcats with eight players on the all-American Southwest Conference first team, the most LC has ever had in a given year…
Sophomore defensive lineman Peter Ford was named Defensive Lineman of the Year while running back Ryan Montague was named Freshman of the Year. Two more Wildcats earned second team and three honorable mention.
Federal health care officials have approved the Jindal administration's plan to overhaul Louisiana's Medicaid program and run much of the program through managed care networks.
State Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein announced the approval Wednesday of the program being called BAYOU HEALTH.
About 865,000 low-income residents who get medical treatment through Medicaid, mostly children, will be steered into "coordinated care networks," which will be a largely insurance-based model when phased in by mid-2012.
BAYOU HEALTH will begin first in the New Orleans area Feb. 1.
Medicaid recipients steered into the managed care networks will be able to choose their own network, or they can be automatically enrolled into one of the five. The state still needs federal approval for the individual contracts with the five health plans.
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