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“Well Ahead” Program Unveiled Today

A new program is unveiled to help the people of Louisiana make healthier choices. It’s called “Well Ahead” and it’s being led by the Central Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition and nearly everybody can get involved. If you represent childcare centers, hospitals, restaurants, work places, colleges or universities, then this is for you.

The program covers a [...]

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State Fair Begins in Shreveport

Fall is in the air and that means it’s time for a trip to the state fair in Shreveport. The fair opened yesterday, but we caught up with crews adding the finishing touches on rides and games. Erin Buchanan has the story on fair safety.

The independent third party inspector stays on site for the duration [...]

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Annual Zoo Boo Starts Tomorrow

It’s very nice weather to get out and the Annual Zoo Boo starts tomorrow night at the Alexandria Zoo from 6pm to 8:30pm.
Sponsored by Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ), the night out features trick or treating with thousands of candy being handed out, a little shop of beauty horrors and a puppet wall, just [...]

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Ride For Your Life Aims to Raise Motorcycle Awareness

The “Ride For Your Life” is Saturday to help raise motorist awareness of bikers on the road. It’s sponsored by the Fallen Riders Foundation and Southern Steel.

Registration starts at 8:30 am at AmVets, Post 7 on England Drive.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/14

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Social Media Expert Makes Presentations to Local Business People

An expert on growing your audience is in Alexandria to meet with business people. Organizers say Derral Eves uses social media like Facebook and YouTube to spread his message.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/14

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Father of Former Hamas Captive Speaks at Fundraiser

The father of an Israeli soldier captured and later released by Hamas is a guest speaker in Alexandria. Noah Shilat spoke to a fundraiser for the Jewish Federations of North America.

The federation is an umbrella group for Jewish interests in hundreds of communities.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/14

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Hope House Holds Jambalaya Fundraiser

It’s called the soul food of Louisiana, jambalaya.
The Hope House, a facility for women and children who are homeless, is the site for a fundraiser featuring this favorite food. For seven dollars, you can get the Cajun dish with sides and all the money goes to Hope House.
The jambalaya was donated and prepared by Mike [...]

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Avoyelles Head Start Classes Celebrate Food

Head Start classes in Avoyelles Parish are celebrating food.
All week classes are taught by the Southern Ag Center about eating real. This is an effort to encourage children and families to enjoy healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Today, the group from Jack and Jill Head Start learns the art of eating real.

Friday is officially food day. [...]

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State Police Sponsor Child Safety Seat Demonstration

State Police sponsor another child safety seat demonstration. Today’s event was held at the Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Three of every four seats are not properly installed. Troopers and technicians are sponsoring these events throughout the state to help parents save lives.
There will be future demonstrations if you missed this one. Troopers say these instructions are [...]

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Victim Speaks Out at Heroin Summit

There is a resurgence of heroin in Louisiana and it has law enforcement officials trying to figure out what to do. Troy Gaulden of WBRZ in Baton Rouge went to a summit on the problem and heard from one victim of this deadly drug.

According to officials, the Louisiana Legislature recently stiffened penalties for heroin distribution.
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Alexandria Might Sell Fulton Hotel

Alexandria may be one step closer to getting out of the hotel business. Alexandria mayor Jacques Roy is proposing to sell the Fulton Hotel to a management group that will turn it into a Holiday Inn.
The badly damaged hotel has been in a courtroom for years and is an unusual city asset. The city owns [...]

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Parents, Others Rally to Oppose Common Core

A room full of parents opposed to common core standards rallied today. State Representative Lance Harris sponsored the meeting with a group of other legislators opposed to common core.
Common core is an educational plan proposed several years ago by governors who said they wanted consistent curriculums among the states, so they could check their schools’ [...]

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