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LSU Fans Head to Houston

It’s time for the rubber to meet the road as LSU fans plan to do what they do best.  Troy Gaulden files this report about those heading west.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/29/14

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LSUA Plays First Soccer Game in School History

History is being made at LSU of Alexandria.
It’s the first soccer game in the school’s history. They play Central Baptist University on the new soccer field. Both men and women have already participated in scrimmages: the men against Louisiana College and the women against Grambling.
The women started at 3, and the men’s game started about [...]

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Miss LA Prepares to Compete for Miss America

Miss Louisiana 2014 Lacey Sanchez is leaving Monday for the Miss America Competition. Sanchez hopes to become the first-ever Miss Louisiana to win the crown.
She’s an LSU graduate and member of the track team where she competed in the pole vault. Sanchez is from Baton Rouge.
The competition in Atlantic City begins September 8th.
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APD Search for Tire, Wheel Thieves

Alexandria police say there’s been an increase in tire and wheel thefts in recent months. They say it’s happening citywide. Typically, they say, a homeowner goes to his vehicle and finds it sitting on blocks.
Police ask for your help in finding the thieves. Call if you see anything suspicious.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/29/14

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Local Guitar Expert to Participate in Monthly Music Series

An area guitar expert is part of a monthly series to start next week and sponsored by the Arts Council.  They’re produced on the Hearn Stage in Downtown Alexandria.

Call the Arts Council at 318-443-4718 for more information or check out the event on our Community Calendar.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/29/14

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Sanders Murder Trial to Begin Next Week

Opening arguments are expected next week in federal court in the capital murder trial of Thomas Steven Sanders.
The 57-year-old man is accused of slaying a 12-year-old girl 4 years ago. The prosecution is asking for the death penalty.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/29/14
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Nachman Elementary Families Participate in “Walk Night”

Families of students at Nachman Elementary get off their couches and take a hike, sort of.
2 physical education teachers late yesterday organized the Nachman Walk Night. Parents and students were invited for the hour-plus walk on the school campus.
Margaret Laborde and Rebecca Cook say the event was planned to promote family fitness and togetherness.
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Senior Citizens Enjoy Carnival Today

Senior citizens at Our Lady’s Manor in Alexandria enjoy a carnival today. They’re actually celebrating a day in their honor, but health care and community groups provide booths with information, health screenings and even games.
The group also heard from an area pastor on how they have contributed to the junior citizens of Central Louisiana.
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City of Alexandria Issues Boil Advisory

Alexandria, Louisiana—A water main blowout today on Brenda Street has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory a part of the Martin Park Subdivision, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.
Because of this incident, the water in the affected area may have been compromised. Therefore, as a precaution, the Alexandria Water Department is issuing [...]

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Lane Closure: Texas Avenue, Northbound

City of Alexandria Sidewalks
Rapides Parish, LA
Project # H.010172
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014 construction work will require the closure of the northbound lane of Texas Avenue at the Intersection of Texas Avenue and Jackson Street (adjacent to Budget Car and Truck Rental). The work [...]

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Obstruction of Justice Arrest Made in Homicide Case

Another arrest is made in the murder of a Rosepine man who went missing in March.
Robert Worth of Leesville is charged with obstruction of justice in the disappearance and slaying of James Stephens.  Sheriff Sam Craft says Worth withheld crucial information about Stephens’ disappearance.
Worth is being held in the Vernon Parish Jail.
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Motorcyclist Killed by Suspected Impaired Driver

State police say an Allen Parish motorcyclist was killed last night by a suspected impaired driver in Jeff Davis Parish. He’s 54-year-old Brian Hackenbruch of Kinder.
Troopers say Clayton Jack Junior of Ville Platte crashed head-on into Hackenbruch on Highway 383 near Iowa.
The accident is under investigation and no charges have been filed yet.
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