• Cabrini Opens Pediatric Specialty Clinic
    Families who had formerly received healthcare at Huey P. Long Medical Center can now bring their children to the Pediatric Specialty Clinic. 
      http://klax-tv.com/cabrini-hospital-opens-pediatric-specialty-clinic/
  • Sidewalk Groundbreaking in Alex
    A groundbreaking ceremony for a sidewalk project along Texas Avenue; 4.3 miles of sidewalks are being built at a cost of nearly 1.5 million dollars.  
      http://klax-tv.com/sidewalk-groundbreaking-in-alex/
  • Crime Stoppers Complaint Leads to Arrest
    An Alexandria man is arrested following a Crimestoppers tip. He was booked for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine and Marijuana. 
      http://klax-tv.com/crime-stoppers-complaint-leads-to-arrest/
  • Convicted Felon Booked for Firearm Possession
    Rapides deputies check out a suspect in a drug deal, only to find a pistol in plain view in his pocket. 
      http://klax-tv.com/convicted-felon-booked-for-firearm-possession/

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Cabrini Opens Pediatric Specialty Clinic

Families in Central Louisiana who had formerly received healthcare at Huey P. Long Medical Center can now bring their children to the Pediatric Specialty Clinic at the Incarnate Word Community Clinic.
The new clinic, staffed by Erin LaCaze, APRN, FNP, opens April 24 at the 3351 Masonic Drive location. LaCaze has advanced training in caring for [...]

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Netflix Price’s Rising

If you don’t have Netflix yet, and you think you want it, now’s the time to sign up.
The online video streaming company says it’s raising prices for new subscribers by as much as $2 per month starting this summer.
Current subscribers will continue to pay $8 a month. The increase is to help pay for better [...]

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Sidewalk Groundbreaking in Alex

A groundbreaking ceremony for a sidewalk project along Texas Avenue was held today.
4.3 miles of sidewalks are being built at a cost of nearly 1.5 million dollars.
The construction includes replacing some existing sidewalks that are badly damaged, as well as laying new sidewalks in places that don’t have them.
The construction will take place from Monroe [...]

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Crime Stoppers Complaint Leads to Arrest

Keane Lamar Jenkins
Rapides Deputies say 33 year-old Keane Lamar Jenkins of Alexandria is charged with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Marijuana, Resisting Arrest and Drug Paraphernalia.
On Tuesday, detectives with the RPSO Metro Division followed up on a Crime Stoppers tip reporting a large quantity of possible marijuana sales from a residence on Carlton Street in [...]

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NWLTC faculty, staff to get tuition break at NSU

NATCHITOCHES  — Northwestern State University and Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College have signed an agreement that allows NWLTC faculty and staff to take classes at Northwestern State at a reduced tuition rate.  
 
The NWLTC employees must be full-time employees who meet standard admission requirements to Northwestern State.  Under the agreement, NWLTC employees may register for [...]

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North Carolina Trio to Perform at Northwestern State

[ April 25, 2014; 5:30 pm; ] NATCHITOCHES  — Hornist Abigail Pack, oboist Ashley Barret and pianist James Douglass will perform at Northwestern State University Friday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
 
Pack, Barret and Douglas are faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They are on [...]

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Great Mother’s Day Canoe Race

[ May 11, 2014; 3:00 pm; ] Riverbend Canoe Rentals will host their 2nd annual Great Mother’s Day Canoe Race on the Sabine River on May 11, 2014. The race will begin at 3 pm at the Burr’s Ferry Bridge and the finish line will be Riverbend Canoe Rentals in Evans, LA — last year’s winner made it in about one and [...]

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Dragon Boat Races

[ May 10, 2014; ] ARE YOU READY?

4th Annual
Louisiana Dragon Boat RacesTM

Saturday, May 10th
8am – 4pm

Downtown Alexandria on the Red River!

Join us for a spirited day of racing, featuring teams, food, elaborate costumes, art bike parades and entertainment — on and off the water!

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Spanish Tour and Art Talk

[ April 26, 2014; 1:00 pm; ] Spanish Tour and Art Talk
Saturday, April 26
Tour: 1-2pm    Talk: 2-3:30pm    FREE!

Have fun talking in Spanish and learning about the art of Spanish-speaking cultures. Conversation, cultural exchange, and fun! Facilitated by Carlos Villaseñor Anaya (bilingual), International Consultant and expert in Cultural Development and Cultural Policy. Featured Artist: Antonio Berni

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Ride an ART BIKE at AlexRiverFete!

[ May 5, 2014; 2:00 pm; ] AMoA is raffling chances to ride 6 unique “art bikes” in several parades around downtown Alexandria during AlexRiverFete and the Louisiana Dragon Boat Races on May 9 and 10.

The bikes are unique creations by New Orleans artist Katrina Brees and are tons of fun to show off! Raffle tickets are $2 each, 3 for [...]

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Hear Rhythm & Rhymes this Friday at AMoA!

[ April 25, 2014; 6:00 pm; ] Rhythm & Rhymes
Spoken Word Performing Arts Series
Friday, April 25     7-9pm
Free for AMoA Members
$4 for non-members

Musical and spoken word performances, including open mic and featured performers, are presented by AMoA, promoting the art of spoken word and self-expression, and creating opportunities for poets. The night’s theme is “Exercise your Write,” and will feature Alexandria native and [...]

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity operates a store called Restore, where they sell construction materials and other items. It’s open Tuesday through Friday.

“We had a major reorganization to make it a little easier for our shoppers and for the people who donate to the store,” says Jasmine Dave with Restore, “this is a way to keep unwanted [...]

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Homeless Grants in Cenla

More than a half-million dollars is provided for homeless programs in Central Louisiana; the grant was spearheaded by the Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition.
The Cenla Chemical Dependence Council receives more than $200,000 for its supporting house program, and a similar program at Volunteers of American receives almost $160,000.
Some $131,000 goes to Hope House for transitional housing, [...]

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