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Man Receives 5 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution

A Natchitoches man is sentenced to five years in federal prison for his part in a drug distribution operation. Michael Casson pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine and meth in several parishes, including Natchitoches and Vernon.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/31/14

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Magnolia Minutes Gives Preview of Things to Do in Natchitoches

The oldest city in Louisiana is just up the road, and one of their tourism experts is creating a unique way to keep people aware of what they have to offer.
ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior says Farrah Reyna is a one-woman symphony.

Farrah is a former news anchor and uses those talents for her Magnolia Minute.
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Police Identify Man Who Tried to Hold-Up Credit Union

Pineville police identify and catch the man who tried to hold-up a credit union yesterday. Police caught 36-year-old Ronald David Paul almost immediately after he walked into the Pelican State Credit Union on Main Street in Pineville.
He had a duffel bag pressed against his chest and demanded money. Police arrived while he was still in [...]

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Police Find Body of Man Missing Since May

A man who was first reported missing back in May has been found dead inside a home on Day Street.
Alexandria police were called to the home in reference to a death investigation. When they arrived, they discovered the body of Anthony Tannehill.   His family reported him missing on May 2nd.
Police say there are no signs [...]

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Faircloth Explains Jindal’s Position in Common Core Fight

An Alexandria attorney is representing Governor Bobby Jindal in the legal battle over common core. Jimmy Faircloth explains the Governor’s legal position in the fight, which is happening just as school is about to start.

Faircloth is a former executive counsel to the Governor. He says up until this week, the legal matters have been fought [...]

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Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

The wallets of parents around the country are about to get much lighter again. It’s that time of year, buying back to school clothing and school supplies.
But you might want to wait to shop until Friday. More than a dozen states, including Louisiana, are offering a sales tax holiday this weekend. The back to school [...]

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Man Arrested for Domestic Battery and Car Theft

On July 29 2014, an APD Officer on patrol was flagged down by passing motorist and advised of a stalled vehicle in the middle of the 5700 Block of Masonic Drive. Also the complainant stated that a man was fighting with a female inside the vehicle.
The officer located the vehicle and observed a male subject [...]

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Cenla Signs Opens New Location

An old business has a new location. The Chamber of Commerce Red Coats cut the ribbon on Cenla Signs at 3219 Masonic Drive.
This company works with customers to provide promotional materials of all kinds and this morning, they’re promoting themselves in their new location.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/29/14

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Pineville Man Arrested for Heroin Possession

During patrol on July 28th in the 2800 Block of Harris Street, APD Officers observed a vehicle stopped in the street with a male subject standing next to the vehicle conversing with the driver.
When officers stopped to speak with the subjects, the vehicle drove off. The subject left standing, who was later identified as Derric [...]

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CLEDA Sponsors Marketing Workshop

Entrepreneurs gather this morning for a workshop about their customers.
The goal is how to make sure your marketing goes to the people who want to hear the message.

This is a presentation sponsored by the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA).
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/29/14

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Common Core Fight Becomes Lawsuit Duel

The battle over common core is turning into a matter of dueling lawsuits.
The State Education Board met in a special session this morning and voted to sue the Governor. The announcement came as the Governor says he is suing the board of education.
The contentious issue is the common core, a curriculum adopted at the behest [...]

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Man Tased, Arrested for Making Threats at Local Credit Union

Police use a taser on a man who is arrested this afternoon for making threatening statements at the Pelican State Credit Union in Pineville.
Nobody was hurt and the suspect did not have a weapon. However, the man was taken to a hospital to have the taser prongs removed.
No money was taken. Police say he entered [...]

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