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LSMSA Theater Dept. to Present “The Canal”

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[ October 31, 2013 to November 2, 2013. ] Natchitoches, LA – The Department of Creative and Performing Arts at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts will present “The Canal” at 7 pm on October 31st and November 1st and at 2pm on November 2nd in the Blackbox located in the Center for Performance and Technology.

This radio play is from the [...]

Second Stage show to open Friday at NSU

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[ October 25, 2013 to October 27, 2013. ] [caption id="attachment_33131" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The cast of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” is Clinisha Chandler of New Orleans as the Lady in Blue. Nina Breeland of Ruston as the Lady in Purple, Ne’Ambri Owens of Mansfield as the Lady in Red, Caitlin Douglas of Shreveport as the Lady [...]

Teen Summit at NSU

[ October 25, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Natchitoches Parish School Board will host a Teen Summit for about 400 youth from throughout Natchitoches Parish on Friday, Oct. 25.

“Teen Summit provides a forum for discussing areas of concern as well as resources available in the schools and community,” said Steve Gruesbeck, director [...]

6th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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[ October 26, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The Alexandria Police Department will be hosting the 6th. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday October 26th. 2013, from 10AM to 2PM, at the Public Safety Complex, located at 1000 Bolton Ave., in Alexandria.

The Drug Enforcement Administration will again coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcements agencies focused on removing potentially [...]

LA State Fair Rides Undergo Rigorous Safety Inspections Before Opening

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The gates at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport officially open tomorrow.  And the final nuts and bolts are being tightened on rides at the fair grounds.  But before the first ticket is taken, those rides have to pass a safety inspection.  Erin Buchanan reports from the fair grounds.

Fair officials say ride operators and [...]

Piano Competition Contestants Performing This Week

Young pianists are in town for the annual Louisiana International Piano Competition.  One of the performers today entertained members of the Downtown Rotary Club.
Competition began tonight and lasts all week.  Many of these young artists are staying with area residents and using churches as their recital halls.  Maestro Joshua Zona is Artistic Director of the [...]

Benefit Scheduled for Lil Boo Maddox

A benefit golf tournament for Lil’ Boo Maddox is slated for November 2nd at Links on the Bayou.  He has bravely battled a number of illnesses.

Call 481-2955 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/13

Gov. Edwards & Wife Appear on CNN

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Governor Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina appeared last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan and explained how they had a baby, even though they are 50 years apart in age.
He said they used sperm that had been stored, unbeknownst to him, many years before when he had a reverse vasectomy.
How did he find out?  He [...]

Jackson St. Bridge Closure Continues

Jackson Street Bridge; Rapides Parish; Hwy 165-B;
Bridge #08400150100111; Project H.000579; Control Section 015-01
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reminds the public that the Gillis W. Long Bridge (also known as the Jackson Street Bridge), US 165-B over the Red River, will continue to be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately [...]

Primary Election Results

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From left to right: Vance McAllister and Neil Riser
Two Republicans emerge for a run-off on November 16th for the 5th Congressional District seat.
Running second is 39-year-old Vance McAllister of Swartz, near Monroe.  He bankrolled his campaign and had support from Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty reality show.
In first is 51-year-old State Senator [...]