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LC Hosts Pro-Life Town Hall Meeting


Students at Louisiana College host a town hall meeting for pro-life advocates.  Speakers expressed their opposition to current abortion laws and policies.
They also held a Q&A session for students.  They offered information and discussed their agenda and how it fits into government advocacy.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/21/13

Great American Smoke Out Today


Today is the Great American Smoke Out and LSU Alexandria sponsored a breakfast to mark the national event.  It was an educational event for students to learn about the major health issues plaguing Central Louisiana and how smoking is associated with them.  They also learned that state law requires schools to provide smoking cessation programs [...]

Oyster Shortage in Louisiana

It’ll cost more to put oyster dressing on your plate this holiday season.  With a shortage of oysters in Louisiana waters, prices increased around 20 percent over the last few weeks.  Troy Gaulden reports.

KLAX ABC 31 News 11/21/13

LSUA Students Enjoy Cultural Cuisine


Students of all ages are just about to head off to Thanksgiving break.
These LSUA students enjoy what they call a Cultural Cuisine.  Participants took their own dishes and explained how they represent the diets of their countries.  A native of India also spoke about her experience with international foods.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/21/13

Festival of Lights Begins This Weekend


The state’s oldest city is preparing for its 87th Festival of Lights.  On Saturday night at 6:30, more than half a million lights will be turned on during a ceremony in the Natchitoches Historic District.  Natchitoches was founded in 1714.
Turn on the Lights begins 45 nights of lights for the Christmas holiday, running through January [...]

Mayor Roy Comments on Primary Election

Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy speaks about the election that took place Saturday, which chose the 5th district’s new congressman.

Leading up to the primary election, Roy was mentioned among possible candidates for the vacant seat.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/20/13

Judge Edmund Reggie Dies at 87


A powerhouse in Louisiana politics has passed away at the age of 87.
He’s Judge Edmund Reggie, who ran campaigns for president John F. Kennedy in Louisiana and later for governors John McKeithen and Edwin Edwards.  His daughter Victoria is the widow of Senator Edward Kennedy.
He was always called judge, because he served for so long [...]

Town of Jena Receives High Accolades


Just over 7 years ago, the town of Jena in LaSalle Parish was the site of the largest civil rights protest in Louisiana history.  Tonight, it’s one of three sites being named great places in Louisiana.
The announcement is made by the AARP’s Livable Communities Council, the Center for Planning Excellence, and the Lieutenant Governor’s office.  [...]

McAllister Defeats Presumed Favorite Riser in Run-Off


A 39-year-old college dropout and self-made millionaire is the congressman elect for the 5th congressional district.  Vance McAllister defeated Neil Riser Saturday by a 60 to 40 vote and Riser was the presumed favorite.
McAllister had the support of the Duck Dynasty stars who made robo calls and TV ads for him last week.
And Governor Bobby [...]

Jindal Announces New Business to CenLA


The governor was here for an economic development announcement today.  He says Paperworks Industries will relocate its carton finishing operations from New York to Alexandria.  This will create 43 new jobs and invest 6.6 million dollars in an existing industrial building for the operation.  Another 178 indirect jobs will be slated for the region.
The factory [...]