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Crazy Ants

crazy ants. courtesy CNN

crazy ants_courtesy CNN
Colonies of tiny terrors are invading the U.S. They’re called crazy ants, and they’re on the move eating up just about everything in their path.
Crazy ants!  Sounds like a children’s toy, or your mother’s eccentric sisters, but these things are a lot less fun.
Tawny crazy ants are native to South America; they’re invasive [...]

The Future of Huey Long Hospital

The future of Huey Long Hospital, the public facility for the uninsured in our area, is now a deal in the making. The state plans to shut down the facility in Pineville.
It’s the oldest of its kind in the state. They plan to move operations to the former England Air Base Hospital at the [...]

Louisiana Guard Soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Spc. Christopher R. Drake
PINEVILLE, La. – The U.S. Department of Defense announced the death of a Louisiana National Guard Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Christopher R. Drake, 20, of Tickfaw, La., died May 26 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned [...]

Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

James  Morgan III

Press Release
James Morgan III
May 27, 2013 – On 05-25-2013 Alexandria Police arrested James Morgan III, 42 of Alexandria and charged him with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder.
On 05-25-2013, APD officers were dispatched to Huey P Long Hospital to investigate a reported stabbing. Upon officer’s arrival, they found a 17 year old male victim who reported he [...]

LSUA Announces Largest Individual Gift for an Endowed Scholarship

Vernon Check presentation

The LSU Alexandria Foundation announced today the receipt of its largest individual gift for the establishment of an endowed scholarship. The announcement was made at the Foundation’s quarterly board meeting.
Arnold Aubert Vernon, a resident of Oceanside, Calif., made a gift of more than $300,000 to LSUA with the intent of establishing the Arnold Aubert Vernon [...]

Suspicious Activity leads to Arrests

Crime

Press Release
39-year-old Victor Jackson Sermons of Boyce
52-year-old David Albert Andries. Jr. of Boyce
May 27, 2013 – On May 20, 2013 at approximately 2 a.m., a deputy on routine patrol in the Glenmora area observed a truck being pulled out of a wooded area on East River Rd. The truck was being pulled by a second vehicle [...]

AMoA to Participate in Blue Star Museums

 AMoA is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission
to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the
National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense
 
[ALEXANDRIA, LA  – Today Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA) announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, [...]

Jena Man Killed over Holiday Weekend

Fatal Crash

A Jena man is killed over the holiday weekend in Catahoula Parish. Troopers responded to the accident around 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning.
Troopers say 36-year-old Benjamin Doyle Hailey lost control of his utility-terrain vehicle on Parham Road near Highway 600. According to the press release, after loosing control, he drove off the road and started over [...]

Which yogurt is for you?

yogurt

A lot of people claim yogurt is really good for you. But there are a lot of brands on the market, and many different kinds.
When it comes to yogurt, variety is key. Low-fat, high calcium, Greek, plain, flavored, even sprinkled yogurts are full of good things, like protein, and nutrients.
“They keep us full for a [...]

Get Fit for Summer

Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicks off of the summer season. That means short sleeves and bathing suits.
If you’re in rush to get into shape, there is good news. Holly Firfer talks with a trainer about how to get the most out of your workout.
Fitness client Jean Exum is working hard to get fit for summer. [...]