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Natchitoches’ Miss Merry Christmas Chosen

Photographed (left to right) Mayor Lee Posey, Miss Merry Christmas 2014 Madison Claire Ackel, Christmas Belles Asia Allen, Kara Davis, Peyton Ebarb, Emily Heard and Sarah Kay Whitehead.

Photographed (left to right) Mayor Lee Posey, Miss Merry Christmas 2014 Madison Claire Ackel, Christmas Belles Asia Allen, Kara Davis, Peyton Ebarb, Emily Heard and Sarah Kay Whitehead.
NATCHITOCHES – The 58th Miss Merry Christmas was crowned and the 2014 Natchitoches Christmas Belles were announced Sunday, September 14, 2014. Fourteen young ladies from three Natchitoches parish [...]

Miss LA Wins Scholarship in Miss America Pageant

Miss Louisiana is back home from Atlantic City. Lacey Sanchez arrived back in Monroe after appearing Saturday night on the Miss America Pageant. She won a 2-thousand dollar scholarship awarded for an interview.
She’s from Baton Rouge and a graduate of LSU.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/15/14

Southern University Sees Trend in Drop Outs

Why college students drop out is nothing new. But, Ambria Washington says there’s another trend that one professor is seeing at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/15/14

Motorcycle Group Help Former Inmates Re-Enter Society with Jobs, Homes

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Motorcycle enthusiasts give their support to a program that helps men and women re-enter society after being incarcerated.
A group that includes jailers, warden and probation officers ride for fun and raise money for the non-profit group Re-Entry Solutions. They traveled from Alexandria to a blessing of the bikes and later to the Avoyelles Correctional Center, [...]

Firefighters Honored in Lecompte

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It’s the 21st year for firefighters of all stripes to be honored in Lecompte. This day of activities is provided by the Rapides Parish Police Jury and spearheaded by Juror Richard Billings.
The event has grown over the years to include more full-time and volunteer firefighters. It’s an appreciation day for these men and women and [...]

Area Church to Provide Youth Program at Charles Hayward Center

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An area church is taking over the youth program at the Charles Hayward Center on Loblolly Lane.
It’s called the Youth Empowerment Program and the grand opening was held over the weekend. There were athletic activities and other games at the grand opening.
The center will be open Monday through Friday after school with a variety of [...]

State Office of Group Benefits Expanding Customer Service Hours

Starting today, the State Office of Group Benefits is extending its customer service hours. The service line will be open from 7am to 7pm Monday through Saturday and is available at 1-800-272-8451.
In January, a new set of plans will be available to state retirees and employees eligible for group benefits. The state officials say they [...]

Penalty Phase in Sanders Case Begins Tomorrow

The penalty phase of the Thomas Sanders case in Alexandria Federal Court begins tomorrow.
He has been convicted of kidnapping and slaying a 12-year-old girl. The prosecution is asking for the death penalty.
The jurors who decided his guilt last week will not decide if he lives or dies.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/15/14

Natchitoches Police Search for Missing Man

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Natchitoches police need help locating a missing man.
54-year-old Ronald Wayne Hayes was reported missing by his wife. Shawn Hayes says she dropped her husband off at work on Northern Street Friday morning and has not heard from him since. He’s 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 185 pounds.
Anyone with information should call Natchitoches [...]

2 Arrested for Drug Distribution

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Alexandria police arrest two men for drug distribution. Central Louisiana Safe Streets Task Force agents say Tavis Jenkins and Eric Parker Junior were taken into custody at the Riverwynd Apartments.
Agents say the search resulted in suspected drugs, an assault rifle and large amount of cash. Both are charged with distribution and paraphernalia, and Jenkins faces [...]

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