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State Library Announces 2014 Teen Video Challenge

The State Library of Louisiana will again participate in the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public libraries’ summer reading programs.
Teenagers may enter the competition by creating a public service announcement that encourages teens to read and visit libraries during the [...]

Rapides Parish Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Alexandria, Louisiana—All branches of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  For more information about the Library, visit or call 318-445-2411.
The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central [...]

State Senator Rick Gallot Running for Judgeship Vacancy


State senator Rick Gallot announces his candidacy for an upcoming judgeship vacancy in North Louisiana.  Gallot is serving a term that expires in 2 years, but he says he has his eyes on a vacancy in the third judicial district.
Gallot is a Ruston lawyer and is serving his first term as a senator.
If elected, this [...]

Vance McAllister Visits Central LA Today


Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister is in town today.  He started the day with lunch in Pineville as a guest of the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance.
McAllister is from the Monroe area and he won the seat formerly held by Rodney Alexander.
He spent the afternoon in Alexandria at a roundtable meeting with the Central [...]

Daniel Howard Named New LSUA Chancellor


Daniel Howard of Jonesboro, Arkansas, is named LSU of Alexandria’s next chancellor.
Howard is a professor at Arkansas State.  He has served as vice chancellor for academic affairs, Prevost and interim chancellor at that school.
His appointment still must be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors, but that is usually pro-forma.  The final selection was made [...]

Jindal Meets with 4 Companies in Tokyo


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal meets with 4 companies in Tokyo.
Here (above) he poses with company representatives of Sumitomo.  This company recently bought a Baton Rouge based steel company.
The Governor says he’s talking about how the state can support future growth for these companies.
KLAX ABC 31 News 1/17/14

Fellowship Elementary Students Participate in Easy Child ID System


The LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office has a program that could mean the difference between life and death for a missing little one.  It’s a comprehensive file on children with the goal of easy identification in the event of an emergency, called the Easy Child ID System.  The information is stored on a portable disc, which [...]

Several Family Members Arrested on Drug Charges


Grant Deputies arrest several members of one family on drug charges.  They’re Dale Manning, James Manning, James Manning Junior and Jamarlon Manning, all of Colfax.
The sheriff says all are accused of drug-related charges, from possession to distribution.
Sheriff Steven McCain says these individuals were responsible for a large amount of crack cocaine being sold in the [...]

Julius McLaurin, former CEO of Rapides Regional, dies


The long-time president and CEO of Rapides Regional Medical Center, Julius McLaurin, has died at the age of 90.
He ran the hospital from 19-70 to 1988 and steered the hospital from its ownership by the Louisiana Baptist Convention into what became Rapides Regional.
Services are Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at First Baptist, Pineville, with arrangements by [...]

Natchitoches Police Search for Shooting Suspect


Natchitoches Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting from earlier this week.
Brandon Jackson is wanted for the attempted murder of Donald Braxton.  Braxton suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder Wednesday night at the University Terrace Apartments.
Police say Jackson is considered armed and dangerous, and they ask that you call law [...]