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Sidewalks on Pinecrest Drive Help Seniors

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For some, something as insignificant as a sidewalk can be a big deal.
That’s what happened on Pinecrest Drive for residents of Pine Grove apartments.  Many had problems just crossing the street to get to a nearby store.  From there, the residents partnered with the state AARP office.  And the result today is a walk and [...]

LA Nat’l Guard Chief Warrant Officer Retires

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PINEVILLE, La. – New Orleans-native Chief Warrant Officer 5 Kim Janneck, the Louisiana National Guard’s command chief warrant officer, retires after relinquishing responsibility in an official ceremony in New Orleans, Nov. 3.
As the ranking warrant officer on the adjutant general’s command team, Janneck advises the adjutant general on all warrant officer issues, policies and initiatives.
“Kim [...]

Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Searching for Man & Woman

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The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the above subjects captured in surveillance video.  The female is seen in a white car and the male subject exited what is believed to be a pewter / tan Chevrolet truck.  Anyone with information can contact the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office at [...]

LA Pecan Festival This Weekend

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The Louisiana Pecan Festival started this morning, bright and early with the blessing of the pecan crops.  It’s taking place in downtown Colfax that will host a huge parade Saturday morning at 10.
There are arts, crafts, entertainment, a carnival and, of course, pecans.  The pecan house is selling shelled and unshelled pecans along with pies, [...]

Early Voting for Nov. 16th Elections Starts Tomorrow

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Early voting for the November 16th elections starts tomorrow and goes through Saturday, November 9th except for Sunday.  Votes are cast, with a picture ID, in the registrar of voters’ office in the parish courthouse.
There is a run-off for the unexpired 5th Congressional District term between 2 Republicans, Vance McAllister of Swartz in Ouachita Parish [...]

DOTD Announces Interstate Closure

LAKE CHARLES – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that I-10 Eastbound will be closed to all traffic at Exit 44 (Kinder exit onto U.S. 165, just east of Iowa) beginning Saturday, November 2, at 4 a.m. until Wednesday, November 6, at 4 a.m., weather permitting. This closure is necessary for [...]

Road Closure: LA1193

Marksville; Avoyelles Parish; Hwy 1193
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., La 1193 will be closed to replace a culvert. The culvert replacement should be completed the same day but could possibly [...]

Food Bank & Suddenlink Team Up for Canned Food Drive

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana partners with Suddenlink this time of year for the largest canned food drive of the year.  It coincides with the holidays, so needy families can have Thanksgiving and Christmas tables filled with nutritious food.

This is the 7th year for the Suddenlink Food Drive, which ends on November 21st.
For more [...]

Rapides Regional Staff Gets Artistic

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The staff at Rapides Regional Medical Center search for their inner artists.  The staff shows off their skills each year then exhibits their work in the hallway across from the gift shop in the main hospital.
Many say they select pumpkins that already inspire them to create a certain theme.
There are prizes for the best and [...]

Man Arrested for Battering a Woman

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A man is arrested for battering a woman with a stick.  34-year-old Leonard Jimmerson is charged with aggravated battery.  Police say the woman was treated and released.
It happened early yesterday under the interstate overpass near Flora Street.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/31/13