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Anonymous Flyer Calls for Student Strike at LC

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An anonymous flyer is circulating around Louisiana College and to news media calling for a strike by students on Monday and Tuesday.  The flyer says they’re demanding the resignation of the President, Joe Aguillard.
The administration today said it takes all student complaints seriously and has an approved procedure for handling them.  Further, they say, they [...]

LC Students, Employers Participate in Annual Job Fair

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Louisiana College students today participated in the school’s annual career fair.  It’s more than a job-hunting activity.  LC officials say this gives students an opportunity to peruse various professions, find out what courses they should be taking to pursue jobs and what vacancies exist in our area.
Many students begin college with little idea of where [...]

Witness to First Atomic Bomb Test Tells His Story

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Where were you on July 16th, 1945?  Many of you may not have even been alive yet.
But George Allen was a witness to history.  He was among those who witnessed the first atomic bomb, called the Trinity Test.
Today he lives in Alexandria.  He was a young member of the U.S. Air Force, a navigator, just [...]

Hotel Bentley Progress Waits on Inspections After Flooding

Recently we learned the timeline for the opening of the historic hotel Bentley must change, because it was a victim of the cold weather when pipes burst.
Today we talk to developer Mike Jenkins on the progress of the hotel re-opening and the condo owners moving into their new places overlooking the Red River.

Jenkins was among [...]

Man Arrested After Police Standoff

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A standoff in Grant Parish between a man and a mother with five children ends with one arrest.  The call went into the Grant Sheriff’s Office yesterday afternoon and lasted several hours.
Russell Hoffpauir, II of Montgomery is now in jail on a quarter of a million dollar bond for false imprisonment, domestic abuse with child [...]

Bill to Ban E-Tabacco Products for Minors Goes to Full Senate

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A bill by State Senator Rick Gallot to ban e-tobacco products for minors is now headed to the full senate for more debate.  Gallot moved his bill out of a senate committee this morning with a unanimous vote and no amendments.
He says this is the latest tobacco problem afflicting young people and should be banned.  [...]

Vernon Crime Stoppers Looking for Lawn Mower Thief

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Vernon Crime Stoppers is looking for a thief who stole an expensive zero-turn lawn mower.
Vernon deputies received a theft report last week.  The business owner says two mowers were moved from shipping crates between January 1st and March 13th.  They’re worth about five thousand dollars.
Call crime stoppers (337-239-2233) or the sheriff’s office (337-238-7248) if you [...]

Rapides Deputies Search for Missing Girl

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Rapides deputies are looking for a missing girl.  17-year-old Candace Picard was last seen in Boyce.  She’s 5 foot, 3 inches tall and may now be in the Alexandria area.
Call the sheriff’s office at 318-473-6700 or 318- 473-6727 if you can help.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/18/14

Bridge Closure: LA485 Over Little River

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Milepost 3.6, Bridge # 115-01-0360-1
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that bridge number 115-01-0360-1 will be closed for inspection from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 20, 2014. This structure is on LA 485 over Little River and is located 3.6 [...]

6th District Congressional Race Becomming Crowded

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There’s been a lot of speculation about whether former Governor Edwin Edwards will run for congress in the Baton Rouge area.  Today he announced his decision.  The colorful Governor is from Avoyelles Parish and served in Congress before he became Governor.

Rufus Craig, Libertarian
And this is becoming a crowded race.  A Baton Rouge attorney, Rufus Craig, [...]