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Rapides Inmate Smuggles Contraband into Jail Via Body Cavity


A Rapides Parish inmate is arrested for possession of contraband smuggled into the jail in a body cavity.
38-year-old Shane Crain of Alexandria is charged with possession with intent to distribute.  Deputies say two bags of marijuana and tobacco were removed at a hospital.
“Most of our trustee’s do an excellent job working in the community to [...]

Trick or Treat Events Moved to Wednesday!


Trick or Treating Times Have Changed for Rapides Parish.
The City of Alexandria has authorized “trick or treating” from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  on  Wednesday, Oct. 30, in lieu of the traditional Halloween night, Oct. 31, due to anticipated potential severe weather.
“We certainly understand many have planned festivities for Thursday,” said Alexandria Police Chief Loren [...]

Alarming Increase in Heroin Deaths, Says Coroner


One parish coroner says there’s an alarming increase in deaths due to heroin overdoses and he thinks more lenient penalties for dealing in the drug may be to blame.  Jason Newton has more.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/29/13

LSUA Students Given Interview Tips


The Quad at LSU Alexandria was turned into a runway today.
Students are given tips on how to look sharp when interviewing for a job as well as techniques for answering questions.  There were also live interviews for internship positions at Dillard’s.
The fashions are provided by Dillard’s and the event was organized with help from the [...]

Work Begins on New Library Branch


The Lower Third Street area is getting a new library: the Martin Luther King Junior Branch.
Today, the ground is broken for the new facility in the 11 hundred block of Broadway, between Peabody Magnet and the fire station.  Tudor Construction will begin work in a few weeks and the construction is scheduled for completion next [...]

NSU Teacher Named Techology Educator of the Year


An NSU business teacher is named Technology Educator of the year by Governor Bobby Jindal.
She’s doctor Margaret Kilcoyne, who is director of the business school.  Technology routinely impacts her administrative work in promoting the business school and bolstering student recruiting.
The awards ceremony was held in Baton Rouge, on Monday.
Click here for more information.
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City helps citizens get connected with Mobile Apps


A new citizen is emerging. Every day, tech-minded citizens across the country are doing good by their communities using technology as the tool.
The City of Alexandria has many ways to stay connected empowering citizens to act and interact and connecting just got easier with new two new tools for your convenience. New services like the [...]

Sylvan Learning Offers Parents 7 Simple Tips for Choosing Kid Tech Tools


Alexandria, LA – Computers, video games, mobile phones, and tablets are ubiquitous in our lives and the lives of our kids.  Parents want to embrace technology to facilitate their children’s learning. But with so much technology available, how are parents supposed to know which tools and activities will actually help build skills?
“Every day new resources [...]

LSUA Holds “Trick or Treat Street” Event


It’s time for one of LSU Alexandria’s favorite traditions.  Organizations, departments, student groups, and faculty set up booths to hand out candy.  The children travel along a street created by these witches, ghosts and pirates.
It’s a safe way for children to enjoy Halloween, and the students say it takes them back to memories of their [...]

Local Bank Employees Volunteer in Their Community


Employees of a local bank are doing their part to make a difference in the community.
They’re sprucing up the TREE House Children’s Museum with a fresh coat of paint.  Also, they’ve donated office furniture and other equipment.
This week, about 13 hundred Capital One bank associates will spend more than 45 hundred hours partnering with area [...]