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Interim Director Chosen of NSU’s Scholar’s College

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NATCHITOCHES –Dr. Curt Phifer has been named interim director of the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University. Phifer, a professor of biology, will serve while a national search for a permanent director to replace Dr. T. Davina McClain takes place. McClain stepped down as director to teach full-time.
Phifer was at Duke University before joining [...]

Road Work: LA Hwy. 452 at LA 1

Route: Hwy 452; Avoyelles Parish
LA 452: Cross Drain Replacement
S.P. No. H.011134; Control Section No. 143-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Monday, January 13, 2014, construction will begin on LA Hwy 452 at 0.332 miles north of its junction with Route LA 1 in Marksville. The intent of this [...]

Alexandria Zoo Faces Special Challenges During Cold Weather

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One organization facing a special challenge with the cold weather is the Alexandria Zoo.  ABC 31’s Jessica Dodd visited the animals and spoke with their keeper about how they cope with temperatures in the teens.

KLAX ABC 31 News 1/7/14

Manna House, Bolton High Key Club Distribute Blankets

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Members of the Bolton High Key Club collected almost a hundred blankets that are being distributed at the Manna House today.
Manna House is usually distributing food, opening for noon meals 365 days a year, thanks to volunteers.  However, the key clubbers decided to spend around a month collecting blankets to pitch in amidst the sub-freezing [...]

Interviews Begin for New LSUA Chancellor

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3 days of interviews for chancellor of LSU of Alexandria begin today.  A nationwide search resulted in 3 candidates who will be interviewed this week.  Today the vice chancellors and others interviewed Doctor Daniel Howard.
We’re asking each candidate what skills they would take to the chancellor’s office.

Howard is a professor at Arkansas State in Jonesboro [...]

Losing Weight Number One Goal for New Year

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It’s that time again: the time to turn over a new leaf and accomplish your goals.  Lauren Partain shows you how one goal may be easier to accomplish than you think.

Alexandria athletic clubs offer many fitness classes to help you achieve your goal this year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 1/2/14

Holiday Art Camp Features Mardi Gras Beads

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Students are home until Tuesday and some are suffering from cabin fever.
The Alexandria Museum of Art is offering a holiday art camp to kids ages six to 12.  It’s called “Bead It” because the medium of choice is recycled Mardi Gras beads.
It’s amazing what can be made with these so-called throws.  In fact, the [...]

New Years Eve Fire Destroys Home

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The investigation continues into a huge house fire that happened on New Years Eve on Polk Street.
It gutted the 2-story home and firefighters say it took them 40 minutes to bring it under control.  Nobody was hurt, and nobody was home when the fire erupted.
Authorities believe it started in the attic or the second [...]

Basile Housing Authority Asst. Director Suspected in Missing Funds Case

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The State Legislative Auditor says the Basile Housing Authority in Evangeline Parish is missing 46 hundred dollars.
The CPA firm which prepared the audit, says the problem has been traced to the assistant director.  The auditor is recommending the matter be turned over to the police and the district attorney, because the funds are still missing.
KLAX [...]

Alcohol Use Suspected in New Year’s Crashes

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Alcohol is suspected in a crash that killed two Bunkie men in an Avoyelles crash last night.
Troopers say 42-year-old Marvin Overbey and 50-year-old Gary Ogea were killed when Overbey lost control of his pick-up on Highway 29 around 10:15.  The truck hit a utility pole and overturned.  Another passenger was seriously hurt.  The men were [...]