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Baton Rouge Resident Gives the Finger to Neighbors in Christmas Lights

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A not-so-Christmas-like display that upset a neighborhood near Baton Rouge is back and bigger.   It’s the same message for neighbors, with more lights.  Sarah Childs is giving the finger and News 2’s Rebecca Buchanan gets answers on why.

Childs says she is still an owner of the house, but doesn’t live there anymore.  She says she [...]

Pineville Christmas Parade Moved to Monday Night

The Pineville Parade is being moved to Monday night at seven.  It’s the longest Christmas parade in Central Louisiana and provides the most candy thrown to children along the route.  The route is the same, but runs in reverse this year, heading from Main Street to Military Highway.  Again, no parade tomorrow night, but line [...]

Home of Pineville Mayor Catches Fire

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The home of Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields and his wife Rosa caught fire this morning.
Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the damage to the structure is significant, and the roof was destroyed.  The house is located on North Bend Drive in the Pinehurst area of Pineville.
Firefighters responded and found the home totally engulfed.  The investigation [...]

MAP Program to Provide Assistance to Drivers In Need

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A new program called the Motorist Assistance Patrol, or MAP, will provide assistance to drivers in need.  The MAP cars, part of a public-private partnership with State Farm will be highly visible to drivers, and can assist with basic road-side maintenance.  The idea is to improve traffic flow by decreasing the congestion caused by stopped [...]

LC Accreditation Reaffirmed

Louisiana College is reaffirmed in its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The school had been accredited since 1923 but ran into problems in the recent past when some college policies were questioned.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/10/13

Street Closures Announced For Dec. 7th Natchitoches Christmas Festival

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NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches Christmas Festival Committee and City of Natchitoches would like festival goers to be aware of the following street closures and safety precautions for the 87th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival taking place on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
On festival day, the following streets will be open to one-way traffic only:
Third Street from Texas [...]

Texas Man Walks Across Country for Disabled Vets

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Meet Austin Shirley.  On October 9th, he started walking his dog across America.  Shirley, who’s from Dallas, left Jacksonville, Florida with a goal of reaching San Diego.
He says this started as a mission of self-discovery, and it’s turned into a way to draw attention and funds to disabled veterans.

Shirley says he’s amazed at the hospitality [...]

Creative Students Create “Human Snowman”

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Say hello to the creative students and faculty at Cherokee Elementary.
They enlisted about 700 students and adults in constructing what they’re calling a human snowman.  Each grade level is participating in a common core activity centered on the human snowman project.
The school will also be using the picture for their Christmas card.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Common Core Changes

The state board of education is making changes to the controversial common core program.
The new policy includes changes to letter grades for schools, promotions and teacher evaluations.

Rapides Parish has adopted the common core, but the superintendent says it will be tailored to fit local needs.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/4/13

Scholarship Honors Fallen Alexandria Police Officers

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A check is presented this morning to a scholarship fund named for two Alexandria police officers that died in the line of duty.  Jeremy Carruth and David Ezernack are the officers memorialized by the fund.  The money, raised from a fitness competition, came from the police department, CrossFit South Bank and LSU Alexandria.
The scholarship is [...]