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Early Purchases Urged for Sept. 7 NSU Game

NATCHITOCHES – Plenty of tickets remain available for the Saturday, Sept. 7 Northwestern State football home opener in Turpin Stadium against Southern, the first meeting of the teams in 11 years.
Kickoff is 6 p.m. for the in-state matchup between the Demons and the Jaguars, which will include a spectacular halftime show with the Spirit of [...]

Meet the 5th District Congressional Candidates

14 men are vying for one congressional seat.  Six of the 14 candidates are currently holding office.  We asked them why they’re the best in the race.

Clyde Holloway is a Republican from Forest hill, Jamie Mayo and Robert Johnson are both Democrats; Mayo is from Monroe and Johnson is from Marksville.
State Representative Marcus Hunter of [...]

Missing Attorney Found Dead

The search for a prominent Alexandria attorney is over after his body is discovered near a church.
77-year-old Richard Burnes had been missing from his home since Monday.  His body was found today around 1pm in a wooded area on Bayou Rapides Road, not far from his car.  Authorities say foul play is not suspected, but [...]

Vitter Holds Town Hall Meetings


It’s the August recess, and that means U.S. Representatives and Senators are holding town hall meetings.
Senator David Vitter is circulating the state.  A loyal republican, he’s mostly talking about Obamacare.  He’s also being asked some political questions, including any plans he may have for the Governor’s Mansion.

The senator spent the morning in Livingston parish.  Tomorrow, [...]

Voter Registration Deadline for Oct. 19th Election is Sept. 18th


If you want to vote in the October 19th special election, you need to be registered by September 18th.

More information is available at the Louisiana Secretary of State Website,
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/13

Newest Additions to Alexandria Zoo Have Arrived


The stars of the newest exhibit at the Alexandria zoo are here.
They are two jaguars, and they’re now in quarantine.  This is standard operating procedure for all new animals.  It gives them a chance to adjust to their new surroundings.
The young male is Bebu, born in the wild in Panama in October 2011.  The young [...]

“Who Dat” Burger Comes to Alexandria


It had to happen sooner or later.  Now, there’s a Louisiana-themed burger to honor the Saints football team.
And, Sonic has even copyrighted the idea.  It’s called the “Who Dat” Burger and features two famous Louisiana ingredients, Tabasco and Tony Chachere’s.  The burger is being sold here, in Baton Rouge and in New Orleans.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Police Search for Missing Man


Alexandria Police are asking for help in finding Richard Varion Burnes.  Police say he left his home yesterday and hasn’t been heard from.
He was driving a 4-door Buick LeSabre, silver in color with a license plate starting with KZZ.  He’s 6-1 and weighs about 220 pounds.  He lives on Tanglewood Drive.  Call police if you [...]

“Finding Bigfoot” Series Coming to Natchitoches


NATCHITOCHES, LA – Animal Planet’s popular television series, Finding Bigfoot, is coming to Natchitoches, Louisiana.
If you have any experiences you would like to share please contact
The show could film as early as next year.
From small towns in the South to remote areas of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, four eccentric but passionate Bigfoot enthusiasts [...]

Shuteye Road Bridge Replacement Project To Begin

Shuteye Road Bridge over Miller Creek
Off-system Highway Bridge Program
S.P. H.006271
Sabine Parish
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that, weather permitting, construction work will begin on the Shuteye Road Bridge Replacement Project on Friday, August 30, 2013 and will continue for approximately (4) four months.  This bridge replacement project is located on Shuteye Road [...]