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Man Arrested for Pistol-Whipping Another

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Grant deputies arrest a man for pistol-whipping another in the Bagdad community. 64-year-old Moses Bush of Colfax is now charged with aggravated battery, illegal carrying of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The arrest was made after a patrol deputy was flagged down at a convenience store.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Jena Lions Club to Host Golf Tournament

A 2-man golf scramble to benefit the good works of the Jena Lions Club will be held Friday at Oak Wing Golf Course.
The club will use the funds to pay for their children’s camp and eye screenings.

Call 664 33-63 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Cheneyville Goes Smoke Free

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You better be careful about lighting up a cigarette in the town of Cheneyville.
Yesterday the town celebrated turning the historic town into a 100 percent, smoke-free community. They celebrated with a recognition dinner for Mayor Derrick Johnson and others who worked to make this a reality.
The celebration was sponsored by the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free [...]

Monroe Mayor Announces Run for Congress

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Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo today appears in Alexandria to announce his candidacy for the 5th district congressional seat.
So far, he’s the only democrat in a crowded field and this will be his second time to run for the seat.

Mayo has been mayor for the past 13 years.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Rapides After Hours Hosts Chamber of Commerce

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The Rapides After Hours Urgent Care hosts a morning coffee and breakfast for Chamber members this morning. This is an extension of Urgent Care now at 38 hundred Jackson Street Extension, across from MacArthur Village.
Members toured the facility, and Chamber Red Coats cut the ribbon to officially open this new site.
It’s open Monday through Friday [...]

Over 8k Students to Receive School Vouchers

Governor Bobby Jindal says about 88 hundred students will receive vouchers for the coming school year to attend private or charter schools. He says there were 13 thousand applications to some 133 schools. Jindal calls the vouchers scholarships.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Gilchrist Construction Hosts Job Fair Today

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You may have heard news reports that many companies are hiring again. That includes Gilchrist Construction. They set up at the State Workforce Commission on Coliseum Boulevard today to interview potential employees.
They’re looking for carpenters and other craftpersons.
The company has a web site for more information at www.GilchristConstruction.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

State Warns of Flesh Eating Bacteria

The state is warning fishermen about dangers from flesh eating bacteria. Kari Beal of KATC in Lafayette has more about the symptoms of this infection and how you can protect yourself.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Basketball Skills Camp Underway at LSUA

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A basketball skills camp is underway at LSU of Alexandria this week.
Generals head coach Larry Cordar and his staff are working with boys and girls ages 6 to 13. They’re teaching fundamentals as well as the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.
The campers are grouped according to age and they play games like 5 on 5 [...]

Kennedy: Federal Law Will Force Taxpayers to Pay for Sex Change Operations

State Treasurer John Kennedy is complaining about a federal law he says will force taxpayers to pay for sex change operations. Kennedy says these added costs point out why Louisiana should fix its Medicaid program before it goes into bankruptcy.

He says both Medicare and Medicaid are approaching insolvency.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14