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Church members to build keyhole garden at Rugg Elementary

Keyhole gardens can help unlock access to vegetables for urban “food deserts,” according to Wayne McConnell.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, McConnell will be leading members of First United Methodist Church Alexandria (First UMCA) in creating a keyhole garden at L.S. Rugg Elementary School as part of a Cornucopia Project to allow the students and congregation to [...]

Texas Girl Sets World Planking Record

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A ten-year-old girl from Texas has set a new world record for planking. Darian Mansfield planked for one hour, 20 minutes, and 14 seconds.
It all began with a planking contest last Thursday at her gym, where she takes gymnastics.   A bunch of girls, including Darian, took part. While other girls gave up, she stayed in [...]

Alexandria Crossfit Fundraising for CASA

A fundraising effort is slated for September 13th to benefit CASA. That’s the Court Appointed Special Advocates program which watches over children embroiled in the legal system.

For more information, go to www.AlexandriaCrossfit.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/14

Rapides Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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The Rapides Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary today. The Foundation came about when the old Baptist Foundation was sold and became Rapides Regional Medical Center.
A portion of those funds were set up for good works. And, from arts, to education, to health care information, the Foundation’s leaders believe they’re making a difference in the [...]

Groundbreaking Held for New Service Station

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Ground is broken this morning for a new service station in Alexandria.
It’s for Murphy USA near the Wal-Mart on North Mall Drive. Murphy Oil is a company headquartered not far from here in El Eldorado, Arkansas.
Members of the Murphy family live in the Alexandria area.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/14

ABATE Group Meets with Pineville City Judge Candidates

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Pineville City Judge candidates meet with bikers who are part of a program called ABATE. It stands for American Bikers Active Toward Education. They’re usually conducting information sessions for drivers to make the roads safe for everyone.
But, last night, they wanted to learn more about the people seeking the city judgeship. They had a chance [...]

Fall Court Opening Held Today

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The fall opening of court in the 9th Judicial District is held this morning in the Rapides Parish Courthouse. This is an occasion for new attorneys in the district to be welcomed, and those who have died in the past year are remembered by their colleagues.
The judges of the district sit together to mark the [...]

Man Allegedly Steals Car From Hospital

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On September 2nd 2014, Alexandria Police arrested Chavaris J. White, 19 of Alexandria and charged him with: 1ct-Theft of a Motor Vehicle, 1ct-Simple Robbery.
At 11:00AM, APD Officers were dispatched to a local hospital in reference to a theft of a vehicle. The victim reported he was at the hospital waiting on a family member. When [...]

Alexandria Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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On September 2nd 2014, Alexandria Police arrested Louis Blake Means Sr, 19 of Alexandria and charged him with 1ct-Attempted Second Degree Murder.
APD Officers were dispatched to a local hospital in reference to a reported Battery.  Upon arrival, the investigation found that the victim and Means were involved in a verbal altercation earlier this date that [...]

Murder Trial Begins in Alexandria

Opening arguments begin in federal court in Alexandria for the murder trial of a man accused of shooting and cutting the throat of a 12-year-old girl.
57-year-old Thomas Sanders, formerly of Mississippi, is accused of killing Lexis Roberts. Her remains were found four years ago by hunters in Catahoula Parish.
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.
He [...]