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Bunkie Corn Fest Held Over the Weekend

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Sweet corn from Bunkie is for sale all over Central Louisiana.
The annual Louisiana Corn Festival ended Saturday. This festival represented everything corn, including art, cooking contests, and even recipes for you to tryout at home.
The event co-chairman says the festival started small, but has grown into a large event for the City of Bunkie.

The festival [...]

Fort Polk Celebrates US Army Birthday

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It’s a proud tradition in the U.S. Army and one that’s never overlooked. 239 years ago, The Continental Army was created to defend the United States against the British.
A ceremony was held at the Fort Polk Warrior Community Center today.

The oldest and youngest soldiers at the fort did the honors on the birthday cake.
And all [...]

Teen Arrested for Aggravated Rape

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A teen is arrested for aggravated rape and other crimes. Police arrested 19-year-old Ja’khel Brown of Alexandria yesterday for a home invasion, sexual assault and armed robbery.
The crimes were reported on May 18th in the four thousand block of Lakeside Drive. He’s in jail on more than a million dollars bond. Police say forensic testing [...]

Hundreds Attend Go Red for Women Event

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Go Red for Women entertains and informs hundreds of area ladies today.
Women are the number one victims of heart disease, and, yet, they sometimes do not show traditional symptoms. Today, these women heard from women who have defied the odds and how they did it.

Participants enjoyed a heart healthy lunch, health screenings and a silent [...]

Rick Gallot Drops out of Judicial Race

State Senator Rick Gallot of Ruston, whose district includes part of Rapides Parish, is taking his hat out of the ring for the fall.
He had previously announced he would run for a judgeship in the third judicial district. Now he says he will continue to represent his constituents in District 29. He says he came [...]

Jindal Signs “Jump Start” Bill

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Governor Bobby Jindal is giving Louisiana students a jump-start.
The Governor was in Winnfield today to sign a bill in front of its author, State Representative Jim Fannin.
“Jump Start” is a public-private partnership among school systems, charter schools, colleges, industries and workforce developments. It offers training for high school students in careers they’re interested in pursuing [...]

4 Arrested in Vacant Home Break-In

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Left to right: Byron Johnson of Natchitoches, James Strickland of Robeleen, Stacill Alford of Natchitoches and Jackson Paul Paddie of Campti
Natchitoches Parish Deputies say they’ve ended a month-long investigation into a break-in of a vacant home near Provencal. Byron Johnson of Natchitoches, James Strickland of Robeleen, Stacill Alford of Natchitoches and Jackson Paul Paddie of [...]

Source of Pet Abuse Video Discovered

A Lafayette TV station learned who leaked video of pets being abused during their grooming sessions. They say the store owner’s daughter set up the hidden camera, and the video was uploaded to You Tube where it went viral.
Ashlea Bullington has more.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/12/14

Donelon Advises Policy Review for Upcoming Hurricane Season

He’s the man with the plan you always see around this time of year. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says it’s time to give your insurance papers a once-over and make sure you’re covered, even if you live inland from the coast.

His office web site offers advice on what you need to have, depending on [...]

Road Warrior Ride Comes to Alexandria

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A group of visitors stopped in Alexandria on their way from Seattle to Tampa. The organization is dedicated to providing veterans who have been wounded, ill and injured with memorable adventures as part of their rehabilitation. The Road Warrior Ride is a cross -country bonding experience for these vets.

The group left Seattle on June 5th [...]