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State Bond Commission To Handle $200 million in Cenla Projects

The State Bond Commission meets tomorrow with almost 200 million dollars in pet projects on the table for Central Louisiana. These are capital outlay projects, which made it through the legislature.
Rapides has the lion’s share with almost 55 million dollars in projects. Evangeline is not listed for any stand-alone projects, though they’re included in some [...]

NSU Honors Graduate on 100th Birthday

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NSU honors one if its oldest living graduates on her 100th birthday. Pinkye Simpson Mitchell has earned the Nth degree, an honor for those who go the extra mile in service to others.
Mrs. Mitchell was born in 1914 and spent her childhood on a large farm near Many. She was the first of 12 children [...]

Baton Rouge Case Challenges Confidentiality of Church Confessions

A case in Baton Rouge has the Catholic Church defending its deeply rooted tradition steeped in confidentiality. It’s those traditions the victim and her attorney believe prevented the priest from reporting abuse he knew about.
Chris Nakamoto reports from WBRZ.

The priest told WBRZ he asks for your continued prayers for the church and for me in [...]

New Candidate Enters Race for City & Ward Marshall

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Edward Butler Junior announces his candidacy for city and ward marshal in Alexandria. He’s been a sheriff’s deputy for 15 years, and says he wants to bring new ideas to the office.
Butler is trying to unseat incumbent Terence Grines, who’s completing his first term.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/16/14

Former Oakdale Officer Arrested for Sexual Relations with Child

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A former Oakdale police officer is arrested for accusations of sexual relations with a child. State police say 25-year-old Skylar Frank was fired after the investigation.
Troopers say while he was on duty in May he had sexual relations with a child. He’s charged with carnal knowledge and malfeasance.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/16/14

2 Suspicious Items Found at ULL, Officials Close Campus

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Two suspicious items are found on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, triggering the cancellation of classes today and tonight. The threat was called in to a TV station, which caused officials to start sweeping the campus and cancelling classes.
So far, nobody is hurt, and state police say the authorities will stay [...]

Maness Speaks to VFW Members

Members of the VFW hear from one of the candidates in the U.S. Senate race. Rob Maness brought his campaign to Central Louisiana again last night. He spoke to the combat vets motorcycle association.
Lately commercials attacking the other republican in the campaign have been airing, but Maness says these are paid for by a democratic [...]

Democratic Women Host Judicial Candidates

It’s a day of debate and stumping as candidates start working toward the November 4th election. The Central Louisiana Democratic Women hosted District Court Judge Division “A” candidates.
We asked them the most important experiences they’ve had and how that could help them on the bench.

The group also heard from division “G” candidate Greg Gravel. Greg [...]

Rapides Deputies Find $47K of Meth in Deville

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Rapides deputies say they found 47 thousand dollars worth of meth in the Deville area and arrested the owner. Johnny Ray Campbell is charged with possession.
The arrest was made yesterday at his home on Campbell Road. Deputies say they found around six thousand dollars in cash as well as more than a pound of meth.
KLAX [...]

Youth Challenge Program May Get 145 Million

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There’s a 145 million dollar federal proposal for the Youth Challenge Program. It’s operated by the Louisiana National Guard at 3 sites, including Camp Beauregard.
The program intervenes when young people drop out of school or display problems. Some 14 hundred cadets graduate each year.
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu says it’s expected to have full committee approval [...]