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Man Booked in Rapides Jail for 85th Time

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Alexandria police arrest a man for unauthorized entry. 55-year-old Gregory Pantallion of Alexandria is accused of entering a home on Louisiana Avenue yesterday without permission.
Police say he was arrested without incident. However, this is his 85th booking into the Rapides Parish jail.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/8/14

The Myrtles Plantation Recovering from Severe Fire

The Myrtles, a plantation near Baton Rouge, is recovering from a fire that destroyed its gift shop. Rob Krieger says the historic home was saved, but guests are still overwhelmed by what might have been.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/8/14

Marksville State Historic Site Teaches History of Native American Laws

American Indian customs include laws that were designed to protect them from man and beast. However, some survive to modern times and others have been discarded.
The history of these laws is taught at the Marksville State Historic Site. This museum is devoted to the lives of the Native Americans who first called this area home. [...]

Incoming Freshman Attend Orientation at LSUA

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Freshmen are participating in time-honored tradition today at LSU of Alexandria: it’s orientation for the first-year students.
They’re learning their way around the campus, the course offerings, professors and the extra-curricular activities.
School officials are meeting with them and their parents to describe the many services offered to incoming students.

School starts on August 25th.
New to LSUA is [...]

Job Fair for Welders, Fitters Held Today

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Welders and fitters are being offered jobs that pay up to $25 an hour. The job fair for Dis-Tran Steel is looking for employees today at the Vo-Tech school. They are doing speed interviews with follow-up and a pre-employment training to be held next week.
Dis-Tran is part of Crest Industries, headquartered in Pineville and is [...]

JPs, Constables Fighting to Run for Re-Election

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That issue about too old to serve which is affecting some state judges is also now gumming up the election works for justices of the peace and constables.
A Lafayette area senator got a last-minute bill passed in the spring that forces them to retire at age 70. Now even he, Senator Elbert Guillory tells KATC’s [...]

Miss Cammie’s Dinner Table Exhibit Puts Focus On Melrose Art Community

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Miss Cammie’s Dinner Table, a new Tri-Centennial Exhibit celebrating the art community at Melrose Plantation, will be open to the public on Saturday, August 9th from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm at the Lemee House. Sponsored by the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches the display will focus on the artists, photographers and writers [...]

Grant Sheriff’s Office Receives Check from NRA for Bullets

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Grant Parish Sheriff Stephen McCain receives a check for bullets. The check for around 32 hundred dollars was presented by the National Rifle Association at their banquet earlier this week in Winnfield.
“This grant will be a huge help to us and we are grateful to the NRA for the help”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.
The grant [...]

Recreation Summit Open Today at Coughlin-Saunders

A 3-day recreation summit opens today for Alexandria residents to learn about and provide input on city leisure services. ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says some heavy hitters are in town to share their expertise.

The summit concludes Saturday morning and is conducted at the performing arts center downtown.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/7/14

Suspect Arrested in Multi-Vehicle Theft

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On July 30th, 2014, Deputies responded to a complaint of a stolen Polaris RZR side by side ATV from the Pineville area. The victim stated he had been contacted at his residence by two white males the day before that were looking to buy parts for a Polaris.  The next day, the ATV was missing [...]