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Cabrini Hospice Hosts Power-Up Faith Event

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A motivational speaker who appears on television is in Alexandria today for a conference on faith. This is CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice’s first power-up in faith event.
Father Jonathan Morris seeks to help people recharge their faith.

He’s an analyst for Fox News and recently became a contributor for the Wall Street Journal. Father Morris is also attached [...]

Fire Marshalls Identify Man Who Died in House Fire

State fire marshal officials identify an elderly man who died late Monday in a house fire in Anacoco. 88-year-old Donald Beebe was found in the master bedroom of his home on Watkins Road.
Investigators suspect the fire was caused by candles used after the area lost power during a storm.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/11/14

Alexandria Attorney Greg Gravel Running for Judge

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Alexandria attorney Greg Gravel announces his candidacy for a seat on the 9th judicial district seat in Rapides Parish.
He has practiced law here for more than 30 years. He’s a graduate of LSU and Southern Law.
“I care about what happens to the people of Rapides Parish,” Gravel said. “Alexandria is where my parents raised my [...]

Road Closure: Central State Hospital in Pineville

There will be temporary lane closures starting tomorrow on the grounds of Central State Hospital in Pineville for street improvements. This will last about four months.
There will be alternating, temporary lane closures throughout the campus.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/11/14

Chris Hazel Announces Run for DA’s Office

A third candidate announces for District Attorney. It’s State Representative Chris Hazel.

Hazel once served in the DA’s office.
Chris Roy Junior and Phillip Terrell are also running.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/10/14

Construction to Begin on I-49 in Rapides Parish

Tomorrow morning, if weather permits, construction will begin on Interstate 49 in Rapides Parish from Highway 181 to Highway 498.
This will start with temporary lane closures from the Willow Glen Interchange to mile marker 77.
The entire construction project will take almost a year.
The entire DOTD release can be found below.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/10/14
I-49, North [...]

Alexandria Man Accused of Armed Robbery

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An Alexandria man is accused of armed robbery of an individual. Jomar Ellis is charged with the hold-up of a person on May 30th in the 39 hundred block of Lisa Street.
The victim says he lost cash and some electronic items.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/10/14

Man Arrested for Murder of Alexandria Woman

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Brad Jeansonne, 23
***UPDATE 6/10/14*** Alexandria Police arrest a man they say killed Sheterica Brewer, who was reported missing last month. They say 23-year-old Brad Jeansonne of Alexandria is now in custody.
The woman was reported missing at the end of May and then 2 days later police found her body. Her car had been found burned [...]

Arrest Made in Escaped Inmate Case

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Antonio Calhoun, 21
***UPDATE***  An arrest is made in the case of a Rapides jail inmate who walked off the job and then apparently instigated a murder suicide in Grant Parish.
Rapides deputies arrested Antonio Calhoun of Alexandria as accessory after the fact to escape. Deputies say he helped McKennedy Armstead escape from the Alexandria utility plant, [...]

LSUA Children’s Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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There’s a milestone at LSU of Alexandria today. The Children’s Center there is celebrating 15 years of service to the community. It’s a licensed early care and educational facility for children ages one to five years old.

It’s one of a select group of centers in the state to have earned a four star rating out [...]