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House Fire Leaves One Dead

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A deadly fire early yesterday in Alexandria is under investigation. It broke out around five o’clock yesterday morning at 1611 McEnery Street.
A woman died and a man is in critical condition. Their names are not yet being released.
Investigators say there were three adults and two children in the home. One adult and the children were [...]

12 Year Old Named Grand Fiddle Champion

Winners in the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship held during the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival were, from left, Carson Taylor, first;  Hal Mayfield, second place, and Ron Pace, third place.

Julia Taylor and Carson Taylor are pictured with their fiddle teacher Steve Cannon. Taylor won the Non-Championship Round playing an original waltz and Carson won the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship.
NATCHITOCHES – Twelve-year-old Carson Taylor was named Grand Champion of the 2014 Louisiana State Fiddle Championship.  Carson’s 9-year-old sister Julia Taylor is the 2014 Non-Championship winner.  [...]

Pineville Man Dies in Crash

A Pineville man dies after a single vehicle accident in Rapides Parish early this morning.
41-year-old Todd Fogleman lost control of his pick-up shortly after one on Highway One. Then, he hit a driveway embankment and flipped.
Troopers say he was not wearing his seat belt.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/25/14

City of Natchitoches to Hold Recycling Meeting

Public Invited to Share Ideas on Ways to Increase Recycling in Community
NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, July 29 to discuss ways to encourage and increase participation in city-wide recycling efforts. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second [...]

Co-Ed Club Golf Team to Start at LSUA

LSUA is pleased to announce that a Co-Ed Club Golf Team will begin competition play this Fall and Spring. You can be part of the inaugural team for the 2014-2015 year.
You can support the team:
-Provide an item to be included in their Fall raffle
-Donate online at https://lsws8.lsua.edu/foundationContribution/ – Be sure to include “For Golf Team” [...]

Marine Traffic Closure on Red River at O. K. Allen Bridge

Alexandria/Pineville, Rapides Parish, US 71/165
Mile Post 71.05; Bridge #840-43-0125-1
Control Section 840-43
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the Red River will be closed to marine/boating traffic on Friday (July 25, 2014) at 6:00 am and will reopen at 9:00 am on Sunday (July 27, 2014), at the site of O.K. [...]

State DARE Officers Train in Cenla

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DARE officers from throughout the state are training in Central Louisiana today through tomorrow. These officers are the first line of defense against drugs around schools. They share stories about students who even turn in their family members who are dealing drugs out of fear for other family members.
Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton says [...]

Alexandria Hosts Back to School Bingo

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Schools open back up in less than a month and the City of Alexandria sponsors its annual Back to School Bingo. The students play bingo to win school supplies and other prizes.
Several hundred children showed up for this annual event, which was open to k through 12 students.
Organizers say they want to help youngsters get [...]

2 Arrested for Storage Building Break-In

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Alexandria police arrest two men for burglarizing a storage building behind a business on MacArthur Drive very early this morning. Charles Dorty Junior and Willie Hagan the Third, both of Alexandria, are charged with burglary.
It happened in the 22 hundred block of North MacArthur and police say nothing was taken.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/24/14

VOA Provides Supplies to Homeless

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Volunteers of America reach out to the homeless on selected Thursdays through September. These are called Helping to Overcome Homelessness.
Instant, on-site services are provided to help people without a home or who anticipate being homeless very soon. Free health, clothing and food items are provided according to the needs of the people who attend the [...]