Author Archives: Klax Tv, Abc 31

Triple A Expects Largest Group of Travelers on Road Since 2008

traffic

The long Labor Day holiday begins tomorrow.
Triple A expects the largest group of travelers on the road since the recession. That means more than 34 million Americans will be on the move, traveling 50 miles or more. That’s the largest amount since 2008.
Labor day is Monday.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

Student Charged with Manslaughter After Classmate Dies After Fight

18-year-old Johnquaries Smith
A Natchitoches Parish student dies following a school fight.  Police say 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith was beaten at Natchitoches Central High School and flown to University Health, where he passed away yesterday.
16-year-old Timmy Robinson of Natchez is charged with manslaughter. He currently is awaiting a bond hearing at a future date and remains at [...]

Job Fair Held for Military Spouses

spousejobfair

Spouses at Fort Polk are treated today to a fair about opportunities available to them. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce foundation, Hiring Our Heroes, and others who want to offer program options for these military families.
All active duty, guard, reserve, veteran and gold star spouses were invited. And, they’re offering [...]

Rapides Regional Presents ER Expansion Plans

RRMC_ER_Expansion

An expansion of the emergency room at Rapides Regional Medical Center is planned.
Today, staff members described what is happening and when.

Rapides Regional, along with Cabrini, has taken over the services once provided by Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

Welcome Week Continues at LSUA with Global Village Day

globalvillageday

Welcome week continues at LSUA and today is Global Village Day. Students, faculty and staff are welcoming the many international students who have chosen to study at LSUA.
Faculty members say these students are doing more than absorbing American culture. They also teach their colleagues about their home countries.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

TREE House Museum to Hold Parents’ Night Out

A Parents’ Night Out is set for next month at the TREE House Children’s Museum.

The TREE House is located in downtown Alexandria on Third Street. Call them at 318-619-9394 or visit their website at http://www.kidtreehouse.org/ for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/26/14

Coaches, Players Honored at Rotary Club

football

Coaches and their star football players are honored today at the Alexandria Rotary Club.
It’s a long-standing tradition as school gets underway. The coaches get to talk about the upcoming season, their strategy for winning, and to introduce their standouts.
Almost all area high schools are represented, as well as Louisiana College and the University Academy at [...]

More Than 17k Letters of Support Sent for Fort Polk

It’s estimated Central Louisiana residents sent in at least 17 thousand letters of support for Fort Polk. However, Chamber President Deborah Randolph says there are probably thousands yet to be counted or included in the final tally.
The Army post is fighting to keep from losing around 65 hundred soldiers.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/26/14

Student Dies After School Fight at Natchitoches Central

Natch-victim

Johnquaries Smith, 18, dies after school fight at Natchitoches Central.
One student has died, another will be charged with manslaughter after a school fight at Natchitoches Central.
18-year-old Johnquaries Smith, an outside linebacker for the school football team was in critical condition on life support at University Medical in Shreveport and passed away about 11:30 this morning. [...]

Man Arrested After Being Shot as Intruder

Fernandez-mug

Vernon deputies arrest a Leesville man who was shot August 9th by a homeowner, who says the man threatened him and his family. Jesse Lee Fernandez was shot four times and was arrested after his release from the hospital.
Deputies say Fernandez is charged with home invasion, criminal trespassing, criminal damage to property, and criminal mischief.
KLAX [...]