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Candidates Begin Qualifying for Fall Elections

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Candidates for offices ranging from Justice of the Peace to U.S. Senator are signing up and paying their fees today. Local candidates are filling out paperwork today through Friday in the Clerks of Court offices throughout the state.
This was the scene at the Rapides Parish Courthouse this morning. There will be a steady stream of [...]

Get a Close Look at U.S. Army Chaplain Training

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Today we’re getting a first-hand look at the training done by Fort Polk soldiers, especially the Unit Ministry Team. Army chaplains tend to soldiers and civilians alike after traumatic events. ABC 31’s Bennett Roland Junior reports from the simulated battlefield known as The Box.

That tour is by RSVP only and all children must be accompanied [...]

Jury Selection Continues in Capital Murder Trial

It’s day three for jury selection in the Thomas Sanders capital murder trial.
The 57-year-old Mississippi man is accused of leading a killing spree from Arizona to Louisiana. He’s being tried for shooting 12 year old Lexis Roberts, whose remains were found by hunters in Catahoula Parish.
If convicted, he would receive the death penalty. That would [...]

Area Political Subdivisions Receive Negative Audits

Several area political subdivisions are getting slaps on the wrists by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. None are major offenses.
A 17 percent pay raise is being looked into at the Grant Parish Library, although the director says it was a clerical error.
In Natchitoches parish, three funds overseen by the police jury ended the year with deficits.
And [...]

NSU Presidential Candidate List Grows to 12

The pool of candidates for President of NSU grows from 9 to a dozen. The search firm added 3 to the list after the search committee requested a larger pool of applicants.
That committee meets tomorrow to narrow the field to a short list.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/20/14
Related: NSU To Review 9-Person List for New President

CIty Council Votes 4-3 to Pay Bill Owed to Lawyer

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Mayor Jacques Roy’s attorneys are attempting to meet with Judge Dee Drell over an order to pay a bill owed to a lawyer. The City Council voted four to three last night to comply with the order.

The million dollar plus bill is owed for the city’s defense in the long-standing CLECO lawsuit.
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Free Child Safety Seat To Be Held in Alexandria

Alexandria, LA- Louisiana State Police Troop E is conducting a free child passenger safety seat check-up event on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event will take place at Troop E, 1710 Odom Street, Alexandria, LA.  No appointment is necessary.

It is a proven fact that car seats and booster seats [...]

Crawfish Producer Receives $200k Federal Grant

A Cheneyville crawfish producer is receiving a 200 thousand dollar federal grant for his new business. Father son team Wyn and Jared Allen will begin employing around 20 workers for grade a crawfish to expand in Rapides Parish.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/20/14

Mobile Pantry Teaches Residents Healthy Cooking

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It’s a little like the book mobile, but it carries food. The Mobile Pantry Program will serve rural areas.
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana showed off its nutrition on wheels. It will be used in the under-served areas of Central Louisiana to provide food and information for healthy eating.

The Mobile Pantry is provided by grants [...]

City of Pineville To Host 2016 Dixie World Series

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The City of Pineville wins the 2016 Dixie Boys and Junior Boys World Series. City officials say this will have a huge economic impact on Central Louisiana.
The games will be held at the Ward Nine Sportsplex in August 2016.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/20/14