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Monroe Mayor Announces Run for Congress

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Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo today appears in Alexandria to announce his candidacy for the 5th district congressional seat.
So far, he’s the only democrat in a crowded field and this will be his second time to run for the seat.

Mayo has been mayor for the past 13 years.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Rapides After Hours Hosts Chamber of Commerce

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The Rapides After Hours Urgent Care hosts a morning coffee and breakfast for Chamber members this morning. This is an extension of Urgent Care now at 38 hundred Jackson Street Extension, across from MacArthur Village.
Members toured the facility, and Chamber Red Coats cut the ribbon to officially open this new site.
It’s open Monday through Friday [...]

Over 8k Students to Receive School Vouchers

Governor Bobby Jindal says about 88 hundred students will receive vouchers for the coming school year to attend private or charter schools. He says there were 13 thousand applications to some 133 schools. Jindal calls the vouchers scholarships.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Gilchrist Construction Hosts Job Fair Today

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You may have heard news reports that many companies are hiring again. That includes Gilchrist Construction. They set up at the State Workforce Commission on Coliseum Boulevard today to interview potential employees.
They’re looking for carpenters and other craftpersons.
The company has a web site for more information at www.GilchristConstruction.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

State Warns of Flesh Eating Bacteria

The state is warning fishermen about dangers from flesh eating bacteria. Kari Beal of KATC in Lafayette has more about the symptoms of this infection and how you can protect yourself.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Basketball Skills Camp Underway at LSUA

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A basketball skills camp is underway at LSU of Alexandria this week.
Generals head coach Larry Cordar and his staff are working with boys and girls ages 6 to 13. They’re teaching fundamentals as well as the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.
The campers are grouped according to age and they play games like 5 on 5 [...]

Kennedy: Federal Law Will Force Taxpayers to Pay for Sex Change Operations

State Treasurer John Kennedy is complaining about a federal law he says will force taxpayers to pay for sex change operations. Kennedy says these added costs point out why Louisiana should fix its Medicaid program before it goes into bankruptcy.

He says both Medicare and Medicaid are approaching insolvency.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Lasyone’s To Be Featured on Flip My Food

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Natchitoches officials say the famous Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen is the subject of a new show that will air this fall. The show is Flip My Food with Chef Jeff, who recreates dishes across the country.
The show will air in September and it’s syndicated.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Man Arrested for Firearm Theft, Drug Offenses

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An Alexandria man is in jail under a half million-dollar bond for 3 firearm offenses and drug charges. Marlon Chaney was arrested yesterday for a theft that happened in Boyce on June 29th.
The homeowner had been on vacation and when they returned, discovered a firearm and other items were missing.
Deputies say Chaney destroyed the serial [...]

Road Work: Interstate 49, La181-LA498

I-49, LA 181 – LA 498, Rapides Parish, LA
Project # H.009539, Control Section 455-05
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM, weather permitting, construction work will begin on the northbound lanes of I-49 from LA 181 to LA 498 in Rapides Parish. Lane [...]