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Pineville High School Rebel Club Presents 41st “So Rare” Antique Show and Sale

[ February 14, 2014 to February 16, 2014. ] Pineville, Louisiana –The Pineville Rebel Club presents the 41st “So Rare” Antique Show and Sale.  This long running antique show returns to the Rapides Coliseum Exhibition Hall on Valentine’s Day, February 14 and runs through February 16th.  The show features dealers from Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.  Items for sale include antique furniture, [...]

Exchange Club Honors Police Chief Lampert


Today a local civic club is honoring a member of the law enforcement community.  The Exchange Club names an outstanding member of the Alexandria Police each year.
This year they went straight to the top with Chief Loren Lampert.  Lampert’s entire life has been devoted to law enforcement on the streets as a policeman, in the [...]

Authorities Investigating Oil Spill in Bayou Phillip


The City of Alexandria has reported and is now investigating an oil spill into Bayou Phillip.  Authorities say they believe the spill is less than 180 gallons, and the State Department of Environmental Quality has been properly notified.
The spill was discovered Tuesday morning at the public works compound.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/6/14

LC Nursing Students Earn High Scores on National Exams


Some great news for Louisiana College nursing students.  They have a 90 percent, first time pass rate for the national required graduate exam.  That’s above the 87 percent state average.
Nursing School Dean Kimberly Sharp says this is a remarkable achievement.
More information can be found here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/6/14

FitFest at Run Wild Offers Bra Fittings


[ February 11, 2014; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Rapides Deputies Searching for Escapee


Rapides Deputies are looking for an escapee, but they say he is not considered dangerous.
27-year-old Jonathan Webster of Alexandria is currently serving a sentence for burglary and theft.
Deputies say he walked away from the work release facility on John Allison Drive last night.  He was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and matching sweat pants.  [...]

Snow Briefly Visits Central LA Again


Many Central Louisiana residents spent the morning dealing with the third snowfall of the season.  DOTD officials scrambled to salt bridges, and the Boyce and Jonesville bridges were shut down, though the Boyce Bridge later re-opened.
The winter weather advisory was in play until the middle of the afternoon.  And, viewers once again dragged out their [...]

CLTCC announces training for millwright apprentice jobs in Jena

Successful graduates could be selected for millwright positions at Universal Plant Services in Jena
Alexandria, LA — Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) today announced a short-term Millwright Apprentice Training Program at its Rod Brady campus in Jena to help fill 40 to 50 entry-level millwright positions at Universal Plant Services Inc. (UPS), a new machine [...]

Former Saint Landry School Board Member Sentenced for Bribery


A former Saint Landry Parish school board member will serve 33 months in federal prison for bribery.  Quincy Richard Senior of Opelousas was convicted of conspiring to receive bribe money last August.
A former school superintendent candidate, who was supposed to pay the bribes in return for support, testified against Richard.
Richard was sentenced in a federal [...]

Rapides Regional Medical Center goes ‘Red’

[ February 7, 2014; ] Hospital invites Central Louisiana to wear red, promote women’s heart health
ALEXANDRIA, LA – Join Rapides Regional Medical Center employees as they promote women’s heart health on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 7.

This one-day event will take place nationwide – and include millions of women, companies, community organizations and cities. Everyone can participate. All you [...]