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Lafayette Girl to Participate in Nat’l Spelling Bee

With spell check at everyone’s fingertips, spelling on your own seems to have become a lost art. But it will soon take a 6th grade Lafayette girl to the nation’s capital. Ashlea Bullington has her story.

KLAX ABC 31 News 5/12/14

APD Investigate Death of Alexandria Woman

Alexandria Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman in the 4 thousand block of Lakeside.
Pamela Carnahan was found Friday in her apartment. Police say school board officials notified them that she had not been at the bus stop to pick up her child, which she routinely did.
Police say the death was not natural, [...]

McAllister Attends Chamber Luncheon

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5th District Congressman Vance McAllister attends a lunch for the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce today.  It’s one of his first public appearances since he announced he will not seek re-election.
About a week ago, McAllister said he will finish out his term but will not seek re-election in November. This ended a few weeks of [...]

Former Catahoula Sheriff’s Office CFO Under Investigation

An investigative audit by the state agency for money matters will result in a recommendation the former CFO of the Catahoula Sheriff’s Office be the subject of a criminal probe.
According to the legislative auditor, George Tosspon paid himself more than 22 thousand dollars in unauthorized wages. The matter has been turned over to the district [...]

ArtWalk Begins Today in Alexandria

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ArtWalk is underway in downtown Alexandria as part of RiverFête.
Artists moved into the downtown cultural arts district today to set up their wares and show off their latest works. The booths are all along Third and Johnston Streets.
If you’re shopping, you can expect to find a little bit of everything.  All original artwork that’s sold [...]

Memorial Held for Fallen Police Officers

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For the 17th year in Rapides Parish, law enforcement agency representatives meet to remember their own. Sheriff William Earl Hilton hosts the service, which dates back to 1962. It’s a chance to honor and remember the men and women who have died in the line of duty.
A joint resolution of congress established the date of [...]

Voter Registration Week Next Week

Voter registration week in Louisiana begins Monday.
You can register in Rapides Parish at various library branches next week, starting with the main office on Washington Street Monday from 10 to 2. Call the Registrar of Voters office for a schedule.
Also, you can register on line with a valid Louisiana driver’s license at the web site [...]

Crash in St. Landry Leaves One Dead

A late night crash in Saint Landry Parish claims the life of a man from Cankton.
Troopers say Joseph Menard failed to negotiate a curve and hit several trees. He was not wearing a seat belt.
It happened at just before 2:30 this morning on Highway 93.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/9/14

Go Red For Women Luncheon June 13th

Next month advocates for heart awareness in women will wear red.  The occasion will be marked with the annual “Go Red for Women Luncheon” at the Riverfront Center.

The Go Red For Women Luncheon is June 13th at 10:30. Call 794-9621 for tickets.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/7/14

Cabrini Hosts Walk-a-Thon in Glenmora

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Walking becomes a way to stay healthy and raise money in Glenmora today. Today’s Walk-A-Thon was sponsored by the CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital School-Based Health Center and the high school.
These walkers fulfilled a pledge of almost 2 thousand dollars. That money will fill the pot for the Children’s Miracle Network Telecast right here on KLAX-TV May [...]