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LA SoS Visits Alexandria Today, Talks About Election Night

The man in charge of Louisiana elections was in Alexandria today speaking to the downtown Rotary Club. We asked the Secretary of State if he expects next Tuesday to be a long night.

Recently Schedler said Baton Rouge has now become the biggest voting spot in Louisiana, ahead of New Orleans. KLAX ABC 31 News 10/28/14

Early Voting Ends, Over 5k Participated

Early voting has ended and registrar officials believe more than five thousand voters cast an early ballot and nearly two thousand more ballots are expected to be processed. But according to officials, that’s not a record in Rapides Parish.
And for some of you, the action begins in one week on Election Day.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

LSUA Hosts Trick-Or-Treat Street

Goblins and ghouls are out tonight at LSUA.
Dozens of departments, clubs and staff dress for Halloween and hand out candy along a street of sorts set up on campus. People say the decorations are lavish, and the students selected themes for each booth.
Officials say this is a long-standing tradition on campus.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/28/14

Operation Christmas Child is Underway at Kingsville Baptist Church

Operation Christmas Child is underway to send holiday gifts to children in need. Organizers say it’s very simple. Just fill up a shoe box. Here’s how.

You can call the Kingsville Baptist Church for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/27/14

2 Teens Arrested for Allegedly Robbing Store

Versache Veshun Robinson of Lecompte

Versache Veshun Robinson of Lecompte
Two teens are in custody for robbing store in Lecompte but deputies are still looking for the stolen money.
17-year-old Versache Robinson and a 16-year-old are both from the area. Deputies say the break-in happened last week.
Currently, the stolen money has not been found. Anyone with information about the crime is asked [...]

Business Alliance Hears from Pineville Mayor, Town Talk GM

In Pineville today, Mayor Clarence Fields describes what’s on deck for his city. He’s the main speaker for the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance.

And, the group also heard from the new general manager of the Alexandria Daily Town Talk.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/27/14

Audit: Over $26k Mismanaged at Port of Alexandria

The Port of Alexandria is responding to a critical audit, which says the Port Administration has mismanaged more than $26,000.
Experts say there are 10 critical findings. Some $21,000 was given directly to employees for their health coverage rather than paying the insurance companies.
A spokesperson for the port says they have responded to the audit. One [...]

Pineville Police Investigate 2 Robberies Over Weekend

Pineville Police are investigating two separate incidents from over the weekend.
The latest happened last night just before six at Stage in the King’s Country Shopping Center off U.S. 165. A man walked in with a knife and threatened the cashier, then made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
And on Friday night around 10:30, police [...]

State Rep. Robert Johnson Endorses Mayo for Congress

A one-time candidate for the fifth congressional district joins a gubernatorial candidate in the endorsement today of Monroe Mayor Jamie mayo. Mayo is the lone democrat in the November fourth primary and it’s his second time around.

Also in today’s endorsement is gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards of Amite.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/27/14

Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy Casts Ballot Today

With the deadline for early voting tomorrow, the big issue on the ballot, is the senate race.
One of the main opponents to incumbent Mary Landrieu is Congressman Bill Cassidy. The congressman cast his ballot this morning and had some strong words for Senator Landrieu.

Landrieu is opposed by three republicans: Bill Cassidy, Thomas Clements and Rob [...]