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Leesville Fire Department to Conduct Yearly Fire Hydrant Testing

[ April 9, 2014 to May 30, 2014. ] The Leesville Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants throughout the City of Leesville starting April 09, 2014 and ending May 30, 2014. Fire Hydrant testing is required yearly to ensure that all hydrants are in working order and to accurately estimate the capabilities of the City’s water mains.

Throughout the testing process, sediment will be [...]

Community-Wide Youth Job Fair

[ April 22, 2014; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Community-Wide Youth Job Fair
April 22 | 3pm – 6pm
Alexandria Riverfront Center
Match young job seekers (ages 16-25) with local businesses for summer, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or full time entry level employment opportunities or internships. Businesses that would like to participate in the fair to recruit for available or future positions can contact Frances Thomas-Tennie at [...]

Huey P. Long Job Fair

[ April 16, 2014; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Huey P. Long Job Fair
April 16 | 9am -2pm
Pineville Community Center 
Help LSU-Huey P. Long Medical Center’s employees affected by the closure find new jobs. Event will be hosted by The Rapides Business and Career Solutions Center, Chamber of Commerce and CLEDA. Businesses wanting to recruit at this job fair can contact Peggy Harring at [...]

LC Board of Trustees Meets Today and Tomorrow


The regular meeting of Louisiana College’s Board of Trustees is taking place today and tomorrow.  The president of Louisiana College, Joe Aguillard is said to be the subject of that meeting.
And, while the latest official statements from the board chairman have been supportive of the president, some are saying there are trustees who will take [...]

Former Child Psychiatrist Gets 15 Years for Child Pornography


A former child psychiatrist from Opelousas is sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of child pornography.
72-year-old Gary Jefferson Byrd was found guilty last fall for ordering 44 CD’s containing videos of child pornography.  Byrd had also printed hundreds of images that were stored in files in his bedroom.
He has already served 10 years [...]

U.S. Attorney Warns About Identity Theft


Tax season brings a higher risk of identity theft.  And with time to file running out, the US Attorney for one local district wants to remind the public to be especially careful when handing out personal information contained in tax forms.

Finley also says refusing to give personal information over the phone is a good idea.
KLAX [...]

Shriner Circus Draws Large Crowds to Coliseum


This weekend, the circus came to town.  ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior says a colleague got the ride of a lifetime.

KLAX ABC 31 News 4/14/14

LAGOP, Governor Call for McAllister Resignation

The Chairman of the State Republican Party and the Governor call for the resignation of 5th District Congressman Vance McAllister.
The Monroe-area Republican has come under fire recently due to the release of a video showing McAllister in a romantic embrace with another married member of his staff.
He has issued statements saying he will not resign, [...]

Breakfast Kicks Off Annual CMN Fundraiser


The annual Children’s Miracle Network will be broadcasted here on KLAX-TV in June.
To help in building the excitement, a breakfast is held this morning to announce the plans.  This breakfast is the official kick-off for the CMN fundraiser.  Every dollar raised by CMN stays right here for the children of Central Louisiana.
The local CMN hospital [...]

Strawberry Festival This Weekend


Red is the color of spring in Louisiana for both crawfish and strawberries.
The annual Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula begins tomorrow.  An estimated 200 thousand people will attend and buy their strawberries for Easter.

Louisiana has nearly 400 acres of strawberries producing some 850 thousand flats a year, an amount valued at 14 million dollars.  This festival [...]