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CLECO Announces Sale to North American Investor Group

CLECO announces an agreement to sell the Pineville-based company to a North American investor group. The Canadian Group is agreeing to buy the company for 4.7 billion dollars. The selling price is $55.37 per share.
Meanwhile, Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway reminds area residents and stockholders the company’s sale must be approved by the PSC. He [...]

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow for Nov. Election

Early voting for the November fourth primary elections starts tomorrow. Voting registrars across the state are expecting a heavy turnout.

Remember, you will need a picture ID. The dates are tomorrow through October 28th, daily except Sunday, from 8:30 am to 6 pm.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14

Lance Harris Sponsors Town Hall on Common Core

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Alexandria State Representative Lance Harris is sponsoring a town hall meeting on common core. He says it will be a time to ask questions and provide opinions.

That’s tomorrow night at six at the England Airpark Community Center.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14

14 Amendments to Appear on Nov. Ballot

It’s almost lost in the ads for candidates, but there are a slew of proposed changes to the Louisiana Constitution.
Today, a leader in the local Republican Party described what voters will see on the ballots next month.

You can also find out more by checking out the Public Affairs Research Council’s (PAR) guide to the amendments.
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Alexandria Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

A weekend motorcycle crash in Rapides Parish leads to the death of an Alexandria man. 59-year-old Tom Brown Junior later died at a nearby hospital.
Troopers say they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash at Highway 498 and Enterprise Road.
Troopers say he tried to pass a car at a curve when he encountered an [...]

Police Investigate Murder-Suicide in Deville

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Deputies say 36-year-old Terrel Laprarie shot 39-year-old Theresa Johnson in a murder-suicide in Deville. Here’s what Lieutenant Tommy Carnline has to report.

According to sheriff’s deputies, the incident was reported at 8:40 last night at the Buckeye Apartments. Initial reports indicate the shooter opened fire at the top of the stairs and then [...]

Local Medical Personnel Attend Trauma Symposium

Local medical experts are doing their best to brace for any potential Ebola scares.
A trauma symposium is held today in Pineville and sponsored by Rapides Regional Medical Center. We asked a participant how the new Ebola scare figures into their training.

Doctors from Atlanta and Minnesota make presentations at the daylong educational conference.
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Cheneyville Celebrates Founder’s Day Festival

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If you drive south of Alexandria on Highway 71, you’ll find the historic town of Cheneyville celebrating their Founder’s Day Festival.
Vendors, with arts, crafts and good food, started setting up at noon today. The big events are tomorrow, with a parade at 10 am, a tour of the town, a domino’s tournament, and music. And [...]

Auxiliary for American Legion to Sponsor Retirement of Colors

The Auxiliary for the American Legion is sponsoring an official Retirement of the Colors ceremony next week. Area politicians are invited to sit down and talk with the folks in the area.

And as a reminder, that’s October 25th, at 9 am.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/17/14

Girl with Cancer Gets Surprise Visit from Unicorn

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A young girl in Baton Rouge gets a very special visitor this week.
This is five-year-old “Lilie” and she is celebrating a big milestone in her battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Lilie just finished up her chemotherapy so she was surprised with a unicorn ride.
Lilie’s mother expressed how much this meant to her and her daughter.

Lilie has [...]