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Man Arrested for Firearm Theft, Drug Offenses

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An Alexandria man is in jail under a half million-dollar bond for 3 firearm offenses and drug charges. Marlon Chaney was arrested yesterday for a theft that happened in Boyce on June 29th.
The homeowner had been on vacation and when they returned, discovered a firearm and other items were missing.
Deputies say Chaney destroyed the serial [...]

Road Work: Interstate 49, La181-LA498

I-49, LA 181 – LA 498, Rapides Parish, LA
Project # H.009539, Control Section 455-05
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM, weather permitting, construction work will begin on the northbound lanes of I-49 from LA 181 to LA 498 in Rapides Parish. Lane [...]

Lake Charles Teen Arrested in Pineville for Vehicle Theft

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Pineville Police arrest a Lake Charles teen in a reported stolen car.
Police say Zachary Gauthier was a passenger in the car that was stopped Thursday in the 500 block of Bragg Street. Two others in the car ran off, and police received a report of another stolen vehicle, this one from Cummings Street, about a [...]

Teacher of the Year Addresses Rotary Club

Rotarians hear from a teacher of the year who serves students in Ouachita Parish. We asked her how she attracts students to the teaching profession.

She’s currently curriculum coordinator and school technologist at the junior high. She serves in Monroe and is an adjunct instruction at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Forum is Held to Discuss Huey Long Hospital

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Supporters of Huey Long Hospital meet to talk about their options. The historic hospital was shuttered a week ago.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been turning over the so-called charity hospitals to public private entities run locally by Cabrini and Rapides Regional Hospitals.
But, one of the attorneys fighting the closure says it’s not over yet.

A Baton [...]

IHOP Celebrates 56th Birthday

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Diners at IHOP are participating in a birthday. The company is 56 years old, so they’re selling short stacks of pancakes for 56 cents.
There are more than 16 hundred restaurants nationwide and in several other countries. The company is headquartered in Glendale, California.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

New Show Begins at River Oaks

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River Oaks is saluting its resident artists in a show that goes up today.
You can see the many art forms being created at River Oaks daily by those who have studios there. And a special exhibit is being staged by local artist Beck Crowell. A reception for these artists will be held Friday afternoon at [...]

Overturned Kayak in Red River Causes Scare

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Fire rescue officials gathered on the Red River this morning near the Purple Heart Bridge looking for a possible missing kayaker. It turned out there was no emergency.
It started when a passerby saw an overturned kayak in the Red River. That drew officials from Pineville, Alexandria and the Rapides Sheriff’s Office.
They eventually learned the kayaker [...]

2 Brothers Arrested for Theft

Jimique Tison (left) and Eric Tison II (right)

Jimique Tison (left) and Eric Tison II (right)
Alexandria police arrest two brothers for the hold-up of a man at gunpoint yesterday in the 500 block of Richmond Avenue. Jimique Tison and Eric Tison II are both from Alexandria.
Nobody was hurt, but police say the two took electronic items and ran off.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Walmart Shopper Knocked Unconcious and Robbed

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Pineville Police say a shopper at Wal-Mart was struck from behind and knocked unconscious yesterday while loading her merchandise. Police are searching for a man driving a silver Chevrolet Equinox, shown in this video surveillance picture.
The victim could not identify her assailant, but was able to call for help after she came to. She’s now [...]