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Judge Randow Officially Announces Candidacy Despite Age

An incumbent state district judge in Rapides Parish officially announces his candidacy today, even though statewide voters must approve a change to the constitution for him to serve.
Harry Randow will run for re-election on the November 4th ballot. Randow has presided over the adult drug court program for the past 10 years. Three have indicated [...]

Officials Order Drawdown of Black-Clear Lake

State officials are ordering a drawdown for Black-Clear Lake near Campti.
This is done in many bodies of water this time of year to reduce aquatic weeds.
The gates will be closed no later than the end of January.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/1/14

Boil Advisory Lifted for Latanier

A boil advisory for the Latanier water system is lifted.
The boil advisory was imposed when the city of Alexandria had a water main break, and that cut off the water supply to a couple of rural water systems.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/1/14

Pineville Mayor, City Council Sworn in for New Term

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The Pineville mayor and council members are formally sworn in for their next term of office. That happened last night at the Main Street Community Center.
There’s just one new face on the council, Christy Frederic, a CLECO retiree, who once worked with incumbent Mayor Clarence Fields.
Mary Galloway, Kevin Dorn, Tom Bouchie, and Nathan Martin are [...]

Opelousas Man Found Guilty of Bankruptcy Fraud

An Opelousas man pleads guilty in federal court in Lafayette to bankruptcy fraud. 67-year-old Kiby Daigle concealed income from his bail bond business.
He will be sentenced in September and faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14

Man Arrested for Child Pornography in Warrant Issued 2 Years Ago

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40-year-old Brandon Wynn is arrested for 12 counts of pornography involving juveniles and a weapons offense.
Deputies say the warrant for his arrest was issued almost 2 years ago, and last week he was picked up during a traffic stop in the Tioga area. Deputies say they found a loaded pistol in his vehicle, and he’s [...]

Vance McAllister Running for Re-Election

5th District Congressman Vance McAllister is running for re-election despite a scandal surrounding his marriage. McAllister appeared with his wife and children today and acknowledges his reputation as the kissing congressman will be one of the issues in the campaign to be decided November 4th.
Five others have announced for the office.
McAllister is a businessman from [...]

Ronald McDonald Visits Pineville Over the Weekend

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Ronald McDonald was in Pineville over the weekend. He was there for the celebration at the McDonald’s on Highway 28 East.
The restaurant has undergone a renovation and has a new look. Ronald McDonald welcomed patrons for the grand opening celebration.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14

Huey Long Hospital Closes Today

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It’s an historic or infamous day in Central Louisiana, depending on how you look at it. The Huey Long Hospital, also once known as Charity, is shuttered after 70 years of service to the uninsured and under-insured of this area.
But, legal matters are still pending. A state district judge in Baton Rouge has ruled the [...]

Litter Court Judge Retires

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Grant Parish is honoring retiring Litter Court Judge Chuck Evans.
Evans established one of the first litter courts in the state. He became a justice of the peace in 1988.
His Litter Court served as a model for other jurisdictions throughout the state.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14