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APD Awaits Extradition of Teen Accused of Bomb Threats

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A teenager faces serious charges tonight after he’s accused of phoning in a bomb threat yesterday. The bomb threat disrupted the day at four Rapides Parish schools.
17-year-old Reuben Byon of Fredericksburg, Texas is accused. Extradition efforts are underway. He will be charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property.
Alexandria police say [...]

Rapides Regional Offers Lung Check

What if I have lung cancer?  Rapides Regional Medical Center gives patients at high risk a chance to find out, before symptoms begin
That’s the question many smokers may ask themselves from time to time, especially if they’ve been smoking for 20-30 years.
“Often, lung cancer isn’t found until a person develops symptoms of the disease,” said [...]

LA Farmers Begin Harvesting Rice Crops

Louisiana farmers are harvesting their rice crops when they get a break from the frequent rain. LSU AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard visited a rice field still wet from the previous day’s downpour.

Louisiana has about 430 thousand acres of rice. This is up slightly from last year when farmers had 410 thousand.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14

CLEDA Sponsors Math Training for Businesses

All people in business need math. But, if math is not your thing, then you need to make it simple, and that’s what one consultant does.
We asked him to discuss the most common financial mistakes made in business.

His workshop this morning was sponsored by the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA).
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14

LSUA, NSU Rank High in Education Report

Two area centers for higher education are honored in the annual report by U.S. News and World Report.
NSU is ranked as among the top schools in the south among regional universities. LSUA is ranked among the tops schools for keeping students out of debt by the time they graduate.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14

H&R Block Hosts Career Fair, Promote Income Tax Course

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The national tax preparation business, H&R Block had a career fair today. They’re touting their income tax course.
They say there were more than 13-hundred federal and state tax code changes just in the past year. This almost demands people consult professionals around tax time.
They start their classes September 22nd.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14

NSU President Interviews Start Tomorrow

The first of four interviews for president of Northwestern State will begin tomorrow. The search committee will complete this phase of the selection by Thursday. And on Friday, it will make recommendations to the State Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana system. Those interviews will take place on September 23rd.
The public interviews start [...]

Natchitoches School Board Member Wins Candidacy Challenge

A school board member in Natchitoches Parish wins a challenge to his candidacy at the appeals court level.
The Ethics Board challenged Ralph Wilson’s candidacy, because he owes around 15 hundred for late reports. However, the trial court and the court of appeals ruled in Wilson’s favor, letting him stay on the ballot. They say they [...]

Fort Polk Soldier Dies After Reported Break-In

Fort Polk says an investigation is underway into the death of a soldier on post Friday night. It happened near Moran and Riverton, where a suspect was reportedly illegally trying to enter a home. An MP responded, and the suspect fled on foot.
When officers finally found him, they say they had to use a taser [...]

Rotary Hosts USS Alexandria Crew

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The Alexandria Rotary Club hosts crew members of the USS Alexandria.
They sail on a nuclear sub christened in 1990 and named for the cities of Alexandria Louisiana and Virginia. They’ve been on a whirlwind trip here, meeting residents and appearing at various sites to talk about their sub. They say they’re enjoying Louisiana.

This afternoon the [...]