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DOTD prepares for wintery road conditions

SHREVEPORT – With the threat of winter weather reaching part of north and central Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind motorists to use extra caution when driving.
DOTD emergency personnel are monitoring weather forecasts and are poised to respond to winter conditions if need be. In addition, DOTD crews have checked [...]

APD and PPD Search for Missing Teens

Areon Nash, 15 years old, 5' 5", 130 lbs.

Alexandria and Pineville Police are each looking for missing teens.  They emphasize no foul play is suspected, and these cases are not connected.
Sherman Jenkins, 16 years old, 5′ 7″, 215 lbs.
Areon Nash, 15 years old, 5′ 5″, 130 lbs.
Alexandria police are searching for two missing juveniles.
They’re 16-year-old Sherman Jenkins and 15-year-old Areon Nash.
Jenkins is 5 [...]

NARC Employee Arrested for Rape of a Client

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A man who worked at the Natchitoches Association of Retarded Citizens Center (NARC) is arrested for rape of a client.
Glenn Redman worked as a bus driver for the center.  Natchitoches police say an employee suspected a problem and followed Redman when he took the client to his home.
Redman is accused of aggravated rape, cruelty to [...]

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Rebate Often Goes Unclaimed

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State taxes are due in May.  Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon wants to remind you to claim a rebate in regards to the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, an option that expires at the end of this year.

65 percent of those funds were unclaimed at the end of last year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/27/14

High School Open Enrollment Deadline is Tomorrow

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Tomorrow is the deadline for high school open enrollment in Rapides Parish.  Supervisor Billy Albritton wants potential open-enrollees to keep in mind that applicants and parents must reside in the parish.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/27/14

Boil Advisory for Oak Grove

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2/28/14 – ***UPDATE***  The boil order for the Oak Grove community in Natchitoches water works district one has been lifted.  It was imposed after a drop in pressure caused by repairs.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/28/14
A boil advisory has been issued for customers in the Oak Grove area of the Natchitoches Water Works Number One system.  [...]

Alexandria Man Arrested in Shooting Case

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The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Colfax Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred in Colfax on February 22.  Tom Jenkins, 47 years old, of Alexandria, has been arrested for Attempted Second Degree Murder and Contempt of Court.
The victim, Kenneth Hardy, was transported to a hospital and has since been released.
Jenkins is in [...]

LA Folklife Center seeks traditional recipes for cookbook

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NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Folklife Center is seeking help as it updates the Natchitoches-Northwestern State University Folk Festival Cookbook and invites the public to submit recipes for consideration.  Personal stories about the recipe are also welcome.
“Have your recipe go down in culinary history by contributing your traditional recipes to be included in the Natchitoches-NSU Folk [...]

8 Children Receive Minor Injuries in School Bus Accident

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8 children received minor injuries and a man was arrested on Highway 28 East after an early-morning school bus accident.
Pineville police say Anthony Phillips of Pineville failed to stop and rear-ended the bus in front of the Pinetrace Apartment Complex as children were being picked up.
Officers say Phillips was also in possession of a stolen [...]

LSUA’s University High Holds Open House

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A new high school for Rapides Parish students will be opening at LSU of Alexandria in August.  The university will allow students to earn their high school diploma and up to 60 college credits through a dual enrollment plan.
The school will also be used by LSUA education majors as a site for internships and practical [...]