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Alexandria Hosts Back to School Bingo

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Schools open back up in less than a month and the City of Alexandria sponsors its annual Back to School Bingo. The students play bingo to win school supplies and other prizes.
Several hundred children showed up for this annual event, which was open to k through 12 students.
Organizers say they want to help youngsters get [...]

2 Arrested for Storage Building Break-In

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Alexandria police arrest two men for burglarizing a storage building behind a business on MacArthur Drive very early this morning. Charles Dorty Junior and Willie Hagan the Third, both of Alexandria, are charged with burglary.
It happened in the 22 hundred block of North MacArthur and police say nothing was taken.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/24/14

VOA Provides Supplies to Homeless

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Volunteers of America reach out to the homeless on selected Thursdays through September. These are called Helping to Overcome Homelessness.
Instant, on-site services are provided to help people without a home or who anticipate being homeless very soon. Free health, clothing and food items are provided according to the needs of the people who attend the [...]

YWCA Opens Turner Street Branch

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The YWCA shows off its new branch on Turner Street this morning. This is the old YMCA, which became so tied up in financial problems it had to close. The YWCA picked up the ball and started it rolling again.
The group has done some renovations and is hoping to expand services. That includes their popular [...]

New Play Features Local Actors

A new play is opening at the Hearn Stage in downtown Alexandria. It’s about a small Georgia town and features local actors.

The production continues tomorrow and Saturday night at 7:30 with a Sunday matinee. The schedule is repeated again starting next week on Thursday night.
Related: City Park Players to Present “Second Samuel”
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Seminar Informs on 3D Printing, Social Media, E-Commerce

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An e-commerce seminar is hosted in Mansura to offer cutting edge ideas for computer sales. It’s offered by the LSU Ag Center through the Connect My Louisiana Initiative. They’re providing information on 3D printing, building on-line businesses and social media.
The “Connect My Louisiana Program” is focused on 18 parishes where broadband is underused.

The experts on [...]

3 Natchitoches Parish Residents Named in Federal Indictment

3 area residents are among those named in a federal indictment for cocaine conspiracy: Quincy Hoover and Quwanda Forest, both of Natchez, LA in Natchitoches parish, and Rodney Raymond of Natchitoches.
The conspiracy charges allege they sold drugs and violated firearms laws in 7 parishes, including Natchitoches.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/24/14

Early Morning Crash Leaves 2 Women Dead

Two women are killed in an early morning crash in Rapides Parish. They are 31-year-old Heather C. McComic of Boyce, the driver, and 29-year-old Ashley Gallien.
Troopers say after midnight McComic lost control of her car on Highway 1205 and hit a tree. Gallien was her only passenger. They weren’t wearing seatbelts.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/24/14

Cenla Chamber Introduces Job Connection

A new website is available for members of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. It’s called the Job Connection and it’s a way for Chamber members to connect with the talented needs of Louisiana employers.
It’s basically a centralized hub for job seekers.

The website is free and is designed to address employers’ needs with job posting [...]

City Park Players to Present “Second Samuel”

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The City Park Players’ production of Second Samuel opens tomorrow night.
It’s the story of a lazy little Georgia town in the 1940’s. They’ve experienced the end of World War Two and the election of Harry Truman. But, it’s also the summer when the town piano teacher passes, and it turns out she had some secrets.
What [...]