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State Senator Gallot Files E-Cigarette Bill

One area senator is going after sales of e-cigarettes to minors.  Rick Gallot has filed a bill in the upcoming session to regulate those sales.

That measure is Senate Bill 12.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/17/14

Colfax Man Honored at Black History Program

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A special black history program is being held this weekend in Colfax.  ABC 31 News’ Bennett Roland Junior will be there for the extraordinary service, which is a family affair.

KLAX ABC 31 News 2/17/14

NSU To Go Smoke-Free

Another Central Louisiana university will go smoke-free.  Northwestern says it will rid itself of tobacco by August 1st.  LSU of Alexandria made the announcement last week to do the same.
It will cover all interior spaces at NSU and branch campuses, all vehicles, moving or parked, and apply to faculty, staff, students and visitors.
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2 Allen Parish Municipalities Receive Critical Audits

2 Allen Parish municipalities will need to comply with critical audits.
The parish seat, Oberlin, is being cited by the auditor for at least 9 issues, some of which could be violations of state law or the constitution.
In Oakdale, auditors also found 9 financial problems they recommend be solved.
The results of both audits are available on [...]

Cellular One Customers’ Newest Feature Offers Low-Cost Medical Care

Cellular One customers in Texas and Louisiana can enjoy real-time access to advice from licensed, board-certified physicians for a wide range of non-emergency medical issues.
Using their wireless device, with iSelectMD Mobile, Cellular One customers can speak with a Board-Certified Physician via voice or video services like Skype or FaceTime to resolve everyday illnesses or consult [...]

LA Driver’s Licenses Getting Redesign

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Your next Louisiana driver’s license and ID card designs will have new looks.  The new features offer greater security, privacy protection and resistance to tampering.  There’s a tri-color overlay, multi-colored fine-line printing and a ghost image of your photo.
The last update was in 2001.
“We are always looking for ways to better protect Louisiana citizens from [...]

College Goal Sunday Helps Parents With College Prep

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This weekend is the 7th year for College Goal Sunday.  The programs take place at various locations around Louisiana to help students and parents learn how to afford tuition.

Locally, you can go to LSU of Alexandria and Louisiana College from 2 to 4.
To learn more about the event at LSUA, click here.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Kroger’s Offers Last-Minute Valentine’s Gifts

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Shoppers in search of flowers this Valentines Day are finding their way to the annual Kroger’s tent.  Pre-arranged bouquets, long-stemmed roses and cards are available for the last-minute gift givers.
The tent is a tradition at Kroger and, you’ll see it again for Mother’s Day.
It serves as the busy husbands’ and boyfriends’ last reminder that somebody [...]

Local Man Arrested for Kidnapping

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Alexandria Police arrest a local man for kidnapping.  Police say 52-year-old Keith Honore beat up a 27-year-old woman in the 38 hundred block of Spencer Tuesday.
They say he forced her into a car.  She managed to escape and call police.  She was not seriously injured.
APD are still investigating the details.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/13/14

RPSB Will Meet to Decide School Make-Up Days

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There will be a special Rapides Parish School Board meeting Tuesday to decide how to make up those lost days because of the snow and ice.  Students missed six days and now the Rapides Parish Superintendent must figure out how to make those up.

While students stayed home today, the superintendent did call in faculty and [...]