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Man Arrested for Hitting Girlfriend in Face

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On August 8th, 2014, Deputies at the Boyce Sub-station took a walk in complaint of a domestic abuse battery that occurred on August 5th in the Boyce, Louisiana area.  The victim stated that she and her boyfriend, identified as Thomas Kirby Miller, had gotten into an altercation which resulted in the victim being struck in [...]

APD Report Arrest of Wrong Man

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Alexandria police are apologizing and correcting an arrest report they made last week. They incorrectly identified a man arrested for narcotics possession as Bruce Burns, when they actually took into custody the man’s son, 21-year-old Bruce Burns Junior.
APD confused the father and son, using the wrong picture, the wrong name and the wrong age.
They have [...]

Lawsuit Filed to Take Money Back from Charter School

As charter schools become more popular, questions are coming up about their funding when state dollars are involved. Alexa Vogue reports one south Louisiana school system is suing to take back money going to a charter school.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

New Website Launches to Match Employers with Job-Seekers

The state is launching a state-of-the-art job web site. It can be accessed starting Monday, to pair employers with qualified job seekers.

The Louisiana Job Connection is sponsored by the Louisiana Economic Development Office, and it’s free.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

Kevin Dorn Named Pineville Mayor Pro-Tem

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Last night, the Pineville City Council elected their presiding officer for the coming year. Kevin Dorn will serve as mayor pro-tem, to preside over meetings when the mayor is away.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

Students in Rapides Parish Return to School Today

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Summer is officially over for students in Rapides and many other parishes. School bus drivers, principals and teachers were all at their posts bright and early to greet the students. We caught up with these returning kids in Pineville.
Teachers, with the help in some cases of parents, have been working for days to get the [...]

Common Core Goes to Court Today

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As students start school, faculty and parents are still unsure about a major issue in Louisiana: common core. That determines how students will be tested in the spring.
Both sides of the issue are in court today, and the judge has taken the matter under advisement to rule at another time.
Jason Newton has more.

KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Cenla Food Bank Offers Back Pack Program for Children

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The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is mindful that less fortunate children often are shortchanged on weekends. They have a backpack program that sends nutritious food home with them for Saturdays and Sundays.

You can donate to this program by calling the Food Bank at 318-445-2773 or visit their website for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Lunch & Learn Educates Community on Fall Gardens

It’s still summer, but it is time to talk about a fall garden. Today ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior, who grew his own tomatoes this year, attends a class in Mansura on what to do next.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/14

LA Caterpillar Takes Equipment Simulator to Local Schools

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If you’ve ever wanted to drive some type of heavy machinery, it’s possible with a simulator.
Louisiana Caterpillar is taking its simulator to four campuses to let area high school students see what it’s like to be a heavy equipment operator. The simulator trains people on how to operate excavators and motor grinders.
Teachers say these are [...]