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Farmers Look Forward to Profitable Harvest This Fall

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Area farmers spent this morning learning the latest on the crops they planted in the spring and hope to harvest come fall. It’s the 13th Annual Field Day sponsored by the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center and LSU.   They talked corn, sorghum, soybeans and pests.
They’re looking forward to a profitable year.

They also learned from [...]

Lagniappe Theatre Presents The Odd Couple

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You may recall the story of the Odd Couple. Two roommates, one organized, the other not so much and the comedy that results.
Lagniappe Theatre is staging the production through Sunday at their theatre space in the Alexandria Mall.
You may have seen the movie or the TV series. It’s the endearing story of 2 misfits who [...]

Cabrini Students Fill Helium Balloons with Prayers

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The unusually nice weather for a July day sends Saint Frances Cabrini students outdoors for a balloon project.
These youngsters use helium balloons to make their own rosary and inside the balloons they place thoughts, prayers and intentions. The balloons are designed to follow the historic prayers these catholic children learn from their earliest days in [...]

Additional Arrest Made in Break-In Case

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Another arrest is made by Rapides deputies in connection with a late June break-in while a family was on vacation. Jessica Galloway of Alexandria is accused of theft and a firearm offense.
The burglary happened on June 29th in Boyce, and one other arrest has been made. Deputies say more arrests are expected.
Related:  Man Arrested for [...]

4 Arrested for Drugs at Local Motel

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Left to right: Joseph Richard, Ray Rollins, James Collins, Donald Ray Collins
Rapides deputies make arrests for meth sales at the Greenbrier Motel by guests in Alexandria.
Joseph Richard is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation. Ray Rollins Junior of Pineville, James Collins and Donald Ray Collins, both of Alexandria, are charged with [...]

Colfax Man Arrested for Stalking, Unauthorized Entry

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A Grant Parish man is accused of stalking and entering a Pineville home while people were out of town. Deputies say Jeffery Chelette of Colfax was found Monday in the backyard of the home after a house sitter noticed someone had been there. The homeowner says it’s a recurring problem.
Chelette is charged with stalking and [...]

State Bond Commission To Handle $200 million in Cenla Projects

The State Bond Commission meets tomorrow with almost 200 million dollars in pet projects on the table for Central Louisiana. These are capital outlay projects, which made it through the legislature.
Rapides has the lion’s share with almost 55 million dollars in projects. Evangeline is not listed for any stand-alone projects, though they’re included in some [...]

NSU Honors Graduate on 100th Birthday

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NSU honors one if its oldest living graduates on her 100th birthday. Pinkye Simpson Mitchell has earned the Nth degree, an honor for those who go the extra mile in service to others.
Mrs. Mitchell was born in 1914 and spent her childhood on a large farm near Many. She was the first of 12 children [...]

Baton Rouge Case Challenges Confidentiality of Church Confessions

A case in Baton Rouge has the Catholic Church defending its deeply rooted tradition steeped in confidentiality. It’s those traditions the victim and her attorney believe prevented the priest from reporting abuse he knew about.
Chris Nakamoto reports from WBRZ.

The priest told WBRZ he asks for your continued prayers for the church and for me in [...]

New Candidate Enters Race for City & Ward Marshall

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Edward Butler Junior announces his candidacy for city and ward marshal in Alexandria. He’s been a sheriff’s deputy for 15 years, and says he wants to bring new ideas to the office.
Butler is trying to unseat incumbent Terence Grines, who’s completing his first term.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/16/14