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Rapides Parish Fair to Move Near LSUA

Changes are coming in the 2014 fair schedule. It’s traditional home at the Rapides Coliseum will be undergoing major renovations.

The renovations are funded by a property tax approved by parish voters.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/15/14

Elementary Students Attend Vehicle Career Day

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Some area students spent their morning looking at those cool trucks and transportation they admire but never get to see up close.
It’s Vehicle Career Day at Julius Patrick Elementary. And, a variety of drivers took their rigs to the site – police cars, fire trucks, garbage truck, even an ice cream vendor. The children were [...]

LC, NSU Offering ROTC Program

Louisiana College is partnering with NSU to provide students with an ROTC program starting this fall.
The students can take one Army ROTC class and lab per semester at NSU. They will be able to graduate as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/15/14

Monroe Businessman Joins Race for 5th District Seat

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A Monroe businessman announces he’s running for the 5th Congressional District seat this fall.
48-year-old Harris Brown describes himself as a proven leader. He’s never held public office, but is serving on a number of boards and commissions.
He’s the son of State Senator Billy Brown, a well-known lawyer in Louisiana.
His full announcement may be found by [...]

Over 150 LSUA Students Graduate Today

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It’s graduation day for LSU of Alexandria. Friends and family members packed the Riverfront Center to honor the graduates.
The keynote speaker was King Alexander, LSU President and Chancellor. He’s been spending much of the spring in the halls of the state capitol, where the legislature decides on the budgets for the LSU system.

151 students received [...]

APD Search for Missing Teen

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Alexandria Police are searching for a runaway teenage girl.
15-year-old E’mya Osteen is 5 foot 6 inches and weighs around 140 pounds. They believe she may be headed to New Orleans.
If you know her whereabouts, call the police.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/15/14

Convicted APD Officer May Have 50-Year Sentence Reduced

A former Alexandria police officer, convicted of improper behavior with a minor, will have a chance to have his 50-year prison sentence reduced. The appeals court says Walter Urena should have less than a 40-year sentence as part of his punishment, because he’s a first time offender.
The case is sent back to the presiding judge [...]

P.A.W.S. to Host Fundraiser: Woofstock 2014

The Protective Animal Welfare Society, better known as PAWS, is planning a fundraiser. It’s called Woofstock 2014.

Call PAWS at 318-443-0010 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/14/14

CLECO Sells Ice Cream for Fans

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It’s the 14th year for CLECO to raise money for fans. Their business model is simple: sell ice cream.
Even though it’s not a blistering hot day, people are glad to shell out money for a little ice cream.
The money is used to buy box fans that are then given to residents in need in the [...]

Two Children, Bus Driver Injured by Suspected Drunken Driver

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Two children and a school bus driver are hurt after being hit by suspected drunk driver in Allen Parish.
State troopers arrested 27-year-old Dustin Richard McGowen of Eunice for third offense DWI, negligent injury, illegal possession of Xanax, drug paraphernalia, careless operation and failure to wear a seat belt.
It happened yesterday afternoon on Highway 383 just [...]