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APD Make 2 Arrests in Neighborhood Burglary Cases

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Joseph Mathews (left) and Marshall Dougherty (right).
Alexandria Police make two arrests in break-in’s that happened last week in the Ansley, Porter and Cherokee Village neighborhoods. Joseph Mathews of Alexandria and Marshall Dougherty of Pineville were arrested.
Police say detectives worked into the night and early this morning to connect the two suspects to the burglaries.
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Spring Clean-Up This Weekend in South Alexandria

A big, spring cleanup is scheduled for Saturday in south Alexandria. Former Alexandria City Councilman Roosevelt Johnson has founded the group.

More information is available from the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

Rapides Regional Hosts Organ Donation Program

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It’s one of the hardest decisions made by family members.
But, the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency is trying to get the word out. The program presented this morning at Rapides Regional to connect members of LOPA and the coroner’s office hopes to encourage organ donation.

The group is trying to explain the procedure for an organ transplant, [...]

Kiwanis Honors Law Enforcement Agent of the Year

Today a local civic club honors the law enforcement agent of the year. The Alexandria Kiwanis Club makes this presentation to someone who has served beyond the call of duty.

The club gives these awards to firefighters and teachers as a way to recognize public servants who are important to the community.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

SACS Puts LC on Probation Again

Louisiana College is on probation again by the Southern Association of Colleges. Issues are trustee board governance, institutional integrity, personnel and audit of financial matters.
A statement from the school says the decision is disappointing, but is an opportunity for the new president to address these problems.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

CLECO Could be Sold or Aquired

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It appears that CLECO is about to be sold or acquired. Though there’s no official word from the Pineville-based utility, the word out of Wall Street is Goldman Sachs has been retained to advise on a sale.
The utility has an enterprise value of almost four and a half billion dollars, and experts say the deal [...]

State to Begin Drawdown of Saline Lake

The state is announcing a draw-down of Saline Lake in Winn Parish starting July first. This is to help control aquatic vegetation in the lake, but it will not be closed to fishing.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

Steve Scalise Named House Majority Whip

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The number 3 man in the U.S. House of Representatives now is from Louisiana. U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise was elected House Majority Whip in the shake-up that followed Eric Cantor’s defeat and resignation as majority leader.
Scalise is from Jefferson and serves the 1st congressional district.
More information may be found here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

Lane Closure: US 167 Business (Mason St.)

***UPDATE*** DOTD advises the public that US 167 Business in Alexandria, (Mason St.), the right hand lane of the southbound roadway between Schnack and Turner Streets has been reopened to all traffic.
EMERGENCY LANE CLOSURE – US 167 Business right hand lane
Southbound roadway at 1900 block of Mason Street in Alexandria
Rapides Parish, US 167 Business
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Cane River Green Market Season Extended To August 23

NATCHITOCHES – The Cane River Green Market will extend its summer season through August 23, 2014. The Cane River Green Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches.
“Due to the harsh winter, many of the crops were late. Extending the market an additional three weeks will [...]