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Tourism Celebration Today Features Attractions in CenLA

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It’s a Celebration of Tourism at the Interstate 49 Welcome Center today.
This annual event features displays, food and music.  The local convention and visitors bureau is trying to make locals and visitors aware of the many attractions in and around Central Louisiana.  They’re also touting the Little Walter birthday party.

The CVB here says if you [...]

Elections Saturday in 35 Parishes

Polls are open from 7 in the morning to 8 pm tomorrow night in 35 parishes for elections.
In Rapides parish, voters will decide on a property tax renewal for Renaissance Home and in Alexandria, a proposed recreation and zoo property tax is on the ballot.
There are also elections in Allen, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Saint Landry, [...]

Citizens Around Cenla Participate in Nat’l Day of Prayer

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It’s a National Day of Prayer and several groups planned observances around the noon hour.
We caught up with these residents in Pineville.  They observed the day with a brief prayer service on the steps of Pineville City Hall.
Other observances included the mall and some churches.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/1/14

LA Students Compete in Auto Tech Competition

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20 juniors and seniors from 10 high schools across the state competed this morning.
They’re repairing cars, but it’s not as simple as it sounds.  These cars have been purposely bugged to test the auto tech skills of these budding mechanics.  Each 2-student team will race the clock to identify and fix the problems.

The winning team [...]

Pineville Woman Arrested for Burglary

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A Pineville woman is arrested for burglary and theft of 10 thousand dollars worth of jewelry.
Amy Carriker Stanley Chambers is accused in the April 15th break-in of a home.  Police say she sold the jewelry to a pawnshop for just 600 dollars.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/1/14

Local NAACP Speaks About Recreation Tax

Members of the local NAACP chapter say they want to clarify their position on a proposed recreation and zoo tax for the city of Alexandria.
They say they are not taking any position on plans to build a civil rights park in the downtown area.

They say they’ve been asked about their position on this proposal in [...]

Gary Hays Running for Pineville Judgeship

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The Pineville city prosecutor announces his candidacy for the judgeship there.
Gary Hays has been a practicing lawyer for more than 20 years and has been city prosecutor since 1998.  He’s also a magistrate for the Town of Ball.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/1/14

Huey Long Pineville Now Open

The Huey Long Pineville campus is now fully operational.  It’s located between the old Huey Long Hospital and the old CLECO building on Hospital Boulevard.
It’s operated by Rapides Regional Medical Center.  It includes clinics for urgent care, medicine specialties and pharmacy.  It’s open 7 days a week from 8 am until 10 pm.
It is a [...]

***UPDATE*** Alexandria PD Search for Missing Juvenile

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Alexandria Police report a missing teen is found and safe.  15-year-old Kenya Poole of Alexandria has been returned to her family.  No word yet where she was when she was missing.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/2/14

Bolton High Senior Basketball Player Headed to Sewanee

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A Bolton High senior basketball player is headed to Sewanee.  Eleanor Jurgenson has received a scholarship, and is going to be playing for the university of the south next year.
Jurghenson made it official when she signed her letter of intent earlier today.

Sewanee is a thousand acre, liberal arts campus in Tennessee operated by the Episcopal [...]