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Rapides Deputies Search for Missing Girl

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Rapides deputies are looking for a missing girl.  17-year-old Candace Picard was last seen in Boyce.  She’s 5 foot, 3 inches tall and may now be in the Alexandria area.
Call the sheriff’s office at 318-473-6700 or 318- 473-6727 if you can help.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/18/14

Bridge Closure: LA485 Over Little River

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that bridge number 115-01-0360-1 will be closed for inspection from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 20, 2014. This structure is on LA 485 over Little River and is located 3.6 [...]

6th District Congressional Race Becomming Crowded

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There’s been a lot of speculation about whether former Governor Edwin Edwards will run for congress in the Baton Rouge area.  Today he announced his decision.  The colorful Governor is from Avoyelles Parish and served in Congress before he became Governor.

Rufus Craig, Libertarian
And this is becoming a crowded race.  A Baton Rouge attorney, Rufus Craig, [...]

Pineville Woman’s Body Discovered, Husband Arrested

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***UPDATE***
The husband of a woman found dead last Friday is now charged with her murder.  Michael Worley of Pineville is charged with the shooting death of Mary Worley.  He was arrested at his Nickel Loop home.
His wife’s body was found just inside the LaSalle Parish line next to a gravel pit.  Rapides Parish authorities may [...]

St. Jude Hero Pledges to Raise Money for the Hospital

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Evan Sanders never imagined his life’s journey could inspire others.  As a St. Jude hero, he pledges to raise money for the hospital while doing something he loves: running.  Evan is a Louisiana Tech student from Alexandria.
In this special report, ABC 31′s Lauren Partain finds out how Sanders considers his journey a blessing.

KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Czech Festival Celebrates Heritage

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Names like Cespiva, Gunter and Tuma are part of the history of Rapides Parish.  This is the 100th year of the Czech settlements north of the Red River and this weekend a festival was held celebrating that heritage.
The dancing, food and costumes reflect the bohemian culture, which transplanted here a century ago.  Cookie Tuma says [...]

Libertarian Party of Louisiana Takes a Stand on 2014 Legislative Issues

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (March 13, 2014) – In light of the 2014 Legislative Session beginning this week, the Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL) encourages the legislature to cast a vote for liberty in regard to controversial issues that have a dramatic impact on our state such as Common Core, marijuana legalization, and the use of one-time [...]

NSU Alumni Assoc. offering Christmas Festival raffle package

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Alumni Affairs is hosting a raffle contest for alumni interested in attending the 2014 Natchitoches Christmas Festival.
The Christmas Festival raffle includes a $50 gas card, two nights (Friday, Dec. 5-Saturday, Dec. 6) at a local hotel, admission for two to the NSU Foundation Christmas Gala reception and admission [...]

Controlled Burn Conference Held Today

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The March winds are winding up, and that means you’ll be seeing controlled burns.  A conference is held today on the safety and science behind these fires, which foresters use to cut down on undergrowth and other potential forest fire fuels.
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Today’s conference includes members from a variety of groups devoted to the environment and the [...]

2014 Legislative Session Begins Today

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Governor Bobby Jindal opens the 2014 legislative session in Baton Rouge. The 85 day session is now open after a 20 minute speech from the governor.
And if there was one issue he emphasized more than any other, it’s jobs. The governor introduced people who have benefited from what Jindal says are his work force efforts, [...]