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Police Investigating Weekend Shootings in Central Louisiana

Two unrelated shootings occurred in the Central Louisiana area over the weekend.
Rapides Deputies are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting in the Deville area.  It happened on Paul Cemetery Road.  The condition of the victim is unknown.
And Pineville police arrest a teen for three counts of attempted murder.  Police say 17-year-old Nathan Lawson of Pineville shot [...]

State Treasurer Kennedy Teaches Students about His Job

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Some students at Julius Patrick Elementary have a new teacher, at least for part of today.
He’s State Treasurer John Kennedy, who is teaching these kids about the state’s piggy bank, which he oversees.  Kennedy gave these students an overview of his job and how it affects the lives of their families.
We talked to him about [...]

Tioga Teen Dies in Accidental Shooting

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Rapides Deputies say a Tioga teen died yesterday afternoon after an accidental shooting.
Sheriff William Earl Hilton says 17-year-old Tony Lawson and his friends were handling a gun they thought was empty, but it discharged.  A bullet hit the victim once and killed him.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/2/14

Bystander Shot During Argument

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Alexandria police say a woman is in stable condition after a shooting yesterday in the 100 block of Kent Street.
Officers say when they arrived, they were told a woman had been taken to the hospital with injuries.  Witnesses told police there was an argument and someone started shooting.  The victim was not involved in the [...]

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 [...]