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Hotel Bentley Progress Waits on Inspections After Flooding

Recently we learned the timeline for the opening of the historic hotel Bentley must change, because it was a victim of the cold weather when pipes burst.
Today we talk to developer Mike Jenkins on the progress of the hotel re-opening and the condo owners moving into their new places overlooking the Red River.

Jenkins was among [...]

Man Arrested After Police Standoff

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A standoff in Grant Parish between a man and a mother with five children ends with one arrest.  The call went into the Grant Sheriff’s Office yesterday afternoon and lasted several hours.
Russell Hoffpauir, II of Montgomery is now in jail on a quarter of a million dollar bond for false imprisonment, domestic abuse with child [...]

Bill to Ban E-Tabacco Products for Minors Goes to Full Senate

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A bill by State Senator Rick Gallot to ban e-tobacco products for minors is now headed to the full senate for more debate.  Gallot moved his bill out of a senate committee this morning with a unanimous vote and no amendments.
He says this is the latest tobacco problem afflicting young people and should be banned.  [...]

Vernon Crime Stoppers Looking for Lawn Mower Thief

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Vernon Crime Stoppers is looking for a thief who stole an expensive zero-turn lawn mower.
Vernon deputies received a theft report last week.  The business owner says two mowers were moved from shipping crates between January 1st and March 13th.  They’re worth about five thousand dollars.
Call crime stoppers (337-239-2233) or the sheriff’s office (337-238-7248) if you [...]

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.

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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 [...]