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Election Day Tomorrow

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Tomorrow is Election Day in Louisiana, with polls opening bright and early at 7.
A crowded field of 14 candidates comes down to Vance McAllister and Neil Riser.  Both are republicans from the northern part of the 5th congressional district.
You can access the secretary of state’s web page for the latest results at GeauxVote.com.  Polls close [...]

Street Closures Announced For 87th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival

NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches Christmas Festival Committee and City of Natchitoches would like festival goers to be aware of the following street closures and safety precautions for the 87th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival taking place on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
On festival day, the following streets will be open to one-way traffic only:
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Dirty & Dog-Eared Library Books Thrown Away

Thousands of public library books are disposed of in Lafayette Parish each year, because they’re dirty and dog-eared.  Here’s how it happens.

KLAX ABC 31 News 11/14/13
 

Witness Found in Hineston Bank Robbery

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Rapides Deputies find a witness in connection to last week’s bank robbery in Hineston.  The Sabine State Bank was held up, but nobody was harmed.

Authorities have not said if there is a connection between the Hineston case and today’s robbery at Chase Bank.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/14/13

Another Bank Robbery Occurs Today

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The Chase Bank on Jackson Street Extension was robbed this morning.
Alexandria police say at around 9:30, a man handed the clerk a note demanding money, and then took off, running toward the Parliament Street area.  No one was hurt.
The man is described as African American, tall and slender, and wearing a tan or light brown [...]

City of Alexandria Works to Reduce Flooding

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The City of Alexandria is proudly showing off some work they say will mean less flooding during winter and spring rains.  You can see how much work went into the project in the dramatic differences between these before and after pictures.
The Chatlin Lake Canal is a major collection point for rising water in the [...]

Bank Robbery in Hineston Today

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The Sabine State Bank in Hineston is held up at gunpoint this morning with nobody hurt.
Authorities say 2 men with handguns entered the bank and demanded money.  No injuries have been reported.  Witnesses say the 2 men left in a car, headed toward Alexandria.
Crime scene specialists, the FBI and state troopers have been on the [...]

Local Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

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A man from Ball is sentenced today to almost 6 years in federal prison for child pornography.  24-year-old Alexander Maciver will also be required to register as a sex offender.  He pleaded guilty in April.  Authorities found more than 10 images of child pornography and one video on his home laptop.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/8/13

Obama Visits New Orleans Today

President Obama makes a mid-day stop in New Orleans at the port.  He talked about the need for more investment in infrastructure.

The President took an indirect swipe at Governor Bobby Jindal who has refused federal Medicaid expansion.  Later the governor issued a statement saying he wouldn’t be bullied into accepting the Medicaid offer, which is [...]

State Superintendent of Education Tours CenLA

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Louisiana’s state Superintendent of Education John White is in town visiting schools and meeting with faculty members today.
This morning he was at the Central Louisiana Technical College speaking about the changing future of the school.  Considered the vocational tech school, it plans to become a full-fledged community and technical college.
Meanwhile, wherever he goes, he’s asked [...]