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Rapides Parish Fair Spirit Spectacular Winners

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Cheerleaders are usually yelling for their teams on the field.  But what happens when they’re the ones on the field in competition with other schools?
That was the scene at the Rapides Parish Fair late yesterday for the annual cheerleading contest.  All the squads in the parish are entered.  And even though they compete against other [...]

Rapides Parish Fair Now Open

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The Rapides Parish Fair is open for business and fun.  KLAX ABC 31 News’ Bennett Roland Junior says the sights and sounds and food are beckoning young and old alike.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/13

Cavanaugh Lecture Series featuring Poet Jack Bedell

[ October 26, 2013; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]

ALEXANDRIA, LA –LSU Alexandria, in conjunction with the Rapides Parish Library, is featuring poet Jack Bedell as the second speaker in this fall’s Cavanaugh Lecture series.

Bedell will be reading from his collected works, including his most recent collection of poetry, Bone-Hollow True, at the Westside Regional Library on Saturday, October 26, at 2:00pm.

Bedell has authored [...]

Trick-or-Treat Street at LSUA

[ October 24, 2013; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]
ALEXANDRIA, LA – Disney characters, mad scientists, Smurfs, Saints, witches, goblins and more Halloween favorites will be taking over the streets of LSUA at the annual Trick-or-Treat Street set for Thursday, October 24.

Student organizations, faculty departments, and administrative staff create uniquely themed booths around campus to give out candy and other special treats. LSUA is [...]

New GOP Candidate Running for Senate

Another GOP candidate announces he’s running for the U.S. Senate.  Rob Maness is from Saint Tammany Parish and he’s trying to get his name out.

Congressman Bill Cassidy is also running in the republican primary.  The winner will take on incumbent Mary Landrieu next year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/13

Work Begins on Alexandria Holocaust Memorial

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The spire that will be the centerpiece of the Alexandria Holocaust Memorial arrives this morning.
The granite obelisk is 18 feet high.  The memorial is developing at the corner of 4th and Elliott in the downtown area.  The 100-thousand-dollar structure is being paid for entirely by private donations, and most of the money has been raised.  [...]

Boyce Man Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

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State Police say a man from Boyce is charged with vehicular homicide in an overnight crash that killed a woman.  The victim is 28-year-old Danielle Stricklin of Sieper.  Charged is the driver of a pick-up in which Stricklin was a passenger.  He’s 34-year-old Dusty Smith.
Troopers say it happened on Rapides Station at Old Boyce Road [...]

Another Arrest Made in Dog-Fighting Case

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Rapides Deputies make another arrest in a dog-fighting ring they say they uncovered over the weekend.
He’s 27-year-old Otis Cassanova Harris of Baker.  He’s charged with criminal trespassing, conspiracy and drug possession in addition to dog fighting.  He was arrested after trying to retrieve his vehicle, which was impounded Saturday night.
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Alexandria Teenage Girl Missing

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Alexandria Police are searching for a missing teenage girl.  15-year-old Jamie Lakeisha Davis didn’t return home on September 27th and hasn’t been heard from.
Family and friends say she typically goes by Keisha or Lakeisha.  She is 5’1” and weighs about 110 pounds.  She lives in the 57 hundred block of Samuel.
Police say no foul play [...]

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

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Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding senior citizens of the resources that are available as Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15. Staff members with the Louisiana Department of Insurance’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are available and ready to assist with any questions individuals may have about their coverage and options. Medicare Open [...]