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LA Farmers Happy About Farm Bill Passage

Louisiana farmers were relieved to finally see passage of a farm bill.  LSU AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard talks with an Ag economist about what the bill means for local producers.

KLAX ABC 31 News 3/4/14

Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the deadline for registering to vote for April 5th’s primary municipal election.  You can register to vote or change your party affiliation at www.geauxvote.com.  Or you can stop by the registrar of voters office tomorrow.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/4/14

Crawfish Slowly Making Their Way to Area Restaurants

It’s been a slow start to the season, but finally more and more crawfish are making their way to area restaurants.
And we know the crowds aren’t far behind, but not everything we know about crawfish is actually true.  Allison Bourne-Vanneck has a few lessons for us.

McClain says he has the research to back it up, [...]

Alcohol Suspected in Deadly Weekend Crashes

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Alcohol is suspected in two deadly crashes over the weekend.
First, a Church Point man is dead while another is in critical condition facing and vehicular homicide charges following a crash on LA Highway 35 near Noel Road.  St. Landry’s parish deputies say Brad Wheeler was driving a truck when he hit a culvert and flipped.
He [...]

Cancelled Events for March 4, 2014

The following events have been cancelled due to potentially icy weather conditions:
Due to poor weather conditions, Tuesday’s Northwestern State tennis match at Abilene Christian has been postponed to March 21 at 10:30 at the Eager Tennis Pavilion.

Mardi Gras Events in Alexandria Huge Success

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First up was Alexandria’s first Mardi Gras parade of the season and it just missed the rain on Friday.  Hixson Autoplex sponsored the College Cheerleaders and Classic Cars parade Friday afternoon.
The parade held downtown had many attendees despite the fear of rain.  The parade honored military members by featuring soldiers from Fort Polk and the [...]

School Closures for March 4, 2014

The following schools will be closed tomorrow due to potentially icy conditions:
Rapides Parish Public and Catholic Schools
Vernon Parish Schools
Avoyelles Parish Public, Public Charter, and Catholic Schools
Hope Baptist School
Unitech Training Academy
We will update this list as we receive more information.

DOTD prepares for wintery road conditions

SHREVEPORT – With the threat of winter weather reaching part of north and central Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind motorists to use extra caution when driving.
DOTD emergency personnel are monitoring weather forecasts and are poised to respond to winter conditions if need be. In addition, DOTD crews have checked [...]

APD and PPD Search for Missing Teens

Areon Nash, 15 years old, 5' 5", 130 lbs.

Alexandria and Pineville Police are each looking for missing teens.  They emphasize no foul play is suspected, and these cases are not connected.
Sherman Jenkins, 16 years old, 5′ 7″, 215 lbs.
Areon Nash, 15 years old, 5′ 5″, 130 lbs.
Alexandria police are searching for two missing juveniles.
They’re 16-year-old Sherman Jenkins and 15-year-old Areon Nash.
Jenkins is 5 [...]

NARC Employee Arrested for Rape of a Client

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A man who worked at the Natchitoches Association of Retarded Citizens Center (NARC) is arrested for rape of a client.
Glenn Redman worked as a bus driver for the center.  Natchitoches police say an employee suspected a problem and followed Redman when he took the client to his home.
Redman is accused of aggravated rape, cruelty to [...]