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Road Closure: LA1207 at Mile Post .10

Deville, La.; Rapides Parish; Hwy 1207
Mile Post 0.10; Control Section 367-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. until work is complete, La. 1207 will be closed at mile post 0.10 to make repairs to a damaged cross drain beneath La. 1207.  Weather [...]

Road Closure: Hamburg Rd Bridge in Avoyelles Parish

Hamburg Road Bridge; Avoyelles Parish
S.P. No. H.006020
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Monday, February 24, 2014 construction will begin in Avoyelles Parish on Hamburg Road Bridge over Bayou Des Glaises. The intent of this project is to remove the existing timber bridge and replace it with a concrete [...]

Road Work: LA127 in Winn Parish

S.P. H.009558.6
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on February 20th, 2014 Construction will begin on LA 127 in Winn Parish. This work will begin at the Caldwell Parish Line on LA 127 and proceed 5.5 Miles to the intersection of LA1238.
The intent of this [...]

Missing LA Boy’s Body Found


Authorities in Louisiana have found the body of a missing boy.
They say they found nine-year-old Hank Bollen in the woods this morning, after he allegedly left on home on Monday with a single shot .22 rifle.
Crews had been searching from the air and ground trying to find him.  The sheriff says Bollen was found with [...]

LSUA To Receive $6.2 Million Donation


A historic announcement is made today at LSU of Alexandria.
School officials and friends gathered in Alexandria to hear about the 6.2 million dollar gift the LSUA Foundation will receive from the estate of Eloise and Howard Mulder.  That’s the largest gift in the school’s history.
The Mulders lived on Ashland Plantation, near the school, and were [...]

Crime Stoppers Honors DA James Downs


Crime Stoppers of Rapides Parish honors the district attorney today, while announcing they’ve had a stellar year.
Each year the board invites law enforcement officials to describe how many tips they’ve received and how they’ve paid off with arrests and prosecutions.  They had almost 200 tips last year, and that’s a record.  The vast majority of [...]

Tekakwitha Conference Relocating Offices to Alexandria


The National Conference Center for a Native American Mission, founded by the Catholic Church, will now be calling Alexandria their home.  The Tekakwitha Conference has moved from its home of 34 years in Montana, all the way here to Bolton Avenue.
This year, it’s celebrating its 75th year of urging followers to reaffirm their baptismal vows.  [...]

LSUA Women’s Softball Team Adopts Honorary Captain

The LSU Alexandria Women’s Softball Team is getting ready for the season.
Coach Charlie Zeilman’s team has also adopted an honorary captain this year, Gracie Yerby, who happens to be a teen cancer survivor.  The team is hoping that Gracie’s strength and courage inspires the team this year.

The team’s already played six games, and Zeilman says [...]

Simpson Woman Arrested for Sexual Conduct with Student


Vernon deputies say they’ve arrested an area substitute teacher for inappropriate behavior with a student.
Deputies say 39-year-old Cindy Martinez of the Simpson community had sexual relations with a 17-year-old student.  She’s charged with prohibited sexual conduct between and educator and a student.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/18/14

New Legislative Session to Begin March 2nd


The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is hosting lawmakers as they prepare for the annual session in Baton Rouge.  They will convene at noon on Monday March 2nd in Baton Rouge.
It is a non-fiscal session, which means their days will be mostly about non-tax and budget matters, including marijuana legalization, gay marriage and the limitation [...]