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Zoo Boo Expected to Draw Thousands of Visitors to Alexandria Zoo

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It’s the scariest time of year at the Alexandria Zoo.  The 3-day annual Halloween celebration begins tomorrow and runs from 6 to 8:30 each night.
Dozens of volunteers will be handing out candy to the little ghosts and goblins.  The zoo has decorations throughout the exhibits and thousands of visitors are expected over the next 3 [...]

LAHC Introduces its Services Today

A non-profit health insurance group meets here to introduce its services to agents and brokers.  It’s the Louisiana Health Cooperative, based in the New Orleans area.  We asked about the problems many are having accessing the Affordable Care Act marketplaces online.
 

LAHC describes itself as a consumer-governed option for individuals and small employers.
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6 Arrested in Narcotics Operation

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Michael Brent Hooper, 44
Rapides deputies arrest 6 people in a narcotics operation that ranges from Alexandria to the Philadelphia community north of the river.
Michael Hooper of Highpoint Drive was arrested.  He’s accused of meth distribution.
 
 
 
Derek Jarmel Green, 32
After serving a warrant at a Philadelphia road home, Derek Green of Pineville was taken into custody.  Deputies [...]

LA State Fair Rides Undergo Rigorous Safety Inspections Before Opening

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The gates at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport officially open tomorrow.  And the final nuts and bolts are being tightened on rides at the fair grounds.  But before the first ticket is taken, those rides have to pass a safety inspection.  Erin Buchanan reports from the fair grounds.

Fair officials say ride operators and [...]

Piano Competition Contestants Performing This Week

Young pianists are in town for the annual Louisiana International Piano Competition.  One of the performers today entertained members of the Downtown Rotary Club.
Competition began tonight and lasts all week.  Many of these young artists are staying with area residents and using churches as their recital halls.  Maestro Joshua Zona is Artistic Director of the [...]

Benefit Scheduled for Lil Boo Maddox

A benefit golf tournament for Lil’ Boo Maddox is slated for November 2nd at Links on the Bayou.  He has bravely battled a number of illnesses.

Call 481-2955 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/13

Gov. Edwards & Wife Appear on CNN

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Governor Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina appeared last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan and explained how they had a baby, even though they are 50 years apart in age.
He said they used sperm that had been stored, unbeknownst to him, many years before when he had a reverse vasectomy.
How did he find out?  He [...]

Jackson St. Bridge Closure Continues

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Bridge #08400150100111; Project H.000579; Control Section 015-01
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reminds the public that the Gillis W. Long Bridge (also known as the Jackson Street Bridge), US 165-B over the Red River, will continue to be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately [...]

Primary Election Results

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From left to right: Vance McAllister and Neil Riser
Two Republicans emerge for a run-off on November 16th for the 5th Congressional District seat.
Running second is 39-year-old Vance McAllister of Swartz, near Monroe.  He bankrolled his campaign and had support from Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty reality show.
In first is 51-year-old State Senator [...]

State Revenue Dept. Offers Late Taxpayers Deal

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It’s not exactly a do-over, but it is a fresh start.  The State Revenue Department is offering a way for taxpayers to catch up when they get behind on their taxes.

The program ends November 22nd.  For more information, visit the Dept. of Revenue’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/21/13