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Man Arrested in Shooting Death of 70-Year-Old Woman

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Grant Deputies arrest a man they say shot and killed a 70-year-old woman over the Easter weekend.  He’s 26-year-old Alex Hall of Colfax.  The victim is identified as Loretta Williams, of Eleanor Street, in Colfax.
Deputies say they were called to the scene Saturday.
Hall is being held under a half-million-dollar bond, and he’s charged with murder, [...]

Marksville Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder of Police Officer

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Police arrest a Marksville woman for trying to hit an officer with her car, then leading authorities on a chase into Grant Parish.
Police say it all began when 54-year-old Catherine Augustine created a scene at the Circle K on Jackson Street.  When an officer tried to speak to her, that’s when she reportedly accelerated her [...]

Free Assistive Telecommunication Equipment Available for Hearing-Impaired

Do you or someone you know have trouble hearing the phone when it rings?  ABC 31’s Lauren Partain shows us how you can apply for assistive telecommunication equipment for free.

For more information you can call 318-484-3596 to set up an appointment.  New Horizons also takes walk-ins and their address is 3717 Government St. Suite 7 [...]

Egg-Knocking Tradition Continues Across Avoyelles Parish Easter Day

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The world-famous Marksville Egg-Knocking Contest produced lots of smiling faces Easter Day.
Egg knocking is more than a contest; it’s an art.  Many of the participants represented many generations who gathered for this Easter ritual.
So what is egg knocking?  It’s a way to determine the toughest egg and no cheating is allowed.

Egg knocking is a rite [...]

Vendor registration is now open for Spring ArtWalk in May

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Alexandria, LA – It is time again for the Spring ArtWalk, in conjunction with AlexRiverFête, to be held May 9 from 4-9 p.m. and May 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Art vendor applications are now available.
Vendor fees are as follows: $10 registration for non-profits and children 18 and younger, $45 registration fee until [...]

NSU Fishing Team Luring New Members

NATCHITOCHES –  A Northwestern State University club hopes to lure in prospective students interested in one of the fastest-growing collegiate team club sports.  The NSU Fishing Team is open to all students and taps into the growing popularity of organized competitive bass fishing. The team will compete in FLW, B.A.S.S. and Collegiate Bass circuits.
“Fishing is [...]

LC To Seek New President After Trustee Meeting

Besieged Louisiana College President Joe Aguillard is out as of August 1st.  The board of trustees chairman issued a statement saying Aguillard will be named president emeritus but an interim head will take over the Southern Baptist 4-year school in Pineville.
Doctor Argile Smith will serve until the board hires a new president.
Aguillard has been under [...]

Road Work: LA 121 Drainage Structures

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises that, weather permitting, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 road construction work will begin on LA 121 at various drainage structures sites along LA 121 in Vernon Parish.  The length of the project from the first [...]

LC Board of Trustees Meets Today and Tomorrow

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The regular meeting of Louisiana College’s Board of Trustees is taking place today and tomorrow.  The president of Louisiana College, Joe Aguillard is said to be the subject of that meeting.
And, while the latest official statements from the board chairman have been supportive of the president, some are saying there are trustees who will take [...]

Former Child Psychiatrist Gets 15 Years for Child Pornography

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A former child psychiatrist from Opelousas is sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of child pornography.
72-year-old Gary Jefferson Byrd was found guilty last fall for ordering 44 CD’s containing videos of child pornography.  Byrd had also printed hundreds of images that were stored in files in his bedroom.
He has already served 10 years [...]