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Go Red Luncheon Raises Over $100k

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The ladies behind the Go Red for Women last Friday are glowing with smiles.
The numbers are in and it was a sell-out with more then 350 participants. And, they say they raised some 100 thousand dollars to stay right here in Central Louisiana.
The event was sponsored by Rapides Regional Medical Center and other top supporters [...]

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Name New Red River Bridge

Louisiana lawmakers pass a bill naming the new span over the Red River, and it’s now on the governor’s desk. In the waning days of the last legislative session, one area lawmaker amended a bill to call it the Coleman Curtis Bridge.
State Representative Herbert Dixon says he wanted to name the bridge for two African-American [...]

2 Arrested in Series of Burglaries

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Rapides Deputies say they’ve solved a series of burglaries.
Jesse Warren and Jada McGinty, both of Alexandria were arrested for breaking into storage buildings on Highway 28 East. Deputies say they linked the 2 suspects to stolen property found in Grant Parish.
Warren is accused of burglary, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and a drug charge. [...]

BARK Holds Jambalaya Plate Fundraiser

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Dog lovers are at it again. They sold plates of jambalaya today to help the rescue efforts of Boudreaux’s Animal Rescue Krewe better known as BARK. BARK operates a no-kill shelter and is dedicated to finding good homes for all the pets.
Be on the look-out for future lunch specials benefiting BARK.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/17/14

Summer Camps Begin for Lagniappe Theatre

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Summer camps are underway at the Lagniappe Theatre.
These children are in the Showstoppers Camp. They’re learning acting skills and they’ll produce a performance at the end of the week.
The older campers will start next week with the Broadway Dance Camp.
Lagniappe is also in rehearsal for its July performance of The Odd Couple.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Teachers Attend “Whole Brain” Conference at LC

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About a thousand participants are on the campus of Louisiana College using their whole brain.
The Whole Brain Teaching Conference has attracted teachers from Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas and from across the state. Teachers are learning Whole Brain teaching as one method for helping with student discipline.

The developers of Whole Brain teaching have given seminars in the [...]

2 Arrested in Still-Smoking Meth Lab

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Charles Gross (left) and Ethan Redd (right)
Grant Deputies say they encountered a still-smoking meth lab as they were trying to serve a routine civil citation. Charles Gross and Ethan Redd were arrested both for operation of a lab, conspiracy, reckless handling of hazardous materials and drug paraphernalia.
Deputies say they found the lab on Friday.
KLAX ABC [...]

Street Closures For Hall Of Fame Induction Festivities June 20

NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation will hold a special fundraising event, Folse, Fun and Fireworks, on Friday, June 20, 2014 as part of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend festivities. The event will be held at The Landing Restaurant and will include a five-course meal, silent auction and fireworks [...]

Road Closure: Carlock Road in Hineston

Carlock Road in Hineston will be closed today until further notice to replace culverts under the road. For questions, contact James Cutts at 452-7159.

Judge Randow to Run for 9th District Despite Age Restriction

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Chief Judge Harry Randow of the 9th Judicial District says he will qualify to run in November 4th election despite a 70-year-old cap on age.
Randow notes there will be a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot, which lifts that ban. That would then permit him to be elected and take office January 1st.
Several candidates [...]