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Pedestrian Body Identified

A Fort Polk soldier killed early Friday has been identified.  He’s Carlos Phillip Cirera and his family is from California.
State Police say they responded to a call in Vernon Parish about 4:30 am and found the victim in the eastbound lane of Highway 1211.  Police say he was the victim of a hit-and-run driver.
KLAX ABC [...]

Phone Book Recycling Contest for Fifth Graders

NATCHITOCHES – Fifth grade students in Natchitoches Parish are learning the importance of recycling and taking care of the environment.
Fifth graders are currently participating in a phone book recycling contest, sponsored by the City of Natchitoches, Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Cp-Tel.
The public is asked to support local schools by assisting students [...]

Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries: Hunter Education Requirements

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reminds hunters that they must have successfully completed an approved Hunter Education class prior to hunting if they were born on or after September 1, 1969.
Younger hunters may hunt without Hunter Education certification if they are under the direct supervision of a person 18 years or older who [...]

Hardtner Health Fair Encourages Healthy Choices

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A health fair today offers free tests and screenings to hundreds of LaSalle Parish area residents.
It’s for young and old alike and many of these health care providers say this service by Hardtner Medical Center can be a path to a healthier existence.  That means checking issues like cholesterol, sugar levels and blood pressure.  But [...]

Senior Citizens Day at Fair

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It’s Senior Citizens Day at the fair.  Many of these fair-goers have been attending the Rapides Parish Fair for all of its 53 years.
Now, seniors have a day just for them, sponsored and run by elected officials.  There’s entertainment, health screening, door prizes awards and snacks and the day ends with a big luncheon.  The [...]

Barnyard Nursery Excites Children at Rapides Parish Fair

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One of the major attractions at the Rapides Parish Fair seems normal to folks on the farm, but if you’re a city kid, not so much.  It’s called the Barnyard Nursery and you’ll see ducks, and geese and calves.  Children who attend the fair get a chance to see some of the animals they’d [...]

City of Alexandria Has First Female Firefighter in Decade

The City of Alexandria has its first female firefighter in a decade.  Here’s Babs Zimmerman with the story.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/10/13

More Arrested in Dog-Fighting Ring

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From left to right: James Howard, 18, and Antonio McClendon, 40
Two more people are arrested for what is being called a multi-state dog-fighting ring.  It was busted over the weekend by Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Deputies.
18-year-old James Howard and 40-year-old Antonio McClendon Senior are both charged with dog fighting, criminal trespassing and resisting arrest.  These two [...]

Rapides Parish Fair Spirit Spectacular Winners

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Cheerleaders are usually yelling for their teams on the field.  But what happens when they’re the ones on the field in competition with other schools?
That was the scene at the Rapides Parish Fair late yesterday for the annual cheerleading contest.  All the squads in the parish are entered.  And even though they compete against other [...]

Rapides Parish Fair Now Open

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The Rapides Parish Fair is open for business and fun.  KLAX ABC 31 News’ Bennett Roland Junior says the sights and sounds and food are beckoning young and old alike.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/13