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Otis Woman Arrested for Child Battery

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A 33-year-old woman from Otis is arrested for battery of a child.  Rebecca Marie Carlock was arrested April 13th for a March incident involving a dispute over a cell phone between her and the child.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/29/14

2 Men Announce Candidacy to Replace McAllister in November

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Louisiana GOP Representative Vance McAllister is breaking weeks of silence and talking about his decision not to seek re-election after a tape revealed him kissing a staffer.  McAllister says he will keep his work schedule in Washington and in the district.
Meanwhile, at least 2 men are announcing plans to run for the seat.  They are [...]

Former Coliseum Manager Arrested

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The former manager of the Rapides Coliseum is arrested for financial and legal improprieties.
She’s 37-year-old Kimberly Ellen Neal Townley of Pineville.
She faces a series of charges, including: theft, false accounting and filing false public records. The arrest follows a complaint filed by the parish police jury and a critical report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

Leesville Looks to Solve City’s Water Problems

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Water problems in the City of Leesville may soon be history.  The USDA Rural Development will provide more than 16 million dollars for improvements to the city water system.  It’s a combination loan and grant.
City officials say it will help the system stay up and running, and conserve water once the improvements are made.

The city [...]

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 [...]