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Former Congressman Alexander Resigns as State Veterans Comm’r

Former 5th District US Congressman Rodney Alexander has resigned from his job as state veterans affairs commissioner to become a lobbyist.
Alexander resigned his post last year to take the job in Governor Bobby Jindal’s administration. Now, Alexander will go to work for a lobbying firm run by Jindal’s former chief of staff, Paul Drinkwater.
The governor [...]

Sci-Port Participates in Rapides Library Reading Program


The well-known Sci-Port from Shreveport is in town. The Sci-Port program is part of the summer reading program today at two library branches.
It’s all part of the theme for the summer: science. The librarians are calling the summer reading program Fizz, Boom, Read.
And, yesterday they provided educational science activities for children of all ages.
KLAX ABC [...]

Local Conservationists Band Woodpeckers To Help Them Survive

It’s time to keep up with the red cockaded woodpecker. You may have seen some in your neighborhood. They are an endangered species, and conservationists are banding them to help them survive.
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior has more.

The banding mission took place in the forest’s Winn district.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/3/14

LSUA Houses Large Hurricane Evacuation Shelter


Hurricane season is here and there’s a new place to seek shelter from the storm. The large evacuation shelter is at LSU of Alexandria.
Today, various groups met with the state’s emergency team to find out how evacuations will take place, if needed. The participants are the point people for assistance to evacuated families. These include [...]

Children Learn About Golf at Bringhurst Park


Children are learning about golf this week at Bringhurst Park. The course claims to be the oldest par-3 in the nation. But, for these kids, it may be their introduction to golf.
Volunteers are led by Scott Brame, who says golf teaches life lessons and is a game for life. He’s enlisted volunteers to help these [...]

Habitat For Humanity Closing Restore


Habitat for Humanity is reminding everyone it’s closing its Restore by the end of this month. It’s chock full of construction materials and items needed for homes. Most have been donated to Habitat.
Habitat volunteers say they’ll be turning their attention and efforts to building more homes for the working poor.
The Restore is located on Broadway.
KLAX [...]

New Alexandria Business Provides Photo Booths for Special Events

Solo Productions is open for business in Alexandria. It’s an unusual service: photo booths for weddings, proms and parties. It also offers video booths and green-screen photography plus uploads to social media.
Solo is the exclusive mobile photo booth vendor to David’s Bridal in Alexandria.
The red coats of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed [...]

Plane Crashes into Monroe McDonald’s

(source: KNOE 8 News)

(source: KNOE 8 News)
A plane crash-lands today at a McDonald’s restaurant in Monroe, leaving the pilot hurt. The crash left the small plane upside down in the parking lot area.
The plane originated from Illinois.
(source: KNOE 8 News)
The pilot of the plane is Ray Martin. He’s a Monroe-based pilot who works for Brown’s Feed and Chemical.
Witnesses [...]

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Habitat For Humanity to Close Restore

Rapides Habitat for Humanity is closing its Restore on Broadway. The final day will be June 30th, and now it’s having an “everything must go” sale.
Officials with Habitat say they’re now focusing their efforts on increasing house production.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/2/14