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McAllister Wavers on Decision to Run for Re-Election

5th District Congressman Vance McAllister is resuming his public duties after trying to weather a marital scandal.
We asked him if he’s any closer to a decision about running again with qualifying for the November 4th election less than two months away.

At first, McAllister announced he would not be a candidate and then later said he [...]

Attorney Greg Beard Announces Judgeship Candidacy

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Alexandria attorney Greg Beard is announcing his candidacy for the 9th judicial district bench this fall. That includes Rapides parish.
Beard has been practicing law for 23 years and is a graduate of LSU and Southern Law School. He’s actively involved in Kiwanis and is currently serving as a district governor.
The election is November 4th.
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Rapides Library Provides New Bookmobile to Rural Residents

There’s a new van in town. It’s the Rapides Parish Library Book Mobile, and Bennett Roland Junior says it’s a lifesaver for those who cannot get to a branch somewhere in the parish.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/6/14

Local Ceremony Marks 70th Anniversary of D-Day

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We’re marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when Americans and their allies landed in Normandy to help liberate France from Nazi Germany.
A D-day observance was held here today at the holocaust memorial, which recalls the unique role Alexandria played in D-day. Plaques tell the story of how the invasion was practiced here with the Louisiana [...]

Teacher Allegedly Hits High School Student in Iberia Parish

A teacher allegedly hitting a student at Jeanerette Senior High School is caught on tape. Kari Beal of KATC, Lafayette, investigates.

KATC reached out to the Iberia Parish School System. The superintendent, Dale Henderson, says he was unaware of the charges, but depending on the outcome of the trial, they will act accordingly.
Brown’s pretrial hearing is [...]

Paragon Casino Celebrates 20th Year

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The Paragon Casino in Marksville is celebrating its 20th year in business. Last night they had a celebration with food and music. The Tunica Biloxi Tribe opened the casino on June 3rd, 1994. They had a public celebration last night, complete with cake.
Chairman Joey Barbry says they’ve gone from one building to a hotel, a [...]

Nat’l Guard Builds Floating Ferry Over Red River

It’s called a floating ferry. And, the National Guard is building one in the Red River behind Lake Buhlow.
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior today watches the 2225th multi-role bridge company in action.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/4/14

OMV Accepting Additional Payment Methods

The state Office of Motor Vehicles is now accepting more than one form of payment.
Customers can now pay fees with debit cards, credit cards and e-check. There are fees attached to using plastic and e-checks.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/4/14

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

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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.
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