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College Goal Sunday Helps Parents With College Prep

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This weekend is the 7th year for College Goal Sunday.  The programs take place at various locations around Louisiana to help students and parents learn how to afford tuition.

Locally, you can go to LSU of Alexandria and Louisiana College from 2 to 4.
To learn more about the event at LSUA, click here.
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Kroger’s Offers Last-Minute Valentine’s Gifts

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Shoppers in search of flowers this Valentines Day are finding their way to the annual Kroger’s tent.  Pre-arranged bouquets, long-stemmed roses and cards are available for the last-minute gift givers.
The tent is a tradition at Kroger and, you’ll see it again for Mother’s Day.
It serves as the busy husbands’ and boyfriends’ last reminder that somebody [...]

Local Man Arrested for Kidnapping

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Alexandria Police arrest a local man for kidnapping.  Police say 52-year-old Keith Honore beat up a 27-year-old woman in the 38 hundred block of Spencer Tuesday.
They say he forced her into a car.  She managed to escape and call police.  She was not seriously injured.
APD are still investigating the details.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/13/14

RPSB Will Meet to Decide School Make-Up Days

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There will be a special Rapides Parish School Board meeting Tuesday to decide how to make up those lost days because of the snow and ice.  Students missed six days and now the Rapides Parish Superintendent must figure out how to make those up.

While students stayed home today, the superintendent did call in faculty and [...]

4 Arrested for Water Well Pump Theft

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Left to right: Edwin Horne, Sommers Coker, Dale Thompson, Christopher Perkins
Rapides deputies round up three men and one woman wanted for the theft of a water well pump in the Plainview community last November.
Edwin Horne, Sommers Coker and Dale Thompson, all of Pitkin, and Christopher Perkins of Glenmora were arrested.  Horne, Coker and Thompson are [...]

Weather Disrupts Spring Qualifying

The weather interrupted qualifying for spring elections in one Central Louisiana parish.  LaSalle Parish will have extended days to qualify for Tuesday.
Meanwhile, qualifying in other area parishes will end tomorrow afternoon at 4:30.  These are races for villages, towns and cities and do include Pineville in Rapides Parish.
Click here for more information about qualifying this [...]

Judy Caplan Ginsburgh Alexandria’s Newest Rabbi

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Judy Caplan Ginsburgh is the newest rabbi in Alexandria.  Bennett Roland Junior attended services at the Jewish temple where she was honored for her latest achievement, which she says has been a 30-year journey.

If that last name for the rabbi sounds familiar, that’s because her son Jonathan, a Tulane student, has interned here at KLAX-TV.
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LCTCS Board of Supervisors Nominates Dr. Monty Sullivan for System President Position

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BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors today nominated Dr. Monty Sullivan for the position of System President effective Thursday, February 27.  Sullivan currently serves as chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans.  The Board of Supervisors also voted to have Chairman Michael Murphy enter into contract [...]

Winter Storm Causes Problems for Central LA

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There were outages throughout the night and this morning and some residents are still waiting to have their electricity restored.  There were extra problems in rural areas where CLECO workers were challenged by falling limbs and ice.
Most schools were out and many roads were closed.
But the worst weather appeared to be north of Alexandria, especially [...]

Power Outage at Alexandria’s Well Field in Kisatchie

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Due to the icy conditions, a power outage at Alexandria’s well field in the Kisatchie National Forest is causing some problems.
The city is asking that residents conserve water.

City officials say there’s no need to hoard water, this is just a precautionary action.  Power has been restored but city crews will remain on site until 7pm.
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