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Herford to Seek Alexander’s Seat


Franklin Parish resident and Libertarian Henry Herford will seek the congressional seat resigned by Republican Rodney Alexander. He will qualify later today.
Herford decided to run after seeing what he called a decline in D.C. He doesn’t think the GOP or the Democratic Party are interested in representing their constituents but serve, rather, their own special [...]

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Underway

A “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign is underway in Louisiana through Labor Day.
The no refusal policy is being implemented during this period.  This means judges are on 24 hour stand-by to sign warrants to allow officers to conduct blood tests on DWI suspects who refuse.
Seven people died on Louisiana roads last Labor Day [...]

Alexandria Boil Advisory Lifted

Alexandria, Louisiana – The boil water advisory issued for businesses and residents located in anarea between the North side of MacArthur Drive between Sterkx Road and the South Traffic circle has been lifted. Residents may resume normal water usage.
Alexandria officials say crews completed repairing a 24” water main damaged when a tree fell near the [...]

Qualifying Continues Today

Qualifying ends tomorrow for the special election on October 19th to find a successor to 5th District Congressman Rodney Alexander.
A couple of surprises so far:  a Libertarian candidate from Franklin Parish, Henry Herford Junior, and Blake Weatherly, a Republican from Calhoun, near Monroe.  There are 6 in the race, including Marcus Hunter, Robert Johnson, Jamie [...]

Bolton Ave. Enhancement Project Begins


You’ve probably seen the work being done on Bolton Avenue.  This is the first phase of the Bolton Avenue Corridor Enhancement Project.
Today, city officials celebrate the beginning of the largest redevelopment project in Alexandria history.  It’s part of the 96 million dollar SPARC program.  That stands for “Special Planned Activity Redevelopment Corridors”.  This is one [...]

LA Residents Gather to Learn About “Stand Your Ground” Law


Residents in Louisiana gathered today to learn more about our state’s version of the Stand your Ground law.  Here’s a look at what the law really means.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/16/13

New 5th Congressional District Candidate


The first candidate from the southern part of the sprawling 5th Congressional District says he will run.  Robert Johnson of Marksville is an attorney, a Democrat and a State Representative.
All other candidates who’ve said they’ll run are from North Louisiana, Columbia or Monroe.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/15/13

Qualifying for Parish & Municipal Oct. 13th Elections Ends Tomorrow

Qualifying for some parish wide and municipal elections on October 19th ends tomorrow.  As of today, many of the candidates who’ve signed up in Central Louisiana are running unopposed.
Qualifications for the special election to fill the unexpired term of Rodney Alexander in the 5th district begin next Monday, running through Wednesday.  That election is also [...]

LA Healthcare Education Coalition Visits Alexandria


You’ll be hearing more and more about the ACA or Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.
Representatives of the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition are traveling the state, talking about how they can help people navigate the new law.  The group made a stop in Alexandria this morning to help connect families to the right health [...]

Fort Polk’s 162nd Infantry Brigade Has a New Commander

Fort Polk says farewell to Tiger Land’s 162nd Infantry Brigade Commander.  Colonel Matthew McKenna is giving up command after two years as head of the Tiger Brigade.  McKenna led the training of about seven thousand military men and women as they trained for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His successor is Colonel James Brown.

The new commander [...]