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Local Businesswoman Sells her McDonald’s Franchises

A prominent businesswoman sells her collection of McDonald’s franchises to her family.  Glenda stock says her five restaurants now belong to her brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Carita Wilburn.

Stock and her late husband came here in 1996.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/13

Man Resisting Deportation Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison

A man from the Central African Republic who refused to be deported now gets to stay here, but he’ll be in prison.
46-year-old Seyba Diallo will spend a year in prison for hampering his deportation.  Diallo was convicted in federal court last march.  On two separate occasions he yelled and physically resisted officers who were trying [...]

Coliseum Project Begins Again


The Rapides Coliseum renovation project is starting again after being stalled for a while.
The Rapides Parish Police Jury has voted to change architectural firms.  Police Jury President Joe Bishop says this assures the project will remain on budget, which is good news for taxpayers.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/13

Multi-Million Dollar Marijuana Bust in Vernon Parish


Authorities in Vernon Parish make a multi-million dollar marijuana bust.
Deputies say they found almost an entire plantation of marijuana growing in the western part of the parish.  Sheriff Sam Craft says this is the 3rd plot found in the area.  It was discovered in the woods, north of Highway 8 and 111 in the Burr [...]

New A/C Units Installed in Hotel Bentley


New air conditioning units are installed at the Hotel Bentley.  This is part of the remodeling that’s been underway for several weeks.  The historic hotel may be open by the fall.

Jenkins is turning the hotel into a boutique and condos.  Work is underway on both components of the new hotel.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/13

Medical Minute: Children’s Allergies Possibly Affected by Birth Method

Allergies are on the rise in children, but we don’t know why.  Now, new research suggests that the way your baby is born may have something to do with it.
Here’s ABC’s Senior Medical Contributor, Doctor Timothy Johnson.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/13

Shrimpers Expect Prices to Rise

Shrimp season starts in Louisiana today.  But customers could see major changes at the register.  Shrimpers expect the price of shrimp to go up; some say as much as one dollar per pound.
Allison Bourne Vanneck met with shrimpers to find out exactly what is going on.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/13

Local Group Questions Plans for Huey Long Hospital

They’re trying to save Huey Long Hospital.  Now, one local group is questioning the latest plans for providing health insurance for the uninsured.
It looks as though there will be a public-private partnership between Cabrini and Rapides Regional.  That partnership would provide bed space, but out-patient cases will be handled by community clinics.

The group held a [...]

Duck Dynasty Star Encourages Adoptions


A reality show star from West Monroe lends his celebrity to the adoption efforts in Louisiana.  Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty is helping out the state’s foster care program.

He recently participated in a Family Forum program to encourage churches to urge adoptions.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/13

Law Prevents Utilities Cut-Offs in Extreme Temperatures


For those who are struggling to pay their utility bills, PSC Commissioners remind residents there’s a law to stop cut-offs when the heat index is 105 degrees or hotter.  The same rule applies in the winter when temps plummet to 32 degrees or below.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/13