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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.
KLAX [...]

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.
KLAX [...]

Rapides Parish Library Delays Opening

Alexandria, Louisiana—All branches of the Rapides Parish Library will open at noon on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
For information about the Rapides Parish Library, visit www.rpl.org or call 445-2411.
The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central Louisiana. The library consists of a Main Library, 5 urban branches, 4 rural [...]

Road Closure: Interstate 49 through Alexandria

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises the public that due to the forecasted winter weather conditions by the National Weather Service, which could result in ice accumulations, EFFECTIVE AT 6:00P.M., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014, THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURES WILL BE CLOSED:
· THE URBAN ELEVATED SECTION OF I-49 IN ALEXANDRIA between [...]

Road Closure: Interstate 220 in Bossier/Caddo

Both Eastbound and Westbound lanes of I-220 in Bossier/Caddo Parishes are closed.
For the latest roadway closures visit www.511LA.org.