Category Archives: Community News

LSUA Children’s Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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There’s a milestone at LSU of Alexandria today. The Children’s Center there is celebrating 15 years of service to the community. It’s a licensed early care and educational facility for children ages one to five years old.

It’s one of a select group of centers in the state to have earned a four star rating out [...]

“Summer Soldiers” Participate in Boss Lift Mission

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They’re often called summer soldiers. These are the men and women of the National Guard who spend hours training away from their day jobs each month and during the summer.
We followed some members of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team who participated in a Boss Lift Mission. These missions demonstrate to employers what these workers [...]

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 [...]

Super Circus Heroes Ticket Giveaway!

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[ June 5, 2014 1:00 am to June 19, 2014 6:00 pm. ] KLAX ABC31 GIVEAWAY

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes performing at the CAJUNDOME June 26th – 29th and KLAX-TV has tickets to giveaway!

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1. Prize: Each winner will receive four complimentary ticket vouchers for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Super Circus Heroes playing June 26th – 29th at the CAJUNDOME in [...]

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

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.
KLAX ABC [...]

Local Conservationists Band Woodpeckers To Help Them Survive

It’s time to keep up with the red cockaded woodpecker. You may have seen some in your neighborhood. They are an endangered species, and conservationists are banding them to help them survive.
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior has more.

The banding mission took place in the forest’s Winn district.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/3/14

LSUA Houses Large Hurricane Evacuation Shelter

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Hurricane season is here and there’s a new place to seek shelter from the storm. The large evacuation shelter is at LSU of Alexandria.
Today, various groups met with the state’s emergency team to find out how evacuations will take place, if needed. The participants are the point people for assistance to evacuated families. These include [...]