Category Archives: Community News

Construction Begins on On, Off Ramps on Pineville Expwy.

Starting tomorrow night, works begins on the southbound off ramp connecting the Pineville Expressway to Highway 165. Also, work begins on the northbound entry ramp connecting Highway 28 East to the Expressway.
Closures can be expected from 10 pm to 5 am tomorrow and Friday morning. Then, the ramps close again Friday night at 10 and [...]

Ad space available for Christmas Gala program

NATCHITOCHES – Local businesses can support the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University and attract customers during the busy holiday season in Natchitoches by purchasing an ad in the Christmas Gala program.
The annual Christmas Gala will be held on Dec. 3-5 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Last year’s performances attracted an [...]

State Troopers Help with Safety Seat Check

A child safety-seat check will be held tomorrow at Rapides Regional Medical Center. State Troopers say the understanding when dealing with safety seats and children is a lifesaver.

The child safety seat check is from 8:30am to 1:30pm.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/21/14

CLECO Announces Sale to North American Investor Group

CLECO announces an agreement to sell the Pineville-based company to a North American investor group. The Canadian Group is agreeing to buy the company for 4.7 billion dollars. The selling price is $55.37 per share.
Meanwhile, Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway reminds area residents and stockholders the company’s sale must be approved by the PSC. He [...]

Lance Harris Sponsors Town Hall on Common Core

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Alexandria State Representative Lance Harris is sponsoring a town hall meeting on common core. He says it will be a time to ask questions and provide opinions.

That’s tomorrow night at six at the England Airpark Community Center.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14

Cheneyville Celebrates Founder’s Day Festival

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If you drive south of Alexandria on Highway 71, you’ll find the historic town of Cheneyville celebrating their Founder’s Day Festival.
Vendors, with arts, crafts and good food, started setting up at noon today. The big events are tomorrow, with a parade at 10 am, a tour of the town, a domino’s tournament, and music. And [...]

Auxiliary for American Legion to Sponsor Retirement of Colors

The Auxiliary for the American Legion is sponsoring an official Retirement of the Colors ceremony next week. Area politicians are invited to sit down and talk with the folks in the area.

And as a reminder, that’s October 25th, at 9 am.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/17/14

Girl with Cancer Gets Surprise Visit from Unicorn

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A young girl in Baton Rouge gets a very special visitor this week.
This is five-year-old “Lilie” and she is celebrating a big milestone in her battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Lilie just finished up her chemotherapy so she was surprised with a unicorn ride.
Lilie’s mother expressed how much this meant to her and her daughter.

Lilie has [...]

LSUA Psych Club Hosts Pumpkin Carving Contest

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It’s pumpkin-carving time at Louisiana State University in Alexandria. This competition is sponsored by the Psychology Club.
Pumpkin projects were accepted all morning and as you can see, artists were very creative. The judging is over and you can see some of the winners. They’re on display in Muldur Hall.
The grand prize winner was the submission [...]

LSUA Generals Look Forward to Upcoming Season

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Members of the LSUA men’s basketball team line up for their team picture today. The Generals say they are looking forward to their upcoming debut season.
Larry Cordaro, formerly of Southeastern University, says he’s excited to be the new coach.
Their first game is November 12th against Dillard at home and this is the first year for [...]