Category Archives: Community News

Zoo Camp Teaches Children to Respect Animals

Each summer the Alexandria Zoo becomes a classroom. As Bennett Roland Junior reports, it’s Summer Safari for children of all ages.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/21/14

Boy Scouts Attend Space-Themed Day Camp

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There may be some future astronauts in these area cub scouts. They are spending most of the week in a day camp.
The theme is scouts in space and they’re learning about space exploration, as well as crafts, nature and ecology.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/21/14

Genealogy Museum Hosts Day Camp

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A day camp is underway at the local genealogy museum. These day campers are learning about the past, specifically their own ancestors.
The group that runs the museum sponsors this event each summer. Members teach students how to trace their histories as far back as records will take them.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/21/14

Pineville Marshal Dies from Crash Injuries

Pineville City and Ward Marshal Larry Jeane has died. He was 68 years old.
He died from injuries sustained in a crash Friday afternoon. Witnesses say he was slumped over the wheel when he crossed the centerline and hit another car.
Jeane was in his third term. He was the first warden for the work training facility [...]

NSU Band to Perform at St. Patty’s Parade in Ireland

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The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band has been booked in the Dublin Ireland Saint Patrick’s Festival Parade in March 2015.
“This will be an outstanding opportunity for our students to be part of a unique event they will remember for the rest of their lives,” said Northwestern State Director of Bands Dr. Jeff Mathews. “I think [...]

Police Jury, City at Odds Over Coliseum Renovations

The Coliseum Authority is facing a political fight with the city of Alexandria. The two are at odds over renovations approved by taxpayers and include the parking lot they both own.

And this morning, Mayor Jacques Roy presented his side of the dispute.

The police jury meets Monday afternoon and they’ve invited city officials to confer with [...]

Pediatric Day Care Center Opens for Children with Special Needs

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There’s a celebration today for pediatric health choice. This is a Florida-based service, which provides day care for children with health issues.
This is their second facility to open in Alexandria. They provide skilled nursing for children who need feeding tubes and other direct medical care.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Libertarian Candidate for Senate Visits Alexandria

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There’s a Libertarian candidate in the race for the U.S. Senate. He’s Brannon McMorris, who has been campaigning in Alexandria.

McMorris is an engineer from Denham Springs.
Click below to view the entire interview:

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Sand Bags Available for Alexandria Residents

The City of Alexandria is making sand bags available for those citizens who may need them. They are available at the City Compound under the Red Roofs, 2021 Industrial Park Road. Pull to the back of the compound and workers will load them for you.
For more information call 441-6231.

Flash Flood Alert Issued for Rapides Parish

Rapides Parish is currently under a Flash Flood Alert. Thunderstorms are expected to continue through Sunday,
The City of Alexandria urges neighbors to help keep storm water drains clear of debris so that water may drain freely from city streets.
The City also warns motorists to stay clear of low lying areas and above all do not [...]