Category Archives: Community News

Exchange Club to Host Forums for Candidates

Qualifying for the fall elections is about to wrap up and for the next six weeks, the Exchange Club is hosting a series of forums featuring three judicial races, and the elections for District Attorney, the U.S. Senate, 5th Congressional District and Alexandria Mayor.
The chairman of the forums is an appeals court judge.

Today, this civic [...]

State Police Offer Car Seat Safety Workshop

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Strapping your child into their car seat seems like a simple task, but experts say parents do it wrong all the time. They say the result can be deadly.
Today, state police conducted a how-to workshop on caring for the littlest passengers.

Technicians say these seats offer the best chance for a child to survive a crash. [...]

APD To Conduct Drive Sober Campaign

As the last blowout of summer approaches, Alexandria Police are conducting a campaign they call “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” They’re planning to set up checkpoints to get impaired drivers off the road.

Police at LSUA are also conducting this campaign to keep the campus safe.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/20/14

Get a Close Look at U.S. Army Chaplain Training

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Today we’re getting a first-hand look at the training done by Fort Polk soldiers, especially the Unit Ministry Team. Army chaplains tend to soldiers and civilians alike after traumatic events. ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior reports from the simulated battlefield known as The Box.

That tour is by RSVP only and all children must be accompanied [...]

Free Child Safety Seat To Be Held in Alexandria

Alexandria, LA- Louisiana State Police Troop E is conducting a free child passenger safety seat check-up event on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event will take place at Troop E, 1710 Odom Street, Alexandria, LA.  No appointment is necessary.

It is a proven fact that car seats and booster seats [...]

Mobile Pantry Teaches Residents Healthy Cooking

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It’s a little like the book mobile, but it carries food. The Mobile Pantry Program will serve rural areas.
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana showed off its nutrition on wheels. It will be used in the under-served areas of Central Louisiana to provide food and information for healthy eating.

The Mobile Pantry is provided by grants [...]

City of Pineville To Host 2016 Dixie World Series

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The City of Pineville wins the 2016 Dixie Boys and Junior Boys World Series. City officials say this will have a huge economic impact on Central Louisiana.
The games will be held at the Ward Nine Sportsplex in August 2016.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/20/14

State Police Offer Crash Photographs on Their Website

State police are offering on-line sales of crash photographs. The pictures and crash reports are needed by accident investigators.

Go to LSP.org for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14

LA 4H’ers Place 2nd in Cook-Off

4H’ers are used to entering cooking competitions. But the Great American Seafood Cook-Off is a grand stage for 4H’ers trying out their culinary skills.
LSU AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard was there.

One rule of the competition was each dish had to have fewer than 750 calories in keeping with 4H healthy living initiatives.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14

LA Job Connection Now Open to Job Seekers

New website pairs job seekers with Louisiana employers through innovative matching system
BATON ROUGE, La. — LouisianaJobConnection.com launched its innovative matching system for job seekers Monday, helping them connect to hundreds of employers who are offering thousands of jobs in Louisiana. The free website debuted in June for employers, who began registering jobs, and provides a [...]