Category Archives: Community News

IHOP Celebrates 56th Birthday

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Diners at IHOP are participating in a birthday. The company is 56 years old, so they’re selling short stacks of pancakes for 56 cents.
There are more than 16 hundred restaurants nationwide and in several other countries. The company is headquartered in Glendale, California.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

New Show Begins at River Oaks

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River Oaks is saluting its resident artists in a show that goes up today.
You can see the many art forms being created at River Oaks daily by those who have studios there. And a special exhibit is being staged by local artist Beck Crowell. A reception for these artists will be held Friday afternoon at [...]

Road Closure: Jackson St Between 6th and Foisy

Emergency Turnlane Closure at Jackson Street (LA 1208-3) and Foisy Street (between 6th Street & Foisy Street)
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the City of Alexandria is initiating an EMREGENCY TURN LANE CLOSURE. The left turn lane on Jackson Street (LA 1208-3) turning left (west) onto Foisy Street between [...]

Sci-Port Museum Not Just for Kids

When you’re traveling around the state this summer, you might want to check in at Sci-Port. This elaborate science museum has interactive displays.
It’s near the banks of the Red River in Shreveport.

Sci-Port has traveling exhibits, which go to schools and special events throughout the state.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Gilchrist Construction Hosting Job Fair

Gilchrist Construction is conducting a job fair tomorrow at the State Workforce Commission on Coliseum Boulevard. The company needs carpenters, equipment operators, CDL drivers, concrete finishers and skilled craft persons.
You can apply on-line at the company’s web site: www.gilchristconstruction.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Cenla Chamber Asks: Help Save Fort Polk

The Army has released a 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) that assesses the impacts of a potential reduction of an additional 70,000 soldiers and associated reductions in Army civilians, down to an Active Component end-strength of 420,000 soldiers. According to the Department of the Army, these reductions are necessary to achieve the savings required by [...]

First Weeks Starts for Miss LA 2014

It’s the first week on the job for miss Louisiana 2014.
Lacey Sanchez of Baton Rouge won the crown after competing with 31 other young women all vying for scholarship money. Sanchez competed as Miss Lafayette.
She’s an LSU senior, where she competed on the track and field team.

She is spending part of her time getting ready [...]

Alexandria All-Stars Win State Championship

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Congratulations to the Alexandria All-Stars. These 6-year-old athletes won the state championship played in Shreveport yesterday. They went undefeated in the state tournament, plus they won their district title in Olla the previous weekend.
Their coaches are Buck Evans, Jamar Gailes, John Extine and Rose Townsend.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

Pineville City Hall Closed Due to No A/C

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Pineville City Hall is closed until tomorrow morning at 8, because the central air conditioning has gone out.
City officials say the 40-year-old unit died on Saturday. They hoped to be back up and running this afternoon, but it will take a while to cool down the building.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

Rock the Red Event Draws Crowd Downtown

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We hope you had a grand Independence Day weekend.
This was the scene on the banks of the Red River Friday night. The City of Alexandria sponsored its annual Rock the Red event at the amphitheater. There was music followed by a fireworks display.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14