Category Archives: Community News

Buddy Caldwell Warns of IRS Scam

State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says some Louisianans are receiving threatening phone calls that are scams. The callers say they’re from the IRS and demand immediate payment.
The IRS does not contact people by phone. Officials say just hang up, and never give the caller any personal information.
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KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

911 Ceremonies Held Locally, Nationally

Town of Ball Walking Trail and Memorial Park.

Today the nation observes the 13th anniversary of the 911 terror attacks with ceremonies at ground zero, The Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 2,983 people were killed that day.
Town of Ball Walking Trail and Memorial Park.
Many ceremonies were also held locally today. First, we head to Ball, where residents held their own remembrance at their walking [...]

“Mary Poppins” Show Starts Tonight

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A lively performance of Mary Poppins is on stage now at the performing arts center in downtown Alexandria. The Lagniappe Theatre is producing this family musical, which features the famous reminder that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.

It’s playing through Saturday night at seven, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30, and again [...]

LA Farmers Begin Harvesting Rice Crops

Louisiana farmers are harvesting their rice crops when they get a break from the frequent rain. LSU AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard visited a rice field still wet from the previous day’s downpour.

Louisiana has about 430 thousand acres of rice. This is up slightly from last year when farmers had 410 thousand.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14

H&R Block Hosts Career Fair, Promote Income Tax Course

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The national tax preparation business, H&R Block had a career fair today. They’re touting their income tax course.
They say there were more than 13-hundred federal and state tax code changes just in the past year. This almost demands people consult professionals around tax time.
They start their classes September 22nd.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14

Rotary Hosts USS Alexandria Crew

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The Alexandria Rotary Club hosts crew members of the USS Alexandria.
They sail on a nuclear sub christened in 1990 and named for the cities of Alexandria Louisiana and Virginia. They’ve been on a whirlwind trip here, meeting residents and appearing at various sites to talk about their sub. They say they’re enjoying Louisiana.

This afternoon the [...]

Natchitoches Police Search for Missing Girl

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Natchitoches police need help finding a missing woman who is mentally disabled. 28-year-old Ebony Prater was last seen Saturday at noon at her home on University Drive. She lives with her mother. She’s 5 foot 8 inches and weighs about 200 pounds.
Please call Natchitoches Police if you know her whereabouts.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14

Local Sonic Employees Head to Dr. Pepper Games

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Seven Sonic waiters in Pineville are leaving bright and early in the morning for New Orleans to compete in the Doctor Pepper Games. These employees at the Monroe Highway Sonic beat out almost 3-thousand other contestants to win the trip and the right to compete against 11 other teams from throughout the nation.
Their goal is [...]

CLTCC Chancellor Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

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The Chancellor of the Central Louisiana Technical and Community College is taking it on the head with ice water for a good cause.
Like thousands of Americans, this afternoon Doctor Rodney Ellis accepted a challenge from his boss. Students, faculty and staff paid a dollar for the honor of dumping the chancellor.
And, in the spirit of [...]

Veterans Get Their Say at Town Hall Meeting

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Veterans had their say at a government-required town hall meeting. Last night veterans, staff and family members were invited to the hospital’s auditorium to have their say.
After the scandals which have erupted over wait times for appointments, the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs ordered all hospitals to hold these meetings, so opinions, complaints and applause [...]