Category Archives: Local Headlines

Judy Caplan Ginsburgh Alexandria’s Newest Rabbi

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Judy Caplan Ginsburgh is the newest rabbi in Alexandria.  Bennett Roland Junior attended services at the Jewish temple where she was honored for her latest achievement, which she says has been a 30-year journey.

If that last name for the rabbi sounds familiar, that’s because her son Jonathan, a Tulane student, has interned here at KLAX-TV.
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LCTCS Board of Supervisors Nominates Dr. Monty Sullivan for System President Position

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BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors today nominated Dr. Monty Sullivan for the position of System President effective Thursday, February 27.  Sullivan currently serves as chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans.  The Board of Supervisors also voted to have Chairman Michael Murphy enter into contract [...]

Winter Storm Causes Problems for Central LA

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There were outages throughout the night and this morning and some residents are still waiting to have their electricity restored.  There were extra problems in rural areas where CLECO workers were challenged by falling limbs and ice.
Most schools were out and many roads were closed.
But the worst weather appeared to be north of Alexandria, especially [...]

Power Outage at Alexandria’s Well Field in Kisatchie

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Due to the icy conditions, a power outage at Alexandria’s well field in the Kisatchie National Forest is causing some problems.
The city is asking that residents conserve water.

City officials say there’s no need to hoard water, this is just a precautionary action.  Power has been restored but city crews will remain on site until 7pm.
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Qualifying This Week for Spring Elections

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Qualifying for spring elections takes place tomorrow in 9 Louisiana parishes.  The qualifying period lasts through Friday afternoon.  The elections are Saturday, April 5th, and Saturday, May 3rd.
Elections are scheduled in Rapides, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Saint Landry, Vernon and Winn parishes.  Rapides elections will be held in the City of Pineville.
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Winter Weather Closes Schools, Roads

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Central Louisiana is dealing with its 4th winter weather advisory in just a couple weeks.  Freezing temperatures and periods of freezing rain closed down schools today.
The state transportation department also shut down the elevated portion of Interstate 49 early this morning, but it is now reopened.  Drivers are still advised to be careful tonight and [...]

Never-Before-Shown Clementine Hunter Works On Display

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[ February 8, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] There’s a rare opportunity to see never-before-shown works of the late Clementine Hunter in Natchitoches tomorrow.
Hunter is one of the nation’s most famous primitive painters and one of the most well known Louisiana artists.  She lived and worked at Melrose, just outside Natchitoches, for decades.
Tomorrow the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches presents, Clementine [...]

Mardi Gras Parade in Alexandria Honors Local Military Men & Women

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The first Mardi Gras parade of the big weekend in Central Louisiana is Friday, February 28th, at 4:30 pm in downtown Alexandria.  The parade includes Hixson Autoplex Classic Cars and College Cheerleaders, and honors our area military men and women.

The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee provides support to the military installations in [...]

Mansura Students Visit Alexandria Holocaust Memorial

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This morning, students from the Avoyelles Public Charter School in Mansura visit the Alexandria Holocaust Memorial.
These students have been learning about the holocaust in class, but their studies come alive as they visit the memorial.  They have been reading memoirs written about students their age who were subjected to Hitler’s final solution during World War [...]

Exchange Club Honors Police Chief Lampert

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Today a local civic club is honoring a member of the law enforcement community.  The Exchange Club names an outstanding member of the Alexandria Police each year.
This year they went straight to the top with Chief Loren Lampert.  Lampert’s entire life has been devoted to law enforcement on the streets as a policeman, in the [...]