Incumbent 5th district Congressman Vance McAllister is seeking re-election.
That’s despite a loss of support from the Duck Dynasty reality show friends. They’re now endorsing a relative instead of McAllister.
He’s one of seven seeking the seat. While some others in the race are flush with cash, federal campaign finance records show McAllister is deep in debt.
On August 8th, 2014, Deputies at the Boyce Sub-station took a walk in complaint of a domestic abuse battery that occurred on August 5th in the Boyce, Louisiana area. The victim stated that she and her boyfriend, identified as Thomas Kirby Miller, had gotten into an altercation which resulted in the victim being struck in [...]
Alexandria police are apologizing and correcting an arrest report they made last week. They incorrectly identified a man arrested for narcotics possession as Bruce Burns, when they actually took into custody the man’s son, 21-year-old Bruce Burns Junior.
APD confused the father and son, using the wrong picture, the wrong name and the wrong age.
They have [...]
The state is launching a state-of-the-art job web site. It can be accessed starting Monday, to pair employers with qualified job seekers.
The Louisiana Job Connection is sponsored by the Louisiana Economic Development Office, and it’s free.
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Last night, the Pineville City Council elected their presiding officer for the coming year. Kevin Dorn will serve as mayor pro-tem, to preside over meetings when the mayor is away.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14
Summer is officially over for students in Rapides and many other parishes. School bus drivers, principals and teachers were all at their posts bright and early to greet the students. We caught up with these returning kids in Pineville.
Teachers, with the help in some cases of parents, have been working for days to get the [...]
As students start school, faculty and parents are still unsure about a major issue in Louisiana: common core. That determines how students will be tested in the spring.
Both sides of the issue are in court today, and the judge has taken the matter under advisement to rule at another time.
Jason Newton has more.
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The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is mindful that less fortunate children often are shortchanged on weekends. They have a backpack program that sends nutritious food home with them for Saturdays and Sundays.
You can donate to this program by calling the Food Bank at 318-445-2773 or visit their website for more information.
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If you’ve ever wanted to drive some type of heavy machinery, it’s possible with a simulator.
Louisiana Caterpillar is taking its simulator to four campuses to let area high school students see what it’s like to be a heavy equipment operator. The simulator trains people on how to operate excavators and motor grinders.
Teachers say these are [...]
The new school year starts in the morning, and law enforcement agents say they’ll be out in force to make sure students are safe.
You’re reminded it’s now illegal to use a hand-held device in a school zone.
Also, police and deputies say you better slow down, because they will be monitoring all zones for speeding and [...]