Category Archives: Local Headlines

Construction Begins Tomorrow on Pineville Expy

Tomorrow, construction work begins on the Pineville Expressway. Highway officials say the work will be done overnight on the northbound off-ramp connecting the Pineville Expressway to the Shamrock and Downtown Pineville exit.
Construction work will also continue on the southbound off ramp from the Expressway to Highway 28 East.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

McAllister Seeks Re-Election Despite Loss of Duck Dynasty Endorsement

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.
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Man Arrested for Hitting Girlfriend in Face

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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 [...]

APD Report Arrest of Wrong Man

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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 [...]

New Website Launches to Match Employers with Job-Seekers

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.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

Kevin Dorn Named Pineville Mayor Pro-Tem

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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

Students in Rapides Parish Return to School Today

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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 [...]

Common Core Goes to Court Today

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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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Cenla Food Bank Offers Back Pack Program for Children

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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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LA Caterpillar Takes Equipment Simulator to Local Schools

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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 [...]