Category Archives: Local Headlines

Local Firefighter Dies in House Fire

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An off-duty Rapides Parish firefighter dies after his home catches fire, Sunday evening.  He’s 24-year-old Dustin Bordelon.
Authorities say they saw thick smoke coming from the house, but were able to put out the blaze and remove the victim.  He was taken a hospital where he later died.
Investigators say the fire started in the kitchen.
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Congressman McAllister in Town Today

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The fifth district’s brand new congressman is in Alexandria today.  Congressman Vance McAllister appeared at the LFT Convention and talked about his Washington experiences.

McAllister succeeds Rodney Alexander who resigned mid-term to take a job with governor Bobby Jindal.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/25/13

Lagniappe Theatre Hosts Camp During Thanksgiving Break

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Children are out of school and some have drama in mind.  These students are attending the Lagniappe Theatre camp during Thanksgiving break.
The camp includes crafts, acting games, indoor drive-in movies with their own homemade cars and more.  It’s a camp with a cost, but parents say it’s a great way to keep the kids happy [...]

DOTD issues Thanksgiving Holiday travel advisory

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday, November 28, through Sunday, December 1).
DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urged drivers to use extra caution when traveling on the roadways during the upcoming [...]

Soldiers Prepare for Deployment Prior to Holidays

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While many prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, others are saying farewell. Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard’s 2nd battalion, 244th aviation regiment, are saying good-bye as they plan to leave for Kosovo.
Around 20 will provide care en route to medical treatment, as well as aircraft maintenance. They are now headed for training at [...]

Adoption Awareness Month Spurs Statewide Events

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November is Adoption Awareness Month.  The state Department of Children and Family Services wants more people to know about adoption as an opportunity to expand their families.

For more information, contact your local office of children and family services.
As part of this initiative, Louisiana’s first lady honors some remarkable families at the governor’s mansion.  This is [...]

LC Hosts Pro-Life Town Hall Meeting

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Students at Louisiana College host a town hall meeting for pro-life advocates.  Speakers expressed their opposition to current abortion laws and policies.
They also held a Q&A session for students.  They offered information and discussed their agenda and how it fits into government advocacy.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/21/13

Great American Smoke Out Today

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Today is the Great American Smoke Out and LSU Alexandria sponsored a breakfast to mark the national event.  It was an educational event for students to learn about the major health issues plaguing Central Louisiana and how smoking is associated with them.  They also learned that state law requires schools to provide smoking cessation programs [...]

Oyster Shortage in Louisiana

It’ll cost more to put oyster dressing on your plate this holiday season.  With a shortage of oysters in Louisiana waters, prices increased around 20 percent over the last few weeks.  Troy Gaulden reports.

KLAX ABC 31 News 11/21/13

LSUA Students Enjoy Cultural Cuisine

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Students of all ages are just about to head off to Thanksgiving break.
These LSUA students enjoy what they call a Cultural Cuisine.  Participants took their own dishes and explained how they represent the diets of their countries.  A native of India also spoke about her experience with international foods.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/21/13