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Flash Flood Alert Issued for Rapides Parish

Rapides Parish is currently under a Flash Flood Alert. Thunderstorms are expected to continue through Sunday,
The City of Alexandria urges neighbors to help keep storm water drains clear of debris so that water may drain freely from city streets.
The City also warns motorists to stay clear of low lying areas and above all do not [...]

Pineville Working On Nighttime Mardi Gras Parade

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Discussions are underway for a new Mardi Gras parade in our twin cities this one in Pineville. Tourism officials are working with the City of Pineville to support the idea.
Bennett Roland junior says the city has experience with a night-time parade, and they’re talking about this idea.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/14

Duck Hunting Stamp Available August 1st

State duck hunters can purchase a new federal stamp online starting August 1st.
Louisiana is added to several other states where the federal e-stamp is an option to hunters.
Go to the State Wildlife and Fisheries web site for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/14

Over $157 Million in Projects to Be Spent in CenLA

More than 157 million dollars in projects are now headed to Central Louisiana.
The biggest portion will be spent in Rapides and Natchitoches Parishes. These range from roads to colleges and universities to privatizing Huey Long Hospital. Some represent new buildings though most will go for operation and maintenance of existing facilities.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/14

2 Juveniles Arrested for Break-In

Alexandria police arrest two juveniles for burglary in the Garden District. The two were taken into custody yesterday afternoon after a reported break-in in the 2 thousand block of Marye Street.
Nobody was hurt. Police say a neighbor spotted the suspects.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/14

Farmers Look Forward to Profitable Harvest This Fall

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Area farmers spent this morning learning the latest on the crops they planted in the spring and hope to harvest come fall. It’s the 13th Annual Field Day sponsored by the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center and LSU.   They talked corn, sorghum, soybeans and pests.
They’re looking forward to a profitable year.

They also learned from [...]

Cabrini Students Fill Helium Balloons with Prayers

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The unusually nice weather for a July day sends Saint Frances Cabrini students outdoors for a balloon project.
These youngsters use helium balloons to make their own rosary and inside the balloons they place thoughts, prayers and intentions. The balloons are designed to follow the historic prayers these catholic children learn from their earliest days in [...]

Additional Arrest Made in Break-In Case

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Another arrest is made by Rapides deputies in connection with a late June break-in while a family was on vacation. Jessica Galloway of Alexandria is accused of theft and a firearm offense.
The burglary happened on June 29th in Boyce, and one other arrest has been made. Deputies say more arrests are expected.
Related:  Man Arrested for [...]

4 Arrested for Drugs at Local Motel

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Left to right: Joseph Richard, Ray Rollins, James Collins, Donald Ray Collins
Rapides deputies make arrests for meth sales at the Greenbrier Motel by guests in Alexandria.
Joseph Richard is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation. Ray Rollins Junior of Pineville, James Collins and Donald Ray Collins, both of Alexandria, are charged with [...]

Colfax Man Arrested for Stalking, Unauthorized Entry

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A Grant Parish man is accused of stalking and entering a Pineville home while people were out of town. Deputies say Jeffery Chelette of Colfax was found Monday in the backyard of the home after a house sitter noticed someone had been there. The homeowner says it’s a recurring problem.
Chelette is charged with stalking and [...]