Category Archives: Local Headlines

LA State Fair Rides Undergo Rigorous Safety Inspections Before Opening

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The gates at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport officially open tomorrow.  And the final nuts and bolts are being tightened on rides at the fair grounds.  But before the first ticket is taken, those rides have to pass a safety inspection.  Erin Buchanan reports from the fair grounds.

Fair officials say ride operators and [...]

Piano Competition Contestants Performing This Week

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Young pianists are in town for the annual Louisiana International Piano Competition.  One of the performers today entertained members of the Downtown Rotary Club.
Competition began tonight and lasts all week.  Many of these young artists are staying with area residents and using churches as their recital halls.  Maestro Joshua Zona is Artistic Director of the [...]

Benefit Scheduled for Lil Boo Maddox

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A benefit golf tournament for Lil’ Boo Maddox is slated for November 2nd at Links on the Bayou.  He has bravely battled a number of illnesses.

Call 481-2955 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/13

Gov. Edwards & Wife Appear on CNN

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Governor Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina appeared last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan and explained how they had a baby, even though they are 50 years apart in age.
He said they used sperm that had been stored, unbeknownst to him, many years before when he had a reverse vasectomy.
How did he find out?  He [...]

Primary Election Results

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From left to right: Vance McAllister and Neil Riser
Two Republicans emerge for a run-off on November 16th for the 5th Congressional District seat.
Running second is 39-year-old Vance McAllister of Swartz, near Monroe.  He bankrolled his campaign and had support from Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty reality show.
In first is 51-year-old State Senator [...]

State Revenue Dept. Offers Late Taxpayers Deal

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It’s not exactly a do-over, but it is a fresh start.  The State Revenue Department is offering a way for taxpayers to catch up when they get behind on their taxes.

The program ends November 22nd.  For more information, visit the Dept. of Revenue’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/21/13

Election Day Saturday

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Here’s a list of the 14 men seeking your vote in the primary election on Saturday:
Eliot Barron (Green Party), Real Estate Agent, New Orleans
Tom Gibbs (Other), Land Broker, Ouachita Parish
Henry Herford, Jr. (Libertarian), Real Estate Agent, Delhi
Clyde Holloway (Republican), PSC Commissioner, Forest Hill
Representative Marcus Hunter (Democrat), Monroe
Representative Robert Johnson (Democrat), Marksville
Mayor Jamie Mayo (Democrat), Monroe
Vance [...]

Common Core Controversy Continues

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A lot of controversy is surrounding the Common Core Curriculum.  It started with a group of governors seeking a better way to provide education to their states, but it has become a lightning rod for some conservatives.
Today, we asked the Rapides Parish Superintendent his opinion of the curriculum.

For now, Louisiana is among the many states [...]

Inmate Recaptured After Walk-Off

An inmate trustee who’s accused of walking off a work detail is recaptured in Natchitoches Parish.  Deputies say Randy Girod of Columbia was caught when Natchitoches Police found a suspicious truck on a dead-end road.
He’s now charged with escape and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Related story: http://klax-tv.com/inmate-walks-off-from-work-detail/
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/16/13

Inmate Walks Off from Work Detail

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Rapides Deputies report a trustee with a parish work crew walked off the detail around noon and is being sought.
He’s 28-year-old Randy Allen Girod of Columbia.  He is 5 foot 10 inches and weighs about 155 pounds.  Girod has a tattoo of the sun on his right shoulder.
Deputies say he took a white, extended cab [...]