Category Archives: Local Headlines

Early Voting for Nov. 16th Elections Starts Tomorrow

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Early voting for the November 16th elections starts tomorrow and goes through Saturday, November 9th except for Sunday.  Votes are cast, with a picture ID, in the registrar of voters’ office in the parish courthouse.
There is a run-off for the unexpired 5th Congressional District term between 2 Republicans, Vance McAllister of Swartz in Ouachita Parish [...]

Food Bank & Suddenlink Team Up for Canned Food Drive

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana partners with Suddenlink this time of year for the largest canned food drive of the year.  It coincides with the holidays, so needy families can have Thanksgiving and Christmas tables filled with nutritious food.

This is the 7th year for the Suddenlink Food Drive, which ends on November 21st.
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Rapides Regional Staff Gets Artistic

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The staff at Rapides Regional Medical Center search for their inner artists.  The staff shows off their skills each year then exhibits their work in the hallway across from the gift shop in the main hospital.
Many say they select pumpkins that already inspire them to create a certain theme.
There are prizes for the best and [...]

Man Arrested for Battering a Woman

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A man is arrested for battering a woman with a stick.  34-year-old Leonard Jimmerson is charged with aggravated battery.  Police say the woman was treated and released.
It happened early yesterday under the interstate overpass near Flora Street.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/31/13

Rapides Inmate Smuggles Contraband into Jail Via Body Cavity

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A Rapides Parish inmate is arrested for possession of contraband smuggled into the jail in a body cavity.
38-year-old Shane Crain of Alexandria is charged with possession with intent to distribute.  Deputies say two bags of marijuana and tobacco were removed at a hospital.
“Most of our trustee’s do an excellent job working in the community to [...]

Trick or Treat Events Moved to Wednesday!

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Trick or Treating Times Have Changed for Rapides Parish.
The City of Alexandria has authorized “trick or treating” from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  on  Wednesday, Oct. 30, in lieu of the traditional Halloween night, Oct. 31, due to anticipated potential severe weather.
“We certainly understand many have planned festivities for Thursday,” said Alexandria Police Chief Loren [...]

Work Begins on New Library Branch

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The Lower Third Street area is getting a new library: the Martin Luther King Junior Branch.
Today, the ground is broken for the new facility in the 11 hundred block of Broadway, between Peabody Magnet and the fire station.  Tudor Construction will begin work in a few weeks and the construction is scheduled for completion next [...]

NSU Teacher Named Techology Educator of the Year

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An NSU business teacher is named Technology Educator of the year by Governor Bobby Jindal.
She’s doctor Margaret Kilcoyne, who is director of the business school.  Technology routinely impacts her administrative work in promoting the business school and bolstering student recruiting.
The awards ceremony was held in Baton Rouge, on Monday.
Click here for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

LSUA Holds “Trick or Treat Street” Event

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It’s time for one of LSU Alexandria’s favorite traditions.  Organizations, departments, student groups, and faculty set up booths to hand out candy.  The children travel along a street created by these witches, ghosts and pirates.
It’s a safe way for children to enjoy Halloween, and the students say it takes them back to memories of their [...]

Local Bank Employees Volunteer in Their Community

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Employees of a local bank are doing their part to make a difference in the community.
They’re sprucing up the TREE House Children’s Museum with a fresh coat of paint.  Also, they’ve donated office furniture and other equipment.
This week, about 13 hundred Capital One bank associates will spend more than 45 hundred hours partnering with area [...]