Category Archives: Local Headlines

Protest Held Today at VA Hospital

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A protest is held at the VA Hospital in Pineville. Some veterans say this is among the hospitals that need reform.
They were joined by people running for office and at least one person who has a pending lawsuit against this hospital. They displayed a banner and expressed dissatisfaction with at least one physician there.
VA Director [...]

Vance McAllister Comments on Fort Polk Issues

The latest entrant in the crowded field for 5th district congressman is the incumbent.
Vance McAllister was in Alexandria this week, and though Fort Polk is not in his district, it’s future does affect his constituents. We asked him to comment on the threat to slash the force there.

There are 6 men in the race for [...]

First Alexandria Mayoral Candidate Announces Today

The first official campaign announcement for the city of Alexandria mayor’s race is made today. Jamar Gailes, has not run for office before. He’s a businessman.

That election is November 4th, and incumbent Mayor Jacques Roy is expected to be a candidate.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Fireworks Stands Advise Caution and Safe Practices

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President John Adams, one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence, famously predicted the 4th would become a national holiday with parades and luminations, or fireworks.
So, fireworks stands are everywhere.  Regardless of where you get your fireworks, you should heed the warnings of the experts.  Here’s one dealer’s advice.

You’re advised just to use common [...]

Supporters of Fort Polk Meet to Save the Historic Post

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Supporters of Fort Polk meet to fight for the life of the historic U.S. Army post. Community leaders, public officials and friends of the fort participated in a news conference to address the possibility the post could lose as many as 65 hundred troops, which is half its force. This is a part of a [...]

Helping Hands, Rapides Deputies Give Out Fans

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One group is providing fans to the needy during this hot weather. As they’ve done in the past, Rapides Deputies chip in to the Helping Hand Ministries. These community deputies met early to pick up the fans at the helping hands warehouse on Greer Road in Pineville.

Deputies know many of the recipients from their routine [...]

Travelers to Pay Highest Gas Prices in 10 Years

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Tomorrow is the official start of the long holiday weekend, and Triple A says 41 million of you will travel 50 miles or more from home. This is an increase from Independence Day weekend a year ago.
And, you’re likely to pay the highest gasoline prices in six years. It’s 20 cents per gallon more expensive [...]

Showdown in Baton Rouge Over Common Core

The fight over common core between Governor Bobby Jindal and State Education Superintendent John White is at a showdown in Baton Rouge. The state board of education, better known as BESE, had a daylong hearing on what to do next.
The governor has blocked buying tests for common core. But, White has said the governor cannot, [...]

Arrests Made in Grant Parish Kidnapping Case

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Arrests are made in Grant Parish in a kidnapping case reported in the Aloha community over the weekend. Dylan Patten and Heather Patten, both of San Antonio, are charged with taking a child and heading to Texas or Mexico. The child was returned on Friday night.
Sheriff Steven McCain says one of his deputies contacted the [...]

Business Incubator Giving Loans to Would-Be Business Owners

A group at the Central Louisiana Business Incubator is looking for would-be business owners. And, for the right people, they’ll offer loans.
They’ll also have an upcoming event that may help those just getting started.

You can call this group at the business incubator.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/1/14