Category Archives: Local Headlines

LSUA To Offer New Course in Agriculture

A new course offering at LSU of Alexandria will team up with the Baton Rouge campus to provide a concentration in agriculture. This will be within the biology department and is especially good for students who want an Ag curriculum.

For more information, see the LSUA academic counselors.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/16/14

Duck Dynasty Family Member Announces Run for Congress

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A relative of the Duck Dynasty reality show clan is announcing his candidacy for the 5th district congressional seat this November. Zach Dasher is the nephew of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson.
You may recall the Robertsons were behind Vance McAllister, who’s the incumbent, but McAllister has been in the midst of a domestic scandal.
Dasher is [...]

Man Dies After Crashing into Empty House

Leesville police respond to a fire yesterday involving a vehicle and a home. The driver of an SUV lost control and plowed into an empty home.
Police say the driver, whose name has not been released, was killed.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/16/14

Pedestrian Killed in LaSalle Parish

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A pedestrian is killed in LaSalle Parish over the weekend.
Troopers say 27-year-old James Henry Thompson III of Trout was in the eastbound lane of Highway 8 near Jena when a pick up truck hit him.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/16/14

Bunkie Corn Fest Held Over the Weekend

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Sweet corn from Bunkie is for sale all over Central Louisiana.
The annual Louisiana Corn Festival ended Saturday. This festival represented everything corn, including art, cooking contests, and even recipes for you to tryout at home.
The event co-chairman says the festival started small, but has grown into a large event for the City of Bunkie.

The festival [...]

Race For The Cure 2014 Kick-Off

[ June 16, 2014; ] The CenLa Race for the Cure Committee¬† will host a Race Rally to kick-off and celebrate the opening of the¬† 2014 Race season.¬† Join volunteers, team members, captains and race newbies on Monday, June 16, 5:30 PM at Sombrero’s Mexican Restaurant (1730 Metro Drive, Alexandria) to learn more about the 2014 Race for the Cure, [...]

Fort Polk Celebrates US Army Birthday

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It’s a proud tradition in the U.S. Army and one that’s never overlooked. 239 years ago, The Continental Army was created to defend the United States against the British.
A ceremony was held at the Fort Polk Warrior Community Center today.

The oldest and youngest soldiers at the fort did the honors on the birthday cake.
And all [...]

Teen Arrested for Aggravated Rape

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A teen is arrested for aggravated rape and other crimes. Police arrested 19-year-old Ja’khel Brown of Alexandria yesterday for a home invasion, sexual assault and armed robbery.
The crimes were reported on May 18th in the four thousand block of Lakeside Drive. He’s in jail on more than a million dollars bond. Police say forensic testing [...]

Hundreds Attend Go Red for Women Event

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Go Red for Women entertains and informs hundreds of area ladies today.
Women are the number one victims of heart disease, and, yet, they sometimes do not show traditional symptoms. Today, these women heard from women who have defied the odds and how they did it.

Participants enjoyed a heart healthy lunch, health screenings and a silent [...]

Rick Gallot Drops out of Judicial Race

State Senator Rick Gallot of Ruston, whose district includes part of Rapides Parish, is taking his hat out of the ring for the fall.
He had previously announced he would run for a judgeship in the third judicial district. Now he says he will continue to represent his constituents in District 29. He says he came [...]