Category Archives: Local Headlines

LSUA Welcomes Students This Week

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It’s Welcome Week at LSU Alexandria, the official first day of school for the fall semester.
The school is hosting Welcome Week with something planned every day for new and returning students.  Today is devoted to music, food and a pep rally in the quad.  Tomorrow, students can enjoy ice cream sundaes.  The week ends on [...]

Port Allen Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Avoyelles Deputies arrest a Port Allen man for attempted murder of a police officer and other charges.
Deputies say when they confronted Kenneth Adams early Friday, he sped up and almost hit one officer and grazed the leg of another.  Deputies say he then led them on a high-speed chase.  He was eventually caught in another [...]

Alexandria Woman Arrested for Battery on a Man

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Police arrest an Alexandria woman for cutting a man in what police call a domestic incident over the weekend.
55-year-old Eddie Mae Moss is accused of battery on a 59-year-old man.  He was not seriously injured.  Police say it happened early Saturday morning in the two thousand block of main.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/26/13

Cenla Chamber Presents Congressional Candidate Forum in Alexandria

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14 men are signed up to run for the District 5 seat in Congress in October.
11 candidates showed up this morning for their first forum, sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce.  Some in the group are well known, while others aren’t as familiar.  A few even live outside the district.
The chamber quickly scheduled this [...]

Jindal Responds to 5th District Race Controversy

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After the bio-fuel plants announcement, the Governor responded to some political questions.  He commented on the controversy surrounding the vacancy in the 5th Congressional District and about threats by Louisiana Republicans to vote to shut down the government over Obamacare.

Some Republicans criticized Jindal for offering a state job to retiring Congressman Rodney Alexander.  He is [...]

New Bio-Fuel Plants to be Constructed in Central LA

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Governor Bobby Jindal made an announcement while visiting Alexandria today regarding good economic news for Central Louisiana.  It’s part of his 64-parish tour.
Two bio-fuel plants will be built in Central Louisiana: one at the Alexandria Port and the other at the Natchitoches Port.  Jindal says the Cool Planet Energy System is making a capital investment [...]

“War Games” at Fort Polk

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Some 6 thousand soldiers are participating in war games at Fort Polk.  ABC 31 News Videographer Bennett Roland Junior is in the training area, which is called “The Box.”  He has this first-person report.

This is a regular rotation for the Joint Readiness Training Center headquartered at Fort Polk.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/23/13

Qualifying Ends for Special Congressional Election

It’s the final day of qualifying for the special election in the 5th Congressional District and 14 men are in the hunt.  Some say this is the longest list the district has seen in years.  They all are running in the October 19th election to fill the unexpired term of Rodney Alexander.
The candidates are: Eliot [...]

September Events for Louisiana State Parks

[ September 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013. ] Upon Request, Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Daily Demonstrations. Daily demonstrations will be conducted to show how cotton fiber was separated from seed. Juxtaposed against hand separation, this will serve to illustrate how such a simple machine had such a great impact on the proliferation of cotton production in the South. [...]

Local Business Receives USDA Award

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A local, small business is given a special award by the US Agriculture Department.
Manchac Technologies provides automated pharmacy services.  It’s the winner of the USDA Rural Development Business of the Year honor.  Manchac was founded in 2006 by Monroe Milton and Randall Murphy.

Manchac is located in Alexandria’s Business Incubator.  It has 40 employees and it’s [...]