Category Archives: Local Headlines

NSU To Go Smoke-Free

Another Central Louisiana university will go smoke-free.  Northwestern says it will rid itself of tobacco by August 1st.  LSU of Alexandria made the announcement last week to do the same.
It will cover all interior spaces at NSU and branch campuses, all vehicles, moving or parked, and apply to faculty, staff, students and visitors.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

2 Allen Parish Municipalities Receive Critical Audits

2 Allen Parish municipalities will need to comply with critical audits.
The parish seat, Oberlin, is being cited by the auditor for at least 9 issues, some of which could be violations of state law or the constitution.
In Oakdale, auditors also found 9 financial problems they recommend be solved.
The results of both audits are available on [...]

LA Driver’s Licenses Getting Redesign

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Your next Louisiana driver’s license and ID card designs will have new looks.  The new features offer greater security, privacy protection and resistance to tampering.  There’s a tri-color overlay, multi-colored fine-line printing and a ghost image of your photo.
The last update was in 2001.
“We are always looking for ways to better protect Louisiana citizens from [...]

Bravo TV’s Realty Star & Author Phaedra Parks Visits Alexandria

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[ February 16, 2014; 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ] One of the stars of Real Housewives of Atlanta will be at Schnack’s Monday afternoon to sign copies of her book.  She’s Phaedra Parks, and the book is called “Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun and Never Have an Off Moment”.

Parks will be signing from 3:30 [...]

College Goal Sunday Helps Parents With College Prep

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This weekend is the 7th year for College Goal Sunday.  The programs take place at various locations around Louisiana to help students and parents learn how to afford tuition.

Locally, you can go to LSU of Alexandria and Louisiana College from 2 to 4.
To learn more about the event at LSUA, click here.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Kroger’s Offers Last-Minute Valentine’s Gifts

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Shoppers in search of flowers this Valentines Day are finding their way to the annual Kroger’s tent.  Pre-arranged bouquets, long-stemmed roses and cards are available for the last-minute gift givers.
The tent is a tradition at Kroger and, you’ll see it again for Mother’s Day.
It serves as the busy husbands’ and boyfriends’ last reminder that somebody [...]

Local Man Arrested for Kidnapping

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Alexandria Police arrest a local man for kidnapping.  Police say 52-year-old Keith Honore beat up a 27-year-old woman in the 38 hundred block of Spencer Tuesday.
They say he forced her into a car.  She managed to escape and call police.  She was not seriously injured.
APD are still investigating the details.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/13/14

RPSB Will Meet to Decide School Make-Up Days

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There will be a special Rapides Parish School Board meeting Tuesday to decide how to make up those lost days because of the snow and ice.  Students missed six days and now the Rapides Parish Superintendent must figure out how to make those up.

While students stayed home today, the superintendent did call in faculty and [...]

4 Arrested for Water Well Pump Theft

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Left to right: Edwin Horne, Sommers Coker, Dale Thompson, Christopher Perkins
Rapides deputies round up three men and one woman wanted for the theft of a water well pump in the Plainview community last November.
Edwin Horne, Sommers Coker and Dale Thompson, all of Pitkin, and Christopher Perkins of Glenmora were arrested.  Horne, Coker and Thompson are [...]

Weather Disrupts Spring Qualifying

The weather interrupted qualifying for spring elections in one Central Louisiana parish.  LaSalle Parish will have extended days to qualify for Tuesday.
Meanwhile, qualifying in other area parishes will end tomorrow afternoon at 4:30.  These are races for villages, towns and cities and do include Pineville in Rapides Parish.
Click here for more information about qualifying this [...]