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Animal Cruelty Reported in Alexandria

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On 02-03-2014, the Alexandria Police charged a 13year old Juvenile from Alexandria with 1ct-Cruelty to Animals, in connection with an animal abuse complaint.
On 02-02-2014 at 7:27 P.M., the Alexandria Police Department received several complaints that there was a video of a male abusing a small puppy circulating on social media. The report and the video [...]

Navy Concert Band to perform at NSU

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[ February 10, 2014; 7:30 pm; ] NATCHITOCHES – The United States Navy Concert Band will perform at Northwestern State University Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling (318) 357-5773.

The Concert Band includes Northwestern State alumnus Josh Arvizu of DeRidder.

Since 1925, the Concert Band has [...]

State & Federal Routes Open to Traffic

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, District 08 Office in Alexandria, advises the public that all state and federal routes in District 08 are now OPEN TO TRAFFIC.
DOTD appreciates your cooperation during this past winter weather event.
As always, motorists can call 318-561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 for more information during freezing weather conditions.  Citizens can [...]

The Sound Of Music Opens Tonight as Planned

[ January 30, 2014 to February 2, 2014. ] The Sound of Music school performance was cancelled for their opening show this morning. However, the opening show will go on for tonight at 7pm as planned.  Pinevillehigh.tix.com or at the door for tickets.

The award-winning Pineville High Theatre Department is set to come alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC as the treasured musical takes the [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Road Closure Update

Troopers across South Louisiana are continuing to report and monitor icy road conditions requiring the vast majority of overnight closures to remain in effect this morning.  These overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces have become too hazardous for travel requiring closures and traffic to be detoured.  The Louisiana State Police continue to utilize extra patrols nearly [...]

Natchitoches Parish Offices To Re-Open On Wed, January 29

Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin has announced that Parish offices will be open for business on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  Even though much of the moisture on Parish roads has been removed by the afternoon sun and wind, citizens are encouraged to exercise caution tomorrow morning when driving.
Parish employees are encouraged to continue to pay [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Road Closure Noon Update

LA 29 at the St. Landry Evangeline Parish line near I-49

As freezing temperatures are expected to remain across several areas of the state for an extended period of time, Troopers continue to monitor interstate systems and area roadways for ice patches and unsafe driving conditions.  Currently, icy conditions have formed on numerous overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces requiring closures and traffic to be detoured.  The [...]

Snow Day Pictures, Jan 28, 2014

Many of you submitted photos to us today of your experiences in the snow!  Tune in to ABC 31 News tonight at 6pm and 10pm to find out if your picture made it into the newscast!  Thanks for the input and for watching!
To submit your own photos, upload them to our Facebook page or email [...]

DOTD to Shut Down I-49 and Other Elevated Structures

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises that due to the forecasted winter weather conditions by the National Weather Service, which could result in snow or ice accumulations, at 8:00p.m. Tonight, Monday, January 27, 2014, the following structures will be closed:
·The urban elevated section of I-49 in Alexandria between northbound [...]

Rapides Parish to Participate in ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce today announced Rapides Parish is accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative.
This is a work force system designed to assist states and regions in developing their work force pipeline to provide skilled workers to employers.
The parish also has been accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy.  This [...]