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Interviews Begin for New LSUA Chancellor

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3 days of interviews for chancellor of LSU of Alexandria begin today.  A nationwide search resulted in 3 candidates who will be interviewed this week.  Today the vice chancellors and others interviewed Doctor Daniel Howard.
We’re asking each candidate what skills they would take to the chancellor’s office.

Howard is a professor at Arkansas State in Jonesboro [...]

Losing Weight Number One Goal for New Year

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It’s that time again: the time to turn over a new leaf and accomplish your goals.  Lauren Partain shows you how one goal may be easier to accomplish than you think.

Alexandria athletic clubs offer many fitness classes to help you achieve your goal this year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 1/2/14

Holiday Art Camp Features Mardi Gras Beads

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Students are home until Tuesday and some are suffering from cabin fever.
The Alexandria Museum of Art is offering a holiday art camp to kids ages six to 12.  It’s called “Bead It” because the medium of choice is recycled Mardi Gras beads.
It’s amazing what can be made with these so-called throws.  In fact, the [...]

New Years Eve Fire Destroys Home

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The investigation continues into a huge house fire that happened on New Years Eve on Polk Street.
It gutted the 2-story home and firefighters say it took them 40 minutes to bring it under control.  Nobody was hurt, and nobody was home when the fire erupted.
Authorities believe it started in the attic or the second [...]

Alcohol Use Suspected in New Year’s Crashes

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Alcohol is suspected in a crash that killed two Bunkie men in an Avoyelles crash last night.
Troopers say 42-year-old Marvin Overbey and 50-year-old Gary Ogea were killed when Overbey lost control of his pick-up on Highway 29 around 10:15.  The truck hit a utility pole and overturned.  Another passenger was seriously hurt.  The men were [...]

Dutch Oven Gathering Set For January 4

VILLE PLATTE — Visitors are invited to Chicot State Park in Ville Platte on Saturday, January 4, at 9:00 a.m. to noon, to learn about Dutch oven cooking at Pavilion 1.  We invite you to bring your Dutch oven and cook with our staff.  These gatherings provide a good opportunity to learn how to cook [...]

Jackson St. Bridge Sidewalks Now Open

The sidewalks across the Gillis Long Bridge are now open to foot traffic.  The bridge was closed to all traffic for construction and re- opened to vehicles in time for the Christmas travel season.
Now that the sidewalk is open, the shuttle services formerly offered to pedestrians cut-off by the bridge are now suspended.
Keep in mind, [...]

Southern Cooks Prepare for Traditional New Year’s Fare

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Now that the Christmas season has passed, southern cooks are looking ahead to New Year’s Day.
The traditional fare will include ham, black-eyed peas and cabbage.  The cabbage carries symbolic weight this time of year, with its green color representing prosperity in the New Year.  Ham also has an interesting association with new years celebration.  Pigs [...]

New Year’s Safety

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New Year’s Eve is now upon us.  Lauren Partain has some tips on how to get home safely this New Year’s.

American Towing’s phone number is 318-443-1507 if you need your car towed New Year’s eve.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/30/13

Grant Parish Woman Missing

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The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating Diane Reynolds from the Prospect community in Grant Parish.  Mrs. Reynolds was last seen leaving her residence on December 25, 2013 in a gray 2013 Toyota Venza bearing Louisiana Plate XDS560.  Mrs. Reynolds, 69 years old, white female, approximate 5’4” in height, weighs [...]