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Independence Day Events in Cenla


Here’s a rundown of what to do tomorrow to celebrate our nation’s independence.
Avoyelles Arts & Music Fest
Marksville – 10am-6pm between Main and Washington
There’ll be arts, crafts, food, BBQ – sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Council
Click here for more information.
4th on the Cane
Natchitoches – 6pm on the downtown riverbank
Enjoy music and fireworks over the lake [...]

LSU AgCenter’s Soybean Research Benefits Growers

Much of Northeast Louisiana’s economy is fueled by agriculture, and soybeans are a major commodity in the region.  LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports — soybean research at the northeast research station is benefiting growers.

The total value of soybean production in Louisiana in 2012 was 800 million dollars.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/2/13

Tommy Tourist Returns

The Close to Home Program sponsored by the area visitor’s bureau features Tommy Tourist. If you spot Tommy, he can provide you with freebies to area attractions.
Close to Home is designed to show stay-cationers how they can enjoy their own front yards.  And, this year Tommy is also uploading videos about these attractions.

You can find [...]

New Effort to Revitalize Downtown Alexandria Launches Today

A new, non-profit is being created to revitalize Downtown Alexandria.  A news conference was held today to provide details.

The announcement was made in the studio space above Sentry Drugs.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/2/13

Chris Hazel Talks About His Future in Politics

State Representative Chris Hazel says Central Louisiana wins in the legislative session that ended last month.  But, he’s frank about disappointments, and about his future in politics.

That election will be next year.  Others being touted for that race are Chris Roy Junior and Pineville City Judge Phillip Terrell.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/2/13

4 Kids Damage $275k Worth of Farm Equipment


Grant Deputies say 4 kids – ranging in age from 8 to 12 – are responsible for about 275 thousand dollars worth of damage to farm equipment.
Sheriff Steven McCain says this photo shows Deputy Cade Fletcher and Detective James Watkins dusting for fingerprints.  McCain says the kids were caught within 2 hours of the report [...]

Grant Deputies Seize $13k of Marijuana


Grant deputies say they’ve seized 13 thousand dollars worth of marijuana.
Deputies arrested 34-year-old David Fletcher Junior and 46-year-old Kelley Swanson, both of Pollock.  They say the plants were being grown in containers at a site south of Pollock.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/2/13

State Supreme Court Rules in Cabrini Case

A court ruling ordering Cabrini Hospital to pay almost 3 million dollars in back pay to a prominent cardiologist — is thrown out by the State Supreme Court.
The dispute arose several years ago between Doctor Tommy Mack Granger and the hospital.  The high court threw out the large award, but did rule in favor of [...]

Boil Advisory for Forest Hill

Boil Advisory

A boil order is issued for the Village of Forest Hill.
There was a break in the main water line.  People who live there will be notified when the water is safe to drink.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/2/13

State Fire Marshal Addresses Fireworks Safety


The Office of the State Fire Marshal is encouraging families to attend professional, public fireworks displays this holiday season. Attending a public fireworks display is a safe way to honor our tradition, our shared values, and our hopes for a healthy future.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal also encourages the safe use of retail [...]