Category Archives: Local Headlines

Jindal Signs Bill to Construct New Community & Technical Colleges

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A bill to construct a new community and technical college in Alexandria is signed today.  Governor Bobby Jindal and other public officials gathered at the current Vo-tech school on MacArthur drive for the ceremony.
The bill represents roughly 225 million dollars for these new facilities.  The new building was opposed by members of the Board of [...]

Man Arrested for Car Burglary

Arrest

Police arrest a man they say may be responsible for some car break-ins.
23 year old Trenton Ranger is accused of a car burglary in the 36 hundred block of North Boulevard.  He’s also accused of busting out a window in a National Guard vehicle in the same location Friday morning.  A radio was missing from [...]

Cat Runs for Mayor

morristhecat

Politics has really turned into an animal fight in one Mexican town.  People who want to get rid of the so-called political “rats” have chosen a cat to run for mayor.
Morris the Cat has exploded on social media as a candidate, with more than 120-thousand ‘likes’ on Facebook, way more than his nearest human rival.  [...]

“Baby Matters” Closes Due to Recalls

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Five infants have died.  Dozens of babies hurt.  Now federal regulators are demanding stores stop selling a popular baby recliner.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it received numerous reports since 2009 involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products.  The company that makes them, Baby Matters, has agreed to the government’s terms to end [...]

VBS for Special Needs Children

CherylNewton

Most vacation bible schools are open to all faiths, and many children go to several throughout the summer.  But one is being conducted for special-needs children.

Call the church for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/17/13

Attorney Addresses Cenla Chamber Regarding BP Oil Spill

LewisKahn

You’ve probably seen the ads about the BP oil spill and how the company is making reparations.  An expert on that issue, Lewis Kahn who is an attorney, spoke to members of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce today.

Some 8 billion dollars will pay business owners who suffered a decline as a result of the [...]

Man Breaks Into House and Takes a Nap

Arrested

A woman comes home from a dog walk and notices a window busted out.  She calls police, and they find a man, sleeping in her bed.
They say 18-year-old Kendrick Clark of Alexandria broke into the home in the 39 hundred block of Hackberry Street around 6:30 Friday morning.  No word if he was there to [...]

LifeShare Blood Center Needs Blood

LisaHickman

Lifeshare is conducting blood drives at a city near you.
They remind you blood is especially needed in the summer months, when many elective surgeries are scheduled.

For more information, just call LifeShare Blood Center at 1-800-256-5433.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/14/13

US Forest Service Conducts Teacher’s Tour

Teachers

It’s a well-kept secret sometimes –too well kept, in fact.  The number one farm product in Central Louisiana is actually trees.
So, the US Forest Service is conducting what’s called a teacher’s tour.  Their goal is to acquaint classroom teachers with the facets of learning about the forests that surround us in Central Louisiana.  Their hope [...]

Fort Polk Soldier Deployment Underway

Commander

The summer rotation of soldiers from Fort Polk to Afghanistan is underway.
Today the 4th brigade combat team of the 10th Mountain Division is part of a deployment ceremony held on Honor Field.
More than 12 hundred soldiers are headed out.  They will be a security force assistance brigade.  Their commander says they’ve been training for this.

These [...]