Category Archives: Local Headlines

Miss LA Lauren Vizza Visits Central LA

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Miss Louisiana is on her farewell tour around the state.
Lauren Vizza visited the Alexandria Zoo today. She’s making stops like this throughout her reign.
Lauren will crown her successor at the 50th Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe Saturday, June 29th. You can watch it here on KLAX-TV.
She says it’s been an amazing year. [...]

Judge Randow to be Inducted in LA Justice Hall of Fame

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State District Judge Harry Randow is a 2013 honoree for the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame.
Randow is one of seven to be inducted in a ceremony next month. The museum is located in the State Penitentiary Museum in Angola.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/12/13

MLK Library Closes June 21

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Patrons of the MLK Library on Lower Third should note that this branch will close Friday, June 21st.
Construction will soon begin on a new building near Peabody Magnet. It’s expected to open a year from now.
In the meantime – operations will be moved to the main library where extra computers and other resources [...]

Soldier Pleads Guilty to Murder

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A former Fort Polk soldier will be sentenced in September for murder and attempted murder.
Marcus Patterson Carey entered a guilty plea in the death of one soldier and attempting to kill another by using a hammer and stabbing the victims.
He’ll be sentenced September 19th in Federal Court in Lake Charles.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Huey Long Hospital’s Fate to be Decided

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The LSU Board of Supervisors has a special meeting scheduled for a week from today to consider a contract for moving Huey Long Hospital to England Air Park. The issue has twice been removed from the board agendas.
Governor Bobby Jindal is privatizing Louisiana’s public hospitals and shuttering the facility in Pineville, which is the oldest [...]

Celebration on the Cane Set for July 4

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[ July 4, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Celebrate the Fourth of July at Celebration on the Cane on Thursday, July 4 in downtown Natchitoches.

The City of Natchitoches’ Fourth of July celebration begins at 6 p.m. on the downtown riverbank with a musical performance by The Glenn Rainey Band.  The Glenn Rainey band brings the funk with an upbeat, melodic, and energetic groove [...]

Family Counseling Closes

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Family Counseling, which has offered social services in Alexandria for almost a 100 years, is closed.
Friends of the non-profit say money is to blame.
The agency has offered anger management, group support and individual counseling over the decades. It’s been a go-to agency for judges and the school board when seeking help for people [...]

Local Woman Sentenced for Bank Fraud

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A former car dealership office manager is sentenced to four months in prison and ordered to re-pay more than a hundred thousand dollars she took from Leglue Nissan.
Dianne Handy of Alexandria was sentenced in federal court for bank fraud involving credit card transactions.
The judge also ordered handy to perform 100 hours of community [...]

Pineville Alcohol Sales Election Set for October 19

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It’s official that Pineville voters will have a chance to vote on October 19th for or against restaurant alcohol sales.
The vote was unanimous last night to call the election.
This historically dry city is being motivated by economic development. However, the Mayor has said he will not involve himself in the campaign. And some [...]

Agritourism Workshop Set for July 23 in Zwolle

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[ July 23, 2013; ]
A workshop for landowners interested in starting an outdoor recreational business on their property will be held July 23 at the Wildwood Resort in Sabine Parish.
The morning session will start at 9 a.m., and topics will include revenue potential, a Wildwood Resort testimonial, liability and legal considerations, marketing and cost-share assistance programs.

The afternoon session [...]