The town of Woodworth is now smoke free. The town celebrated the banning of tobacco from public places last night with a recognition dinner.
Supporters say they’re confident it will make the community a healthier place to live, work and play.
Town officials say this will be a plus in other ways like cutting down on litter [...]
Students at Olla Elementary gathered almost 500 pounds of can tabs to support Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. These students are members of Mary Thompson’s third grade class, and the fundraiser was sponsored by NSU.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/25/14
Oil and gas business representatives are eager to bring up one major issue for the Louisiana Legislature, which convenes next month. It’s what they call lawsuit abuse.
There will be lobbyists for trial lawyers who will be fighting the industry on this issue, arguing they represent the rights of ordinary people.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/21/14
It’s Bar-B-Que on the Bayou. The Lecompte Rotary Club sells sandwiches and fixings to benefit their many projects today. Club members are doing all the cooking, preparation and sales.
And they say the money will be put to good use in Cheneyville, Lecompte, and Forest Hill.
Some of their successful projects funded by the club include books [...]
Foodies and farmers gather today for the 2nd annual Foodapalooza. The morning is filled with workshops on how to make a living with profits from farmers markets. Experts offer instructions on building container gardens and on why fresh food is so nutritious.
The free event attracts restaurant owners, small farmers and people who have their own [...]
Alexandria Police are investigating a body found in Bayou Rapides early this morning.
A man’s body was recovered behind the 3 thousand block of North MacArthur Drive. He has been identified, but his name is being withheld until his relatives are notified.
Police say there were no immediate signs of foul play, but an autopsy has been [...]
An open house will be held next week to introduce the new high school in Rapides Parish to parents and students.
It’s a lab school at LSU of Alexandria to open August 1st and to be called University High of Cenla. Officials say it will offer dual enrollment, starting in the 9th grade, and will provide [...]
Those snow days now mean Rapides Parish students will have to give up their Mardi Gras break. They’ll also add 20 minutes to each school day between February 24th through April 8th.
The Rapides parish school board voted to make up those lost 7 days, as required by the state department of education, using this plan. [...]
Chris Roy Junior announces his candidacy for district attorney in Rapides parish in the fall election.
Roy is a former legislator who has been practicing law since 1987. He is the brother of Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy and the son of attorney and state constitutional convention delegate Chris Roy Senior.
Others being touted for the seat to [...]
Alexandria residents will have to decide on a 6-mill tax, intended to support recreational facilities, including the zoo. Mayor Jacques Roy says it will provide 6 mills for maintenance of assets like ball fields, parks and the entire zoo complex.
The city council approved the tax call at its meeting last night.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/19/14