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LA, Rapides Parish Schools Earn B on Report Card

Report cards for schools throughout the state are out. Louisiana earned a B and that’s what Rapides Parish Schools also earned, but there are four failing schools.

Those schools with A’s are J.I. Barron, Peabody Montessori, Poland Junior High, Rosenthal Elementary, Rubywise and Phoenix Magnet. These grades are for the 2013-2014 school year.
Parents can go to [...]

Early Voting Starts in LA Today

Early voting throughout Louisiana starts today. Voters can cast their ballots for the November fourth primaries at the registrar of voter’s offices throughout the state. Voters in Rapides Parish are taking advantage of the seven-day period.
The ballots range from the statewide candidates for the U.S. Senate and 14 proposed constitutional amendments to justices of the [...]

Fmr. Pres. Clinton Campaigns for Landrieu in Baton Rouge

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A former president throws his weight behind U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Bill Clinton took the stage in front of a packed house in downtown Baton Rouge. He touted Landrieu’s experience and called her an effective leader.

This is the former president’s second time campaigning for Landrieu in the past two months.
Recently, Landrieu’s opponents got the backing [...]

Deputies Investigate 2nd Inmate Death This Month

Rapides Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating another inmate death, though they say there are no signs of foul play.
Deputies say 24-year-old Robert Keith Rachal Junior of Deville had a seizure yesterday afternoon in the downtown jail and fell off his bunk. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he died today.
He had been arrested [...]

CLECO Announces Sale to North American Investor Group

CLECO announces an agreement to sell the Pineville-based company to a North American investor group. The Canadian Group is agreeing to buy the company for 4.7 billion dollars. The selling price is $55.37 per share.
Meanwhile, Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway reminds area residents and stockholders the company’s sale must be approved by the PSC. He [...]

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow for Nov. Election

Early voting for the November fourth primary elections starts tomorrow. Voting registrars across the state are expecting a heavy turnout.

Remember, you will need a picture ID. The dates are tomorrow through October 28th, daily except Sunday, from 8:30 am to 6 pm.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14

Lance Harris Sponsors Town Hall on Common Core

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Alexandria State Representative Lance Harris is sponsoring a town hall meeting on common core. He says it will be a time to ask questions and provide opinions.

That’s tomorrow night at six at the England Airpark Community Center.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14

14 Amendments to Appear on Nov. Ballot

It’s almost lost in the ads for candidates, but there are a slew of proposed changes to the Louisiana Constitution.
Today, a leader in the local Republican Party described what voters will see on the ballots next month.

You can also find out more by checking out the Public Affairs Research Council’s (PAR) guide to the amendments.
KLAX [...]

Police Investigate Murder-Suicide in Deville

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Deputies say 36-year-old Terrel Laprarie shot 39-year-old Theresa Johnson in a murder-suicide in Deville. Here’s what Lieutenant Tommy Carnline has to report.

According to sheriff’s deputies, the incident was reported at 8:40 last night at the Buckeye Apartments. Initial reports indicate the shooter opened fire at the top of the stairs and then [...]

Local Medical Personnel Attend Trauma Symposium

Local medical experts are doing their best to brace for any potential Ebola scares.
A trauma symposium is held today in Pineville and sponsored by Rapides Regional Medical Center. We asked a participant how the new Ebola scare figures into their training.

Doctors from Atlanta and Minnesota make presentations at the daylong educational conference.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

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