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LSUA Plays First Soccer Game in School History

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History is being made at LSU of Alexandria.
It’s the first soccer game in the school’s history. They play Central Baptist University on the new soccer field. Both men and women have already participated in scrimmages: the men against Louisiana College and the women against Grambling.
The women started at 3, and the men’s game started about [...]

Miss LA Prepares to Compete for Miss America

Miss Louisiana 2014 Lacey Sanchez is leaving Monday for the Miss America Competition. Sanchez hopes to become the first-ever Miss Louisiana to win the crown.
She’s an LSU graduate and member of the track team where she competed in the pole vault. Sanchez is from Baton Rouge.
The competition in Atlantic City begins September 8th.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Sanders Murder Trial to Begin Next Week

Opening arguments are expected next week in federal court in the capital murder trial of Thomas Steven Sanders.
The 57-year-old man is accused of slaying a 12-year-old girl 4 years ago. The prosecution is asking for the death penalty.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/29/14
Related: Jury Selection Continues in Capital Murder Trial and Jury Selection Begins Monday in [...]

City of Alexandria Issues Boil Advisory

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Alexandria, Louisiana—A water main blowout today on Brenda Street has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory a part of the Martin Park Subdivision, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.
Because of this incident, the water in the affected area may have been compromised. Therefore, as a precaution, the Alexandria Water Department is issuing [...]

Soldier’s Lawyer Asking for Bond to Be Significantly Reduced

A request to reduce the bond on a Fort Polk soldier shot by an Alexandria policeman could be heard as early as the week of September 8th. The lawyer for Mitchel Ryan Bethin is asking that his 100 thousand dollar bond be significantly reduced. The case is assigned to Judge John Davidson.
The officer says Bethin [...]

Atwood’s Celebrates International Bacon Day

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There’s an old joke that bacon makes anything taste better. Well, that’s the theme this week at Atwood’s Bakery, leading up to International Bacon Day on Saturday.
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says you’ll find bacon in everything from cookies to chocolate.

This is the second year for Baconfest.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/28/14

LA May Top Historical Tourism Records in 2014

If Labor Day crowds keep coming, our state will have another record year for tourism. Last year was one for the record books, but numbers now on the books indicate 2014 will be just as good or better. That’s according to the state’s tourism czar and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne.
More than 27 million people visited [...]

Man Receives More Charges, Totaling Bonds to Over $1 Million

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More charges are added for a man already accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with a child, as well as drug possession.
56-year-old Joseph Glen Desoto of Pineville is charged with additional counts of inappropriate behavior and including sexual battery, indecent behavior, obstruction of justice, intimidating a witness gun possession.
Rapides deputies say his bonds now total more [...]

Student Charged with Manslaughter After Classmate Dies After Fight

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A Natchitoches Parish student dies following a school fight.  Police say 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith was beaten at Natchitoches Central High School and flown to University Health, where he passed away yesterday.
16-year-old Timmy Robinson of Natchez is charged with manslaughter. He currently is awaiting a bond hearing at a future date and remains at [...]

Job Fair Held for Military Spouses

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Spouses at Fort Polk are treated today to a fair about opportunities available to them. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce foundation, Hiring Our Heroes, and others who want to offer program options for these military families.
All active duty, guard, reserve, veteran and gold star spouses were invited. And, they’re offering [...]

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