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Fire Destroys Brick Home in Tennyson Oaks

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An overnight fire destroys a two story brick home in Tennyson Oaks. The alarm system alerted the fire department around 12:30 this morning.
The home is at 6139 Tennyson Oaks Lane and is near the front entrance off Jackson Street to the upscale subdivision. The home belongs to the Charles Watkins family and they were home. [...]

Many Take Advantage of Drive-Thru Flu Shots

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Many people took advantage of their own Halloween treat tonight with inexpensive or free flu shots. Public health unit nurses provided drive-through service for those wanting a vaccine.
The price was 10 dollars at the most and it was free for those with Medicaid or Medicare.
Public health doctors say vaccines and hand washing are the two [...]

Pancake Breakfast Held to Raise Money for Children’s Toys

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Have a Halloween breakfast for Christmas. That was the spirit early this morning for a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office and the DA.
The money raised will go toward Christmas toys for children in need. Last year they helped nearly 250 children.

They served pancakes and the works for a just five dollars [...]

16-Year-Old Charged with Aggravated Arson

A 16-year-old Pineville student at the J.S. Slocum Learning Center is charged with aggravated arson.
Investigators believe he set fire to the school gym the night of October 21st. Firefighters found stage curtains smoldering from the fire that had been partially snuffed out. School officials say there was minimal damage to the building.
The boy has been [...]

Safety Tips, Trick-Or-Treat Times for CenLA

Halloween belongs to the children and law enforcement agencies want to remind you they will be on high alert. Here are some simple safety rules from APD Officer Bruce Fairbanks and State Trooper Scott Moreau that will make Halloween memorable and safe for your little ghouls and goblins.

Meanwhile, the state probation and parole group will [...]

Gilchrist Construction Holds Job Fair to Hunt for CDL Drivers

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A local company is looking for CDL drivers for its company. Gilchrist Construction visits the source today at the area VO-Tech school. They’re pitching the company, providing information about their benefits and helping people in training to find out what they need to do to further their careers as a driver for a business or [...]

Chamber Project Provides Resources for Budding Entrepreneurs

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If you have ever thought about being your own boss and starting your own business, then a new Chamber project provides an excellent resource today. Booths lined the Convention Hall to showcase different items made in Central Louisiana and what is sold in Alexandria and Pineville.
Resource people were on hand to talk to hopeful entrepreneurs [...]

Ribbon Cutting Held for Latest SPARC Project

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City officials are showing off another SPARC project that’s completed. This is signage for the lower third where it splits with Second Street as a gateway to the downtown area.
SPARC is a taxpayer-funded infrastructure project that enhances different corridors throughout the city. In this case, it’s the riverfront and lower third.
Other gateway signs are on [...]

Local Health, Law Enforcement Participate in Ebola Exercise

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An Ebola exercise is done with local health and law enforcement agencies. It’s a tabletop test to see if each official knows who to call if confronted with questions about the deadly virus.
So far, there have been no reported cases in Central Louisiana. But, there have been questions, especially since some people work in the [...]

Local Restaurant Recognized at First “Well Spot” in Alexandria

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The head of the state’s largest department, Health and Hospitals, is in Alexandria today. Secretary Kathy Kliebert is recognizing all eight public health units in Central Louisiana as what are known as Well Spots.

Any entity can qualify to become a well spot: a business, a school, and even a church.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/29/14

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