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Mardi Gras Parade in Alexandria Honors Local Military Men & Women

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The first Mardi Gras parade of the big weekend in Central Louisiana is Friday, February 28th, at 4:30 pm in downtown Alexandria.  The parade includes Hixson Autoplex Classic Cars and College Cheerleaders, and honors our area military men and women.

The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee provides support to the military installations in [...]

Mansura Students Visit Alexandria Holocaust Memorial

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This morning, students from the Avoyelles Public Charter School in Mansura visit the Alexandria Holocaust Memorial.
These students have been learning about the holocaust in class, but their studies come alive as they visit the memorial.  They have been reading memoirs written about students their age who were subjected to Hitler’s final solution during World War [...]

Baton Rouge Man Struggles to Get Medical Coverage For His Family

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Louisiana Health and Hospitals says it has a safety net to help people who are uninsured in the state.
Rebecca Buchanan spoke with a man who says he can’t find those options.  His bills are piling-up as his health is declining.

The Reeds say they’ve written letters to several state officials, but have yet to receive a [...]

Exchange Club Honors Police Chief Lampert

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Today a local civic club is honoring a member of the law enforcement community.  The Exchange Club names an outstanding member of the Alexandria Police each year.
This year they went straight to the top with Chief Loren Lampert.  Lampert’s entire life has been devoted to law enforcement on the streets as a policeman, in the [...]

Authorities Investigating Oil Spill in Bayou Phillip

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The City of Alexandria has reported and is now investigating an oil spill into Bayou Phillip.  Authorities say they believe the spill is less than 180 gallons, and the State Department of Environmental Quality has been properly notified.
The spill was discovered Tuesday morning at the public works compound.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/6/14

LC Nursing Students Earn High Scores on National Exams

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Some great news for Louisiana College nursing students.  They have a 90 percent, first time pass rate for the national required graduate exam.  That’s above the 87 percent state average.
Nursing School Dean Kimberly Sharp says this is a remarkable achievement.
More information can be found here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/6/14

Snow Briefly Visits Central LA Again

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Many Central Louisiana residents spent the morning dealing with the third snowfall of the season.  DOTD officials scrambled to salt bridges, and the Boyce and Jonesville bridges were shut down, though the Boyce Bridge later re-opened.
The winter weather advisory was in play until the middle of the afternoon.  And, viewers once again dragged out their [...]

Millwright Training Course Being Offered in Jena

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A millwright-training course will be offered next week at the Brady Campus of the VoTech school in Jena.
This is a short-term apprentice-training program to fill some 40 to 50 entry-level positions at Universal Plant Services in Jena.  The classroom will look like the one you see here in Alexandria.

Starting wages range from 13 to 15 [...]

Science Fair Aims to Inspire Careers in 6th Graders

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Some teachers at Prompt Succor School are hoping their science fair won’t just get their 6th graders’ creative sides going, but also start them down the path of a great career.
The exhibits range from botany to zoology, things these students have studied in their science courses.
The exhibits are judged on originality and how well they [...]

State Troopers Warn Parents of “Thrill Hill”

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State Troopers are getting the word out about a dangerous hill in the Tioga community.
This was the scene January 27th when an SUV crashed, killing 2 teens.  Troopers say there were 7 teens in the SUV when the driver went airborne after crossing the hill.  Troopers are concerned because the hill is known among teens [...]