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APD Arrest Local Man for Child Pornography

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Alexandria Police arrest a local man for pornography with juveniles and drug possession. 62-year-old Gary Magee of Alexandria was arrested Saturday afternoon in the 32 hundred block of Garnett.
Police say he is a registered sex offender, and the photographs were seized in the arrest.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

Grand Jury Indicts Ball Man in Rape of Child

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A Ball man is arrested after a grand jury indicts him for aggravated rape that reportedly happened almost 2 years ago.
25-year-old Steven Walters was reportedly 19 at the time of the attack. Deputies say he engaged in non-consensual sex with a child younger than age 13 in the Glenmora area.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

Gyro-Copter Crashes at Lake Buhlow Airport

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An experimental gyro copter crashes at the Lake Buhlow Airport in Pineville. The pilot has minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for observation.
A gyro copter is a small aircraft with two blades and is usually very stable. Observers say the helicopter was about to land early this morning when the pilot hit the [...]

Teachers to Attend Seminars to Improve Skills

Teachers are taking some time out of their vacation next week to hone their skills. The Rapides Parish District’s Professional Development Summer Institute starts Monday.

He is the executive assistant to the superintendent of Rapides Parish Schools.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/20/14

Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Saints Owner

This is a big weekend for sports in Natchitoches. The 2014 class for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted, and it’s the first anniversary of the new facility. More than 15 thousand visitors from around the word have toured the contemporary building.
Tomorrow night, eight new members, including Saints owner Tom Benson, will [...]

Lecompte Rotary Club Sells BBQ Sandwiches

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Today people got to enjoy BBQ on the Bayou.
The Lecompte Rotary Club sold sandwiches today to fund their many projects. These include textbooks for shop classes at Rapides High, a leadership award for young people, dictionaries in four community schools and a history room at the local museum.
If you missed it today, be on the [...]

SACS Puts LC on Probation Again

Louisiana College is on probation again by the Southern Association of Colleges. Issues are trustee board governance, institutional integrity, personnel and audit of financial matters.
A statement from the school says the decision is disappointing, but is an opportunity for the new president to address these problems.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

CLECO Could be Sold or Aquired

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It appears that CLECO is about to be sold or acquired. Though there’s no official word from the Pineville-based utility, the word out of Wall Street is Goldman Sachs has been retained to advise on a sale.
The utility has an enterprise value of almost four and a half billion dollars, and experts say the deal [...]

Steve Scalise Named House Majority Whip

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The number 3 man in the U.S. House of Representatives now is from Louisiana. U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise was elected House Majority Whip in the shake-up that followed Eric Cantor’s defeat and resignation as majority leader.
Scalise is from Jefferson and serves the 1st congressional district.
More information may be found here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

Local Legislators Actively Opposing New Bridge Name

There’s more fall-out from that bill which re-names the bridge now being built across the Red River. Alexandria State Representative Lance Harris and Natchitoches Senator Gerald Long say they both have contacted the governor asking him to veto house bill 1140.
Alexandria Representative Herbert Dixon has named the bridge for former Pineville City Councilman Lemon Coleman [...]