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Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

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The wallets of parents around the country are about to get much lighter again. It’s that time of year, buying back to school clothing and school supplies.
But you might want to wait to shop until Friday. More than a dozen states, including Louisiana, are offering a sales tax holiday this weekend. The back to school [...]

Common Core Fight Becomes Lawsuit Duel

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The battle over common core is turning into a matter of dueling lawsuits.
The State Education Board met in a special session this morning and voted to sue the Governor. The announcement came as the Governor says he is suing the board of education.
The contentious issue is the common core, a curriculum adopted at the behest [...]

Man Tased, Arrested for Making Threats at Local Credit Union

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Police use a taser on a man who is arrested this afternoon for making threatening statements at the Pelican State Credit Union in Pineville.
Nobody was hurt and the suspect did not have a weapon. However, the man was taken to a hospital to have the taser prongs removed.
No money was taken. Police say he entered [...]

New Laws Spur Changes at DMV

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New laws mean changes to motor vehicles. The person in charge of those rules speaks today about what those changes involve.

The DMV is a division of the State Department of Public Safety.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/29/14

CLTCC Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

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Another school is banning tobacco use on campus, as now required by state law. The no smoking enforcement will apply starting Friday to the Central Louisiana Technical Community College on South MacArthur and its extension campuses.
This will also be applicable to the new campus being planned for downtown Alexandria.
The ban must also be honored by [...]

JRTC Trains Soldiers for Likely Battle Scenarios

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The Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk is one of the premiere facilities of its kind in the world. It’s designed to train soldiers for quick deployment to hot spots all over the world.
ABC 31 News’ Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says this is the modern army at its best.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/28/14

Michael Johnson Appointed as Temporary Pineville City Judge

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Attorney Michael T. Johnson has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Pineville City Court in Rapides Parish, according to Justice Marcus R. Clark.
Johnson will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Phillip Terrell, Jr. on March 14, 2014. Johnson will serve August 1, 2014 through [...]

2 New Candidates Enter Alexandria Mayor’s Race

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There are two new candidates in the race for Alexandria mayor. Jeff Hall, who’s been a lobbyist for CLECO, announced this morning he’s running.

Hall’s announcement comes on the heels of one made by Mitzi LaSalle. She held a rally at City Park Friday night.

Incumbent Mayor Jacques Roy is also expected to be a candidate. The [...]

Alexandria Woman Arrested for Stabbing

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On July 25, 2014, Alexandria Police responded to a reported battery in the 100 Block of Mary Street. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject that had been stabbed.
The investigation found that the victim was stabbed during a verbal altercation with the suspect who was later identified as Dora Baggett. Baggett was taken into custody [...]

Police Arrest Murder Suspect After Man Hunt

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Julius Jamal Garnett, age 28, of 4015 Lakeside Drive, Alexandria, LA is in custody after a 24 hour manhunt. Garnett surrendered to Alexandria Police Detectives at approximately 7:00 p.m. on July 26. Garnett was taken into custody by Detectives and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail without incident.
Garnett has been charged with 1 count of [...]