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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 [...]

Alexandria Councilwoman Announces Run for Mayor

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Mayor Jacques Roy is drawing a second opponent, this one from the city council. District Two Councilwoman, Mitzi LaSalle announced her candidacy tonight in Alexandria City Park.
She’s vice president of business development for Keller Enterprise and is in her first term on the council.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/25/14

State Judges Hopeful for Constitutional Change

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Several state district judges will be in two elections on November 4th. They want a change to the constitution that would lift the ban on running for re-election after age 70.
Kari Beal in Lafayette speaks with an Acadiana judge who says he wishes he could continue doing what he loves.

At least two judges in Central [...]

Community Care Center Offers French Class

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A new community care center in Mansura is going further to honor the area’s strong French culture. ABC 31 Nws Reporter Bennett Roland Junior has more.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/25/14