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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 [...]

Rapides, Avoyelles School Boards Face Critical Audits

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Two area school boards are facing critical audits due to misappropriation of funds by employees.  The legislative auditor says both the Rapides and Avoyelles school systems have had problems that need to be monitored.
One involved the theft of cafeteria funds in Avoyelles, while auditors say a secretary took funds from Bolton High in Rapides.
You can [...]

Four Arrested in Gun Fire Incident

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Conrad Patterson
Latesha Boseman
Marcus Holmes, Jr.
Alex Jacoby Taliaferro
Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces the arrests of Latesha Boseman, age 20, of New Llano, Conrad Patterson, age 25, of Fort Polk, Marcus Holmes Jr, age 19, of Fort Polk, and Alex Taliaferro, age 20, of Fort Polk.
The arrests are a result of a [...]

Animal Cruelty Reported in Alexandria

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On 02-03-2014, the Alexandria Police charged a 13year old Juvenile from Alexandria with 1ct-Cruelty to Animals, in connection with an animal abuse complaint.
On 02-02-2014 at 7:27 P.M., the Alexandria Police Department received several complaints that there was a video of a male abusing a small puppy circulating on social media. The report and the video [...]

Valentine Concert at Coughlin-Saunders

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[ February 8, 2014; 7:00 pm; ] Join The ARC (John Eskew Training Center) on February 8, 2014 for “Love is in the Air,” a Valentine’s Day Concert featuring noted bass baritone Will Earl Spanheimer of Miami, Floridia and the Red River Jazz Band.  This event will take place at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Cultural Arts District of Alexandria.

The [...]

Navy Concert Band to perform at NSU

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[ February 10, 2014; 7:30 pm; ] NATCHITOCHES – The United States Navy Concert Band will perform at Northwestern State University Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling (318) 357-5773.

The Concert Band includes Northwestern State alumnus Josh Arvizu of DeRidder.

Since 1925, the Concert Band has [...]

Red River Bank and CLEDA Host Business Workshops

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[ February 4, 2014; 6:00 pm; February 11, 2014; 6:00 pm; February 25, 2014; 6:00 pm; ] Red River Bank and CLEDA’s Business Acceleration System (BAS) will provide essential guidelines to help anyone who is considering buying a business. Also, if you have begun the process of buying a business and would like more insight into the process, this class is for you as well.
The free workshops are hosted through the Red [...]