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Power Outage at Alexandria’s Well Field in Kisatchie

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Due to the icy conditions, a power outage at Alexandria’s well field in the Kisatchie National Forest is causing some problems.
The city is asking that residents conserve water.

City officials say there’s no need to hoard water, this is just a precautionary action.  Power has been restored but city crews will remain on site until 7pm.
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Qualifying This Week for Spring Elections

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Qualifying for spring elections takes place tomorrow in 9 Louisiana parishes.  The qualifying period lasts through Friday afternoon.  The elections are Saturday, April 5th, and Saturday, May 3rd.
Elections are scheduled in Rapides, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Saint Landry, Vernon and Winn parishes.  Rapides elections will be held in the City of Pineville.
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School Closures Feb. 12th

Schools that are closed Wednesday, February 12th are:
Rapides Parish
Grant Parish
LaSalle Parish
LSUA will open late at 10am.

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 [...]