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Pageant Week Begins in Monroe

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It’s Miss Louisiana week in Monroe. The pageant week has started, featuring 32 young women from all over the state who are vying for the crown. It’s the 51st pageant, and one of the women will succeed Jaden Leach of West Monroe.

You will be able to watch the final night and the crowning of the [...]

Camp Carter Aims to Improve Students’ Reading Skills

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It’s camp time for students at Carter C Raymond Elementary in Lecompte. This is the 5th year for LSU of Alexandria to partner with the school for Camp Carter.
The morning camp is for first through 7th graders. It provides classroom instruction plus lots of physical education.   One major goal of the camp is to help [...]

Chopstick Restaurant Now Open

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The restaurant on North MacArthur Drive formerly known as Anchors is now Chopstick. Chamber of Commerce Red Coats did the honors for the grand opening today.
Chopstick offers a wide variety of Japanese and Chinese dishes, including sushi and hibachi entrees. They’re open for lunch and dinner.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/24/14

Clyde Holloway Calls for CLECO CEO to Resign

Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway is calling for the resignation of CLECO CEO Bruce Williamson.
Last week news broke that the utility headquartered in Pineville is set to be sold.
Holloway says CLECO no longer practices positive community partnership. Holloway says neither Williamson nor the majority of the CLECO board have any ties to Central Louisiana and [...]

Barnes & Noble Book Store Open at LSUA

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Students at LSU of Alexandria will not have to leave the campus to get books. The new Barnes and Noble Book store is open for business at LSUA. The bookstore will carry items branded with LSU and LSUA logos, textbooks, regular books and more.
Though they’re mainly there for the campus, they also intend to reach [...]

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 [...]