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Crew of USS Alexandria Receives Key to City

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The crew of a nuclear sub named for the city of Alexandria is in town through Thursday and ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior got to meet them and has this report to share.

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/5/14

Services Saturday Morning for Sammy Dunbar

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Services are tomorrow morning at 11 at Saint James Episcopal Church for prominent Alexandria businessman Sammy Dunbar. He passed away a week ago after a lengthy illness; he was 82.
Dunbar was President of Clark-Dunbar, a home furnishings company in Alexandria, and was a well-known civic leader. He is survived by his children and their families. [...]

Qualification Lawsuit Against Landrieu Dismissed

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A lawsuit, challenging senator Landrieu’s qualification to run for re-election, is no more.
This morning, Judge Wilson Fields dismissed State Representative, Paul Hollis’ case against Landrieu that claimed she’s not a full-time resident of Louisiana.  He ruled the lawsuit, was premature, based on what’s stated in the U.S. Constitution, which says a candidate must be a [...]

Concerned Citizens Group Hosts 18 Candidates for Office

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18 candidates crowded into Kees Park last night as guests of the Pineville Concerned Citizens. The candidates included those for congress, DA, judgeships and city marshal.
The candidates were given time to make their pitches, answer questions from panelists and push their platforms with campaign literature.
This group also sponsored a forum last year when there was [...]

Detectives Say Pawn Shop Robbery was Inside Job

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An Alexandria pawnshop is held up this morning, and detectives say it was an inside job.
Rapides deputies say the South Circle Pawnshop was held up about 8:30 this morning, the robber taking several thousand dollars and injuring an employee on his way out.
A search began for a lone gunman, but the picture quickly changed for [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Pineville Judge Candidates

The Exchange Club continues with its forums today with candidates from Pineville for the city and ward court judge there.
Four are on the November 4th primary.

Also in the race is Gary Hays, who had a scheduling conflict. Next week the club will hear from three candidates for the “G” division judgeship on the 9th Judicial [...]

Sanders Argues Murder Case Belongs in State Court Not Federal

Testimony continues today in the federal trial of a Mississippi man accused of capital murder of a 12-year-old girl.
Sanders confessed to shooting and slitting the throat of Lexis Roberts four years ago in Catahoula Parish after kidnapping her.
His attorneys are arguing the case doesn’t belong in Federal Court and should be tried before a state [...]

2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday Starts Friday

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Tomorrow begins the Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday. This is one of several shopping days afforded to Louisiana residents for purchases without state sales taxes. Local taxes still apply.
Still, it’s a good opportunity for hunters to pick up everything from guns to off-road vehicles at a savings.

The tax-free sales go from tomorrow through Sunday.  [...]

Murder Trial Begins in Alexandria

Opening arguments begin in federal court in Alexandria for the murder trial of a man accused of shooting and cutting the throat of a 12-year-old girl.
57-year-old Thomas Sanders, formerly of Mississippi, is accused of killing Lexis Roberts. Her remains were found four years ago by hunters in Catahoula Parish.
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.
He [...]

2 Jailers Injured During Escape Attempt

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Two jailers are hurt after an attempted escape last night in Vernon Parish. Deputies arrested Jose Ayala III and Joshua Griffin, both of Leesville.
Deputies say the escape attempt happened while jailers were giving medical assistance to another inmate.
Both are charged with attempted aggravated escape, introduction of contraband and battery of a correctional officer. The officers [...]