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Vitter Willing to Expand Medicaid in LA

Gubernatorial candidate David Vitter says he’s moving forward with his plans for the U.S. Senate despite his campaign. Vitter says there are several issues at the top of his list.

That election is next year. Vitter spoke this week to the Baton Rouge Press Club.
And the senator created a stir by saying he would be willing [...]

Go Red Luncheon Raises Over $100k

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The ladies behind the Go Red for Women last Friday are glowing with smiles.
The numbers are in and it was a sell-out with more then 350 participants. And, they say they raised some 100 thousand dollars to stay right here in Central Louisiana.
The event was sponsored by Rapides Regional Medical Center and other top supporters [...]

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Name New Red River Bridge

Louisiana lawmakers pass a bill naming the new span over the Red River, and it’s now on the governor’s desk. In the waning days of the last legislative session, one area lawmaker amended a bill to call it the Coleman Curtis Bridge.
State Representative Herbert Dixon says he wanted to name the bridge for two African-American [...]

Teachers Attend “Whole Brain” Conference at LC

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About a thousand participants are on the campus of Louisiana College using their whole brain.
The Whole Brain Teaching Conference has attracted teachers from Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas and from across the state. Teachers are learning Whole Brain teaching as one method for helping with student discipline.

The developers of Whole Brain teaching have given seminars in the [...]

Judge Randow to Run for 9th District Despite Age Restriction

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Chief Judge Harry Randow of the 9th Judicial District says he will qualify to run in November 4th election despite a 70-year-old cap on age.
Randow notes there will be a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot, which lifts that ban. That would then permit him to be elected and take office January 1st.
Several candidates [...]

Duck Dynasty Family Member Announces Run for Congress

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A relative of the Duck Dynasty reality show clan is announcing his candidacy for the 5th district congressional seat this November. Zach Dasher is the nephew of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson.
You may recall the Robertsons were behind Vance McAllister, who’s the incumbent, but McAllister has been in the midst of a domestic scandal.
Dasher is [...]

Pedestrian Killed in LaSalle Parish

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A pedestrian is killed in LaSalle Parish over the weekend.
Troopers say 27-year-old James Henry Thompson III of Trout was in the eastbound lane of Highway 8 near Jena when a pick up truck hit him.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/16/14

Bunkie Corn Fest Held Over the Weekend

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Sweet corn from Bunkie is for sale all over Central Louisiana.
The annual Louisiana Corn Festival ended Saturday. This festival represented everything corn, including art, cooking contests, and even recipes for you to tryout at home.
The event co-chairman says the festival started small, but has grown into a large event for the City of Bunkie.

The festival [...]

Fort Polk Celebrates US Army Birthday

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It’s a proud tradition in the U.S. Army and one that’s never overlooked. 239 years ago, The Continental Army was created to defend the United States against the British.
A ceremony was held at the Fort Polk Warrior Community Center today.

The oldest and youngest soldiers at the fort did the honors on the birthday cake.
And all [...]

Teen Arrested for Aggravated Rape

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A teen is arrested for aggravated rape and other crimes. Police arrested 19-year-old Ja’khel Brown of Alexandria yesterday for a home invasion, sexual assault and armed robbery.
The crimes were reported on May 18th in the four thousand block of Lakeside Drive. He’s in jail on more than a million dollars bond. Police say forensic testing [...]