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Fellowship Elementary Students Participate in Easy Child ID System

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The LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office has a program that could mean the difference between life and death for a missing little one.  It’s a comprehensive file on children with the goal of easy identification in the event of an emergency, called the Easy Child ID System.  The information is stored on a portable disc, which [...]

Julius McLaurin, former CEO of Rapides Regional, dies

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The long-time president and CEO of Rapides Regional Medical Center, Julius McLaurin, has died at the age of 90.
He ran the hospital from 19-70 to 1988 and steered the hospital from its ownership by the Louisiana Baptist Convention into what became Rapides Regional.
Services are Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at First Baptist, Pineville, with arrangements by [...]

Pineville High Teacher Arrested for Sexual Misconduct with Student

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Police arrest a Pineville High School teacher for sexual misconduct with a student.  27-year-old Richard Stone, who is also an assistant football coach, is being charged with a total of 3 counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student.
Police say his bond has not been set.  In the Rapides Parish School system, [...]

Gov. Jindal in Pineville Today with Economic Dev. Announcement

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Governor Bobby Jindal is in Pineville today to make an economic development announcement.  Governor Jindal met with Crest Industries officials to announce a 2.3 million dollar expansion to their corporate headquarters in Pineville.
The Governor says this will result in almost 200 direct and indirect new jobs.  And, he says, these are good jobs with salaries [...]

Food Bank, Wal-Mart Team Up to End Hunger

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The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is teaming up with Wal-Mart to provide a different type of bowl game to end the football season.  Wal-Mart is sponsoring a food drive at 11 stores across Central Louisiana for their first Defeat Hunger Bowl.  All donations benefit the food bank.  All non-perishable items are needed, especially during [...]

LSUA Chancellor Search Continues

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The chancellor search committee and other LSU officials continue to meet with candidates on the short-list today.
Doctor LuoLuo Hong of Hawaii had trouble getting to Louisiana because of the weather, but this morning she had breakfast with the academic council.  She and Doctor Andy Leavitt both have their visits today.  They are meeting with staff [...]

Kroger’s Reopens After Last Night’s Bomb Scare

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Kroger’s is open today after a suspicious package in a nearby parking lot caused the store to close late yesterday.
Shortly after 6, a package left in a buggy was spotted in the soon-to-open PetCo parking lot, next to Kroger’s.  The evacuation of stores and facilities is standard procedure when officials are unable to identify a [...]

Rapides Parish School Board Elects First Female African American President

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The Rapides Parish School Board has elected its first-ever female, African American president.  Janet Dixon of Alexandria was elected to a one-year term yesterday, and will call and preside over meetings.
Dixon is a businesswoman and wife of State Representative Herbert Dixon, a former school board member.  Dixon was instrumental in the controversial move last year [...]

Troopers Arrest Kinder Town Official

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Kinder, LA–The police chief of Kinder, 52-year-old Gary Pelican of Kinder, was arrested this morning for theft and malfeasance in office after Louisiana State Police detectives determined that he was using town credit cards to fuel vehicles belonging to family members.
Allen Parish District Attorney Todd Nesom requested the Louisiana State Police to investigate the case [...]

Alexandria Zoo Faces Special Challenges During Cold Weather

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One organization facing a special challenge with the cold weather is the Alexandria Zoo.  ABC 31′s Jessica Dodd visited the animals and spoke with their keeper about how they cope with temperatures in the teens.

KLAX ABC 31 News 1/7/14