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Farmers Look Forward to Profitable Harvest This Fall

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Area farmers spent this morning learning the latest on the crops they planted in the spring and hope to harvest come fall. It’s the 13th Annual Field Day sponsored by the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center and LSU.   They talked corn, sorghum, soybeans and pests.
They’re looking forward to a profitable year.

They also learned from [...]

Lagniappe Theatre Presents The Odd Couple

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You may recall the story of the Odd Couple. Two roommates, one organized, the other not so much and the comedy that results.
Lagniappe Theatre is staging the production through Sunday at their theatre space in the Alexandria Mall.
You may have seen the movie or the TV series. It’s the endearing story of 2 misfits who [...]

Former Oakdale Officer Arrested for Sexual Relations with Child

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A former Oakdale police officer is arrested for accusations of sexual relations with a child. State police say 25-year-old Skylar Frank was fired after the investigation.
Troopers say while he was on duty in May he had sexual relations with a child. He’s charged with carnal knowledge and malfeasance.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/16/14

2 Suspicious Items Found at ULL, Officials Close Campus

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Two suspicious items are found on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, triggering the cancellation of classes today and tonight. The threat was called in to a TV station, which caused officials to start sweeping the campus and cancelling classes.
So far, nobody is hurt, and state police say the authorities will stay [...]

Democratic Women Host Judicial Candidates

It’s a day of debate and stumping as candidates start working toward the November 4th election. The Central Louisiana Democratic Women hosted District Court Judge Division “A” candidates.
We asked them the most important experiences they’ve had and how that could help them on the bench.

The group also heard from division “G” candidate Greg Gravel. Greg [...]

Rapides Deputies Find $47K of Meth in Deville

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Rapides deputies say they found 47 thousand dollars worth of meth in the Deville area and arrested the owner. Johnny Ray Campbell is charged with possession.
The arrest was made yesterday at his home on Campbell Road. Deputies say they found around six thousand dollars in cash as well as more than a pound of meth.
KLAX [...]

Health Officer: Vaccines Required for Kids to Attend School

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Next month kids return to school. But are they ready? Preparation is not just about uniforms and supplies. Our area public health officer says parents need to think about vaccinations.

More information is always available from your child’s doctor or from the area health unit.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/15/14

Man Arrested for Cocaine Distribution

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Alexandria police arrest a man for cocaine distribution and resisting arrest. They arrested Fredrick Lockett of Alexandria, in the 27 hundred block of 6th Street.
Police say he ran when they tried to talk to him after he emerged from the back of an abandoned house.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/15/14

State Takes Child From Parents After Suspicion of Abuse

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A 16 month old is now in the care of the state after his mother and a man in the home are arrested for cruelty. 30-year-old Jerry Chew and 23-year-old Michelle Littleton were arrested Sunday.
It happened in the 15 hundred block of Bringhurst after authorities saw bruises and other marks on the child’s legs and [...]

Police Searching for Suspicious Man

Pineville police need help finding a man who frightened girls playing in their yard. It happened Saturday afternoon on Donahue Ferry Road between the Pineville Expressway and Edgewood Drive.
The man drove into the yard. The mom came outside, and the man got back in his vehicle and sped off.
Police say the man drove a gray [...]