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Vance McAllister Visits Central LA Today

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Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister is in town today.  He started the day with lunch in Pineville as a guest of the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance.
McAllister is from the Monroe area and he won the seat formerly held by Rodney Alexander.
He spent the afternoon in Alexandria at a roundtable meeting with the Central [...]

Daniel Howard Named New LSUA Chancellor

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Daniel Howard of Jonesboro, Arkansas, is named LSU of Alexandria’s next chancellor.
Howard is a professor at Arkansas State.  He has served as vice chancellor for academic affairs, Prevost and interim chancellor at that school.
His appointment still must be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors, but that is usually pro-forma.  The final selection was made [...]

Jindal Meets with 4 Companies in Tokyo

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal meets with 4 companies in Tokyo.
Here (above) he poses with company representatives of Sumitomo.  This company recently bought a Baton Rouge based steel company.
The Governor says he’s talking about how the state can support future growth for these companies.
KLAX ABC 31 News 1/17/14

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 [...]