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Local Representative Pushing “Pay it Forward”

A local state representative is pushing a study resolution to help students with college debt. Pay It Forward bills are now active in many states, and Herbert Dixon is pushing for it in Louisiana.

It’s unclear how the Pay It Forward programs will be funded, if approved.
More about this program may be found by clicking here.
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Mom Saves Drowning Child’s Life with CPR

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A quick-thinking mom today saves the life of her 18-month-old child at Kincaid Lake Recreation Area.
Deputies say the child was in waist-deep water when he fell and was underwater in seconds. The mother rescued him, gave him CPR, and he was breathing on his own in minutes. He was taken for medical care in case [...]

Saint Landry Judge Dies After Brief Illness

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Saint Landry Parish is mourning the death of Judge Donald Hebert who died last night after a brief illness. He was 65 years old and was planning to retire in December.
He was elected in 1999 to the 27th judicial district.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/10/14

Tri-centennial Continues with Magnolias & Meat Pies

As the oldest city in Louisiana, Natchitoches is continuing its tri-centennial celebration with a new exhibit called Magnolias and Meat Pies. It’s Saturday from 10 to 4 at the Lemee House.
And, there’s information as well as a recipe for the famous meat pies. The exhibit also features how the film industry has blossomed in Natchitoches [...]

Natchitoches Officer Arrested for Raping Female Inmate

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A Natchitoches Parish corrections officer who had just been promoted to a supervisory position is now in jail himself, charged with raping a female inmate.
He’s 28-year-old Lindsey Webster Hoke.
Sheriff Victor Jones says the inmate reported the attack on the 4th of July.
Sheriff Jones stated “We hold each and everyone of our employees at a very [...]

Former Mayor Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court with his wife, Seletha Nagin, left, after being sentenced in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
The man who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina will now spend the next 10 years in a federal prison. A judge sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray [...]

Jena Woman Dies in Crash

A single vehicle crash in LaSalle Parish kills a woman from Jena. She’s 47-year-old Amy Webb.
Troopers say it happened yesterday afternoon on Highway 127 when she lost control of her SUV, hit a dirt embankment, and turned over several times.
She was not wearing a seat belt.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Monroe Mayor Announces Run for Congress

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Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo today appears in Alexandria to announce his candidacy for the 5th district congressional seat.
So far, he’s the only democrat in a crowded field and this will be his second time to run for the seat.

Mayo has been mayor for the past 13 years.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Forum is Held to Discuss Huey Long Hospital

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Supporters of Huey Long Hospital meet to talk about their options. The historic hospital was shuttered a week ago.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been turning over the so-called charity hospitals to public private entities run locally by Cabrini and Rapides Regional Hospitals.
But, one of the attorneys fighting the closure says it’s not over yet.

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Overturned Kayak in Red River Causes Scare

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Fire rescue officials gathered on the Red River this morning near the Purple Heart Bridge looking for a possible missing kayaker. It turned out there was no emergency.
It started when a passerby saw an overturned kayak in the Red River. That drew officials from Pineville, Alexandria and the Rapides Sheriff’s Office.
They eventually learned the kayaker [...]