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City of Alexandria Issues Boil Advisory

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Alexandria, Louisiana—A water main blowout today on Brenda Street has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory a part of the Martin Park Subdivision, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.
Because of this incident, the water in the affected area may have been compromised. Therefore, as a precaution, the Alexandria Water Department is issuing [...]

Soldier’s Lawyer Asking for Bond to Be Significantly Reduced

A request to reduce the bond on a Fort Polk soldier shot by an Alexandria policeman could be heard as early as the week of September 8th. The lawyer for Mitchel Ryan Bethin is asking that his 100 thousand dollar bond be significantly reduced. The case is assigned to Judge John Davidson.
The officer says Bethin [...]

Atwood’s Celebrates International Bacon Day

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There’s an old joke that bacon makes anything taste better. Well, that’s the theme this week at Atwood’s Bakery, leading up to International Bacon Day on Saturday.
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says you’ll find bacon in everything from cookies to chocolate.

This is the second year for Baconfest.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/28/14

LA May Top Historical Tourism Records in 2014

If Labor Day crowds keep coming, our state will have another record year for tourism. Last year was one for the record books, but numbers now on the books indicate 2014 will be just as good or better. That’s according to the state’s tourism czar and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne.
More than 27 million people visited [...]

Man Receives More Charges, Totaling Bonds to Over $1 Million

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More charges are added for a man already accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with a child, as well as drug possession.
56-year-old Joseph Glen Desoto of Pineville is charged with additional counts of inappropriate behavior and including sexual battery, indecent behavior, obstruction of justice, intimidating a witness gun possession.
Rapides deputies say his bonds now total more [...]

Student Charged with Manslaughter After Classmate Dies After Fight

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A Natchitoches Parish student dies following a school fight.  Police say 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith was beaten at Natchitoches Central High School and flown to University Health, where he passed away yesterday.
16-year-old Timmy Robinson of Natchez is charged with manslaughter. He currently is awaiting a bond hearing at a future date and remains at [...]

Job Fair Held for Military Spouses

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Spouses at Fort Polk are treated today to a fair about opportunities available to them. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce foundation, Hiring Our Heroes, and others who want to offer program options for these military families.
All active duty, guard, reserve, veteran and gold star spouses were invited. And, they’re offering [...]

Rapides Regional Presents ER Expansion Plans

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An expansion of the emergency room at Rapides Regional Medical Center is planned.
Today, staff members described what is happening and when.

Rapides Regional, along with Cabrini, has taken over the services once provided by Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

Welcome Week Continues at LSUA with Global Village Day

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Welcome week continues at LSUA and today is Global Village Day. Students, faculty and staff are welcoming the many international students who have chosen to study at LSUA.
Faculty members say these students are doing more than absorbing American culture. They also teach their colleagues about their home countries.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

Student Dies After School Fight at Natchitoches Central

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Johnquaries Smith, 18, dies after school fight at Natchitoches Central.
One student has died, another will be charged with manslaughter after a school fight at Natchitoches Central.
18-year-old Johnquaries Smith, an outside linebacker for the school football team was in critical condition on life support at University Medical in Shreveport and passed away about 11:30 this morning. [...]