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School Board To Meet To Discuss New Charter School

The Rapides Parish School Board will conduct a special meeting tomorrow afternoon at five on a proposed new charter school for this area. It’s the Alexandria Charter Academy, which seeks to be a type one charter. Public input is invited.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/19/14

Water Main Break in Pineville Over the Weekend

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Pineville city workers worked through the night to restore water to Central State Hospital, Pineville High and surrounding streets.
A water main break yesterday shut off water to the school and customers from line at Claiborne back to Highway 165 and to Washington Street.
A boil advisory is in effect for these areas for at least a [...]

2 Arrested, 3rd Still Sought in Steel Theft

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Pineville Police arrest 2 men and are seeking a third for the theft of some 20 thousand dollars in carbon steel plate from Hayes Manufacturing.
Bradley Ryder and Justin Lawrence, both of Deville were arrested. Ryder is charged with burglary and conspiracy. Lawrence is accused of burglary.
The 3rd suspect is reportedly named Shawn, and Pineville police [...]

CLEDA Hosts Federal Reserve Executive

The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance features a regional federal banking official at today’s annual investor luncheon. It’s an appreciation event for the investors who participate in CLEDA. They invited Tom Cunningham, a regional executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to address the group.
Cunningham joined the bank as an economist in 1985.

Cunningham is [...]

Monroe Businessman Joins Race for 5th District Seat

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A Monroe businessman announces he’s running for the 5th Congressional District seat this fall.
48-year-old Harris Brown describes himself as a proven leader. He’s never held public office, but is serving on a number of boards and commissions.
He’s the son of State Senator Billy Brown, a well-known lawyer in Louisiana.
His full announcement may be found by [...]

Over 150 LSUA Students Graduate Today

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It’s graduation day for LSU of Alexandria. Friends and family members packed the Riverfront Center to honor the graduates.
The keynote speaker was King Alexander, LSU President and Chancellor. He’s been spending much of the spring in the halls of the state capitol, where the legislature decides on the budgets for the LSU system.

151 students received [...]

APD Search for Missing Teen

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Alexandria Police are searching for a runaway teenage girl.
15-year-old E’mya Osteen is 5 foot 6 inches and weighs around 140 pounds. They believe she may be headed to New Orleans.
If you know her whereabouts, call the police.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/15/14

Convicted APD Officer May Have 50-Year Sentence Reduced

A former Alexandria police officer, convicted of improper behavior with a minor, will have a chance to have his 50-year prison sentence reduced. The appeals court says Walter Urena should have less than a 40-year sentence as part of his punishment, because he’s a first time offender.
The case is sent back to the presiding judge [...]

Two Children, Bus Driver Injured by Suspected Drunken Driver

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Two children and a school bus driver are hurt after being hit by suspected drunk driver in Allen Parish.
State troopers arrested 27-year-old Dustin Richard McGowen of Eunice for third offense DWI, negligent injury, illegal possession of Xanax, drug paraphernalia, careless operation and failure to wear a seat belt.
It happened yesterday afternoon on Highway 383 just [...]

Tax Day Tomorrow in LA

Tomorrow is tax day in Louisiana for individuals. The easiest way to file is on the state’s web site.
Here’s a reminder if you need an extension: submit that request by tomorrow to avoid penalties. This gives you more time to file a return, but does not allow more time to pay.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/14/14