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MAP Program to Provide Assistance to Drivers In Need

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A new program called the Motorist Assistance Patrol, or MAP, will provide assistance to drivers in need.  The MAP cars, part of a public-private partnership with State Farm will be highly visible to drivers, and can assist with basic road-side maintenance.  The idea is to improve traffic flow by decreasing the congestion caused by stopped [...]

Texas Man Walks Across Country for Disabled Vets

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Meet Austin Shirley.  On October 9th, he started walking his dog across America.  Shirley, who’s from Dallas, left Jacksonville, Florida with a goal of reaching San Diego.
He says this started as a mission of self-discovery, and it’s turned into a way to draw attention and funds to disabled veterans.

Shirley says he’s amazed at the hospitality [...]

Creative Students Create “Human Snowman”

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Say hello to the creative students and faculty at Cherokee Elementary.
They enlisted about 700 students and adults in constructing what they’re calling a human snowman.  Each grade level is participating in a common core activity centered on the human snowman project.
The school will also be using the picture for their Christmas card.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Scholarship Honors Fallen Alexandria Police Officers

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A check is presented this morning to a scholarship fund named for two Alexandria police officers that died in the line of duty.  Jeremy Carruth and David Ezernack are the officers memorialized by the fund.  The money, raised from a fitness competition, came from the police department, CrossFit South Bank and LSU Alexandria.
The scholarship is [...]

Black Friday A Success for Local Merchants

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The numbers are in and, overall, sales were up for Thanksgiving weekend.  ShopperTrak, a retail research firm, says store sales were up for Thursday and Friday by 2.3 percent.  But for Black Friday alone, sales were down 13.2 percent, meaning more people shopped on Thanksgiving.
As for Central Louisiana, we checked in with one local merchant [...]

Reindeer Games Begin at Alexandria Mall

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Reindeer Games started today and are being played all season at the mall.  The mall manager explains how it works.

KLAX ABC 31 News 12/2/13

Leesville Pie Guy Opens Mobile Bakery

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Leesville shows off a new mobile bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Pie Guy of Leesville cuts the ribbon for his enterprise today.  Owner Roger Emmons has more than 28 years experience cooking for the military, but now, he’s feeding civilians too.

They sell fruit, pecan, and cream pies.  Emmons is joined by his family in [...]

12 Nights of Christmas Schedule of Events

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[ December 5, 2013 to December 21, 2013. ] December 5: 1st Night of Christmas: Holiday Magic Downtown, 5 p.m. in the Alexander Fulton Mini Park in downtown Alexandria. Sponsored by City of Alexandria.  Food, fun, music, official lighting of Downtown and a visit from Santa.  Cost: Admission free.  Call: 449-5051.
December 6: 2nd Night of Christmas: Holiday Light Safari, Alexandria Zoo, 5:30 p.m. to [...]

Cabrini Hospital Opens Community Clinic

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A community clinic across the street from Cabrini Hospital will be one option for the uninsured once Huey Long Hospital shuts down.
Cabrini hosted a walk-through of the facility today to show off what the Incarnate Word Community Clinic will offer.
Cabrini and Rapides Regional have both agreed to open these clinics to serve the uninsured, under-insured [...]

Motorcycle Clubs Donate Toys for Children

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Motorcycle clubs in Grant Parish are making donations to the sheriff’s toy drive.  The Circuit Rider’s Motorcycle Ministries, the Band Motorcycle Club and the Grayson Police Department rode to Colfax to donate toys for the sheriff’s toy drive.
Sheriff Steven McCain says this collection helped 155 children last year and he expects to meet or beat [...]