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Plans Begin for Interstate 49 South Project

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Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy says the budget surplus should be used for Interstate 49 South.  He also says the money cannot be used for operating expenses, like higher education, but it can go for infrastructure.
Interstate 49 South is an upgrade to Highway 90, which runs 140 miles from Lafayette to the West Bank Expressway [...]

Funeral Services for George Rodrigue Set for Thursday

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Funeral services for George Rodrigue will be Thursday morning at Saint Louis Cathedral in the New Orleans French Quarter.
The 69-year-old painter died Saturday after a long battle with cancer.
His blue dog paintings are beloved throughout the state and his works have turned up in the homes and offices of Governors and US Senators.
Rodrigue was one [...]

Pineville Christmas Parade A Success

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It tried to rain on the Pineville Parade Friday, so they moved it to last night.
One of the longer Christmas parades in Central Louisiana, it comes with homemade floats, marching bands, and other entertainment.  But, the children all wait for the candy.
This was one of the 12 nights of Christmas, and this year, the route [...]

LSUA Has A New Name

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For years the nickname of LSU at Alexandria has been simply A, but you shouldn’t call it that anymore.  The name has changed to LSU of Alexandria.  The school says inserting “of” into the name is part of an exciting new brand for the school.
It all starts next year when you’ll see the new brand [...]

“Tree of Life” On Display at Rapides Regional

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A special sculpture is delivered to Rapides Women and Children’s Hospital.  This “Tree of Life” was created by participants in the John Eskew Project.
This project at River Oaks directs developmentally disabled clients ages 17 to 35 in art projects.  The instructors say it’s a healing and creative outlet for teens and young adults.
The sculpture they’ve [...]

Insurance Commissioner Reminds LA Homeowners of Katrina Rebate

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State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says the clock is ticking on 59 million dollars in rebates owed to Louisiana ratepayers.  These refunds are set to expire at the end of the year.

The assessment was imposed on all policyholders starting in 2009 to pay off Katrina claims.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/12/13

Huey Long Hospital Transforming into Urgent Care Clinics

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The transformation of Huey Long Hospital into an urgent care clinic is underway.  This is the first of four temporary buildings to be set up at Huey Long, which is closing.  The buildings arrived in 11 separate pieces.
Eventually, the complex will include an urgent care, specialty clinic and pharmacy, all serving the Pineville side of [...]

Man Arrested in Leesville Bank Robbery

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Leesville police say they’ve solved a bank robbery that happened Monday.  26-year-old Michael Lee Jones of DeRidder is charged with armed robbery of the City Savings Bank in Leesville.  His bond is set at 200 thousand dollars.
Police declined to say how much, if any, money he got away with.  Nobody was hurt in the hold-up.
KLAX [...]

Home of Pineville Mayor Catches Fire

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The home of Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields and his wife Rosa caught fire this morning.
Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the damage to the structure is significant, and the roof was destroyed.  The house is located on North Bend Drive in the Pinehurst area of Pineville.
Firefighters responded and found the home totally engulfed.  The investigation [...]

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 [...]