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Zoo Event Moves to Riverfront Center Due to Rain

Rainy weather forces the Wild Night of the Arts to move from the Alexandria Zoo to the Riverfront Center. Members of friends of the Alexandria Zoo, known as FOTAZ, scrambled to move everything to a different location, decorating and setting up tables for the gala event.
This is a new format for the annual Wild Side [...]

Local Veterans Weigh-In on VA Hospital Scandal

A mobile office to help disabled veterans is set up today at the parish veterans center.
We asked if they’re responding to hospital scandal now permeating in Washington.

This is a non-profit agency that has been traveling the state helping veterans with paperwork and information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/30/14

What’s Happening This Weekend in Cenla

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The Kisatchie National Forest is hosting a series of derbies this weekend and next. It starts tomorrow morning at seven at Valentine Lake Recreation Area.
And learn the basics of ceramics during a workshop at the Alexandria Museum of Art tomorrow. That begins at 10.
And it’s movie night tomorrow at Westside Regional Library. It begins at [...]

Car Seat Event Held Today

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What if you had a piece of life saving equipment, but you didn’t know how to use it?
That’s the predicament for a lot of parents. Car seats for children are not always used properly.
Today, a car seat event was held at Rapides Regional.

Trooper Moreau says it’s not that difficult to learn the proper installation, but [...]

Vernon Crime Stoppers Searching for Thief

Vernon Parish Crime Stoppers need your help finding the person responsible for the burglary of a storage unit on Highway 171 near the area of Lions Camp Road. It happened sometime between May 18th and May 27th.
The thief took guns and rod and reel combos.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/28/14

2nd Suspect Arrested in March 31st Homicide

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A second suspect is arrested for a March 31st gunshot murder on Chester Street.
She’s 44-year-old Shamantha Boyd, also known as Rousline Boyd, of Alexandria. Alexandria police say she’s accused in the death of 32-year-old Mark Bean Thomas.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/28/14

APD Investigate 3rd Murder This Month

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Alexandria Police are investigating their third homicide just this month.
The latest happened last night in the area of Kelly and Day streets.
Police say 28-year-old Qualtrella Turner of Alexandria was among three shot in that area, and Turner later died of her injuries.
Officers say when they arrived on the scene, witnesses pointed to a vehicle and [...]

AMoA Now A Blue Star Museum

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You will see a big, blue star hanging in the Alexandria Museum of Art. It means this museum is free all summer for military personnel and their families.
Sarah LeBoeuf explains how Alexandria is now a Blue Star Museum.

The Alexandria Museum of Art wants to get the word out to those associated with Camp Beauregard, Fort [...]

Man Drowns, Another Arrested in Boating Accident

A Memorial Day Weekend boating accident leads to a drowning death and an arrest for DWI. Game wardens in Avoyelles Parish say it happened Sunday night.
They recovered the body of 48-year-old David Crocket of Mansura. He reportedly fell overboard when the driver of the boat swerved to avoid an object in the water.
Agents arrested 42-year-old [...]

15-Year-Old Dies in Police Chase in Opelousas

A 15-year-old boy dies in a police chase in Opelousas.
Police there say Deontei Fuselier of Lafayette took off in a stolen jeep. Police chased and say he flipped the vehicle on Highway 357. He was killed. Three passengers were hurt, one critically injured.
State police are investigating.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/27/14