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Helping Hands, Rapides Deputies Give Out Fans

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One group is providing fans to the needy during this hot weather. As they’ve done in the past, Rapides Deputies chip in to the Helping Hand Ministries. These community deputies met early to pick up the fans at the helping hands warehouse on Greer Road in Pineville.

Deputies know many of the recipients from their routine [...]

Travelers to Pay Highest Gas Prices in 10 Years

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Tomorrow is the official start of the long holiday weekend, and Triple A says 41 million of you will travel 50 miles or more from home. This is an increase from Independence Day weekend a year ago.
And, you’re likely to pay the highest gasoline prices in six years. It’s 20 cents per gallon more expensive [...]

Showdown in Baton Rouge Over Common Core

The fight over common core between Governor Bobby Jindal and State Education Superintendent John White is at a showdown in Baton Rouge. The state board of education, better known as BESE, had a daylong hearing on what to do next.
The governor has blocked buying tests for common core. But, White has said the governor cannot, [...]

Judge Randow Officially Announces Candidacy Despite Age

An incumbent state district judge in Rapides Parish officially announces his candidacy today, even though statewide voters must approve a change to the constitution for him to serve.
Harry Randow will run for re-election on the November 4th ballot. Randow has presided over the adult drug court program for the past 10 years. Three have indicated [...]

Pineville Mayor, City Council Sworn in for New Term

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The Pineville mayor and council members are formally sworn in for their next term of office. That happened last night at the Main Street Community Center.
There’s just one new face on the council, Christy Frederic, a CLECO retiree, who once worked with incumbent Mayor Clarence Fields.
Mary Galloway, Kevin Dorn, Tom Bouchie, and Nathan Martin are [...]

Natchitoches Police Search for Missing Teen

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Natchitoches police need your help in finding a missing teen. 17-year-old Bianca Chew was last seen Friday night in the front yard of a home on Martin Luther King Drive in Natchitoches. She was wearing a blue and white shirt with pink jeans and pink shoes.
Anyone with information should call Natchitoches Police at 318-352-8101.
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Water Issues in Alexandria Affects Latanier and Poland

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A water conservation order for the City of Alexandria is lifted after a water well blow-out near Woodworth over the weekend.
The break caused the mayor to issue a water conservation order. All non-essential businesses that use water were asked to close, and residents were urged to conserve water. The city was also trying to avoid [...]

Local Lawmakers Comment on Legislative Session

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The annual legislative session ended at the beginning of this month and some area lawmakers attended a review of what happened sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
It was a regular 85-day session that had a lot of controversy over common core and after the session about a bridge between Alexandria and Pineville. One lawmaker managed [...]

Lacey Sanchez Crowned New Miss LA

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Lacey Sanchez of Baton Rouge is now the new Miss Louisiana. She was chosen out of 32 contestants in the annual pageant Saturday night in Monroe. This was the 51st year for the event there.
Lacey is a senior at LSU, majoring in mass communications. The 23-year-old competed as Miss Lafayette.

She’s an experienced competitor, after being [...]

Mayor lifts water conservation order

Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy lifted the water conservation order as of 9 a.m. today.
The 42” transmission main from the Kisatchie Fields, which sustained a blowout on Saturday, June 28, was returned to service about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Water storage levels inside the City rose substantially last night.  At this time the Alexandria water system has [...]