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Adoption Awareness Month Spurs Statewide Events

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November is Adoption Awareness Month.  The state Department of Children and Family Services wants more people to know about adoption as an opportunity to expand their families.

For more information, contact your local office of children and family services.
As part of this initiative, Louisiana’s first lady honors some remarkable families at the governor’s mansion.  This is [...]

Great American Smoke Out Today

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Today is the Great American Smoke Out and LSU Alexandria sponsored a breakfast to mark the national event.  It was an educational event for students to learn about the major health issues plaguing Central Louisiana and how smoking is associated with them.  They also learned that state law requires schools to provide smoking cessation programs [...]

Festival of Lights Begins This Weekend

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The state’s oldest city is preparing for its 87th Festival of Lights.  On Saturday night at 6:30, more than half a million lights will be turned on during a ceremony in the Natchitoches Historic District.  Natchitoches was founded in 1714.
Turn on the Lights begins 45 nights of lights for the Christmas holiday, running through January [...]

Judge Edmund Reggie Dies at 87

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A powerhouse in Louisiana politics has passed away at the age of 87.
He’s Judge Edmund Reggie, who ran campaigns for president John F. Kennedy in Louisiana and later for governors John McKeithen and Edwin Edwards.  His daughter Victoria is the widow of Senator Edward Kennedy.
He was always called judge, because he served for so long [...]

Town of Jena Receives High Accolades

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Just over 7 years ago, the town of Jena in LaSalle Parish was the site of the largest civil rights protest in Louisiana history.  Tonight, it’s one of three sites being named great places in Louisiana.
The announcement is made by the AARP’s Livable Communities Council, the Center for Planning Excellence, and the Lieutenant Governor’s office.  [...]

McAllister Defeats Presumed Favorite Riser in Run-Off

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A 39-year-old college dropout and self-made millionaire is the congressman elect for the 5th congressional district.  Vance McAllister defeated Neil Riser Saturday by a 60 to 40 vote and Riser was the presumed favorite.
McAllister had the support of the Duck Dynasty stars who made robo calls and TV ads for him last week.
And Governor Bobby [...]

Jindal Announces New Business to CenLA

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The governor was here for an economic development announcement today.  He says Paperworks Industries will relocate its carton finishing operations from New York to Alexandria.  This will create 43 new jobs and invest 6.6 million dollars in an existing industrial building for the operation.  Another 178 indirect jobs will be slated for the region.
The factory [...]

Parents, Students Protest Common Core

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Some parents and students spent their lunch hour protesting the Common Core curriculum today.  They met at Kees Park in Pineville to stage the rally.
They object to what they call government interference in education.  The common core was developed after governors decided all states should have some minimum requirements.  It’s been adopted in Louisiana with [...]

Buckeye Teacher Receives High Praise

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A Buckeye High School teacher is named the best of the best in Louisiana.  Lacey Hoosier is honored for her work in teaching science at Buckeye High.
Her specialty is earth science and she goes the extra mile to engage her students.  She says science is fun for her and should be for her students as [...]

White Pelicans Cover LSU Lakes

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In Baton Rouge, the LSU lakes have gone to the birds.  Lakes around the Baton Rouge area flooded with white pelicans.  Hundreds flocked onto the water and parked it.  We spoke to some aspiring birdwatchers, who said it was quite a sight to behold.

Some drivers even stopped to get a better look.  Almost everyone said they [...]