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3 Injured in Alexandria Shooting

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APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred on July 31 2014, in the 2500 Block of Harris Street. Three individuals were injured.
Officers were dispatched to the 2500 Block of Harris Street in reference to an investigation. Upon arrival, Officers located a male subject identified as John Green suffering from a non life [...]

Single-Vehicle Crash Kills Opelousas Man

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Photo credit: KATC, Lafayette
A single-vehicle crash kills an Opelousas man this morning on the Interstate 49 frontage road near Kennerson Road in Saint Landry Parish. Troopers say 32-year-old Corey Doucet lost control on a curve and hit a ditch before flipping.
He was not wearing a seat belt.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/31/14

Veterans Voice Opinions on VA Health Care System

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Area veterans are given an opportunity to share their opinions about the veterans health care system. State Secretary of veterans’ affairs David LaCerte is holding a series of town-hall meetings throughout the state.
Last night he was at the VFW Post on Veterans Drive in Alexandria. This afternoon he was in Grant and Winn Parishes.
He says [...]

Student, Former Soldier Enters Race for Alexandria Mayor

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Nicholas Wright announces his candidacy for Mayor of Alexandria. He’s a student completing his B.A. in Political Science and Pre-Law. Wright is a soldier who served two tours in Iraq and has a Purple Heart.
Qualifying for the November 4th election is next month.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/31/14

Police Identify Man Who Tried to Hold-Up Credit Union

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Pineville police identify and catch the man who tried to hold-up a credit union yesterday. Police caught 36-year-old Ronald David Paul almost immediately after he walked into the Pelican State Credit Union on Main Street in Pineville.
He had a duffel bag pressed against his chest and demanded money. Police arrived while he was still in [...]

Police Find Body of Man Missing Since May

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A man who was first reported missing back in May has been found dead inside a home on Day Street.
Alexandria police were called to the home in reference to a death investigation. When they arrived, they discovered the body of Anthony Tannehill.   His family reported him missing on May 2nd.
Police say there are no signs [...]

Faircloth Explains Jindal’s Position in Common Core Fight

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An Alexandria attorney is representing Governor Bobby Jindal in the legal battle over common core. Jimmy Faircloth explains the Governor’s legal position in the fight, which is happening just as school is about to start.

Faircloth is a former executive counsel to the Governor. He says up until this week, the legal matters have been fought [...]

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

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The wallets of parents around the country are about to get much lighter again. It’s that time of year, buying back to school clothing and school supplies.
But you might want to wait to shop until Friday. More than a dozen states, including Louisiana, are offering a sales tax holiday this weekend. The back to school [...]

Common Core Fight Becomes Lawsuit Duel

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The battle over common core is turning into a matter of dueling lawsuits.
The State Education Board met in a special session this morning and voted to sue the Governor. The announcement came as the Governor says he is suing the board of education.
The contentious issue is the common core, a curriculum adopted at the behest [...]

Man Tased, Arrested for Making Threats at Local Credit Union

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Police use a taser on a man who is arrested this afternoon for making threatening statements at the Pelican State Credit Union in Pineville.
Nobody was hurt and the suspect did not have a weapon. However, the man was taken to a hospital to have the taser prongs removed.
No money was taken. Police say he entered [...]