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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 [...]

Election Day Tomorrow

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Tomorrow is Election Day in Louisiana, with polls opening bright and early at 7.
A crowded field of 14 candidates comes down to Vance McAllister and Neil Riser.  Both are republicans from the northern part of the 5th congressional district.
You can access the secretary of state’s web page for the latest results at GeauxVote.com.  Polls close [...]

Witness Found in Hineston Bank Robbery

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Rapides Deputies find a witness in connection to last week’s bank robbery in Hineston.  The Sabine State Bank was held up, but nobody was harmed.

Authorities have not said if there is a connection between the Hineston case and today’s robbery at Chase Bank.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/14/13

Another Bank Robbery Occurs Today

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The Chase Bank on Jackson Street Extension was robbed this morning.
Alexandria police say at around 9:30, a man handed the clerk a note demanding money, and then took off, running toward the Parliament Street area.  No one was hurt.
The man is described as African American, tall and slender, and wearing a tan or light brown [...]

City of Alexandria Works to Reduce Flooding

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The City of Alexandria is proudly showing off some work they say will mean less flooding during winter and spring rains.  You can see how much work went into the project in the dramatic differences between these before and after pictures.
The Chatlin Lake Canal is a major collection point for rising water in the [...]

Murder Conviction in Alexandria

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James Craig Johnson, Jr. of Alexandria was found guilty of murdering Jacqueline Bazert.
Prosecutor Monique Metoyer says Johnson stabbed Bazart more than 139 times on 15th Street in January of 2012.
Metoyer also says Johnson will be sentenced to life in prison on November 22nd
- KLAX ABC 31 News. November 13, 2013
 

Bank Robbery in Hineston Today

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The Sabine State Bank in Hineston is held up at gunpoint this morning with nobody hurt.
Authorities say 2 men with handguns entered the bank and demanded money.  No injuries have been reported.  Witnesses say the 2 men left in a car, headed toward Alexandria.
Crime scene specialists, the FBI and state troopers have been on the [...]