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2 New Candidates Enter Alexandria Mayor’s Race

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There are two new candidates in the race for Alexandria mayor. Jeff Hall, who’s been a lobbyist for CLECO, announced this morning he’s running.

Hall’s announcement comes on the heels of one made by Mitzi LaSalle. She held a rally at City Park Friday night.

Incumbent Mayor Jacques Roy is also expected to be a candidate. The [...]

Alexandria Woman Arrested for Stabbing

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On July 25, 2014, Alexandria Police responded to a reported battery in the 100 Block of Mary Street. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject that had been stabbed.
The investigation found that the victim was stabbed during a verbal altercation with the suspect who was later identified as Dora Baggett. Baggett was taken into custody [...]

Police Arrest Murder Suspect After Man Hunt

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Julius Jamal Garnett, age 28, of 4015 Lakeside Drive, Alexandria, LA is in custody after a 24 hour manhunt. Garnett surrendered to Alexandria Police Detectives at approximately 7:00 p.m. on July 26. Garnett was taken into custody by Detectives and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail without incident.
Garnett has been charged with 1 count of [...]

Alexandria Councilwoman Announces Run for Mayor

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Mayor Jacques Roy is drawing a second opponent, this one from the city council. District Two Councilwoman, Mitzi LaSalle announced her candidacy tonight in Alexandria City Park.
She’s vice president of business development for Keller Enterprise and is in her first term on the council.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/25/14

State Judges Hopeful for Constitutional Change

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Several state district judges will be in two elections on November 4th. They want a change to the constitution that would lift the ban on running for re-election after age 70.
Kari Beal in Lafayette speaks with an Acadiana judge who says he wishes he could continue doing what he loves.

At least two judges in Central [...]

Community Care Center Offers French Class

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A new community care center in Mansura is going further to honor the area’s strong French culture. ABC 31 Nws Reporter Bennett Roland Junior has more.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/25/14

House Fire Leaves One Dead

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A deadly fire early yesterday in Alexandria is under investigation. It broke out around five o’clock yesterday morning at 1611 McEnery Street.
A woman died and a man is in critical condition. Their names are not yet being released.
Investigators say there were three adults and two children in the home. One adult and the children were [...]

State DARE Officers Train in Cenla

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DARE officers from throughout the state are training in Central Louisiana today through tomorrow. These officers are the first line of defense against drugs around schools. They share stories about students who even turn in their family members who are dealing drugs out of fear for other family members.
Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton says [...]

Alexandria Hosts Back to School Bingo

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Schools open back up in less than a month and the City of Alexandria sponsors its annual Back to School Bingo. The students play bingo to win school supplies and other prizes.
Several hundred children showed up for this annual event, which was open to k through 12 students.
Organizers say they want to help youngsters get [...]

Seminar Informs on 3D Printing, Social Media, E-Commerce

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An e-commerce seminar is hosted in Mansura to offer cutting edge ideas for computer sales. It’s offered by the LSU Ag Center through the Connect My Louisiana Initiative. They’re providing information on 3D printing, building on-line businesses and social media.
The “Connect My Louisiana Program” is focused on 18 parishes where broadband is underused.

The experts on [...]