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Early Voting Ends, Over 5k Participated

Early voting has ended and registrar officials believe more than five thousand voters cast an early ballot and nearly two thousand more ballots are expected to be processed. But according to officials, that’s not a record in Rapides Parish.
And for some of you, the action begins in one week on Election Day.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

LSUA Hosts Trick-Or-Treat Street

Goblins and ghouls are out tonight at LSUA.
Dozens of departments, clubs and staff dress for Halloween and hand out candy along a street of sorts set up on campus. People say the decorations are lavish, and the students selected themes for each booth.
Officials say this is a long-standing tradition on campus.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/28/14

Audit: Over $26k Mismanaged at Port of Alexandria

The Port of Alexandria is responding to a critical audit, which says the Port Administration has mismanaged more than $26,000.
Experts say there are 10 critical findings. Some $21,000 was given directly to employees for their health coverage rather than paying the insurance companies.
A spokesperson for the port says they have responded to the audit. One [...]

Pineville Police Investigate 2 Robberies Over Weekend

Pineville Police are investigating two separate incidents from over the weekend.
The latest happened last night just before six at Stage in the King’s Country Shopping Center off U.S. 165. A man walked in with a knife and threatened the cashier, then made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
And on Friday night around 10:30, police [...]

State Rep. Robert Johnson Endorses Mayo for Congress

A one-time candidate for the fifth congressional district joins a gubernatorial candidate in the endorsement today of Monroe Mayor Jamie mayo. Mayo is the lone democrat in the November fourth primary and it’s his second time around.

Also in today’s endorsement is gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards of Amite.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/27/14

Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy Casts Ballot Today

With the deadline for early voting tomorrow, the big issue on the ballot, is the senate race.
One of the main opponents to incumbent Mary Landrieu is Congressman Bill Cassidy. The congressman cast his ballot this morning and had some strong words for Senator Landrieu.

Landrieu is opposed by three republicans: Bill Cassidy, Thomas Clements and Rob [...]

Zoo Boo continues through Saturday

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At Zoo Boo, which continues tonight and tomorrow from 6pm to 8:30pm, thousands of candies will be handed out over the three days of trick-or-treating at the Alexandria Zoo.
There are many activities for all ages, all in celebration of fall and Halloween. Children are invited to attend in costume.
Admission is six dollars for everyone, except [...]

Methodist Church Celebrates 10th Pumpkin Patch

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The Methodist church celebrates their tenth year of their pumpkin patch.
Every fall, the First United Methodist Church of Pineville and Alexandria offer the public a pumpkin patch. Students are invited to tour the patch, learn about the different pumpkins, and even pick one out to take home.
Church officials say it’s not just about Halloween, it’s [...]

“Well Ahead” Program Unveiled Today

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A new program is unveiled to help the people of Louisiana make healthier choices. It’s called “Well Ahead” and it’s being led by the Central Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition and nearly everybody can get involved. If you represent childcare centers, hospitals, restaurants, work places, colleges or universities, then this is for you.

The program covers a [...]

State Fair Begins in Shreveport

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Fall is in the air and that means it’s time for a trip to the state fair in Shreveport. The fair opened yesterday, but we caught up with crews adding the finishing touches on rides and games. Erin Buchanan has the story on fair safety.

The independent third party inspector stays on site for the duration [...]