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Paul Hollis Endorses Bill Cassidy

The state representative who dropped out of the U.S. Senate race says he’s supporting Bill Cassidy. State Representative Paul Hollis chose Cassidy over Rob Maness.
He’s the other Republican hoping to unseat long-time incumbent Mary Landrieu.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/21/14

Woman Arrested for Throwing Rocks at Passing Cars

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Grant Parish deputies arrest a woman they say became violent. Deputies say last week 50-year-old Connie Pennington of Colfax was found standing in the middle of parsonage road with a knife and throwing rocks at passing cars. When the deputy arrived she started yelling that people owed her money.
They say she resisted arrest. She faces [...]

Local Prostitution Sting Results in 13 Arrests

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Rapides deputies conduct a prostitution sting in the Alexandria area, focusing on internet solicitation at local hotels, and arrest 13 people. The only woman arrested, 29-year-old Katie Woods of Bossier City, faces prostitution charges.
The rest are all men and they were arrested for solicitation. They are 32-year-old Marcus Milliner of Pineville, 27-year-old Ivan Cruz Avecilla [...]

Police Jury, City at Odds Over Coliseum Renovations

The Coliseum Authority is facing a political fight with the city of Alexandria. The two are at odds over renovations approved by taxpayers and include the parking lot they both own.

And this morning, Mayor Jacques Roy presented his side of the dispute.

The police jury meets Monday afternoon and they’ve invited city officials to confer with [...]

Libertarian Candidate for Senate Visits Alexandria

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There’s a Libertarian candidate in the race for the U.S. Senate. He’s Brannon McMorris, who has been campaigning in Alexandria.

McMorris is an engineer from Denham Springs.
Click below to view the entire interview:

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Flash Flood Alert Issued for Rapides Parish

Rapides Parish is currently under a Flash Flood Alert. Thunderstorms are expected to continue through Sunday,
The City of Alexandria urges neighbors to help keep storm water drains clear of debris so that water may drain freely from city streets.
The City also warns motorists to stay clear of low lying areas and above all do not [...]

Pineville Working On Nighttime Mardi Gras Parade

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Discussions are underway for a new Mardi Gras parade in our twin cities this one in Pineville. Tourism officials are working with the City of Pineville to support the idea.
Bennett Roland junior says the city has experience with a night-time parade, and they’re talking about this idea.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/14

Rapides Library Teaches People How to Iron-On Shirts

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Say it on a t-shirt. That’s what’s happening today at the Boyce branch of the Rapides Parish Library. Teachers are teaching people how to select the shirts, make iron-ons and more, all while being attentive to copyright laws.

The workshop continues tomorrow afternoon at two and again at 10am on Saturday as part of the summer [...]

Farmers Look Forward to Profitable Harvest This Fall

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Area farmers spent this morning learning the latest on the crops they planted in the spring and hope to harvest come fall. It’s the 13th Annual Field Day sponsored by the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center and LSU.   They talked corn, sorghum, soybeans and pests.
They’re looking forward to a profitable year.

They also learned from [...]

Lagniappe Theatre Presents The Odd Couple

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You may recall the story of the Odd Couple. Two roommates, one organized, the other not so much and the comedy that results.
Lagniappe Theatre is staging the production through Sunday at their theatre space in the Alexandria Mall.
You may have seen the movie or the TV series. It’s the endearing story of 2 misfits who [...]