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Rapides Regional Presents ER Expansion Plans

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An expansion of the emergency room at Rapides Regional Medical Center is planned.
Today, staff members described what is happening and when.

Rapides Regional, along with Cabrini, has taken over the services once provided by Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

Welcome Week Continues at LSUA with Global Village Day

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Welcome week continues at LSUA and today is Global Village Day. Students, faculty and staff are welcoming the many international students who have chosen to study at LSUA.
Faculty members say these students are doing more than absorbing American culture. They also teach their colleagues about their home countries.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

Student Dies After School Fight at Natchitoches Central

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Johnquaries Smith, 18, dies after school fight at Natchitoches Central.
One student has died, another will be charged with manslaughter after a school fight at Natchitoches Central.
18-year-old Johnquaries Smith, an outside linebacker for the school football team was in critical condition on life support at University Medical in Shreveport and passed away about 11:30 this morning. [...]

Man Arrested After Being Shot as Intruder

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Vernon deputies arrest a Leesville man who was shot August 9th by a homeowner, who says the man threatened him and his family. Jesse Lee Fernandez was shot four times and was arrested after his release from the hospital.
Deputies say Fernandez is charged with home invasion, criminal trespassing, criminal damage to property, and criminal mischief.
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Local Realtor Appointed to Real Estate Commission

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A local realtor is named by Governor Bobby Jindal to the state Real Estate Commission.
The 14-member board is appointed according to Supreme Court and congressional districts.
The Commission is headquartered in Baton Rouge.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/26/14

Waterway Officials Search for Ways to Kill Harmful Weeds

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Few weeds bother area conservationists like the giant salvinia. They can literally choke the life out of a waterway.
For that reason, officials with the Red River Waterway Commission are always looking for ways to kill the plant without harming other vegetation and in an economical manner. And, thanks to researchers at Stephen F. Austin State [...]

After Qualifying, Many Elected Unopposed

When the smoke cleared Friday afternoon at courthouses and the secretary of state’s offices in Baton Rouge, some candidates were elected unopposed.
All but two state district judges are returning to the bench as well as the Alexandria City Judge.
Seven school board members have no races, and two area mayors are elected in Lecompte and McNary.
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Police ID Officer Involved in Fort Polk Soldier Shooting

Alexandria police release more information about the officer-involved shooting that happened August 16th. Fork Polk soldier, 22-year-old Mitchel Ryan Bethin, is charged with aggravated assault with a gun and simple battery.
APD identified the officer as Corporal Clifton Fairbanks, a 14-year veteran. State investigators say the preliminary investigation revealed Fairbanks likely saved the life of another [...]

Fort Polk Letters, Petitions Deadline Tonight

Midnight tonight is the deadline to save Fort Polk with letters of support.
Fort Polk Progress has been lobbying for the past few weeks for the continued troop strength at the U.S. Army base.

Michael Reese spoke today to the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance, which meets monthly on the Louisiana College campus in Pineville.
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Couple Arrested for Keeping Little Girl in Cage

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A couple faces cruelty charges after being accused of keeping a little girl in a case.
Police arrested Jennifer Chapman and Joseph Chapman of Alexandria over the weekend. Seven children in all were removed from their home on Park Avenue.
Investigators say the woman admitted to placing the child in the cage in the kitchen whenever the [...]