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Private Detainee Transfer Center Opens at England Airpark

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A privately owned transfer center for detainees is officially opened at England Airpark today.
It’s operated by the Geo Group, a Florida-based company. The company describes itself as the world’s largest provider of correctional, detention and community re-entry services. They have more than 78-thousand beds and run a detention facility in nearby Jena in LaSalle Parish.

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Landrieu Endorses Jamie Mayo for Congress

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While in the area today, Senator Landrieu gives her endorsement to Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo in his bid for congress.
Both are democrats, and Mayo is the lone African American in the crowded race for the fifth district congressional seat, now held by Vance McAllister.
Other candidates are Ralph Abraham, Eliot Barron, Harris Brown, Zach Dasher, Clyde [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Alexandria Mayoral Candidates

The final elections forum sponsored by the Alexandria Exchange Club today featured candidates for mayor. We asked these candidates their most outstanding accomplishments.

Early voting for the November 4th primaries begins Tuesday morning at 8:30.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/16/14

Pineville Mom Arrested for Leaving Young Children at Home

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A 26-year-old mom is arrested in Pineville for deserting her three children. Candace Roberson is accused of leaving the children, all younger than ten years old, at home alone.
Also, police say the home doesn’t have electricity, and an extension cord was running from another apartment to operate a fan.
The children have been turned over to [...]

Mayor, DA Candidates Attend Q&A

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Mayoral candidates for Alexandria and Rapides Parish District Attorney positions attend a question and answer session. The Q&A is sponsored by the Young Professionals Group of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.
The candidates were asked specific questions regarding economic development because that’s what these young entrepreneurs are most concerned about.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/15/14

New BBQ Restaurant Holds Ribbon Cutting

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A new barbecue restaurant is unveiled on Coliseum Boulevard in Alexandria this week.
The Red Coats of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce did the honors yesterday for Stranger’s Bar-b-que.   It’s located across the boulevard from the GG’s. They offer backyard-style barbecue and restaurant owners say they are providing a family-oriented environment.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/15/14

Hwy. 1 Construction Halfway Completed

We now have an update on the construction of Highway 1 near the casino in Marksville. State highway officials say the two-year widening project is halfway done and the nearly four-mile stretch from Mansura to Marksville should be completed a year from November.
The highway is being widened from 2 to 5 lanes to accommodate the [...]

Zombie Walk To Donate Funds to Friendship House

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Zombie Walk 2014 is Saturday in Downtown Alexandria. Our very own Jerry Havens is the MC, though you might not recognize him here.

And as zombies, friends can show up for a good time.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/15/14

Arrest Made in Criminal Sexual Conduct Case

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Rapides deputies make an arrest in a criminal sexual conduct case.
This is 44-year-old Tully Timothy Guidry of Lake Arthur in Jeff Davis Parish. The complaint was filed on September 29th and deputies say Guidry was located in a neighboring parish’s jail under arrest for a similar crime.
He was released Sunday into custody of Rapides deputies [...]

Alexandria Man Arrested for Armed Robbery

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A 28-year-old Alexandria man is arrested for armed robbery. Raynell Hicks is accused of holding up a man yesterday near Wilmore’s Food Mart on MacArthur Drive.
The victim told police he was robbed at gunpoint by two men. Hicks was later found on Virginia Street.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/14/14