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Alexandria Might Sell Fulton Hotel

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Alexandria may be one step closer to getting out of the hotel business. Alexandria mayor Jacques Roy is proposing to sell the Fulton Hotel to a management group that will turn it into a Holiday Inn.
The badly damaged hotel has been in a courtroom for years and is an unusual city asset. The city owns [...]

Parents, Others Rally to Oppose Common Core

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A room full of parents opposed to common core standards rallied today. State Representative Lance Harris sponsored the meeting with a group of other legislators opposed to common core.
Common core is an educational plan proposed several years ago by governors who said they wanted consistent curriculums among the states, so they could check their schools’ [...]

Jindal Says Only Other Office He Wants is President

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal acknowledges what many have suspected all along. He tells WBRZ in Baton Rouge the only other office he wants is President of the United States.

The Governor has been traveling to early primary states for personal appearances, like Iowa and New Hampshire. And, he’s term-limited in Louisiana.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/14

Domestic Violence Vigil Held at Courthouse

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A noon vigil is held on the steps of the Rapides Parish Courthouse. The group is there to remember the victims of domestic violence.
This is a month when the battered and bruised are remembered. Sponsors say they use this time to get information out to victims that there is help. Many of these participants are [...]

LA, Rapides Parish Schools Earn B on Report Card

Report cards for schools throughout the state are out. Louisiana earned a B and that’s what Rapides Parish Schools also earned, but there are four failing schools.

Those schools with A’s are J.I. Barron, Peabody Montessori, Poland Junior High, Rosenthal Elementary, Rubywise and Phoenix Magnet. These grades are for the 2013-2014 school year.
Parents can go to [...]

Early Voting Starts in LA Today

Early voting throughout Louisiana starts today. Voters can cast their ballots for the November fourth primaries at the registrar of voter’s offices throughout the state. Voters in Rapides Parish are taking advantage of the seven-day period.
The ballots range from the statewide candidates for the U.S. Senate and 14 proposed constitutional amendments to justices of the [...]

Fmr. Pres. Clinton Campaigns for Landrieu in Baton Rouge

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A former president throws his weight behind U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Bill Clinton took the stage in front of a packed house in downtown Baton Rouge. He touted Landrieu’s experience and called her an effective leader.

This is the former president’s second time campaigning for Landrieu in the past two months.
Recently, Landrieu’s opponents got the backing [...]

Deputies Investigate 2nd Inmate Death This Month

Rapides Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating another inmate death, though they say there are no signs of foul play.
Deputies say 24-year-old Robert Keith Rachal Junior of Deville had a seizure yesterday afternoon in the downtown jail and fell off his bunk. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he died today.
He had been arrested [...]

CLECO Announces Sale to North American Investor Group

CLECO announces an agreement to sell the Pineville-based company to a North American investor group. The Canadian Group is agreeing to buy the company for 4.7 billion dollars. The selling price is $55.37 per share.
Meanwhile, Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway reminds area residents and stockholders the company’s sale must be approved by the PSC. He [...]

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow for Nov. Election

Early voting for the November fourth primary elections starts tomorrow. Voting registrars across the state are expecting a heavy turnout.

Remember, you will need a picture ID. The dates are tomorrow through October 28th, daily except Sunday, from 8:30 am to 6 pm.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14