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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 [...]

Former Oakdale Officer Arrested for Sexual Relations with Child

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A former Oakdale police officer is arrested for accusations of sexual relations with a child. State police say 25-year-old Skylar Frank was fired after the investigation.
Troopers say while he was on duty in May he had sexual relations with a child. He’s charged with carnal knowledge and malfeasance.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/16/14

2 Suspicious Items Found at ULL, Officials Close Campus

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Two suspicious items are found on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, triggering the cancellation of classes today and tonight. The threat was called in to a TV station, which caused officials to start sweeping the campus and cancelling classes.
So far, nobody is hurt, and state police say the authorities will stay [...]

Democratic Women Host Judicial Candidates

It’s a day of debate and stumping as candidates start working toward the November 4th election. The Central Louisiana Democratic Women hosted District Court Judge Division “A” candidates.
We asked them the most important experiences they’ve had and how that could help them on the bench.

The group also heard from division “G” candidate Greg Gravel. Greg [...]

Rapides Deputies Find $47K of Meth in Deville

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Rapides deputies say they found 47 thousand dollars worth of meth in the Deville area and arrested the owner. Johnny Ray Campbell is charged with possession.
The arrest was made yesterday at his home on Campbell Road. Deputies say they found around six thousand dollars in cash as well as more than a pound of meth.
KLAX [...]

Health Officer: Vaccines Required for Kids to Attend School

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Next month kids return to school. But are they ready? Preparation is not just about uniforms and supplies. Our area public health officer says parents need to think about vaccinations.

More information is always available from your child’s doctor or from the area health unit.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/15/14