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Exchange Club Hosts Congressional Candidates

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With less than a month to go before the election, we get to hear more from candidates in a key race.
Fifth congressional district voters can never say they are without a choice on November 4th. There are nine candidates in the race, and most pitched their stories to the Alexandria Exchange Club today.

A run-off, if [...]

Parish Fair Offers Inexpensive Food Choices

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Planning to go out to dinner this weekend?
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says head to the fair. He eats his way through the Rapides Parish Fairgrounds for this next report.

The fair continues through Sunday, and remember the new venue is the area just south of LSU of Alexandria.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/14

Cassidy Comments on Federal Ebola Response

U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy is in Central Louisiana today, first in Ferriday and then here in Alexandria, to tour AFCO Industries.
We asked him about the Ebola scare in the United States and the federal response.

He’s seeking the seat held by incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, and the other leading candidate in the race is [...]

LSP Provide Rollover Simulator at Fair

When you visit the Rapides Parish Fair, you might want to engage in a simple safety lesson, courtesy of the Louisiana State Police.
Their rollover simulator will be there to show you what happens when you neglect simple rules, like wearing your seat belt.

The simulator is especially recommended for teen drivers.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/14

Rapides Parish Fair Begins Today Next to LSUA

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It’s the first day for the Rapides Parish Fair in a new location. It’s sprawling across the Dewitt and Evacuation Centers right next door to LSU of Alexandria. Bennett Roland Junior says the 2014 fair will be one to remember.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/8/14

Supriya Jindal Presents Tablets to Alma Redwine

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The First Lady of Louisiana is in Alexandria today, visiting a local elementary school.
Supriya Jindal is at Alma Redwine Elementary. She’s presenting tablet technology to the school and even teaching a lesson, using the gizmo.
These teaching aids are provided by her non-profit foundation. The First Lady has traveled the state providing these high-tech gifts to [...]

Supt. White Talks Early Childhood, Jump Start Programs

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State Education Superintendent John White is making four presentations in the Alexandria Pineville area today.
White, who has been in the limelight over common core, is traveling the state talking about other issues. He stopped by Lessie Moore Elementary early this morning, where the focus is on early childhood network pilots.
White says his department will take [...]

Cenla Business League Holds Candidate Forum

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The Central Louisiana Business League invites candidates to a forum, especially those in the predominantly African American communities. Candidates for Alexandria Mayor, the judgeship vacancy for Division A, District Attorney and Congress were invited to the forum at Convention Hall.
KLAX-TV Sales Manager John LeBoeuf moderated the event.
The election is November 4th, and early voting begins [...]

Job Fair Underway for New Food Businesses

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A job fair is underway through Friday in downtown Alexandria for three new food businesses that are to open this fall. They are opening up inside the old Weiss and Goldring’s building at the corner of Third and Desoto Streets.
One is a restaurant, another is a pastry shop and the third is a sandwich shop. [...]

Arrest Made in Attempted Copper Theft

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Alexandria police arrested Donald Clifton Sr. and charged him with unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure and disturbing the peace by intoxication.
Just before 8pm last night, APD officers were dispatched to the Hunter Power Electrical Plant in reference to a burglary in progress. Someone called, reporting a man was on the property trying to steal copper [...]