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2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday Starts Friday

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Tomorrow begins the Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday. This is one of several shopping days afforded to Louisiana residents for purchases without state sales taxes. Local taxes still apply.
Still, it’s a good opportunity for hunters to pick up everything from guns to off-road vehicles at a savings.

The tax-free sales go from tomorrow through Sunday.  [...]

Murder Trial Begins in Alexandria

Opening arguments begin in federal court in Alexandria for the murder trial of a man accused of shooting and cutting the throat of a 12-year-old girl.
57-year-old Thomas Sanders, formerly of Mississippi, is accused of killing Lexis Roberts. Her remains were found four years ago by hunters in Catahoula Parish.
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.
He [...]

2 Jailers Injured During Escape Attempt

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Two jailers are hurt after an attempted escape last night in Vernon Parish. Deputies arrested Jose Ayala III and Joshua Griffin, both of Leesville.
Deputies say the escape attempt happened while jailers were giving medical assistance to another inmate.
Both are charged with attempted aggravated escape, introduction of contraband and battery of a correctional officer. The officers [...]

Leesville Man Wanted on Domestic Abuse Charges

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Vernon Parish authorities are trying to locate 34-year-old Jeremiah Lee Bell of Leesville. He’s wanted on active warrants for domestic abuse from Leesville PD.
He’s 5 foot 6 inches, weighs about 150 pounds and has distinct tattoos on his neck.
Call Leesville police or Vernon deputies if you know his whereabouts.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/14

Donelon Speaks to Natchitoches Chamber

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This is the busiest time of year for State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. He’s in Natchitoches today for the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce. He and other business leaders talked about how hurricanes affect the insurance business in this state.
He’s speaking as Hurricane Dolly slams into Mexico, and we’re just now nine years after Hurricane Katrina [...]

Mid-Week Market Offers Farm Goods, Bread, Other Foods

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A new mid-week market for farm goods, bread and other foods is being offered on Tuesdays at the Texas Plaza in Alexandria. Local producers can sell their products at Texas and Jackson from three to six on Tuesday afternoons.
Inglewood Farms had already been setting up nearby on Tuesday afternoons to accommodate those who needed produce [...]

LSU AgCenter Teaches Beekeepers the Business of Bees

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Bees are an important part of the ecosystem, pollinating plants and making honey. A new LSU AgCenter program is helping potential beekeepers learn the business of bees.
LSU AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard visited one of the training sessions.

A plan is underway to have other agents offer the basic beekeeper training in other parts of the state. [...]

Pink Dress Run Scheduled for September

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A pink dress run, in connection with the Komen Race for the Cure, is scheduled later this month and it’s not just for women.

Visit the Race for the Cure web site for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/2/14

LSUA Plays First Soccer Game in School History

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History is being made at LSU of Alexandria.
It’s the first soccer game in the school’s history. They play Central Baptist University on the new soccer field. Both men and women have already participated in scrimmages: the men against Louisiana College and the women against Grambling.
The women started at 3, and the men’s game started about [...]

Miss LA Prepares to Compete for Miss America

Miss Louisiana 2014 Lacey Sanchez is leaving Monday for the Miss America Competition. Sanchez hopes to become the first-ever Miss Louisiana to win the crown.
She’s an LSU graduate and member of the track team where she competed in the pole vault. Sanchez is from Baton Rouge.
The competition in Atlantic City begins September 8th.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]