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Forum is Held to Discuss Huey Long Hospital

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Supporters of Huey Long Hospital meet to talk about their options. The historic hospital was shuttered a week ago.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been turning over the so-called charity hospitals to public private entities run locally by Cabrini and Rapides Regional Hospitals.
But, one of the attorneys fighting the closure says it’s not over yet.

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Overturned Kayak in Red River Causes Scare

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Fire rescue officials gathered on the Red River this morning near the Purple Heart Bridge looking for a possible missing kayaker. It turned out there was no emergency.
It started when a passerby saw an overturned kayak in the Red River. That drew officials from Pineville, Alexandria and the Rapides Sheriff’s Office.
They eventually learned the kayaker [...]

Walmart Shopper Knocked Unconcious and Robbed

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Pineville Police say a shopper at Wal-Mart was struck from behind and knocked unconscious yesterday while loading her merchandise. Police are searching for a man driving a silver Chevrolet Equinox, shown in this video surveillance picture.
The victim could not identify her assailant, but was able to call for help after she came to. She’s now [...]

Road Closure: Jackson St Between 6th and Foisy

Emergency Turnlane Closure at Jackson Street (LA 1208-3) and Foisy Street (between 6th Street & Foisy Street)
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the City of Alexandria is initiating an EMREGENCY TURN LANE CLOSURE. The left turn lane on Jackson Street (LA 1208-3) turning left (west) onto Foisy Street between [...]

Pitkin Man Arrested for Murder

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Rapides deputies arrest a Pitkin man for murder early Saturday. Rodney Thompson is accused of the shooting death of 74-year-old Gennieve Ashworth of Freedom Road in Glenmora.
Rapides Deputies say Thompson reported the shooting to Oakdale Police, who turned it over to them.
The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are not releasing any motive for the shooting.
KLAX [...]

Half Million Bond Set for Grant Parish Man

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A bond of almost a half million dollars is set for a Grant Parish man accused of criminal sexual conduct with a child. 32-year-old Mitch Walker II of Dry Prong is charged with aggravated rape, sexual battery and indecent behavior.
The complaint was lodged in March, and he was located over the weekend at a Grant [...]

Opelousas Man Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

An Opelousas man is arrested for vehicular homicide in the death of a Lawtell woman. Troopers say 54-year-old Judy Stelly was a passenger in a truck driven by Nicholas LaFleur, who is suspected of impaired driving.
The wreck happened in Saint Landry Parish yesterday. Troopers say LeFleur lost control and hit a tree.
He is also charged [...]

Rock the Red Event Draws Crowd Downtown

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We hope you had a grand Independence Day weekend.
This was the scene on the banks of the Red River Friday night. The City of Alexandria sponsored its annual Rock the Red event at the amphitheater. There was music followed by a fireworks display.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

Protest Held Today at VA Hospital

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A protest is held at the VA Hospital in Pineville. Some veterans say this is among the hospitals that need reform.
They were joined by people running for office and at least one person who has a pending lawsuit against this hospital. They displayed a banner and expressed dissatisfaction with at least one physician there.
VA Director [...]

Vance McAllister Comments on Fort Polk Issues

The latest entrant in the crowded field for 5th district congressman is the incumbent.
Vance McAllister was in Alexandria this week, and though Fort Polk is not in his district, it’s future does affect his constituents. We asked him to comment on the threat to slash the force there.

There are 6 men in the race for [...]