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Rapides Deputies Search for Missing Girl

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Rapides deputies are looking for a missing girl.  17-year-old Candace Picard was last seen in Boyce.  She’s 5 foot, 3 inches tall and may now be in the Alexandria area.
Call the sheriff’s office at 318-473-6700 or 318- 473-6727 if you can help.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/18/14

6th District Congressional Race Becomming Crowded

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There’s been a lot of speculation about whether former Governor Edwin Edwards will run for congress in the Baton Rouge area.  Today he announced his decision.  The colorful Governor is from Avoyelles Parish and served in Congress before he became Governor.

Rufus Craig, Libertarian
And this is becoming a crowded race.  A Baton Rouge attorney, Rufus Craig, [...]

Pineville Woman’s Body Discovered, Husband Arrested

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***UPDATE***
The husband of a woman found dead last Friday is now charged with her murder.  Michael Worley of Pineville is charged with the shooting death of Mary Worley.  He was arrested at his Nickel Loop home.
His wife’s body was found just inside the LaSalle Parish line next to a gravel pit.  Rapides Parish authorities may [...]

St. Jude Hero Pledges to Raise Money for the Hospital

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Evan Sanders never imagined his life’s journey could inspire others.  As a St. Jude hero, he pledges to raise money for the hospital while doing something he loves: running.  Evan is a Louisiana Tech student from Alexandria.
In this special report, ABC 31′s Lauren Partain finds out how Sanders considers his journey a blessing.

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Czech Festival Celebrates Heritage

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Names like Cespiva, Gunter and Tuma are part of the history of Rapides Parish.  This is the 100th year of the Czech settlements north of the Red River and this weekend a festival was held celebrating that heritage.
The dancing, food and costumes reflect the bohemian culture, which transplanted here a century ago.  Cookie Tuma says [...]

Controlled Burn Conference Held Today

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The March winds are winding up, and that means you’ll be seeing controlled burns.  A conference is held today on the safety and science behind these fires, which foresters use to cut down on undergrowth and other potential forest fire fuels.
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Today’s conference includes members from a variety of groups devoted to the environment and the [...]

2014 Legislative Session Begins Today

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Governor Bobby Jindal opens the 2014 legislative session in Baton Rouge. The 85 day session is now open after a 20 minute speech from the governor.
And if there was one issue he emphasized more than any other, it’s jobs. The governor introduced people who have benefited from what Jindal says are his work force efforts, [...]

Yarn Bombers Hit Downtown Alexandria

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Downtown Alexandria is hit by yarn bombers. The colorful display of yarn is decorating street lights, utility poles and trees. The knitted art displays the Chamber of Commerce’s logo.
This is all to mark the centennial of the chamber, which will have a day-long celebration on Thursday March 27th. A brass band will march on that [...]

Shooting Leaves One Dead and One in Serious Condition

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Thursday night around 9:45, Rapides deputies were called to a home in the 11 hundred block of Brannon road where they found two people shot.
One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was rushed to the hospital, where they are now in serious condition.  No other information is available yet.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

New LSUA Chancellor Finishes First Week

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It’s been a busy first week on the job for LSUA’s new chancellor Doctor Howard.  We caught up with him and asked him how he is settling into his new position.

This past weekend, Doctor Howard enjoyed getting his first taste of Louisiana culture at several Mardi Gras events.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/7/14