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LA Caterpillar Takes Equipment Simulator to Local Schools

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If you’ve ever wanted to drive some type of heavy machinery, it’s possible with a simulator.
Louisiana Caterpillar is taking its simulator to four campuses to let area high school students see what it’s like to be a heavy equipment operator. The simulator trains people on how to operate excavators and motor grinders.
Teachers say these are [...]

Police To Be Out in Force for 1st Day of School

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The new school year starts in the morning, and law enforcement agents say they’ll be out in force to make sure students are safe.
You’re reminded it’s now illegal to use a hand-held device in a school zone.
Also, police and deputies say you better slow down, because they will be monitoring all zones for speeding and [...]

3 Arrested for Burglary Saturday

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Alexandria police arrest 3 people for a vehicle burglary on Avenue C very early Saturday. Police say they’ve arrested 31-year-old Earline Saunders of Lecompte and 17-year-old Michael Carr of Alexandria. Police say a juvenile was in the area with the suspects and was arrested and turned over to family members. Another suspect fled on foot.
Police [...]

Man Arrested for Firing Shots at Residence

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At approximately 9:40 pm August 10th, 2014, deputies responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of Borland Rd in Deville.  The complainant advised a neighbor, later identified as Bruce Gordon Coston of 120 Borland Rd, Deville, LA, had fired several shots at their residence.
When deputies arrived, a family member had already disarmed the [...]

New MLK Jr. Library Branch Opens

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A long-awaited, new branch of the Rapides Parish Library is open for business. The Martin Luther King Junior Branch comes a long way from the old one, years ago on Smash Avenue off Willow Glen.
This gleaming new facility on Broadway is open one day before students return to school. A formal dedication will be held [...]

Incoming Freshman Attend Orientation at LSUA

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Freshmen are participating in time-honored tradition today at LSU of Alexandria: it’s orientation for the first-year students.
They’re learning their way around the campus, the course offerings, professors and the extra-curricular activities.
School officials are meeting with them and their parents to describe the many services offered to incoming students.

School starts on August 25th.
New to LSUA is [...]

Job Fair for Welders, Fitters Held Today

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Welders and fitters are being offered jobs that pay up to $25 an hour. The job fair for Dis-Tran Steel is looking for employees today at the Vo-Tech school. They are doing speed interviews with follow-up and a pre-employment training to be held next week.
Dis-Tran is part of Crest Industries, headquartered in Pineville and is [...]

JPs, Constables Fighting to Run for Re-Election

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That issue about too old to serve which is affecting some state judges is also now gumming up the election works for justices of the peace and constables.
A Lafayette area senator got a last-minute bill passed in the spring that forces them to retire at age 70. Now even he, Senator Elbert Guillory tells KATC’s [...]

Grant Sheriff’s Office Receives Check from NRA for Bullets

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Grant Parish Sheriff Stephen McCain receives a check for bullets. The check for around 32 hundred dollars was presented by the National Rifle Association at their banquet earlier this week in Winnfield.
“This grant will be a huge help to us and we are grateful to the NRA for the help”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.
The grant [...]

Recreation Summit Open Today at Coughlin-Saunders

A 3-day recreation summit opens today for Alexandria residents to learn about and provide input on city leisure services. ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says some heavy hitters are in town to share their expertise.

The summit concludes Saturday morning and is conducted at the performing arts center downtown.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/7/14