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Man Arrested on 36 Counts of Harassing Telephone Language

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A south Louisiana man is arrested for 36 counts of harassing telephone language. He’s 27-year-old Frankie Josh Billiot of Houma.
Rapides deputies say the calls began in early September, and though the man was warned, he continued to phone the victim at all hours of the day and night.
“Even though we are in an electronic and [...]

First Confirmed Case of Ebola in Dallas

A patient in a Dallas hospital is confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus. That person has been held in “strict isolation” as he or she was evaluated for possible exposure to the virus. This is the first case of Ebola confirmed in the U.S.
A Texas health Presbyterian hospital official says the patient was admitted [...]

Cenla Chamber Hosts Congressional Forum

There are a lot of them on the ballot, and the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce allowed each to make a pitch for votes today. These are the men running for the 5th Congressional District spot on the November 4th ballot.

Most expect a run-off, and that will be held December 6th.
Remember, October 6th is the [...]

9 Arrested, 1 Wanted in Heroin Distribution Case

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Above: Derrick Jermaine Batiste (left); Latreice Moncele Turner (middle); Brock Lennon White (right)
Above: Jessica Marie Garmon (left); Jarvis Cardell Robinson (middle); Billy Lafrank Wallace (right)
Above: Sean Derrell Smith (left); Cedrick Tyrone Hurts (middle); Tamicka Latraye Hurts (right)
Rapides Parish deputies report the arrests of nine people after an extensive investigation into heroin distribution.
Rufus Bartholomew Fells Jr. [...]

Fort Polk Soldier Arrested on Sex Charges

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A Fort Polk soldier is arrested for inappropriate behavior with a youngster.
23-year-old Casey Dustin Young was arrested last week by Leesville police for aggravated rape and another sex charge.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/29/14

Port Allen Restaurant Gives Discount for Gun Carriers

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Bergeron’s Restaurant off Lobdell Highway in Port Allen, Louisiana, is known for its Cajun cooking, but recently it’s been getting a lot of attention for something that doesn’t have anything to do with their food. The restaurant began offering a ten percent discount a couple of weeks ago for bringing in both your appetite and [...]

Sanders Sentenced to Death Row

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A Las Vegas man tried in Alexandria Federal Court is headed to death row. A federal jury deliberated yesterday afternoon. It took them about an hour today to decide 57-year-old Thomas Steven Sanders shall die by lethal injection for the kidnapping and murder of a 12-year-old girl.
Sanders showed no emotion in the courtroom. He admitted [...]

VA Conducts “Stand Down” To Help Homeless Veterans

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The VA Hospital conducts what it calls a Stand Down. The medical center is offering services to homeless veterans. This is the 11th year for the homeless stand down.
Experts offered medical services, scans and immunizations. Others were there to help these veterans with a search for homes, jobs and job training.

This outreach program was co-sponsored [...]

Fort Polk Supporters Send in Most Letters in Country

Fort Polk is being considered for massive cuts, but not without a fight. The base could soon lose 65 hundred troops, which would be devastating to this area’s economy.
The group, Fort Polk Progress, recently held a letter writing campaign and collected more than 34 thousand letters endorsing the army base. These letters will be sent [...]

Annual Les Fest Draws Huge Crowd

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The annual Les Fest draws a huge crowd honoring the Alexandria Zoo’s director. Bonerama from New Orleans, a brass funk rock band, entertained the crowd along with vendors selling food, drink and even a silent auction. The money goes to the Alexandria Zoo to honor the late Les Whitt.
Whitt was the long-time director of the [...]