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NARC Employee Arrested for Rape of a Client

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A man who worked at the Natchitoches Association of Retarded Citizens Center (NARC) is arrested for rape of a client.
Glenn Redman worked as a bus driver for the center.  Natchitoches police say an employee suspected a problem and followed Redman when he took the client to his home.
Redman is accused of aggravated rape, cruelty to [...]

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Rebate Often Goes Unclaimed

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State taxes are due in May.  Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon wants to remind you to claim a rebate in regards to the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, an option that expires at the end of this year.

65 percent of those funds were unclaimed at the end of last year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/27/14

Boil Advisory for Oak Grove

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2/28/14 – ***UPDATE***  The boil order for the Oak Grove community in Natchitoches water works district one has been lifted.  It was imposed after a drop in pressure caused by repairs.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/28/14
A boil advisory has been issued for customers in the Oak Grove area of the Natchitoches Water Works Number One system.  [...]

8 Children Receive Minor Injuries in School Bus Accident

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8 children received minor injuries and a man was arrested on Highway 28 East after an early-morning school bus accident.
Pineville police say Anthony Phillips of Pineville failed to stop and rear-ended the bus in front of the Pinetrace Apartment Complex as children were being picked up.
Officers say Phillips was also in possession of a stolen [...]

LSUA’s University High Holds Open House

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A new high school for Rapides Parish students will be opening at LSU of Alexandria in August.  The university will allow students to earn their high school diploma and up to 60 college credits through a dual enrollment plan.
The school will also be used by LSUA education majors as a site for internships and practical [...]

State Health Officials Hold Public Forum

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State health officials meet with providers and families to talk about long term managed care.  The state is transitioning patients from long-term care paid for my Medicaid to what is being called a new model for this service.

Louisiana is among the states rejecting expanded Medicaid through Obamacare.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/25/14

Woodworth Goes Smoke-Free

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The town of Woodworth is now smoke free.  The town celebrated the banning of tobacco from public places last night with a recognition dinner.
Supporters say they’re confident it will make the community a healthier place to live, work and play.

Town officials say this will be a plus in other ways like cutting down on litter [...]

Lecompte Rotary Club Hosts “Bar-B-Que on the Bayou”

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It’s Bar-B-Que on the Bayou.  The Lecompte Rotary Club sells sandwiches and fixings to benefit their many projects today.  Club members are doing all the cooking, preparation and sales.
And they say the money will be put to good use in Cheneyville, Lecompte, and Forest Hill.

Some of their successful projects funded by the club include books [...]

2nd Annual Foodapalooza Offers Workshops & Education Opportunities

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Foodies and farmers gather today for the 2nd annual Foodapalooza.  The morning is filled with workshops on how to make a living with profits from farmers markets.  Experts offer instructions on building container gardens and on why fresh food is so nutritious.
The free event attracts restaurant owners, small farmers and people who have their own [...]

Body Found in Bayou Rapides

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Alexandria Police are investigating a body found in Bayou Rapides early this morning.
A man’s body was recovered behind the 3 thousand block of North MacArthur Drive.  He has been identified, but his name is being withheld until his relatives are notified.
Police say there were no immediate signs of foul play, but an autopsy has been [...]