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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

Rosepine Police Chief Arrested for Stalking His Wife

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Rosepine, LA- Last month, detectives assigned to the Alexandria field office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations received a criminal complaint in reference to Rosepine Police Chief James “Dennis” Parrott.  The complaint alleged 49-year-old Parrott of Rosepine stalked his estranged wife while she was at her place of work and at her home.
According [...]

Grand Jury Indicts Alexandria Man for Murder of Sheterica Brewer

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A grand jury indicts an Alexandria man for the murder of Sheterica Brewer.  He’s 23-year-old Brad Jeansonne.
Brewer was reported missing by her family and a couple days later police found her body. Her car was found burned in the Duhon Street area.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/7/14
Related: Man Arrested for Murder of Alexandria Woman

RPSB Open Houses Begin This Week

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One of the first of many open houses at area public schools took place this afternoon at Acadian Elementary.
School opens on Tuesday and these open houses give students and parents a chance to meet new teachers for the coming school year. It’s also a good time for school officials to encourage parental involvement, describing what [...]

Local Baseball Team Headed to Little League World Series

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A group of local baseball players is headed to the Little League World Series. Team Louisiana from Pineville has learned hard work, practice, and teamwork gets you far.
ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior met up with the team for their final practice before heading to Lexington, South Carolina.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/6/14

Attempt to Remove Rapides School Board President Fails

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Those who attended a crowded Rapides Parish School Board meeting heard efforts to unseat President Janet Dixon. And many say it is a racial issue.
But, last night the meeting ended with a vote, which does not challenge Dixon’s leadership. Three board members voted to seek a legal opinion on whether they could change officers four [...]

Holloway Grills CLECO, AT&T in Baton Rouge Today

Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway spends an angry day in Baton Rouge, first over CLECO and then over AT&T.
He grilled CLECO executives over rumors the Pineville based utility is being sold. He says commissioners were never notified about an impending sale.
Then, he took AT&T to task for an uptick in landline repairs. Holloway wants the [...]

Public Invited to Recreation Summit

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Alexandria residents are invited to a 3-day recreation summit that starts tomorrow morning at the performing arts center downtown. The event is for planning how the newly approved recreation tax will be used.

The meetings are free, open to the public, and there will be interactive activities between residents and the city officials.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

CLECO Summoned to PSC to Discuss Potential Sale

CLECO officials are being summoned to Baton Rouge tomorrow for an appearance before the state public service commission. The Pineville headquartered utility is the target of a sale that has displeased PSC Commissioner Clyde Holloway.
The meeting is tomorrow morning at nine and can be heard live through LPSC.org.
CLECO’s CEO Bruce Williamson has agreed to appear [...]

Vitter Reinforces Support for Common Core

U.S. Senator David Vitter repeats his support of common core for a Better Business Bureau meeting in Baton Rouge. This places Vitter squarely in opposition to Governor Bobby Jindal who is trying to undo the evaluation system in Louisiana.

Vitter is a candidate for the 2015 governor’s race.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/5/14