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Congressman Fleming Comments on Actions Against Syria

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4th District Congressman John Fleming is in Central Louisiana today. He’s on the November ballot with one opponent, Randall Lord, from the Libertarian Party.
We asked him about the president’s actions against Syria.

The Congressman represents Northwest Louisiana, including Allen, Vernon and Natchitoches parishes.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/23/14

3 Deadly Accidents Occur Over Weekend

Three deadly accidents occur in three area parishes over the weekend.
The latest happened yesterday afternoon. Timothy Vanness from Welsh was killed in Avoyelles parish off Highway 1.
Very early Saturday morning, Joshua Jenkins from Church Point died in a crash in Saint Landry Parish.
And, Friday night, a two-vehicle crash killed William Loomis III of Ferriday in [...]

Police Chase Ends With Crash Into Utility Pole

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A Leesville man is under arrest for leading authorities on a chase that resulted in damage to a patrol unit. Deputies say Bobby Bush was observed spraying an aerosol can into his mouth Friday. Deputies say that’s when the chase started.
Other law enforcement agents got involved when Bush drove his vehicle into a deputy’s unit, [...]

Chas Roemer Speaks in Favor of Common Core

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The sometimes-embattled president of the State Board of Education, known as BESE, was a speaker today for the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance.
Chas Roemer of Baton Rouge is the son of a former governor and one of the men now opposing the governor over common core.

Roemer has accused the governor of playing presidential politics [...]

Jewish Temple Celebrates 155 Years

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The Jewish Temple of Alexandria celebrates over the weekend. The historic congregation is now 155 years old. A plaque was placed near the building and the facility is now on the historic registry list.
The entire community was invited to tour the temple, hear its history and celebrate its enduring place in Central Louisiana.

The temple was [...]

Bunkie Elementary Creates Awareness for Sickle Cell Anemia

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Bunkie Elementary School students today are involved in an awareness program for sickle cell anemia and volunteers from the Pineville Beauty College are joining in the effort.
Bennett Roland Junior shows us how students are learning about this genetic disorder.

There is a 2-hour seminar tomorrow at the First Union Baptist Church in Alexandria for more information. [...]

Electricians Still Working to Repair Courthouse Electricity

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Electricians are working through the weekend to repair a malfunction that darkened the Federal Courthouse in Alexandria and interrupted the penalty phase for Thomas Steven Sanders.
Sanders has been convicted of slaying a 12-year-old girl, and the jury must now determine if he lives or dies.
Officials hope to resume the testimony on Monday.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Town Hall Held to Discuss Health Care in LA

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A town hall meeting is held about health care. State Representative Lance harries took questions and provided experts to answer questions about the controversies surrounding health care in Louisiana.
Louisiana is among the states rejecting the federal government’s Medicaid Program, and, at the same time, the state has shuttered the so-called charity hospitals. Instead, Louisiana is [...]

New NSU President to be Announced Tuesday

The new president of Northwestern State University will be announced Tuesday afternoon at 2 at a news conference in the Student Union Ballroom.
The finalists are Doctor Lisa Abney, NSU’s provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, and Doctor James Henderson, Chancellor of Bossier Parish Community College.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/19/14

Janet Dixon Says Ethics Charges Are False

Rapides Parish School Board President Janet Dixon denied any wrongful actions in connection with the hiring of the current school superintendent.
She is the target of an ethics complaint that she improperly served on the school board while working for the head-hunting firm which was used to select the superintendent.

She says she has hired an attorney [...]