[ November 16, 2013 to November 17, 2013. ] Angola, LA. – Don’t miss your chance to witness the open-air production of The Life of Jesus Christ play as performed by a cast of male and female offenders from the Louisiana State Penitentiary and Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women. This unique, truly unforgettable performance depicts Jesus’ birth, miracles, crucifixion and resurrection. All aspects of [...]
[ November 1, 2013 to November 30, 2013. ] Upon Request, Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Daily Demonstrations. Daily demonstrations will be conducted to show how cotton fiber was separated from seed. Juxtaposed against hand separation, this will serve to illustrate how such a simple machine had such a great impact on the proliferation of cotton production in the South. [...]
Early voting for the November 16th elections starts tomorrow and goes through Saturday, November 9th except for Sunday. Votes are cast, with a picture ID, in the registrar of voters’ office in the parish courthouse.
There is a run-off for the unexpired 5th Congressional District term between 2 Republicans, Vance McAllister of Swartz in Ouachita Parish [...]
LAKE CHARLES – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that I-10 Eastbound will be closed to all traffic at Exit 44 (Kinder exit onto U.S. 165, just east of Iowa) beginning Saturday, November 2, at 4 a.m. until Wednesday, November 6, at 4 a.m., weather permitting. This closure is necessary for [...]
One parish coroner says there’s an alarming increase in deaths due to heroin overdoses and he thinks more lenient penalties for dealing in the drug may be to blame. Jason Newton has more.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/29/13
The gates at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport officially open tomorrow. And the final nuts and bolts are being tightened on rides at the fair grounds. But before the first ticket is taken, those rides have to pass a safety inspection. Erin Buchanan reports from the fair grounds.
Fair officials say ride operators and [...]
Governor Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina appeared last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan and explained how they had a baby, even though they are 50 years apart in age.
He said they used sperm that had been stored, unbeknownst to him, many years before when he had a reverse vasectomy.
How did he find out? He [...]
From left to right: Vance McAllister and Neil Riser
Two Republicans emerge for a run-off on November 16th for the 5th Congressional District seat.
Running second is 39-year-old Vance McAllister of Swartz, near Monroe. He bankrolled his campaign and had support from Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty reality show.
In first is 51-year-old State Senator [...]
It’s not exactly a do-over, but it is a fresh start. The State Revenue Department is offering a way for taxpayers to catch up when they get behind on their taxes.
The program ends November 22nd. For more information, visit the Dept. of Revenue’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/21/13
It’s time for the great Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez, Mississippi. ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior got up at the crack of dawn to try to take his first hot-air balloon ride.
For more information about this weekend, go to NatchezBalloonRace.com.
Also, one Natchez-area hotel manager, Walter Tipton, says the Balloon Race fills up the city [...]