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News For Friday 03/28/14


News for Friday 032814

By Dave Graichen

 

Alexandria police arrested 10 people Wednesday after they allegedly kicked in the door at the Boys & Girls Club. The suspects were four adults and six juveniles. The juveniles, ranging in ages from 12 to 16, all were arrested and were charged  with unauthorized entry of a place of business. The adults were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and additionally charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The investigation is ongoing.

 

There's  a new Gallup Well-Being poll out that  shows  Louisiana  is near the bottom  of  the  list  of states whose residents can afford food. Our percentage of almost 23%  of  residents  who  struggle  to afford   food  is  only  one  place  away  from  the  bottom,  where Mississippi is.

 

State Ag and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain announced yesterday more than 5 million gallons of gasoline shipped from the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge terminal in mid-March was tainted by something that is causing the intake and valve systems of vehicles to gum up.  The problem is contained to two batches of gasoline shipped between March 12 and March 15. Contaminated  gas was found at several  locations around the Baton Rouge area.

 

As part of the investigation into the pit-bull attack that killed  a little  girl  on Tuesday, Houma Police have requested testing on the dog's remains for  rabies,  and to also see if the 130 pound dog had

been injected with steroids,  which  is  illegal.  Four year-old Mia DeRouren was killed and her mother hospitalized as a  result  of the attack in their home.

 

Opening arguments in the first degree murder trial of Brian Horn get  underway today in a DeSoto Parish Courtroom.  Horn, a former taxi  driver, is accused of killing 12-year-old Justin Bloxom in 2010.  Jury selection for the case began March 11th in East Baton Rouge Parish and the panel consists of 6 men and 6 women. They were transported to  Mansfield and will be sequestered until a verdict is reached.

 

A group of citizens for pot legalization in The Bayou State are urging  voters to change their political affiliation to the Louisiana  Marijuana Party. Jerry Jacobs is leading the effort to have the party

officially recognized by the office of the Secretary of State. He says  they need 1,000 residents to register for the party by May 1st. Jacobs says they need this so The Louisiana Marijuana  Party can qualify a candidate for the US Senate race in November.

 

State lawmakers are working on a bill that would create a specialized  human trafficking court. Kenner Representative Julie Stokes' proposal  calls for judges to get special training on how to handle human  trafficking cases. Stokes says currently many human trafficking victims  are charged as prostitutes, instead of receiving support services.

 

Legislation  that  allows  every  parish  and  city  in Louisiana to organized  a  gun  buyback program is heading to the House  floor. Under  current  Louisiana  Law,   New  Orleans  is  the  only  place

authorized in the state that can have  a  weapon  buyback program.

 

Legislation that will allow for the sale of wine ice cream Louisiana gets  put  on the shelf, so that the author of the bill can work out details to make  sure minors  can't purchase the adult treat. Monroe

Representative Marcus Hunter says  he'll  bring  the bill back up, but he first wants  to alleviate the concerns of lawmakers that wine ice cream won't be used as a way minors can get drunk.

 

The  Monroe based Century Link has been awarded a contract from  the US Defense Information Systems Agency worth a reported $1.7 million. The company  is  charged with providing a communications system that could survive a nuclear  attack.  The  system  operates continuously

connecting all three air bases in the Colorado Springs region.

 

Colleges and universities would be required to increase the contributions they make toward faculty pensions under legislation approved Thursday by a Louisiana House panel. House Bill 6, as amended in committee, would require the employer contribution to what is called the Optional Retirement Plan, or ORP, to reach 6.2 percent by 2018. It is the same amount private employers are required to contribute toward Social Security.

 

LSU  Police  have  arrested  four  fast food employees for allegedly stealing money from customers who paid  for  their  meals  with  the university  debit  card  system. Capt. Corey Lelonde says the thefts occurred at a McDonald's located in the student union. More arrests  are  pending  and  the  investigation  is ongoing.

 

A  study  commissioned  by the environmental group Restore Louisiana Now,  says  funding  the Louisiana's  multi-billion-dollar,  50-year master plan for coastal  protection  and  restoration  could  create anywhere  from  109,000  to  212,000  new  jobs  for the state while stimulating  the economy with billions in spending  related  to  the projects.

 

In  response to a recent population explosion, legislation  to  allow year  round  night  hunting  of  feral  pigs  was  reintroduced into Legislation. Present law only allows nighttime hunting between March

through  August.  The  House  Committee  on  Natural  Resources  and Environment  voted  11-3  to  move  the  bill to the House floor  for further consideration.

 

 

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Local Events

 

Louisiana Liars Contest

Saturday August 23rd


The Louisiana Liar's Contest will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Community Center at 708 Main St. in Pineville, LA.  The Louisiana Storytelling Association has sponsored the event for the past eleven years to celebrate the art of telling a whopper so outrageous that the audience wants to believe it.    Admission is free for the audience and anyone who appreciates a good story is invited to attend.

 



Brass In Blue

will be presenting a concert

at Coughlin-Saunders Performing

Arts Center

August 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

The performance is family-friendly

and open to the public,

Free of charge.

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at any TicketCentral booth,

online at

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Thursday September 4th

Downtown @ The Hearn

An Evening With

Scott Joplin

Classical Guitarist

John De Chiaro

For Tickets..

Ticket Central

Or Call 318-445-7705

 


Superhero Dash 5k
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Dust Off Your Cape, Lace Up Your Shoes and Join Us For The 1st Annual Superhero Dash in Alexandria, LA. Runner's from across Louisiana will be donning their best superhero attire for this fun filled 5k around Alexandria Senior High. Awards will be given to Top Male and Female Finishers & there will even be prizes for best costume! All proceeds benefit the CF Foundation. Be A Hero, Register Today! Pre- Registration $25Day of registration $30- 8:00am 5k start 9:00am Alexandria Senior High
 


2014 Walk

To End Alzheimers

September 13th

Kent House Plantation

Registration at 9am

Ceremony at 10am

Info: ClickLogo Above

Call 318-861-8680

 



September 20th

A Cycling Event

Kent House Plantation

(318) 487-5998

 

 

 

 



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Alexandria, LA

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August 18th

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3 Dog Night

August 16th

Vinton, LA

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Vicki Lawrence & Mama

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Rickey Smiley & Friends

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Heymann Arts Ctr.

 

Mickey Gilley

August 30th

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Ron White

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Mahalia Jackson

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Eric Church

September 11th

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Miranda Lambert

September 12th

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Cajundome

 

Clint Black

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Jeff Dunham

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Jay Lano

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One Direction

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October 8th

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