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  1. Construction on Lake Charles VA clinic delayedRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Frustrated veterans and their families who are forced to drive to Alexandria or other areas for care will be angry to learn construction on a VA clinic in Lake Charles is being pushed back at least several months, according to an announcement from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In the announcement, VA said as it was attempting to award a contract as soon as possible for construction of the facility and identified a potential successful offer, it began the pre-award review process.

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  2. 2015 Children's Hero of the Year Award Finalists ReleasedRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | PR Log

    ... Eckerd's CenLa Wraparound Agency. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities still available. PRLog - March 27, 2015 - ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Eckerd CenLa Wraparound - Eckerd announced the finalists of the 2015 Children's Heroes of the Year award as ...

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  3. Annual Trappers Convention Set for April 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters Association will hold their annual convention on Saturday, April 11 in Woodworth and the public is invited. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Woodworth Outdoor Education Center, south of Alexandria at 661 Robinson Bridge Road, will be the event site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.

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  4. Health priorities discussed for CenlaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    Behavioral health, mental health and addictive disorders ranked as the biggest health priority for Central Louisiana at the Healthy Louisiana meeting Thursday at the Alexandria Mega Shelter. Health priorities discussed for Cenla Behavioral health, mental health and addictive disorders ranked as the biggest health priority for Central Louisiana at the Healthy Louisiana meeting Thursday at the Alexandria Mega Shelter.

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  5. Henderson formally installed as NSU PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... and Northwestern State alumnus Greg Ashlock, who was guest speaker. Among the guests were the bishops of the Alexandria and Shreveport dioceses, as Dr. Henderson has been a long-time and active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Shreveport, ...

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  6. Dr. Mitchell Spellman's accomplished life rooted in local soilRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    Acclaimed Dr. Mitchell Spellman, who would go on to hold several prominent positions in the medical field, including serving 25 years as the dean of Harvard's Medical School, lived in Alexandria until age 12 After he died at his retirement home in Los Angeles on Nov. 11, 2013, Spellman was eulogized as not only a loving family man but a black pioneer in the world of academic medicine. This man who battled a rare neurodegenerative disease in the twilight of his life was a founding dean of the Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School in Los Angeles, spearheaded an effort to build a medical school in South Africa and served 25 years as the dean of Harvard's Medical School.

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  7. La. labor department hires former lawmaker from AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | KNOE-TV Monroe

    Dixon, a Democrat, resigned from the Legislature in December after seven years in office, citing health reasons. He had previously served as chairman of the House labor committee.

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  8. Two booked in connection with Lake Charles casino robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... Parish Jail on charges of armed robbery and armed robbery use of a firearm. Mitchell was picked up today in the Alexandria area by the U.S. Marshal's Office. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of armed robbery, armed robbery use ...

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  9. Strother remembered for love of others, zest for lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Town Talk

    Strother remembered for love of others, zest for life Promo to go here Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: More than 1,000 people, including at least 100 wearing military uniforms, attended a funeral service for Strother on Thursday in the Alexandria Riverfront Center. Strother, 44, of Alexandria and three other National Guardsmen were killed March 10 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash during a training mission near Pensacola, Florida.

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  10. Funeral for David StrotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Town Talk

    ANI Strother Funeral A child salutes as the funeral procession for the late CW4 David Strother passes by Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Alexandria Memorial Gardens.-Melinda Martinez/mmartinez@thetowntalk.com Funeral for David Strother ANI Strother Funeral A child salutes as the funeral procession for the late CW4 David Strother passes by Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Alexandria Memorial Gardens.-Melinda Martinez/mmartinez@thetowntalk.com Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: ANI Strother Funeral A child salutes as the funeral procession for the late CW4 David Strother passes by Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Alexandria Memorial Gardens.-Melinda Martinez/mmartinez@thetowntalk.com ANI Strother Funeral Bystanders salute and carry an American flag as the hearse carrying the casket of the late CW4 David ... (more)

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  11. Saints Preseason Games Moving to Raycom MediaRead the original story

    Thursday | Canal Street Chronicles

    They haven't announced the Stations, but are working on agreements in other markets in the Gulf south, including Lafayette, Monroe, and Alexandria Louisiana, Columbus/Tupelo in Mississippi and Mobile Alabama For what it is worth, it should be noted that Tom Benson owns WVUE which is operated by Raycom under a agreement I will be updating this list again in the summer when hopefully we know the other stations they work something out with, but this is welcome news for a lot of Saints fans, especially where they did not have access to CST This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles.

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  12. Visitation continues for Strother; service at 4 p.m.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Town Talk

    The visitation to pay respects to National Guardsman David Strother resumed today and continues until 4 p.m. in the Alexandria Riverfront Center. At Visitation continues for Strother; service at 4 p.m. The visitation to pay respects to National Guardsman David Strother resumed today and continues until 4 p.m. in the Alexandria Riverfront Center.

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  13. 5th-grader removed from school for long hairRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Times

    ... for both genders. Ashton has attended J.B. Nachman Elementary since he and his family moved from Colorado to Alexandria two years ago. It is evident that Ashton's hair adheres to other rules for all students. He keeps his hair clean, combed and ...

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  14. Alexandria boy kicked out of school for long hairRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Ashton Bodiford has missed more than two weeks of school because his hair is too long for a boy's. That's according to Rapides Parish School Board policy.

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  15. Alexandria 5th-grade boy kicked out of school for having long hairRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Times-Picayune

    ... trying to be rebels." Ashton has attended J.B. Nachman Elementary since he and his family moved from Colorado to Alexandria two years ago. "The rules they have in place are pretty antiquated," Shawn Brewton said. "And the people who put them in ...

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  16. Strother funeral to be 'great celebration of life'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Town Talk

    ... he never met. On Wednesday, those who knew him and those who just know of his devotion to his country visited the Alexandria Riverfront Center to pay their respects. The Rev. Craig Scott (right) visits with Sara Strother, mother of the late National ...

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  17. Public can pay respects to Strother until 9 p.m. todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Town Talk

    Public can pay respects to Strother today The public memorial period to pay respects to National Guardsman David Strother continues until 9 p.m. Public can pay respects to Strother until 9 p.m. today Public can pay respects to Strother today The public memorial period to pay respects to National Guardsman David Strother continues until 9 p.m. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: DJ Strother walks past the flag-draped coffin of his father, David Strother, today in the Alexandria Riverfront Center. A public memorial viewing continues there until 9 p.m. today.

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  18. Services Friday for LSU legend LowtherRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Town Talk

    ... Lowther, LSU's only two-sport first-team All-American in track and field and basketball, died Monday in Alexandria at the age of 91. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Friday in the church parish hall at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 2627 Horseshoe ...

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  19. Alexandria and Arlington crime reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Washington Post

    These were among incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department. For information, call 703-838-4636 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/police .

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  20. Prefling, D. EileenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Newark Advocate

    D. Eileen Prefling PERRYSVILLE: D. Eileen Prefling, 93, of Perrysville died Monday morning, March 23, 2015 in The Good Shepherd Home in Ashland following a brief illness. Eileen was born March 8, 1922 in Alexandria and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Chloris Hammond.

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