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  1. 'Quiet zone' at railroad crossing could be costlyRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    'Quiet zone' at railroad crossing could be costly A proposed "quiet zone" at an Alexandria railroad crossing near a hotel could be costly. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: A proposal to establish a "quiet zone" so that trains wouldn't blow their horns at night near an Alexandria hotel could be potentially costly and set a precedent that could lead to future costs.

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  2. Home invasion suspect held at gunpoint by victimRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    Home invasion suspect held at gunpoint by victim Home invasion suspect held at gunpoint until deputies arrive. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: An Alexandria home invasion suspect was held at gunpoint Monday until Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies could arrive to arrest him, officials said.

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  3. 3 Jena teens face drug, weapon charges in AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Three Jena teens were arrested on drug and weapon charges Saturday after an Alexandria Police officer found 29 bags of marijuana and a handgun in the vehicle they were in, authorities said. The search of the vehicle came after the officer saw one of the suspects smoking marijuana in the vehicle in the parking lot of the Grand Theatre on North Mall Drive, police reported.

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  4. Alexandria man accused in stabbing deathRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    Alexandria man accused in stabbing death An Alexandria man faces a manslaughter charge in a weekend stabbing death. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Officers were called to the 2900 block of Louis Street at 1:02 a.m. Saturday and found Martin lying in the street.

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  5. La. Political Hall of Fame to honor Scott familyRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Scott family of Alexandria is taking its place among legends of Louisiana politics as family members are posthumously being given special recognition by the Louisiana Political Museum in Winnfield. The Town Talk reports the museum will honor the family, which included federal Judge Nauman S. Scott II and his son, state Rep. John W. "Jock" Scott," with the Political Family of Officeholders' Award on Feb. 7 during the Political Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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  6. State Archives feature artwork of Alexandria nativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Town Talk

    Stephen Gibson has an established career as an artist, but most days he feels like he is "just getting started" in his work. State Archives feature artwork of Alexandria native Stephen Gibson has an established career as an artist, but most days he feels like he is "just getting started" in his work.

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  7. Survivors, family members march to end domestic violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Town Talk

    On Saturday, about 50 people paraded across Alexandria, from City Park on Masonic Drive to the Bolton Community Center, during the fifth annual All Women Marching for Hope walk and rally. Survivors, family members march to end domestic violence On Saturday, about 50 people paraded across Alexandria, from City Park on Masonic Drive to the Bolton Community Center, during the fifth annual All Women Marching for Hope walk and rally.

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  8. Breeders, dog-lovers turn out for Mardi Gras Dog ClusterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Town Talk

    It is more than just a competition bringing people together to the Mardi Gras Dog Cluster at the Alexandria Riverfront Center this weekend - it is just the love of dogs. Breeders, dog-lovers turn out for Mardi Gras Dog Cluster It is more than just a competition bringing people together to the Mardi Gras Dog Cluster at the Alexandria Riverfront Center this weekend - it is just the love of dogs.

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  9. Workers at Pineville GE plant prepared for worstRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Town Talk

    ... with GE Oil & Gas. "No final decision has been made." GE "intends to restructure its manufacturing operations in Alexandria," Benton said in an email. "The intended restructuring is based on our long-term strategy to simplify our business and ...

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  10. Rauls makes history in becoming Rapides Parish judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Town Talk

    ... James and sons Carson (foreground) and Payden. After her first year in law school, Monique F. Rauls met legendary Alexandria attorney Louis Berry, a civil rights advocate and the first African-American licensed to practice law in Rapides Parish. ...

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  11. Jenkins city's 'greatest visionary' since Joe BentleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Town Talk

    Jenkins city's 'greatest visionary' since Joe Bentley Son of carpenter from small Evangeline Parish town giant downtown presence in Alexandria Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: A son of a carpenter, who was raised in the small Evangeline Parish town of Clearwater and always was enchanted with "downtown" anywhere, is Alexandria's "Mr. Downtown." Mike Jenkins, who will celebrate his 66th birthday Feb. 1, is a self-made millionaire who is most responsible for the revitalization of downtown Alexandria.

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  12. Deal appears to be near on Coliseum parking lotRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A long-awaited deal that would clear the way for Rapides Parish Coliseum renovations to begin appears to be close to fruition. Rapides Parish Police Jury President Richard Billings told The Town Talk Thursday a proposed agreement between the police jury and the city of Alexandria over jointly owned property needed for Coliseum parking could be finalized as early as next week.

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  13. Sources: GE closing Pineville plantRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Times

    ... year. In terms of private sector facility closings, the GE Pineville plant would rank among the biggest in the Alexandria-Pineville area in recent years. In 2012, Alexandria institution Cotton Brothers Bakery was closed when Hostess Brands Inc. ...

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  14. Baton Rouge Community column for Jan. 23Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Advocate

    ... annual Mardi Gras Cluster dog show will be held Jan. 22-25 at the Riverfront Convention Center, 707 Main St., Alexandria. The show will be held in conjunction with the Alexandria Kennel Club. For information, to online to batonrougekennelclub.com or ...

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  15. LSUA clinic staff helps student discover blood clotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Town Talk

    ... discovered her condition in December after passing out near the nursing building at Louisiana State University of Alexandria, which opened a student health clinic in partnership with Rapides Regional Medical Center weeks before Taylor's incident. ...

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  16. Meeting about Rapides Coliseum parking lot canceledRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Town Talk

    ... no new meeting date had been set. The Police Jury has been involved in a long-running dispute with the city of Alexandria over use of the jointly owned parking lot at the Coliseum. Clear rights to use the parking lot are needed so that permitting ...

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  17. Louisiana pastors form new Baptist associationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | NOLA.com

    ... retaliation from the Louisiana Baptist Convention. "There's too much power in the Baptist Building (LBC office in Alexandria) because there's too much money," Johnson said. "With the amount of money there, the power's there with it. And that's the ...

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  18. Over 3,000 attending Pentecostal gathering in AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Town Talk

    Over 3,000 attending Pentecostal gathering in Alexandria POA Senior Pastor Anthony Mangun: It's a powerful meeting Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Miranda Quartemont/mquartemon@thetowntalk.com More than 3,000 people attended the 32nd annual "Because of the Times" Conference this week at the Pentecostals of Alexandria campus. But for 32 years now, the Pentecostals of Alexandria's Because of the Times conference has brought apostolic ministers and their families from around the world to Alexandria.

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  19. House District 26 candidates square off in forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Town Talk

    ... Jeff Hall, Alice "Red" Hammond and Daniel Williams spoke and answered questions at a candidate forum in Alexandria sponsored by the Central Louisiana Democratic Women. All three are Alexandria Democrats. They are running in a Feb. 21 primary ...

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  20. Mardi Gras in CenlaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | KLAX

    Tickets can be purchased in advance at $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 years and younger. They can be purchased at the following locations in Alexandria: Atwoods Bakery, Critics Choice and Alexandria Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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