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Two vehicles involved in fatal wreck on Expressway Sunday morning

(KALB) - The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle fatal, fiery crash on the Pineville Expressway Sunday morning that resulted in one fatality. APD reported that a pickup truck collided with a bucket truck in the south-bound lane. The driver of the pickup truck was killed in the accident while the driver of the bucket truck was injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. As of this time, APD has not identified the driver who was killed.
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New principals step into roles at Horseshoe, Peabody Montesorri

Horseshoe Elementary School and Peabody Montessori will have two new principals for the upcoming school year while Alexandria Senior High will have an acting principal while current principal Ben Arrington is out on sick leave. Christine Gatlin, Horseshoe Elementary. Before accepting the role as Horseshoe's new principal, Christine Gatlin was...
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City of Alexandria hosts ‘Back to School Bash’

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - On Saturday, August 6, the City of Alexandria hosted a ‘Back to School Bash’ event that gave students a chance to stock up on supplies before the first day of school. Over 500 people attended the event, and each child got a new clear...
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Suspect in Natchitoches murder captured in Lake Charles

NATCHITOCHES, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A man wanted for the murder of a LaSalle Parish man whose body was found in a Natchitoches Parish oxidation pond earlier this year has been captured in Lake Charles, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. Kendrick Cox, 30, has the subject of...
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Gov. Edwards holds ceremonial signing of ‘Millie’s Law’

BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB) - Governor John Bel Edwards took pen to paper on Thursday, August 4, 2022, for a ceremonial signing of “Millie’s Law.”. The law, which is named after 28-year-old Millie Harvey, went into effect on Aug. 1, 2022. Harvey overdosed in Alexandria City Park in Feb. 2017 on heroin laced with fentanyl.
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COVID-19 vaccine to be required for most public university students in Louisiana

Most Louisiana public universities will require the COVID-19 vaccine this fall, though a liberal vaccine exemption policy offered through state law also will also make it easy for students to circumvent those mandates.  The University of Louisiana system, Southern University system and LSU Shreveport will require the vaccine. LSU’s two health sciences centers, its main […] The post COVID-19 vaccine to be required for most public university students in Louisiana appeared first on Louisiana Illuminator.
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The Sunday Scaries: What is it and how can you manage it

It's Sunday afternoon. We're sad that the weekend has come to an end and start to think about work or school responsibilities that will face us Monday morning. For some people, thinking about the upcoming work or school week causes them to experience anxiety known by a couple of names: the Sunday Scaries, the Sunday Blues or The Dread, Kimberly Colston, a mental health nurse practitioner at River Solutions in Alexandria, wrote in an email.
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APD arrests individual wanted in porch package theft

Alexandria, La. (WNTZ) – Alexandria police officers have arrested an Alexandria man in connection with the theft of a package from a resident’s porch on Jackson Street Tuesday afternoon. Neal Holmes, 35, of Alexandria, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with one count of theft under $1,000. The...
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Pineville man dies in house fire

RAPIDES PARISH (August 4, 2022)- The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM), in collaboration with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding a house fire in Pineville that claimed the life of a male resident. Around 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, the...
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Rapides Parish schools are ready to welcome back students

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - As summer break comes to an end, schools and students alike are getting ready to start another school year on Monday, August 8. At Peabody Magnet High School in Alexandria, teachers and administrators are putting the finishing touches on their classrooms and hallway decorations. Executive assistant principal Stanley Jones told KALB that there are some new courses being offered at Peabody this year.
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The Alexandria Zoo Celebrates a Century in Cenla

The Alexandria Zoo was established by the city in 1922 in Bringhurst Park as a simple row of cages, constructed of chain link fence and iron bars, with very little vegetation planted near the exhibits. Celebrating its Centennial this year, it opened to the public in 1926 as a free exhibit. Little of that original infrastructure remains in the modern day Zoo. Additional cages, including a sea lion pool, were added in the 1940s.
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