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The Arts Council of Central Louisiana will conclude its first season of Abendmusik Alexandria with “Jacques Offenbach, the Cellist.” Cellists Paul Christopher and Milovan Paz will play six of Offenbach’s cello duets at Abendmusik at 6 PM on April 2 at the Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre.

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30th Annual Ruth Butler Memorial Easter Egg Hunt

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Bring a basket with 3 dyed hard boiled eggs and a friend. Refreshments & candy for ages 1 to 12

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U.S. Air Force Musicians to perform in Alexandria

Thursday, April 16th ~ 6:00PM

Alexandria Riverfront Amphitheater

The performance is family-friendly and open to the public.

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Music Starts 11a

Admission Is Free!




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The public memorial period to pay respects to National Guardsman David Strother continues today in the Alexandria Riverfront Center from noon to 4  At 4 a memorial service will be held, followed by a graveside ceremony in Alexandria Memorial Gardens.


The Jindal administration’s experiment in privatizing Louisiana’s charity hospitals is running into some troubled financial waters.


A Lafayette jury convicted Seth Fontenot of manslaughter on Wednesday rather than the first-degree murder charge prosecutors were seeking in the shooting death of 15-year-old Austin Rivault.


An American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety study shows that distraction in teen crashes is worse than previously thought. The study found that distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes.


A leak in one of the 97 igloos storing the 16 million pounds of M6 propellant at Camp Minden in Webster Parish has resulted in the recommendation of the emergency destruction of its contents.


A total of 46 Beau Chene (SHEN) High School Students have been suspended after an investigation into a pupil who is accused of changing grades.


A legislator wants to make it a law that a designated driver be present at certain locations that sell alcohol.  


Governor Bobby Jindal is keeping active for a potential run at the White House.


A cell phone video has emerged showing a group of young men beheading a live goat. The graphic 12 second video shows one man beheading the goat with a machete sword over a child’s swimming pool, while the others cheered.


The Strawberry Festival Board and the Kiwanis Club of Ponchatoula have apologized for the controversial 2015 poster and they say they will not sell it at the event.




LSU Sophomore forward Jarell Martin announced Wednesday  that he’s leaving the Tigers to enter the N-B-A draft.


Fellow LSU forward Jordan Mickey might also leave for the NBA, but he says as of now he’s still considering his options. And Tigers assistant coach Eric Musselman was named today as the new head coach at Nevada.


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