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Discover The Dinosaurs
Alexandria Riverfront Center
Come experience up to 40 moving and replica museum quality Dinosaurs!
Kansas City Southern's Holiday Express
KCS Train Yard
KCS' Holiday Express is a six-car train that brings Santa Claus and his elves to communities throughout the U.S. network at scheduled stops. These events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Yoga in the Gallery
Every Tuesday 5:30PM
Pineville Christmas Parade
Pineville Main Street
Holiday themed floats and music. The 7th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Presented by the City of Pineville.
Route: Begins at Donahue Ferry/College Drive/Main Street - down Main Street to Riverfront Street.
Alexandria Holiday Tour of Homes
Alexandria's Garden District Neighborhood
Alexandria's Garden District Neighborhood Foundation is hosting a Holiday Tour of Homes to include four homes in the Garden District. 2014 Marye Street was the home of General and Mrs. Omar Bradley when they resided in Alexandria during the Louisiana Maneuvers. 2022 Albert Street was modeled after actress Cathleen Moore's Beverly Hills home and it is said that Long was an occasional overnight guest in this house. 1703 Polk Street is built entirely of glass bottles circa 1945. More than 3,000 bottles were used to construct the house, which was originally used as a gift shop. The house at 1924 Barrister Street has been in the same family since it was built 100 years ago. What began as a one-story planter cottage, is now a grand colonial home.
Photo credit: SAY Photography Studio
The Big Noise
Holiday Ice Spectacular
Friday & Saturday
December 5th & 6th
Paragon Casino & Resort
Smoothie King Ctr
Smoothie King Ctr
Sunday December 21st
KC & The Sunshine Band
Saturday December 27th
Paragon Casino & Resort
January 17th, 2015
Florida Georgia Line
Friday January 23rd
Celtic Thunder Symphony
February 14th, 2015
1115 Texas Avenue
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9AM - 4PM
All Love Songs
24 & 7
"A Veteran Died Today"
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Ferguson Grand Jury 'Unfair,' Michael Brown Family Lawyer Says
(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- A lawyer for the family of the black 18-year-old fatally shot by a white police officer said Sunday the grand jury process playing out in Missouri is unlike anything he's seen before and is unfair. Credit: Frances Twitty/Getty Images The St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, Robert McCulloch, has said that, unlike with a typical grand jury, he would present to this grand jury ... More Stories
Newest "Hunger Games" Film Dominates Box Office
(NEW YORK) -- The odds were ever in favor of Katniss Everdeen this weekend, as Lionsgate The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opened atop the box office, dominating the weekend while bringing in over $100 million. While the third film in the series didn't quite match the opening weekend success of the first two, it did shoot straight to the top. Grossing $123 million, it topped second place Big ... More Stories
Talk Therapy Could Lower Suicide Rate
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say simple talk therapy could help to noticeably lower patients' risk of suicide. Credit: Tetra Images/Getty Images According to a study published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, researchers in Denmark analyzed data from over 60,000 patients who had recently tried to commit suicide. Some of the participants were given talk therapy, while others were given no therapy. Re... More Stories
Diplomats May Consider Extension in Iran Nuclear Talks
(NEW YORK) -- With the deadline for a deal fast approaching, diplomats are considering a range of options, including an extension to negotiations, in the P5 1 talks regarding Iran's nuclear capabilities. RONALD ZAK/AFP/Getty Images "Our focus remains on taking steps forward toward an agreement," a western diplomat told ABC News. "But it is only natural that less than 48 hours from the deadline we... More Stories
Judge Upholds Ban on Sports Gambling in New Jersey
(TRENTON, N.J.) -- A U.S. District Court judge on Friday ruled that New Jersey can not partially eliminate a ban on sports gambling. Credit: Yellow Dog Productions/Getty Images Federal law makes sports betting illegal in New Jersey and most other states. New Jersey had hoped to legalize sports betting, but had no intention of licensing or regulating the gambling. The National Football League and ... More Stories
Seahawks Stymie Cardinals
(SEATTLE) -- The Seattle Seahawks held the Arizona Cardinals to 204 yards of total offense as they went on to win Sunday at CenturyLink Field 19-3. Scott Boehm/Getty Images The loss snaps the Cardinals' six-game winning streak and moves the Seahawks (7-4) within two games of first place in the NFC West. Russell Wilson was sacked seven times, three of those by Calais Campbell, but still managed to ... More Stories
The Jindal Administration will be announcing mid-year budget cuts today. Louisiana is facing a $171 million dollar revenue shortfall. Jindal’s chief administrator has indicated that higher education will avoid any substantial cuts, but Senate Finance chairman Jack Donahue doesn’t see that being possible. There are many dedicated budget items that can’t be cut so typically higher education and health care are hit hardest.
President Barack Obama announced his plans for immigration reform last night, but many people say more needs to be done. Local business consultant Randy Hayden says the new Congress that is sworn in next year should look at making more working visas available, which could help with the state’s worker shortage. Hayden says one area of reform desperately needed deals with foreign students who are a educated by a Louisiana college and university, but then can’t stay after graduation because they can’t get a visa.
A concerned citizen’s tip led to the arrest of a Natchitoches Central High School teacher after police found she had sent nude photos to a 17-year-old student.
27year-old Nickol Smith was released on bond after the city’s High Tech Crime Unit found the photos with a warrant to search her phone and that of the male student.
Smith was charged with one count of prohibited sexual conduct between educator and student. The charge carries a $1,000 fine and up to six months imprisonment.
The Rapides Parish sheriff’s office reports an inmate walked away from his work release job Thursday. 27 year old Chad Babb was last seen around 7 a.m. while working for the Parish Highway Department compound on Highway 28 West. Babb was convicted of first degree robbery burglary. He is not considered to be dangerous.
Louisiana’s latest amnesty program is expected to bring in $169 million according to the state department of revenue who says they got 41,000 applications. $38 million will go to help the state close its mid-year budget deficit. The Jindal Administration will announce those cuts tomorrow. Louisiana is looking at a $171 million dollar shortfall.
The early voting period for the December 6th runoff elections begins tomorrow. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says early voting will run through Saturday November 29th excluding a few days, Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving. Schedler expects voter turnout in the 5th and 6th Congressional districts to outpace the rest of the state but he says even though control of the Senate has already been decided, it is still important hit your polling place, even if the US Senate race is the only item on your ballot
A lawyer for the Obama administration asked a judge Thursday to dismiss Governor Bobby Jindal’s anti-Common Core lawsuit because the education standards were not forced by the feds to be accepted in states. A ruling on the matter is expected in December.
A new poll on the 6th Congressional District runoff race shows Republican Garret Graves with a large lead over Democrat former governor Edwin Edwards. Pollster John Couvillon says the numbers indicate that Republicans have really gotten behind Graves as the GOP nominee. The JMC Analytics and Polling Company conducted the survey, and it shows Graves with 59 percent of the vote; with Edwards getting 34 percent.
Clean-air rules regulating new or expanding factories would be modified with the goal of spurring more chemical manufacturing under a bill by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, that won House approval Thursday — and that has prompted a veto threat from Democratic President Barack Obama. The bill would cut red tape and bring more transparency to the air-quality permitting process, Scalise has said. In Louisiana alone, Scalise has said, burdensome regulations have stalled 39 proposed projects worth $28.6 billion that would create 46,000 new jobs.
State Police report an extremely tragic accident out of Ouachita Parish Wednesday night which claimed the lives of 5 people, including young children, headed to Disney World for family vacation. They say the 16-year-old licensed driver from Texas likely fell asleep when the Tahoe crashed on I-20 and 6 out of the eight occupants, all unrestrained, were ejected. The children who died were 4, 7 and 15.
In the 1950′s, it was estimated there were only 80 to about 120 Louisiana black bears in the state. Today, the numbers are much better, with most of the bears in the northeastern part of the state in the Tensas River Basin. That’s LDWF biologist Maria Davidson, who says this report could result in the bears being removed from the endangered species list.
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