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Local music star comes home Video included

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CHENEYVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Crystal Hoyt has shared the stage with country music stars like Miranda Lambert and Big and Rich. She has also went on tour for three years with Toby Keith.Now Hoyt has traveled back to her hometown of Cheneyville to a crowd she never expected. More>>

City Marshal hosts Easter egg hunt Video included

Marshal's office Easter egg hunt Marshal's office Easter egg hunt
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- There's only one more day until Easter, but the Alexandria City Marshal's office is already in the holiday spirit.
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McAllister's campaign finances take a hit

Congressman Vance McAllister Congressman Vance McAllister
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LOUISIANA (KALB News Channel 5) -- Controversial Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister only has a little more than $8,000 in his campaign account according to a new report published this week by Politico. More>>

Cemetery vandalized in Evergreen Video included

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EVERGREEN, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - One of Cenla's historic church cemeteries has been vandalized three times. More>>

Good Friday Passion Walk Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - More than 150 people turned out to take part in a passion walk in Alexandria. More>>

Counterfeit money surfaces in Cenla Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A couple of shops around town have been receiving counterfeit money this year, even counterfeit versions of the new $100 bill, which came out just late last year. More>>

Early voting for May 3 election begins Saturday

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Early voting week to begin April 19. More>>

Sandstone Multi-use Trail opens in Kisatchie

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Pineville, La. (KALB NEWS CHANNEL 5) - The Sandstone Multi-use trail will open on Saturday, April 19. More>>

Boil advisory lifted for Simpson

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VERNON PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The boil advisory for customers of the Simpson Water System has been lifted.
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  • Local music star comes home

    Local music star comes home

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:46:08 GMT
    Crystal HoytCrystal Hoyt
    CHENEYVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Crystal Hoyt has shared the stage with country music stars like Miranda Lambert and Big and Rich. She has also went on tour for three years with Toby Keith.Now Hoyt has traveled back to her hometown of Cheneyville to a crowd she never expected.More >>
    CHENEYVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Crystal Hoyt has shared the stage with country music stars like Miranda Lambert and Big and Rich. She has also went on tour for three years with Toby Keith.Now Hoyt has traveled back to her hometown of Cheneyville to a crowd she never expected.More >>
  • City Marshal hosts Easter egg hunt

    City Marshal hosts Easter egg hunt

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:10:25 GMT
    Marshal's office Easter egg huntMarshal's office Easter egg hunt
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- There's only one more day until Easter, but the Alexandria City Marshal's office is already in the holiday spirit.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- There's only one more day until Easter, but the Alexandria City Marshal's office is already in the holiday spirit.
    More >>
  • McAllister's campaign finances take a hit

    McAllister's campaign finances take a hit

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:39:13 GMT
    Congressman Vance McAllisterCongressman Vance McAllister
    LOUISIANA (KALB News Channel 5) -- Controversial Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister only has a little more than $8,000 in his campaign account according to a new report published this week by Politico.More >>
    LOUISIANA (KALB News Channel 5) -- Controversial Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister only has a little more than $8,000 in his campaign account according to a new report published this week by Politico.More >>
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  • Local music star comes home

    Local music star comes home

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:46:08 GMT
    Crystal HoytCrystal Hoyt
    CHENEYVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Crystal Hoyt has shared the stage with country music stars like Miranda Lambert and Big and Rich. She has also went on tour for three years with Toby Keith.Now Hoyt has traveled back to her hometown of Cheneyville to a crowd she never expected.More >>
    CHENEYVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Crystal Hoyt has shared the stage with country music stars like Miranda Lambert and Big and Rich. She has also went on tour for three years with Toby Keith.Now Hoyt has traveled back to her hometown of Cheneyville to a crowd she never expected.More >>
  • City Marshal hosts Easter egg hunt

    City Marshal hosts Easter egg hunt

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:10:25 GMT
    Marshal's office Easter egg huntMarshal's office Easter egg hunt
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- There's only one more day until Easter, but the Alexandria City Marshal's office is already in the holiday spirit.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- There's only one more day until Easter, but the Alexandria City Marshal's office is already in the holiday spirit.
    More >>
  • McAllister's campaign finances take a hit

    McAllister's campaign finances take a hit

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:39:13 GMT
    Congressman Vance McAllisterCongressman Vance McAllister
    LOUISIANA (KALB News Channel 5) -- Controversial Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister only has a little more than $8,000 in his campaign account according to a new report published this week by Politico.More >>
    LOUISIANA (KALB News Channel 5) -- Controversial Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister only has a little more than $8,000 in his campaign account according to a new report published this week by Politico.More >>
  • Bullying Can Have Life-Long Effects

    Bullying Can Have Life-Long Effects

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:25:33 GMT
    The repercussions of bullying extend long beyond childhood. A new British study followed over seven thousand children from grade school up until age fifty. They found those who were bullied were moreMore >>
    A study of the effects of someone being bullied showed the negative effects can last well into middle-age and even beyond. More >>
  • WIKI Is Better Than The CDC At Predicting Flu Outbreak Severity

    WIKI Is Better Than The CDC At Predicting Flu Outbreak Severity

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:18:43 GMT
    Wikipedia may be able to tell us when we're experiencing an outbreak of flu. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital studied when flu-related Wikipedia articles were accessed from December 2007 to augustMore >>
    Tracking when people access Wikipedia articles on the flu can give real-time information on the severity of the outbreak, and sooner than the CDC prediction. Could help doctor's treat their patients.More >>
  • Cemetery vandalized in Evergreen

    Cemetery vandalized in Evergreen

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:22:33 GMT
    EVERGREEN, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - One of Cenla's historic church cemeteries has been vandalized three times.More >>
    EVERGREEN, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - One of Cenla's historic church cemeteries has been vandalized three times.More >>
  • Good Friday Passion Walk

    Good Friday Passion Walk

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:08:55 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - More than 150 people turned out to take part in a passion walk in Alexandria.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - More than 150 people turned out to take part in a passion walk in Alexandria.More >>
  • Holi Fest to benefit Rapides CASA

    Holi Fest to benefit Rapides CASA

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:26:51 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Cenla Indian Community presents a traditional Indian celebration for the public.  The 3K walk/run begins at 11 a.m. at Tamp & Grind Coffee Shop in downtownMore >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Cenla Indian Community presents a traditional Indian celebration for the public.More >>
  • Lakes and Rivers

    Lakes and Rivers

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:35:33 GMT
    Red River/Black River System Location Pool/Flood Stage Today's Stage Trend Crest History Grand Ecore 33.0 22.7  +0.4   Red River Lock 3 n/a 71.7  +1.4 Alexandria 32.0 21.7  +0.4 Red RiverMore >>
    Central Louisiana's daily Hydrology Report.More >>
  • Counterfeit money surfaces in Cenla

    Counterfeit money surfaces in Cenla

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:13:22 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A couple of shops around town have been receiving counterfeit money this year, even counterfeit versions of the new $100 bill, which came out just late last year. WhenMore >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A couple of shops around town have been receiving counterfeit money this year, even counterfeit versions of the new $100 bill, which came out just late last year.More >>
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  • Pollock inmate sentenced for assaulting prison employee

    Pollock inmate sentenced for assaulting prison employee

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:25:55 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal inmate who pleaded guilty to attacking a prison guard has been sentenced to another 16½ years and three years of supervised release for the assault. U.S. District JudgeMore >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal inmate who pleaded guilty to attacking a prison guard has been sentenced to another 16½ years and three years of supervised release for the assault.More >>
  • Baton Rouge school board member collapses, dies

    Baton Rouge school board member collapses, dies

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:38:04 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled next week for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Randy Lamana, who collapsed as he walked to his car at the Capitol after a legislativeMore >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled next week for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Randy Lamana, who collapsed as he walked to his car at the Capitol after a legislative hearing on restructuring the school system.More >>
  • Saints bring back WR Meachem

    Saints bring back WR Meachem

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:37:03 GMT
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Meachem is entering his eighthMore >>
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract.More >>
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  • 48 killed in attack on U.N. base

    48 killed in attack on U.N. base

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:39:07 GMT
    (CNN) -- Heavily armed militants staged an attack on a U.N. peacekeepers' base that was sheltering civilians in South Sudan on Thursday, killing at least 48 people and seriously injuring dozens more, aMore >>
    (CNN) -- Heavily armed militants staged an attack on a U.N. peacekeepers' base that was sheltering civilians in South Sudan on Thursday, killing at least 48 people and seriously injuring dozens more, a U.N. spokesman in the country said Friday.More >>
  • Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:30:34 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in sixMore >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.More >>
  • Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

    Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:21:49 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylumMore >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.More >>
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  • Local music star comes home

    Local music star comes home

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:46:08 GMT
    Crystal HoytCrystal Hoyt
    CHENEYVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Crystal Hoyt has shared the stage with country music stars like Miranda Lambert and Big and Rich. She has also went on tour for three years with Toby Keith.Now Hoyt has traveled back to her hometown of Cheneyville to a crowd she never expected.More >>
    CHENEYVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Crystal Hoyt has shared the stage with country music stars like Miranda Lambert and Big and Rich. She has also went on tour for three years with Toby Keith.Now Hoyt has traveled back to her hometown of Cheneyville to a crowd she never expected.More >>
  • McAllister's campaign finances take a hit

    McAllister's campaign finances take a hit

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:39:13 GMT
    Congressman Vance McAllisterCongressman Vance McAllister
    LOUISIANA (KALB News Channel 5) -- Controversial Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister only has a little more than $8,000 in his campaign account according to a new report published this week by Politico.More >>
    LOUISIANA (KALB News Channel 5) -- Controversial Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister only has a little more than $8,000 in his campaign account according to a new report published this week by Politico.More >>
  • Cemetery vandalized in Evergreen

    Cemetery vandalized in Evergreen

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:22:33 GMT
    EVERGREEN, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - One of Cenla's historic church cemeteries has been vandalized three times.More >>
    EVERGREEN, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - One of Cenla's historic church cemeteries has been vandalized three times.More >>
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