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Back to school shopping on tax-free weekend Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - If you're not back to school shopping this weekend, you may want to stay home. It'll be busy with this weekend's state sales tax break for most school items.  More>>

New State Law bans tanning beds for minors under eighteen

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ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- A new state law on the books bans the use of tanning beds for anyone younger than eighteen. The law is facing some opposition, especially from tanning salons whose clients are banned from the beds. More>>

Three arrested in connection with Lecompte bank robbery

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LECOMPTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -  RPSO arrests two Lecompte men, one Alexandria man following robbery at Lecompte bank.  More>>

LA 116, Esler Field Road closed

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)  LA 116 has been closed to repair a damaged cross drain pipe near Esler Field Air Port, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development.  More>>

Louisiana Public Safety Delegation plans trip to Mexico border

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – LSP, House Speaker Chuck Kleckley to meet with Texas Department of Public Safety about border issues.  More>>

Buddy Camp brings together kids with and without disabilities Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- For the past 14 years, young people have come together for a week long summer day camp at First United Methodist Church. It's called "Buddy Camp" and it's for kids both with and without disabilities. More>>

A look at some new laws that take effect Friday in La.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of new laws take effect Friday, with the start of August. A look at some of the changes on the books: More>>

Down Home Louisiana: YWCA Airband

 Down Home Louisiana heads to ASH for the Annual YWCA Airband Competition!

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Emily's Adventures: Geocaching

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The game and art of treasure hunting is something that everyone can enjoy. How many of us drew maps of our backyards and put an “X” that marked the spot? In today’s world, finding hidden treasures is something that is becoming almost nonexistent... Unless you are participating in an activity called geocaching. More>>

Sentenced to death: The death penalty in Central Louisiana Video included

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Next month, Thomas Steven Sanders is set to stand trial at federal court in Alexandria for a murder case that could carry a death penalty sentence if convicted. More>>

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  • Back to school shopping on tax-free weekend

    Back to school shopping on tax-free weekend

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:50:00 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - If you're not back to school shopping this weekend, you may want to stay home. It'll be busy with this weekend's state sales tax break for most school items. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - If you're not back to school shopping this weekend, you may want to stay home. It'll be busy with this weekend's state sales tax break for most school items. More >>
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