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Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago. More>>

Homeless students: Leveling the playing field Video included

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Not all students in Rapides Parish have the supplies they need for a productive school year. Nearly 500 children attending school are considered homeless, but there are community organizations looking to lend a helping hand. More>>

Thunder Valley Speedway honors Azalee Video included

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GLENMORA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - There's a hidden gem in Glenmora; a hidden gem of speed. "Racing is big in this community," Thunder Valley Speedway owner Alan Crowe said.


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Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart stores

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(CNN) -- If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading. More>>

Cenla Schools start dates

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(KALB News Channel 5) - We have compiled a list of school start dates all in one place for our viewers. More>>

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  • West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

    West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:35:24 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.More >>
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.More >>
  • Wednesday's Weekend Planner

    Wednesday's Weekend Planner

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:11:56 GMT
    Across Central Louisiana, this weekend, rain chances will be low and temperatures will climb into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are outdoors, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. The UVcast will be High and burn times will only be around an hour. Winds will...More >>
    Across Central Louisiana, this weekend, rain chances will be low and temperatures will climb into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are outdoors, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. The UVcast will be High and burn times will only be around an hour. Winds will...More >>
  • Wednesday's Outdoor Planner

    Wednesday's Outdoor Planner

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:43:43 GMT
    Here is Wednesday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 10:45am- 12:45pm and we will give it an "C+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see warm muggy conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and rain chances on the board, through the afternoon. Rain chances will go into the evening. Our Allergycast will remain low to moderate with ...More >>
    Here is Wednesday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 10:45am- 12:45pm and we will give it an "C+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see warm muggy conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and rain chances on the board, through the afternoon. Rain chances will go into the evening. Our Allergycast will remain low to moderate with ...More >>
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  • Your Jeep S-U-V Could Be On The Recall List

    Your Jeep S-U-V Could Be On The Recall List

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:29:35 GMT
    (AP) This time it's a Chrysler recall. Possible ignition switch problems in a number of Jeep S-U-Vs.More >>
    (AP) This time it's a Chrysler recall. Possible ignition switch problems in a number of Jeep S-U-Vs.More >>
  • UPS Drivers On The Job Even Earlier

    UPS Drivers On The Job Even Earlier

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:11:37 GMT
    (NBC) UPS could be ringing your bell before you finish your morning coffee.More >>
    (NBC) UPS could be ringing your bell before you finish your morning coffee.More >>
  • LDOA hosts 'Buddy Camp'

    LDOA hosts 'Buddy Camp'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:43:21 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The Louisiana Dare Officers Association teamed up with "Buddy Camp" Tuesday morning for a 5K walk to support the organization.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The Louisiana Dare Officers Association teamed up with "Buddy Camp" Tuesday morning for a 5K walk to support the organization.More >>
  • Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:41:19 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
  • Homeless students: Leveling the playing field

    Homeless students: Leveling the playing field

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:04:21 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Not all students in Rapides Parish have the supplies they need for a productive school year. Nearly 500 children attending school are considered homeless, but there are community organizations looking to lend a helping hand.More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Not all students in Rapides Parish have the supplies they need for a productive school year. Nearly 500 children attending school are considered homeless, but there are community organizations looking to lend a helping hand.More >>
  • Thunder Valley Speedway honors Azalee

    Thunder Valley Speedway honors Azalee

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:04:06 GMT
    GLENMORA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - There's a hidden gem in Glenmora; a hidden gem of speed. "Racing is big in this community," Thunder Valley Speedway owner Alan Crowe said.


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    GLENMORA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - There's a hidden gem in Glenmora; a hidden gem of speed. "Racing is big in this community," Thunder Valley Speedway owner Alan Crowe said.

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  • Lecompte Volunteer Fire Dept Chief Billy Glen passes at 62

    Lecompte Volunteer Fire Dept Chief Billy Glen passes at 62

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:59:07 GMT
    LECOMPTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Mass of Christian Burial for Chief Billy Glen Norris, Sr. will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at St. Martin Catholic Church, Lecompte, with Rev. Scott Chemino, Rev. Adam Travis and Rev. Rickey Gremillion officiating. More >>
    LECOMPTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Mass of Christian Burial for Chief Billy Glen Norris, Sr. will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at St. Martin Catholic Church, Lecompte, with Rev. Scott Chemino, Rev. Adam Travis and Rev. Rickey Gremillion officiating. More >>
  • Lakes and Rivers

    Lakes and Rivers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:44:43 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 >>
  • Midday Focus: School Supply Drive

    Midday Focus: School Supply Drive

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:30:40 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) -Midday Focus: School Supply DriveMore >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) -Midday Focus: School Supply DriveMore >>
  • JAMBALAYA: Adopt a Pet

    JAMBALAYA: Adopt a Pet

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:29:47 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: Adopt a PetMore >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: Adopt a PetMore >>
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  • West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

    West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:35:24 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.More >>
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.More >>
  • Retrial Of BP Engineer Has Been Postponed

    Retrial Of BP Engineer Has Been Postponed

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:23:43 GMT
    (AP) Engineer's earlier conviction was thrown out. Man was accused of obstructing the investigation into the gulf oil spill. More >>
    (AP) Engineer's earlier conviction was thrown out. Man was accused of obstructing the investigation into the gulf oil spill. More >>
  • Jury Members Who Discussed The Case Online Getting Scrutiny

    Jury Members Who Discussed The Case Online Getting Scrutiny

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:17:59 GMT
    (AP) Online commenting by jurors is raising eyebrows in the D.A.'s office.More >>
    (AP) Online commenting by jurors is raising eyebrows in the D.A.'s office.More >>
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  • Government drafting birth control accommodation

    Government drafting birth control accommodation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:20:56 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.More >>
  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:56:20 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.More >>
    BOSTON (AP) - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.More >>
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    Chinese aim for big Asian carp catch in Miss.

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:55:23 GMT
    BAIRD, Miss. (AP) - If you can't beat them, eat them.More >>
    BAIRD, Miss. (AP) - If you can't beat them, eat them.More >>
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  • Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:41:19 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
  • Metro Division conducts anti-prostitution operation

    Metro Division conducts anti-prostitution operation

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:38:27 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On July 17, 2014, the Metro Division of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the Alexandria area.The operation focused on internet solicitation for prostitutes at local hotels. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On July 17, 2014, the Metro Division of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the Alexandria area.The operation focused on internet solicitation for prostitutes at local hotels. More >>
  • Homeless students: Leveling the playing field

    Homeless students: Leveling the playing field

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:04:21 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Not all students in Rapides Parish have the supplies they need for a productive school year. Nearly 500 children attending school are considered homeless, but there are community organizations looking to lend a helping hand.More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Not all students in Rapides Parish have the supplies they need for a productive school year. Nearly 500 children attending school are considered homeless, but there are community organizations looking to lend a helping hand.More >>
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