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Local crossfit athlete competes nationally

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ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- Members of the Crossfit Southbank gym have more to be proud about than just personal perseverance. The gym's owner, Lisa Lauve, is competing at the National Crossfit games in California. More>>

D.A.R.E. Officer Training Conference Video included

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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- This school year, kids across the state will benefit from the D.A.R.E. program. Nearly 200 D.A.R.E. officers from all over Louisiana, are attending a training conference in Pineville this week. More>>

Simmesport PD arrest two, on the lookout for third in armed robbery

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(KALB News Channel 5) - Demond Johnson, 21, of Simmesport, has been charged with armed robbery with a firearm and has yet to be arrested. He is described as a black male 5'11", 190 lbs.  More>>

Down Home Louisiana: Happy Happy Happy!

 Mark Klein is really happy to live in Down Home Louisiana!

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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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  • $5.9 million of Katrina loan forgiven

    $5.9 million of Katrina loan forgiven

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:32:59 GMT
    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina.More >>
    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina.More >>
  • Friday's Outdoor Planner & UVcast

    Friday's Outdoor Planner & UVcast

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:24:30 GMT
    Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 12:15-2:15pm and we will give it a "B". Skies will be mostly sunny, with a low chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our UV-Cast will be extremely HIGH. Tan in 30 minsBurn in 1 hr From 10am-5pm we will have mostly sunny skies. Little cloud cover will yield an extremely high UVcast value of 11. Cloud cover and rain chances will slightly increase into the afternoon, with...More >>
    Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 12:15-2:15pm and we will give it a "B". Skies will be mostly sunny, with a low chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our UV-Cast will be extremely HIGH. Tan in 30 minsBurn in 1 hr From 10am-5pm we will have mostly sunny skies. Little cloud cover will yield an extremely high UVcast value of 11. Cloud cover and rain chances will slightly increase into the afternoon, with...More >>
  • West Nile death reported in Caddo

    West Nile death reported in Caddo

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:04:17 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus.More >>
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  • Some Soldiers May Enlist To Escape A Bad Home life

    Some Soldiers May Enlist To Escape A Bad Home life

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:55:17 GMT
    (NBC) The military may be a way to escape problems and abuse at home.More >>
    (NBC) The military may be a way to escape problems and abuse at home.More >>
  • Help Your Dermatologist Keep You Safe

    Help Your Dermatologist Keep You Safe

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:49:17 GMT
    (NBC) Itching or painful moles could easily help your doctor determine a course of treatment.More >>
    (NBC) Itching or painful moles could easily help your doctor determine a course of treatment.More >>
  • KALB has a special guest

    KALB has a special guest

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:22:27 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -News Channel 5 had a very special guest. Eight-year-old Kylie Bush of Pineville went behind the scenes at KALB and learned how broadcasting works. Kylie has short gut syndrome that requires multiple organ transplants and is currently waiting for donors. Her mother, Joan Wallacer, said in the meantime, Kylie is making the best of her situation. "There's a lot of times in her life that she doesn't have control over things and so when she can just be a norm...More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -News Channel 5 had a very special guest. Eight-year-old Kylie Bush of Pineville went behind the scenes at KALB and learned how broadcasting works. Kylie has short gut syndrome that requires multiple organ transplants and is currently waiting for donors. Her mother, Joan Wallacer, said in the meantime, Kylie is making the best of her situation. "There's a lot of times in her life that she doesn't have control over things and so when she can just be a norm...More >>
  • What's Right About Cenla: Volunteers at Cabrini Hospital

    What's Right About Cenla: Volunteers at Cabrini Hospital

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:00:56 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) One local hospital is giving high school students who aspire to work in the medical field a chance to get some hands-on experience. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) One local hospital is giving high school students who aspire to work in the medical field a chance to get some hands-on experience. More >>
  • Local crossfit athlete competes nationally

    Local crossfit athlete competes nationally

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:33:44 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- Members of the Crossfit Southbank gym have more to be proud about than just personal perseverance. The gym's owner, Lisa Lauve, is competing at the National Crossfit games in California.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- Members of the Crossfit Southbank gym have more to be proud about than just personal perseverance. The gym's owner, Lisa Lauve, is competing at the National Crossfit games in California.More >>
  • D.A.R.E. Officer Training Conference

    D.A.R.E. Officer Training Conference

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:32:40 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- This school year, kids across the state will benefit from the D.A.R.E. program. Nearly 200 D.A.R.E. officers from all over Louisiana, are attending a training conference in Pineville this week.More >>
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- This school year, kids across the state will benefit from the D.A.R.E. program. Nearly 200 D.A.R.E. officers from all over Louisiana, are attending a training conference in Pineville this week.More >>
  • Simmesport PD arrest two, on the lookout for third in armed robbery

    Simmesport PD arrest two, on the lookout for third in armed robbery

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:45:38 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Demond Johnson, 21, of Simmesport, has been charged with armed robbery with a firearm and has yet to be arrested. He is described as a black male 5'11", 190 lbs. More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Demond Johnson, 21, of Simmesport, has been charged with armed robbery with a firearm and has yet to be arrested. He is described as a black male 5'11", 190 lbs. More >>
  • One person killed in early morning fire

    One person killed in early morning fire

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:57:29 GMT
     ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – One woman is dead and another man is in the hospital following a house fire.More >>
     ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – One woman is dead and another man is in the hospital following a house fire.More >>
  • Town of Cottonport Boil Advisory

    Town of Cottonport Boil Advisory

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:23:39 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - The Town of Cottonport has issued a boil advisory for the residents on Arman Thevenot Road, Bordebi Rod, and those on Longbridge Road that are outside the corporation limit, due to a broken water line.More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - The Town of Cottonport has issued a boil advisory for the residents on Arman Thevenot Road, Bordebi Rod, and those on Longbridge Road that are outside the corporation limit, due to a broken water line.More >>
  • Lakes and Rivers

    Lakes and Rivers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:11:00 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 >>
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  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:31:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). Palestinian boys play on the grounds of the St.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). Palestinian boys play on the grounds of the St.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard.More >>
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard.
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  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:30:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer). In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm swept through the area.(AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer). In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm swept through the area.
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.More >>
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.
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  • Report: Wreckage of Air Algerie plane spotted in the Mali desert

    Report: Wreckage of Air Algerie plane spotted in the Mali desert

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:57:01 GMT
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    (CNN) -- The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in a remote area of Mali early Thursday has been found, the country's President told other officials, according to Reuters.More >>
    (CNN) -- The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in a remote area of Mali early Thursday has been found, the country's President told other officials, according to Reuters.
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  • Two Unrestrained Women Killed in Crash

    Two unrestrained women killed in crash in Rapides Parish

    Two unrestrained women killed in crash in Rapides Parish

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:45:21 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed two local women that were not wearing their seatbelt. More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed two local women that were not wearing their seatbelt. More >>
  • One person killed in early morning fire

    One person killed in early morning fire

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:57:29 GMT
     ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – One woman is dead and another man is in the hospital following a house fire.More >>
     ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – One woman is dead and another man is in the hospital following a house fire.More >>
  • Arrest warrant issued for man with tuberculosis

    Arrest warrant issued for man with tuberculosis

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:41:14 GMT
    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment.More >>
    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment.More >>
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