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Counterfeit money surfaces in Cenla

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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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Author Speaks At Rugg Elementary Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--Students at Rugg Elementary in Alexandria got a visit from an author and illustrator of children's books Thursday. More>>

Celebrating 10 years of Shredfest

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- It's hard to believe, but this is the tenth year for Shredfest. It's one of KALB's longest running and most popular community events and we do it all to say thank you to our viewers. Here's a recap of this year's event. More>>

"Turning around" Alexandria Middle Magnet Video included

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Rapides Parish school district officials are working on a plan to turn around one failing school. More>>

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  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:12:01 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. The "Nearby Friends" feature must be turnedMore >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.More >>
  • Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

    Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:03:55 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. TheMore >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.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 >>
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  • 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 >>
  • Early voting for May 3 election begins Saturday

    Early voting for May 3 election begins Saturday

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:13:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Early voting week to begin April 19.All Louisianians eligible to vote in the May 3 general election can cast an early vote April 19 through April 26. Early votingMore >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Early voting week to begin April 19.More >>
  • Alexandria Mall to hold business expo

    Alexandria Mall to hold business expo

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:56:58 GMT
    Alexandria, LA. (KALB News Channel 5) Alexandria Mall Business Bayou Expo set for April 26. The Alexandria Mall will hold a business expo on April 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to showcase resources on how toMore >>
    Alexandria, LA. (KALB News Channel 5) Alexandria Mall Business Bayou Expo set for April 26.More >>
  • Patriot leadership reunited at Fort Polk

    Patriot leadership reunited at Fort Polk

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:48:17 GMT
    FORT POLK, La. – After being apart for almost a year, the leadership of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, came back together for the first time April 2, 2014, at Fort Polk's Warrior CommunityMore >>
    FORT POLK, La. – After being apart for almost a year, the leadership of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, came back together for the first time April 2, 2014, at Fort Polk's Warrior Community Center.More >>
  • Sandstone Multi-use Trail opens in Kisatchie

    Sandstone Multi-use Trail opens in Kisatchie

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:41:37 GMT
    Pineville, La. (KALB NEWS CHANNEL 5) - The Sandstone Multi-use trail will open on Saturday, April 19.  The popular motorized trail closes seasonally.  The trail is located in Natchitoches Parish withinMore >>
    Pineville, La. (KALB NEWS CHANNEL 5) - The Sandstone Multi-use trail will open on Saturday, April 19.More >>
  • Boil advisory lifted for Simpson

    Boil advisory lifted for Simpson

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:35:42 GMT
    VERNON PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The boil advisory for customers of the Simpson Water System has been lifted.
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    VERNON PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The boil advisory for customers of the Simpson Water System has been lifted.
    More >>
  • Author Speaks At Rugg Elementary

    Author Speaks At Rugg Elementary

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:38:40 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--Students at Rugg Elementary in Alexandria got a visit from an author and illustrator of children's books Thursday. Mike Artell of Covington has authored more thanMore >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--Students at Rugg Elementary in Alexandria got a visit from an author and illustrator of children's books Thursday. More >>
  • Education Chief Says There's Common Core Chaos

    Education Chief Says There's Common Core Chaos

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:45:37 GMT
    Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public schoolMore >>
    Governor Jindal is generally against the Common Core and if lawmakers don't go along, he might try to pull the state completely out. More >>
  • Learn To Swim. Pool Deaths Are Common In Spring And Summer

    Learn To Swim. Pool Deaths Are Common In Spring And Summer

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:37:37 GMT
    Young boys are more likely to die from drowning than in a car accident,  according to a new study from the National Center for Health Statistics. They found more than forty-six thousand people died fromMore >>
    Where you are likely to drown depends on your gender and where you are. 1 year olds and elderly men and women have something in common. More >>
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  • 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 >>
  • Suit filed against New Llano for pit bull ban

    Suit filed against New Llano for pit bull ban

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:51:04 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A New Llano couple filed suit against the town in federal court Wednesday, claiming the town's ban on pit bulls and pit-bull-like breeds violates dog owners' equal protection,More >>
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A New Llano couple filed suit against the town in federal court Wednesday, claiming the town's ban on pit bulls and pit-bull-like breeds violates dog owners' equal protection, property and due process rights.More >>
  • Online Poll

  • What would you like to see most improved in the Alexandria area?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    More arts & live entertainment
    70%
    1113 votes
    More parks & recreation activities
    16%
    261 votes
    More dining options
    9%
    144 votes
    Better public transportation
    2%
    30 votes
    More downtown development
    3%
    43 votes
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