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Town of Cheneyville Boil Advisory

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CHENEYVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Town of Cheneyville reports a break in the main water line.To make the necessary repairs, water was turned off to homes and businesses that are connected to the main line. Town of Cheneyville Water Department crew is currently working to get water restored. A Boil Advisory will remain in effect until further notice. More>>

Renaissance Tax Up For Renewal Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--The so-called renaissance tax is up for renewal this May. Renaissance Home board members say they need the renewal to continue programs for troubled youth around Cenla.  More>>

*UPDATE* Marksville man wanted on attempted 2nd degree murder charge

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(KALB News Channel 5) -According to Sheriff Doug Anderson, Taj Williams, 26, of 562 Hwy 1192, of Marksville, is wanted by the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office. More>>

Update: Former Coliseum Exec. Director arrested Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Kimberly Neal-Townley, the former executive directory of the Rapides Parish Coliseum has been arrested. More>>

Teen driver arrested for vehicular homicide Video included

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On Monday, a single vehicle crash killed a woman from Holden, La. and injured a teenager.  The teenager driver is suspected of driving impaired and has been charged and booked, according to Louisiana State Police.  More>>

Leesville receives money to update water system Video included

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LEESVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The City of Leesville is receiving nearly $16.2 million in funding from USDA Rural Development and the State Department of Health and Hospitals to improve its water system.  More>>

Colfax woman shot and killed, suspect arrested Video included

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COLFAX (KALB News Channel 5) -- A Colfax man has been arrested in connection to a Saturday murder .According to the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office, 26-year-old Alex Hall is charged with second degree murder for the death of 70-year-old Loretta Williams. More>>

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  • Town of Cheneyville Boil Advisory

    Town of Cheneyville Boil Advisory

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:16:24 GMT
    CHENEYVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Town of Cheneyville reports a break in the main water line.To make the necessary repairs, water was turned off to homes and businesses that are connected to the main line. Town of Cheneyville Water Department crew is currently working to get water restored. A Boil Advisory will remain in effect until further notice.More >>
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