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Laboring on Labor Day Video included

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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - You might have had the day off, but there are some in CENLA that still had to show up to work on Labor Day. More>>

Water shut off for some Brouillette Water Systems customers

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MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Some Brouillette Water Systems customers are without water. More>>

New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals. More>>

U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

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WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.
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Judge blocks new restrictive abortion law

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. More>>

Funeral held for Natchitoches teen

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Natchitoches Central High School student and football player 18 year old Johnquaries Smith was laid to rest Saturday.
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Rainy Labor Day travels

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - It's a rainy Labor Day weekend, and despite the weather, many people are hitting the road or throwing party's at home for the holiday.
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Man arrested in connection with Cottonport armed robbery, multiple school lockdowns

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COTTONPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Marksville man turns himself in to Cottonport Police following an armed robbery to an individual. More>>

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  • Tuesday's Outdoor Planner

    Tuesday's Outdoor Planner

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:21:41 GMT
    Here is Tuesday's Outdoor Planner Allergycast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 7:00am-9:00am and we will give it a "C". Skies will be partly cloudy to partly sunny, with a 40% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our Allergycast will be high, and the main allergens will be ragweed, grasses, and molds. From 10am-4pm we will have partly sunny skies. High temperatures will peak in the low to mid 90s and humidity will make it feel near 100-102 ...More >>
    Here is Tuesday's Outdoor Planner Allergycast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 7:00am-9:00am and we will give it a "C". Skies will be partly cloudy to partly sunny, with a 40% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our Allergycast will be high, and the main allergens will be ragweed, grasses, and molds. From 10am-4pm we will have partly sunny skies. High temperatures will peak in the low to mid 90s and humidity will make it feel near 100-102 ...More >>
  • Tropical depression five moves toward Mexico

    Tropical depression five moves toward Mexico

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:23:05 GMT
    Monday, September 1st9:00 PMTropical depression five has formed in the western Gulf of Mexico. It has maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour and is expect to strengthen into a tropical storm by tomorrow. It will continue it's northwestward path at 12 miles per hour and make landfall in Mexico as Tropical Storm Dolly. After making landfall, intensity should decrease as it is impacted by the land and mountainous terrain further inland. The rest of the Gulf of Mexico is quiet. Southerly fl...More >>
    Monday, September 1st9:00 PMTropical depression five has formed in the western Gulf of Mexico. It has maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour and is expect to strengthen into a tropical storm by tomorrow. It will continue it's northwestward path at 12 miles per hour and make landfall in Mexico as Tropical Storm Dolly. After making landfall, intensity should decrease as it is impacted by the land and mountainous terrain further inland. The rest of the Gulf of Mexico is quiet. Southerly fl...More >>
  • Tuesday's School Bus Planner

    Tuesday's School Bus Planner

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:07:46 GMT
    A warm morning will lead to a hot afternoon. Winds pushing in from the south and southeast will bring moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into Central Louisiana. The moisture paired with daytime heating will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. Rain intensity and coverage will decrease after sunset and into the overnight hours. Overall conditions will remain humid each day.First Bell- Expect a mild morning with temperatures in the mid 70s. Skies will be partly ...More >>
    A warm morning will lead to a hot afternoon. Winds pushing in from the south and southeast will bring moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into Central Louisiana. The moisture paired with daytime heating will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. Rain intensity and coverage will decrease after sunset and into the overnight hours. Overall conditions will remain humid each day.First Bell- Expect a mild morning with temperatures in the mid 70s. Skies will be partly ...More >>
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  • Lakes and Rivers

    Lakes and Rivers

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:51:33 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 >>
  • Laboring on Labor Day

    Laboring on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:45:07 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - You might have had the day off, but there are some in CENLA that still had to show up to work on Labor Day.More >>
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - You might have had the day off, but there are some in CENLA that still had to show up to work on Labor Day.More >>
  • Water shut off for some Brouillette Water Systems customers

    Water shut off for some Brouillette Water Systems customers

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:11:55 GMT
    MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Some Brouillette Water Systems customers are without water.More >>
    MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Some Brouillette Water Systems customers are without water.More >>
  • New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo

    New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:50:30 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals.More >>
  • Funeral held for Natchitoches teen

    Funeral held for Natchitoches teen

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:05:15 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Natchitoches Central High School student and football player 18 year old Johnquaries Smith was laid to rest Saturday.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Natchitoches Central High School student and football player 18 year old Johnquaries Smith was laid to rest Saturday.
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  • Rainy Labor Day travels

    Rainy Labor Day travels

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:12 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - It's a rainy Labor Day weekend, and despite the weather, many people are hitting the road or throwing party's at home for the holiday.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - It's a rainy Labor Day weekend, and despite the weather, many people are hitting the road or throwing party's at home for the holiday.
    More >>
  • Fifth Quarter Scores: Jamboree Week

    Fifth Quarter Scores: Jamboree Week

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:32:18 GMT
    Up to the minute Cenla High School scores.More >>
    Up to the minute Cenla High School scores.More >>
  • Man arrested in connection with Cottonport armed robbery, multiple school lockdowns

    Man arrested in connection with Cottonport armed robbery, multiple school lockdowns

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:50:42 GMT
    COTTONPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Marksville man turns himself in to Cottonport Police following an armed robbery to an individual.More >>
    COTTONPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Marksville man turns himself in to Cottonport Police following an armed robbery to an individual.More >>
  • Louisiana Red Cross chapters plan to restructure

    Louisiana Red Cross chapters plan to restructure

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:47:06 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- The Red Cross is taking steps toward restructuring. News Channel 5's Brittany Bedi went to the Central Louisiana Chapter of the Red Cross to speak with some representatives about the changes.The planned restructuring leave the Monroe chapter of Red Cross without an executive and three other full-time employees. The changes are in-part due to an increase in donors. Mary McMinn is the chapter executive director of the Red Cross of Central Louisiana. She st...More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- The Red Cross is taking steps toward restructuring. News Channel 5's Brittany Bedi went to the Central Louisiana Chapter of the Red Cross to speak with some representatives about the changes.The planned restructuring leave the Monroe chapter of Red Cross without an executive and three other full-time employees. The changes are in-part due to an increase in donors. Mary McMinn is the chapter executive director of the Red Cross of Central Louisiana. She st...More >>
  • JAMBALAYA: Spoken Word Event

    JAMBALAYA: Spoken Word Event

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:44:38 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: Spoken Word EventMore >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: Spoken Word EventMore >>
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  • Judge: Marullo can stay on ballot

    Judge: Marullo can stay on ballot

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:25:19 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Frank Marullo Jr. has survived an initial challenge to his seeking a sixth term.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Frank Marullo Jr. has survived an initial challenge to his seeking a sixth term.More >>
  • Two suspects wanted for armed robbery

    Two suspects wanted for armed robbery

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:21:49 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe police are looking for two suspects that robbed a Kangaroo convenient store.Police say two black males entered the store, located at 4320 Desaird Street, around 3:15 Friday morning.They say the suspects robbed the store at gun point and police were able to able to get a photo of one suspect. That suspect is described as a younger black male over six feet and it appears he is wearing a Neville sweatshirt. He is considered armed and dangerous.If you have any i...More >>
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe police are looking for two suspects that robbed a Kangaroo convenient store.Police say two black males entered the store, located at 4320 Desaird Street, around 3:15 Friday morning.They say the suspects robbed the store at gun point and police were able to able to get a photo of one suspect. That suspect is described as a younger black male over six feet and it appears he is wearing a Neville sweatshirt. He is considered armed and dangerous.If you have any i...More >>
  • Lake Charles buying air-friendly mowers

    Lake Charles buying air-friendly mowers

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:18:20 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - City officials are taking aim at improving air quality in the Lake Charles area.More >>
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - City officials are taking aim at improving air quality in the Lake Charles area.More >>
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  • New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo

    New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:50:30 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals.More >>
  • U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

    U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:14:05 GMT
    WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.More >>
    WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.
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  • Invest 99-L (Tropical Blog 9-1)

    Developing Tropical Wave over the Southern Gulf of Mexico

    Developing Tropical Wave over the Southern Gulf of Mexico

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:53:56 GMT
    Monday, September 19:47amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 99-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula Eastern Bay of Campeche is producinga lot of shower thunderstorm and is associated with a Tropical Wave. This system continues to show limited development as it moves over the warm water of the Southern GoM. Environmental conditions are favorable for develo...More >>
    Monday, September 19:47amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 99-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula Eastern Bay of Campeche is producinga lot of shower thunderstorm and is associated with a Tropical Wave. This system continues to show limited development as it moves over the warm water of the Southern GoM. Environmental conditions are favorable for develo...More >>
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