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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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  • Alexandria Lawyer Announces Rapides District Court Judge Run

    Alexandria Lawyer Announces Rapides District Court Judge Run

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:04:06 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--An Alexandria lawyer is in the running for Rapides district court judge. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--An Alexandria lawyer is in the running for Rapides district court judge. More >>
  • Renaissance Tax Up For Renewal

    Renaissance Tax Up For Renewal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:50:12 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Wednesday's Weekend Planner

    Wednesday's Weekend Planner

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:24:41 GMT
    Wednesday's Weekend PlannerIn advance an early week front, we will see seasonable conditions across Central Louisiana. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s-lower to mid 80s with lows in the 60s (avg. 55-79). and a Light to Moderate wind out of the South SE.Saturday, expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, in out clouds and a pleasantly warm feel. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the South. 54/79Sunday, Continued sunshine mixed with clouds with increasing cover through the day...More >>
    Wednesday's Weekend PlannerIn advance an early week front, we will see seasonable conditions across Central Louisiana. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s-lower to mid 80s with lows in the 60s (avg. 55-79). and a Light to Moderate wind out of the South SE.Saturday, expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, in out clouds and a pleasantly warm feel. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the South. 54/79Sunday, Continued sunshine mixed with clouds with increasing cover through the day...More >>
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  • State superintendent: Dropping common core is costly

    State superintendent: Dropping common core is costly

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:39:42 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - State school superintendent John White defended common core in front of the Senate Finance Committee Monday.  More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - State school superintendent John White defended common core in front of the Senate Finance Committee Monday.  More >>
  • Lawmaker shelves bill to name Bible as state book

    Lawmaker shelves bill to name Bible as state book

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:09:52 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Shreveport lawmaker is scrapping his proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book.Republican Rep. Thomas Carmody told the House on Monday that he wouldn't pursue the measure. He said lawmakers had told him they were worried the bill was becoming a distraction from more important debates, like on the state budget.Carmody had said he sponsored the proposal after a constituent made the request. He insisted the bill wasn't designed to be a state-endorsem...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Shreveport lawmaker is scrapping his proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book.Republican Rep. Thomas Carmody told the House on Monday that he wouldn't pursue the measure. He said lawmakers had told him they were worried the bill was becoming a distraction from more important debates, like on the state budget.Carmody had said he sponsored the proposal after a constituent made the request. He insisted the bill wasn't designed to be a state-endorsem...More >>
  • Senate rejects bill to limit drones in Louisiana

    Senate rejects bill to limit drones in Louisiana

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:07:56 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bid to limit the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana has stalled in the state Senate.Sen. Dan Claitor's proposal would have made it illegal to use drones to photograph people on private property without their permission, with a list of exceptions including for law enforcement.Claitor, a Republican from Baton Rouge, said his bill would protect privacy, keeping people and government from snooping in backyards without cause.But senators raised conc...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bid to limit the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana has stalled in the state Senate.Sen. Dan Claitor's proposal would have made it illegal to use drones to photograph people on private property without their permission, with a list of exceptions including for law enforcement.Claitor, a Republican from Baton Rouge, said his bill would protect privacy, keeping people and government from snooping in backyards without cause.But senators raised conc...More >>
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  • First distress call on S. Korean ferry from passenger, not crew, coast guard says

    First distress call on S. Korean ferry from passenger, not crew, coast guard says

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:34:53 GMT
    Jindo, South Korea (CNN) -- The first distress call from the ferry Sewol came not from the crew, but from a boy who used a cell phone to contact emergency services from aboard the sinking ship.More >>
    Jindo, South Korea (CNN) -- The first distress call from the ferry Sewol came not from the crew, but from a boy who used a cell phone to contact emergency services from aboard the sinking ship.More >>
  • Stowaway teen says he was trying to see mother in Somalia, official says

    Stowaway teen says he was trying to see mother in Somalia, official says

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:34:50 GMT
    (CNN)-- A 15-year-old boy who survived a flight from California to Hawaii by hitching a ride in the plane's wheel well said he was trying to get to Somalia to see his mother, a law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday.More >>
    ?(CNN)-- A 15-year-old boy who survived a flight from California to Hawaii by hitching a ride in the plane's wheel well said he was trying to get to Somalia to see his mother, a law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday.More >>
  • An electric car could cost you less than you think

    An electric car could cost you less than you think

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:31:17 GMT
    (CBS News) - As we celebrate Earth Day with gasoline prices rising again, you might want to consider whether an electric car could work for you.More >>
    (CBS News) - As we celebrate Earth Day with gasoline prices rising again, you might want to consider whether an electric car could work for you.More >>
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  • Vernon Parish Police Reports

    Vernon Parish Police Reports

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:38:16 GMT
    Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces recent arrests as follows:More >>
    Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces recent arrests as follows:More >>
  • Teen driver arrested for vehicular homicide

    Teen driver arrested for vehicular homicide

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:41:45 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Texas teen killed in freak SUV accident

    Texas teen killed in freak SUV accident

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:49:41 GMT
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBS News) - A family is searching for answers after a teenage girl was killed after falling from a moving vehicle, CBS Dallas reported Monday.The incident occurred early Saturday after a group of friends had left a Dallas nightclub. Police said that 17-year-old Lelys Leyva-Monreal fell from the window of a moving SUV and was then struck by that vehicle.Friends and family members said that the group of friends -- including Leyva-Monreal and her boyfriend -- were driving home ...More >>
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBS News) - A family is searching for answers after a teenage girl was killed after falling from a moving vehicle, CBS Dallas reported Monday.The incident occurred early Saturday after a group of friends had left a Dallas nightclub. Police said that 17-year-old Lelys Leyva-Monreal fell from the window of a moving SUV and was then struck by that vehicle.Friends and family members said that the group of friends -- including Leyva-Monreal and her boyfriend -- were driving home ...More >>
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