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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Local Veterans and Military families gathered at the VFW in Alexandria Wednesday night, to speak out on their experiences with the Alexandria VA Medical Center. More>>

Pineville City Marshall update Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) With the passing of Pineville City Marshal Larry Jeane, Interim Marshal Sarah Smith is taking on the position. More>>

State Sales Tax holiday this weekend Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5) Consumers across the state will be flocking to the stores this weekend to take advantage of the annual sales tax holiday, which occurs this weekend (August 1st-2nd). More>>

Sentenced to death: The death penalty in Central Louisiana Video included

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Next month, Thomas Steven Sanders is set to stand trial at federal court in Alexandria for a murder case that could carry a death penalty sentence if convicted. More>>

Cenla Schools start dates / Open Houses

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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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  • How Virtual Therapy Could Help the Military Fight PTSD

    How Virtual Therapy Could Help the Military Fight PTSD

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:03:59 GMT
    (NBC)-- In Afghanistan, a new therapist is talking with soldiers. Her name is Ellie, she is the face of a computer program and she could be the key to identifying PTSD in America’s military.Equipped with a Microsoft Kinect motion sensor, she nods at the right time, urges patients on with a well-timed “uh-huh,” and knows when to stop talking. A study released earlier this month found that patients were more willing to open up to Ellie than to a human therapist, mostly because they felt like th...More >>
    (NBC)-- In Afghanistan, a new therapist is talking with soldiers. Her name is Ellie, she is the face of a computer program and she could be the key to identifying PTSD in America’s military.Equipped with a Microsoft Kinect motion sensor, she nods at the right time, urges patients on with a well-timed “uh-huh,” and knows when to stop talking. A study released earlier this month found that patients were more willing to open up to Ellie than to a human therapist, mostly because they felt like th...More >>
  • Sentencing date set in health care fraud case

    Sentencing date set in health care fraud case

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:54:49 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the operators of a Baton Rouge medical equipment supplier will be sentenced in November following their guilty pleas to federal health care fraud charges.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the operators of a Baton Rouge medical equipment supplier will be sentenced in November following their guilty pleas to federal health care fraud charges.More >>
  • Weather Blog 7/31

    Rain Chances Rising

    Rain Chances Rising

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:53:55 GMT
    Thursday, July 3111:45amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26162093/still-watching-a-developing-tropical-disturbanceOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the Southern Plains Lower Mississippi River Valley. Otherwise we will see continued scattered rain across much of the Eastern half of the nation and a risk for severe weather through Northern New England.DiscussionThere is a ridge of high pressure that is still extending over our area....More >>
    Thursday, July 3111:45amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26162093/still-watching-a-developing-tropical-disturbanceOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the Southern Plains Lower Mississippi River Valley. Otherwise we will see continued scattered rain across much of the Eastern half of the nation and a risk for severe weather through Northern New England.DiscussionThere is a ridge of high pressure that is still extending over our area....More >>
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  • One arrest made in Sabine Parish homicide

    One arrest made in Sabine Parish homicide

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:50:16 GMT
    SABINE PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- One person has been arrested for the murder of James Paul Green, 50, of Fisher, whose body was discovered inside his burnt residence on the morning of July 18, 2014. Major C. Jones, 27, of Zwolle, was arrested on July 30, 2014, and booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on a warrant for second degree murder.On July 17, 2014, the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office (SPSO) received a 911 call at approximately 10:40 p.m. that Green’s residence was o...More >>
    SABINE PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- One person has been arrested for the murder of James Paul Green, 50, of Fisher, whose body was discovered inside his burnt residence on the morning of July 18, 2014. Major C. Jones, 27, of Zwolle, was arrested on July 30, 2014, and booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on a warrant for second degree murder.On July 17, 2014, the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office (SPSO) received a 911 call at approximately 10:40 p.m. that Green’s residence was o...More >>
  • Cenla Schools start dates / Open Houses

    Cenla Schools start dates / Open Houses

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:11:15 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - We have compiled a list of school start dates all in one place for our viewers.More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - We have compiled a list of school start dates all in one place for our viewers.More >>
  • Veterans talk problems with Secretary LaCerte

    Veterans talk problems with Secretary LaCerte

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:11:07 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Local Veterans and Military families gathered at the VFW in Alexandria Wednesday night, to speak out on their experiences with the Alexandria VA Medical Center.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Local Veterans and Military families gathered at the VFW in Alexandria Wednesday night, to speak out on their experiences with the Alexandria VA Medical Center.More >>
  • Chrysler Is Recalling Certain Fiat Model For Airbag Repair

    Chrysler Is Recalling Certain Fiat Model For Airbag Repair

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:45:54 GMT
    (AP) Chrysler is recalling just under 30,000 Fiat 500L small cars in the U.S. and Canada. More >>
    (AP) Chrysler is recalling just under 30,000 Fiat 500L small cars in the U.S. and Canada. More >>
  • Your House Is Probably Worth More

    Your House Is Probably Worth More

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:35:10 GMT
    (NBC) Home prices continue to rise, but the pace is slowing. Still, your home is probably worth more.More >>
    (NBC) Home prices continue to rise, but the pace is slowing. Still, your home is probably worth more.More >>
  • Pineville City Marshall update

    Pineville City Marshall update

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:41:19 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) With the passing of Pineville City Marshal Larry Jeane, Interim Marshal Sarah Smith is taking on the position.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) With the passing of Pineville City Marshal Larry Jeane, Interim Marshal Sarah Smith is taking on the position.More >>
  • State Sales Tax holiday this weekend

    State Sales Tax holiday this weekend

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:02:26 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5) Consumers across the state will be flocking to the stores this weekend to take advantage of the annual sales tax holiday, which occurs this weekend (August 1st-2nd).More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5) Consumers across the state will be flocking to the stores this weekend to take advantage of the annual sales tax holiday, which occurs this weekend (August 1st-2nd). More >>
  • Lakes and Rivers

    Lakes and Rivers

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:25:51 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 >>
  • Alexandria area teachers receive 25% off classroom supplies, August 1-3

    Alexandria area teachers receive 25% off classroom supplies, August 1-3

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:52:06 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year on supplies and materials for their classrooms. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year on supplies and materials for their classrooms. More >>
  • Natchitoches man sentenced for cocaine, meth distribution

    Natchitoches man sentenced for cocaine, meth distribution

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:25:42 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Natchitoches man was sentenced last Friday to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release for cocaine and meth distribution.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Natchitoches man was sentenced last Friday to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release for cocaine and meth distribution.More >>
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  • Sentencing date set in health care fraud case

    Sentencing date set in health care fraud case

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:54:49 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the operators of a Baton Rouge medical equipment supplier will be sentenced in November following their guilty pleas to federal health care fraud charges.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the operators of a Baton Rouge medical equipment supplier will be sentenced in November following their guilty pleas to federal health care fraud charges.More >>
  • Walker police seek Jack-in-the-Box robber

    Walker police seek Jack-in-the-Box robber

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:39:41 GMT
    WALKER, La. (AP) - Walker police are looking for a man who robbed a Jack-in-the-Box drive-thru at gunpoint while in his mini-van.More >>
    WALKER, La. (AP) - Walker police are looking for a man who robbed a Jack-in-the-Box drive-thru at gunpoint while in his mini-van.More >>
  • Deputies: Truck driver killed in Caddo crash

    Deputies: Truck driver killed in Caddo crash

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:34:43 GMT
    HOSSTON, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler.More >>
    HOSSTON, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler.More >>
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  • How Virtual Therapy Could Help the Military Fight PTSD

    How Virtual Therapy Could Help the Military Fight PTSD

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:03:59 GMT
    (NBC)-- In Afghanistan, a new therapist is talking with soldiers. Her name is Ellie, she is the face of a computer program and she could be the key to identifying PTSD in America’s military.Equipped with a Microsoft Kinect motion sensor, she nods at the right time, urges patients on with a well-timed “uh-huh,” and knows when to stop talking. A study released earlier this month found that patients were more willing to open up to Ellie than to a human therapist, mostly because they felt like th...More >>
    (NBC)-- In Afghanistan, a new therapist is talking with soldiers. Her name is Ellie, she is the face of a computer program and she could be the key to identifying PTSD in America’s military.Equipped with a Microsoft Kinect motion sensor, she nods at the right time, urges patients on with a well-timed “uh-huh,” and knows when to stop talking. A study released earlier this month found that patients were more willing to open up to Ellie than to a human therapist, mostly because they felt like th...More >>
  • COPS: 1 dead, 1 critical after high-rise shooting

    COPS: 1 dead, 1 critical after high-rise shooting

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:39:53 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) — A shooting inside a downtown Chicago high-rise on Thursday has left one man dead and another in critical condition in the city's bustling financial district, according to police.Officers were called to the Bank of America building around 9:50 a.m. and found two men on the floor in an office, police spokesman Martin Maloney said.Police said a 54-year-old victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, while a 59-year-old man described as the offender was pronounced dead at...More >>
    CHICAGO (AP) — A shooting inside a downtown Chicago high-rise on Thursday has left one man dead and another in critical condition in the city's bustling financial district, according to police.Officers were called to the Bank of America building around 9:50 a.m. and found two men on the floor in an office, police spokesman Martin Maloney said.Police said a 54-year-old victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, while a 59-year-old man described as the offender was pronounced dead at...More >>
  • Only Enough for One: Experimental Ebola Serum Used on U.S. Patient

    Only Enough for One: Experimental Ebola Serum Used on U.S. Patient

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:27:42 GMT
    (NBC) -- A dose of “experimental serum” arrived in Liberia to be tried on a U.S. charity worker struggling for her life — but there was only enough for one of the two infected workers, so Dr. Kent Brantly asked that it be used on his colleague, the group Samaritan’s Purse said Thursday.Dr. Brantly, a doctor with the group who was also infected, tried an alternative treatment, using blood transfused from a young survivor of the virus.“Yesterday, an experimental serum arrived in the country, bu...More >>
    (NBC) -- A dose of “experimental serum” arrived in Liberia to be tried on a U.S. charity worker struggling for her life — but there was only enough for one of the two infected workers, so Dr. Kent Brantly asked that it be used on his colleague, the group Samaritan’s Purse said Thursday.Dr. Brantly, a doctor with the group who was also infected, tried an alternative treatment, using blood transfused from a young survivor of the virus.“Yesterday, an experimental serum arrived in the country, bu...More >>
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  • As temperatures rise, what is your favorite activity to cool off?

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    Hop in the swimming pool!
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    Stay inside.. That's what TV is for.
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    Go out to a lake or river.
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  • Grandma thanks trooper for traffic stop

    Grandma thanks trooper for traffic stop

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:33:49 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A woman who got a speeding ticket while on a recent vacation to Idaho wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop.More >>
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A woman who got a speeding ticket while on a recent vacation to Idaho wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop.More >>
  • Sentenced to death: The death penalty in Central Louisiana

    Sentenced to death: The death penalty in Central Louisiana

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:46:58 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Next month, Thomas Steven Sanders is set to stand trial at federal court in Alexandria for a murder case that could carry a death penalty sentence if convicted.More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Next month, Thomas Steven Sanders is set to stand trial at federal court in Alexandria for a murder case that could carry a death penalty sentence if convicted.More >>
  • APD: Battery Arrest

    APD: Battery Arrest

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:47:43 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)-- On July 29 2014, an APD Officer on patrol was flagged down by passing motorist and advised of a stalled vehicle in the middle of the 5700 Block of Masonic Drive.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)-- On July 29 2014, an APD Officer on patrol was flagged down by passing motorist and advised of a stalled vehicle in the middle of the 5700 Block of Masonic Drive.More >>
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