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"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>>

Accused McAllister video leaker resigns

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The woman accused of leaking a video of Vance McAllister kissing a congressional aide has resigned. More>>

Shredfest Thursday Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- News Channel 5 and the team at Security Mobile Shredding will be shredding your documents for free at the Walmart on Highway 28 West in Alexandria Thursday from 9am-6pm. More>>

Rapides Library celebrates Easter Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- About 100 children put on their bunny ears and went for an Easter egg hunt Wednesday at the Rapides Parish Main Library. More>>

Cenla sees Easter cold snap Video included

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- It was a cold one last night- temperatures dipped into the 30's here in Cenla after several weeks of warm, spring weather. News Channel 5's Rachael Penton spoke with local growers to find out how well they weathered the Easter cold snap. More>>

BESE awards grant to Rapides Parish School Board for K-2 reading program

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(KALB News Channel 5) - The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved a project proposed by the Rapides Parish School Board for funding through the state's 8(g) Competitive Grant Program. More>>

Use of "Code Red" program passes in Ball

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BALL, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The town council of Ball passed a motion to adopt the use of a program called Code Red. More>>

Doctor Joe Aguillard to become President Emeritus of LC Video included

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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Doctor Joe Aguillard has been removed as President of Louisiana College by the college's Board of Trustees. More>>

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  • Thursday's Weekend Planner

    Thursday's Weekend Planner

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:53:56 GMT
    Thursday's Weekend Planner In advance an early week front, we will see seasonable conditions across Central Louisiana. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s-lower 80s with lows in the 50s (avg. 55-78).More >>
    Thursday's Weekend Planner In advance an early week front, we will see seasonable conditions across Central Louisiana. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s-lower 80s with lows in the 50s (avg. 55-78).More >>
  • Thursday's Outdoor Planner

    Thursday's Outdoor Planner

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:52:49 GMT
    Here is Thursday's Outdoor Planner & Allergycast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 3:15-5:15pm and we will give it a "B-". Expect some clouds with continuedMore >>
    Here is Thursday's Outdoor Planner & Allergycast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 3:15-5:15pm and we will give it a "B-". Expect some clouds with continuedMore >>
  • Thursday's School Bus Planner

    Thursday's School Bus Planner

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:51:33 GMT
    Thursday's Bus Stop Forecast There is a ridge of high pressure that is moving East and out of our area. Central Louisiana will begin to see increasing clouds with isolated rain, after Noon. We willMore >>
    Thursday's Bus Stop Forecast There is a ridge of high pressure that is moving East and out of our area. Central Louisiana will begin to see increasing clouds with isolated rain, after Noon. We willMore >>
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  • Four Years After, BP Is Scaling Back In Gulf Clean-Up Areas

    Four Years After, BP Is Scaling Back In Gulf Clean-Up Areas

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:43:41 GMT
    Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, the Coast Guard has moved cleanup of Louisiana's coast to a new phase, allowing BP to end its "active" effortsMore >>
    British Petroleum is being allowed to re-position equipment to respond to any new reports of oil that might surface. The Deepwater Spill happened about four years ago. More >>
  • Handling Hurricane Hazards. Experts Make Recommendations

    Handling Hurricane Hazards. Experts Make Recommendations

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:36:19 GMT
    Two of the country's top disaster experts have challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards. National HurricaneMore >>
    Hurricane forecasters isn't suggesting not building along hurricane-prone coastline, but says the risks should be known before construction starts. More >>
  • Re-Worked SAT. Better Or Dumbed-Down?

    Re-Worked SAT. Better Or Dumbed-Down?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:31:34 GMT
    Anxious students can get a glimpse of the new S-A-T. The College Board is redesigning the test, which is the nation's most widely used college admission exam. The board is releasing sample questions ofMore >>
    The new version of the test that stresses would-be college students is due out in a couple years. Preview questions are being released now. More >>
  • Speed limit change for Bentley

    Speed limit change for Bentley

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:52:30 GMT
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The speed limit on one part of U.S. 167 is changing. DOTD has released that the posted speed limit through Bentley will change to 50 miles per hour. That's upMore >>
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The speed limit on one part of U.S. 167 is changing.More >>
  • Huey P. Long employees look for new jobs

    Huey P. Long employees look for new jobs

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:48:29 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A job fair was held in Pineville today for employees of Huey P. Long Medical Center.  Sixteen employers were at the job fair to accept applications from the approximatelyMore >>
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A job fair was held in Pineville today for employees of Huey P. Long Medical Center.More >>
  • "Turning around" Alexandria Middle Magnet

    "Turning around" Alexandria Middle Magnet

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:42:01 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Rapides Parish school district officials are working on a plan to turn around one failing school.  Alexandria Middle Magnet School received a failing gradeMore >>
    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 >>
  • Cabrini presents Stations of the Cross

    Cabrini presents Stations of the Cross

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:31:09 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Students at Cabrini School put on a production of the living Stations of the Cross Wednesday.  The school does this annually as part of Holy Week.  Fifth gradeMore >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Students at Cabrini School put on a production of the living Stations of the Cross Wednesday.More >>
  • Accused McAllister video leaker resigns

    Accused McAllister video leaker resigns

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:31:43 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The woman accused of leaking a video of Vance McAllister kissing a congressional aide has resigned.More >>
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The woman accused of leaking a video of Vance McAllister kissing a congressional aide has resigned.More >>
  • Lakes and Rivers

    Lakes and Rivers

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:19:43 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 >>
  • Pineville man facing 34 charges of criminal activity

    Pineville man facing 34 charges of criminal activity

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:48:18 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) RPSO arrest man on charges of burglary, theft, criminal damage. Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Deputies arrested a Pineville man after responding to a burglaryMore >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) RPSO arrest man on charges of burglary, theft, criminal damage.More >>
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  • Kim Jong Un's "bad hair day" sparks a diplomatic to-do

    Kim Jong Un's "bad hair day" sparks a diplomatic to-do

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:30:50 GMT
    LONDON (CBS News) - North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair. The country's diplomats have complained to the Foreign Office about a hairdressingMore >>
    The country's diplomats have complained to the Foreign Office about a hairdressing salon that put up a poster poking fun at distinctively coiffed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.More >>
  • Why is Heinz offering to buy out hundreds of workers?

    Why is Heinz offering to buy out hundreds of workers?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:08:57 GMT
    (CBS News) - H.J. Heinz (HNZ) is offering buyouts to its Pittsburgh employees, according to KDKA-TV. Heinz's worry is that workers might not fit in with its new "results-driven culture" and new managementMore >>
    According to KDKA, a memo went out to 775 employees explaining that "our new culture may not be for everyone" and that the company wanted "to make sure that every employee feels truly invested in the culture and our business plan."More >>
  • Police dog killed in Portland shootout

    Police dog killed in Portland shootout

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:04:58 GMT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (NBC News) A Portland, police officer was wounded and his K-9 partner was killed in a shootout early Tuesday morning. The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was said toMore >>
    PORTLAND, Ore. (NBC News) A Portland, police officer was wounded and his K-9 partner was killed in a shootout early Tuesday morning.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
    72%
    1097 votes
    More parks & recreation activities
    16%
    240 votes
    More dining options
    8%
    118 votes
    Better public transportation
    2%
    26 votes
    More downtown development
    2%
    26 votes
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