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No vote this week on GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans will not vote this week on the latest, last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. That's the word from senators as they emerged from a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona shook his head and said "no" when a

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 20:27:00

New US sanctions hit 8 North Korean banks, 26 bank workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is using new sanctions authority to punish eight North Korean banks and 26 bank workers living abroad. The sanctions rely on an executive order President Donald Trump signed last week to target North Korea's access to the international banking system. They

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 20:19:00

Louisiana voters to decide 3 constitution changes in election

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana voters have a lighter load this fall, with only three constitutional changes up for consideration. The amendments to be decided in the October 14 election deal with property taxes and transportation spending. Amendment 1 would create a property tax break for plants

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 20:07:00

Man accused of forcing woman to withdraw money from ATM

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Authorities say an Oklahoma man has been arrested after he sexually assaulted a woman and then forced her to withdraw money from an ATM in Louisiana. The Advertiser reports the 22-year-old was charged with home invasion, sexual battery, aggravated kidnapping and criminal tresp

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 18:54:00

Lawmaker proposes state not fund Saints after protests

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana lawmaker wants to cut state money from the New Orleans Saints because 10 players sat during the national anthem before Sunday's NFL game in Charlotte. News media report that Republican state Rep. Kenneth Havard of Jackson says in a prepared statement that he

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 17:35:00

Carnival worker accused of touching teenage girls

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities say a carnival worker who's accused of touching two teenage girls at a festival in Louisiana has been arrested. News outlets report 20-year-old Cody Johnson, of Kewanee, Illinois, is accused of inappropriately touching the victims while securing them into a ride Sunday

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 16:32:00

Boy with autism finds perfect match in rescue dog

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Rescue dogs can be big help, especially with kids struggling with autism, but actually getting a rescue dog is harder than you may think. The mother of a 5th grader with autism has been working for years to find her son a rescue dog to help with his moderate case of autism

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 15:22:00

Long term care costs are surging

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-term care costs are surging and the most expensive option - a private nursing home room - may soon top $100,000 per year. According to a new survey by Genworth Financial out Tuesday, rising labor expenses and sicker patients helped push the median cost of care up an average o

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 15:15:00

US home prices jumped in July even as sales level off

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices climbed steadily in July even as sales slowed, evidence that a supply shortage of houses for sale is distorting the real estate market. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index rose 5.9 percent in July from a year earlier, slightly fa

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 15:11:00

House investigators demand details on private emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top House Republican is demanding details on the use of private emails by some of President Donald Trump's closest advisers. Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina conservative who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the top Democrat on that panel, Rep. El

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 15:06:00

Hurricane Maria brings evacuation on North Carolina island

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An evacuation is underway on an island on North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Maria moves north. The Hyde County Sheriff's office said the evacuation began at 5 a.m. Monday on Ocracoke Island. It's not immediately clear how many residents and visitors are heeding the orde

KALB.COM - 2017-09-25 14:54:00

Alexandria man facing attempted murder charge after shooting

Here are mugshots received from Central Louisiana law enforcement agencies for the week of Sept. 18, 2017. A criminal charge is a formal accusation that someone has committed a crime. All those pictured are innocent until proven guilty. To view those held in Rapides Parish detention facilities, go

ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK - 2017-09-25 21:37:21

UPDATE: Duhon Shooting Six Suspects in Custody

Donerious Roy UPDATE Press Release - Suspects Donerious Roy and Devontae Chisem have been taken into custody, both this afternoon. Both are being booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. UPDATE Press Release - Two additional suspects have been charged in the September 20 shooting death on Du

KLAX-TV.COM - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Road Closures During Natchitoches Car Show

(Press Release) NATCHITOCHES - The City of Natchitoches would like to advise the public that on Saturday, September 30, 2017 the following streets will be closed: Front Street from Pavie Street to Touline Street, Touline Street from Front Street to Second Street, Second Street from Ragan Street to C

KLAX-TV.COM - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Man Arrested for Vehicle Burglary, Theft

Press Release - On July 9th , 2017, the Sheriff's Office received a complaint in reference to a vehicle burglary and theft of goods that had occurred in the 900 block of Bayou Rapides Road. The complainant reported to have received information that a new employee, Brandon Wayne Glenn, had allegedly

KLAX-TV.COM - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Crime Stoppers Searches for Suspect in Firearm Theft

The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's assistance in locating a suspect in a firearm theft. On September 21 at 4:15am, deputies responded to an alarm at South Circle Pawn in Alexandria. On arrival, they discovered that someone had broken in and stolen a la

KLAX-TV.COM - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Continuing coverage: Latest on church shooting near Nashville Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a church in Nashville (all times local): 5 p.m. Police say a man charged in a mass shooting at a Tennessee church was armed with two semi-automatic handguns and had two more firearms in his car. Emanuel Kidega Samson is charged with the fatal shoo

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 00:37:00

Continuing coverage: Sides remain divided over National Anthem protests

The Latest on President Donald Trump's criticism of protesting athletes (all times local): 5:30 p.m. National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players' views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hocke

KALB.COM - 2017-09-26 00:35:00

Fifth grader gives up recess to start lunch recycling program

WOODWAY, Texas (KWTX) -- A fifth grader is taking advantage of a new law in his area that allows schools to recycle unopened food. Ronnie Dibold always enjoys a tasty meal with his classmates, but his real work begins after he clears his tray. A few weeks ago he began collecting unopened drinks th

KALB.COM - 2017-09-25 23:53:00

Arrest made in McKeithan Drive shooting

ALEXANDRIA, La. (RPSO) - An Alexandria man is under arrest in connection to a shooting that happened on McKeithen Drive early Saturday morning. Brandon M. Thompson, 25, is facing a charge of attempted second degree murder and three counts of contempt of court in connection to a shooting that took

KALB.COM - 2017-09-25 23:15:00