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News For Friday 05/30/14


News for Friday 053014

By Dave Graichen

 

Governor Bobby Jindal signed a couple of bills  into  law to support Veterans late Wednesday. One would increase information available to doctors  to  improve  health issues that service members often  deal with.  The  other would expand  residential  lease  protections  for military members and their families.

 

There's  a new law waiting to be signed by the governor  that  would allow state  lawmakers  to carry concealed weapons in areas that any other peace officer could.   That  would  include  several locations labeled as "gun free" zones. If it is signed, they would  be able to pack heat in public buildings , parades and polling places.

 

A vacation turned deadly for a 21 year old Pineville man. Authorities at Navarre beach Florida say Nathan Hughey drowned while swimming with his sister in rough waters. The sister was able to make it to shore safely. Hughey was a  graduate of Pineville High School and was a student at Louisiana Tech University at the time of his death. The accident happened yesterday.

 

The city of Alexandria’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Alexandria City Complex, 2021 Industrial Park Road (under the big red roof).

Citizens are encouraged to bring in Household chemicals, Automotive chemicals, Garden and pool chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Household recyclables. Not welcome, Ammunition, tires, explosives, commercial waste and laboratory waste. Again the event is tomorrow 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alexandria city complex.

 

Gov. Bobby Jindal is going to sign into law today a bill called "The  Right to Try" Act which would allow terminally ill patients to  access experimental medications that could save their life. The Goldwater Institute designed this measure and External Affairs Vice  President Victor Riches says  The Right to Try Act enables people with very little  time left to receive potentially life-saving medications that have  been deemed safe by the FDA but are years away from being approved for market.

 

Governor  Jindal has signed into law a bill that adds domestic abuse to the criteria  for  immediate divorce.  The new law waives the 180 day waiting period for  a divorce involving domestic abuse.  It also makes spousal support mandatory.

 

The legislature has given final  legislative  approval to a law that would  extend  the  drivers license renewal time to  every  6  years instead of 4.  Baton  Rouge  Senator  Dan Claitor says he decided to

draft this legislation after hearing so  many  complaints  about the wait time at the DMV. The  6  year  fee would be increased, but over time it would end up being the same amount of money.

 

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's office reports a high school teacher and track coach is under  arrest  for his alleged sexual involvement with a 16-year-old male student. They  say 37-year-old Derrick Nesby of  New  Orleans, the educator from UL Bourgeois  High  School,  was arrested and booked with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

 

A  former  worker  at the Department of Children and Family Services faces up to 10 years  in  prison  for  using a state issued purchase card  for personal use.  34-year-old Delrice  Augustus  has  pleaded guilty  in  federal  court  to  the  crime.  State Inspector General Stephen  Street says Augustus defrauded  DCFS  out  of  as  much  as 200-thousand dollars. Augustus has admitted to using government purchase cards to buy home entertainment  electronics,  a  dishwater, and other personal items.

 

Former  New  Orleans  Mayor  Ray  Nagin  has been granted a delay in sentencing  by  U.S.  District  Court Judge Helen  Ginger  Berrigan. Nagin  was  scheduled  for  sentencing  June  11  on  20  counts  of corruption,  including bribery,  conspiracy,  money  laundering  and fraud.  The new date is July 2nd.

 

The House has given final passage  of a bill requiring women who are seeking  an  abortion  to  receive  a pamphlet  that  explains  the potential   psychological  effects  of  going   through   with   the

procedure. The bill passed 87-0.

 

The Catfish Institute is raising concerns about the mislabeling of  seafood products in restaurants.  They say studies by media and consumer  organizations find as much as 25 to 50 percent of seafood is mislabeled.  Institute spokesperson Jeff McCord says this happens frequently with  catfish.  Often Vietnamese catfish-type species are offered on menus as catfish. However,  it is against the law. Only an American  species of channel catfish may be labeled as catfish  for any marketing purposes, including menus. 

 

Governor Jindal has signed a measure that will allow hunters in the  state to use a sound suppressor on their guns for recreational hunting.  The legislation will go into effect August 1.  The bill's sponsor, Metairie Representative Cameron Henry says the use of silencers is better for the shooter's hearing and  mitigates noise complaints. 

 

 

 


Local Events

 

 


Red River Chorale  Celebrating America

October 21st 9:30AM
Emmanuel Baptist Church
430 Jackson Street

Opening their 2014-15 season, Celebrating America will feature music by American composers as well as a Musical Salute to those who have served and actively serve our country in the military.

Admission: 
Adults $15, Students $5

Hope House

Jambalaya

Fundraiser

October 22, 2014

11am-1:00pm

Tickets $7.00

Jambalaya, Side Dish, Roll, Dessert

Delivery for 10 or more orders

Call Ginger 487-2061  For tickets or orders

All Proceeds to Hope House

Web Sitewww.cenlahopehouse.org


 

A Very Merry Market Ladies Night Out
October 23rd
Alexandria Riverfront Center
Alexandria

9:00AM


Alexandria Zoo Boo!!

Dates: October 23, 24 & 25 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Time:6 pm - 8:30 pm
Admission: $6 per person ages 1 & older (cash only)

For over 30 years, Alexandria Zoo has provided a fun, safe Halloween experience. Zoo Boo offers 3 nights of SPOOKTACULAR, SCARE-FREE fun for kids 12 and younger!

Enjoy sweets and treats along the traditional trick-or-treat trail through the Zoo with a stop at the Festival Plaza to enjoy HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS. Treat bags are provided.


DRIVE THRU FLU SHOTS

What:  Drive thru flu shots

Where:  Rapides Parish Office of Public Health,       5604-A Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA      71303

When:  Friday, October 31, 2014 from 8 a.m. to  3 p.m.

Who:  Anyone older than six months. 

How much:  $10 maximum out-of-pocket  expense.  No out-of-pocket expense for Medicaid and Medicare with card.  Please    bring other insurance cards if you have one.


Rapides Symphony Orchestra Concert

November 1st

Coughlin-Saunders

Performing Arts Center

1202 Third Street

Alexandria, LA

9:30AM

True Classics featuring cello soloist Madeleine Kabat.
Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor
Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Admission: 
$25 admission
Phone: 
(318) 442-9709

Central Louisiana is taking the first step to making healthier food choices by taking part in the American Heart Association's National Eating Healthy Day on Wednesday, Nov. 5. On this day, everyone in CENLA is encouraged to make small, healthy changes and raise the awareness of the importance of good nutrition. Give your family, friends and co-workers a friendly push toward a healthier life. For healthy eating tips, recipes and a guide to products with the Heart Check mark, Visit heart.org/healthyliving Brought to you in part by the Central Louisiana American Heart Association and Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.

 

 



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Alexandria, LA

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Molly Ringwold's

Halloween Bash

October 24th

Marksville, LA

Paragon Casino

 

Sesame Street

Make A Friend

October 24th

Lafayette, LA

Cajun Dome

 

Gabriel Iglesias

October 25th

Kinder, LA

Coustatta Casino

 

Kenny Logons

October 25th

Vinton, LA

Delta Downs Casino

 

Aaron Lewis

November 1st

Marksville, LA

Paragon Casino

 

Sesame Street

Make A Friend

November 8th

New Orleans, LA

UNO Lakefront

 

James Taylor

Tuesday November 11th

New Orleans

UNO Lakefront Arena

 

Charlie Pride

November 14th

Marksville, LA

Paragon Casino

 

Cher

November 15th

Bossier City, LA

Century Link Center

 

November 16th

New Orleans

Saenger Theater

 

Wynonna

&

The Big Noise

November 22nd

Baton Rouge

L'Auberge Casino

 

Holiday Ice Spectacular

Friday & Saturday

December 5th & 6th

Marksville, LA

Paragon Casino & Resort

 

Dirty Dancing

Sunday December 21st

New Orleans

Saenger Theater

 

KC & The Sunshine Band

Saturday December 27th

Marksville, LA

Paragon Casino & Resort

 

Mamma Mia

January 17th, 2015

New Orleans

Saenger Theater

 

Florida Georgia Line

Friday January 23rd

Lafayette, LA

Cajundome

 

Celtic Thunder Symphony

February 14th, 2015

Bossier City

Horseshoe Casino

 

 

 


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