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Alexandria, Louisiana is located in Rapides Parish. Zip codes in Alexandria, LA include 71302, 71301, and 71307. The median home price in Alexandria is $167,000 which is roughly $88/per square foot. More Alexandria information.

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1 hr ago | The News-Star

Court rejects 2 wrongful conviction claims

A 3rd Judicial District Court has dismissed the wrongful conviction claims of two men who were found guilty of the 1986 murders of a Downsville couple.

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3 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Baton Rouge woman arrested after reckless driving complaints

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested after she was stopped Saturday by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's deputies, who had been searching for her after several reports about an erratic driver on Interstate 49, according to a release.

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8 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Tip leads to arrests of Alexandria men in burglary

Two Alexandria men landed in hot water after a tip from a witness that alleged they stole a freezer and air-conditioning unit from a house in the 1200 block of Broadway Avenue, according to police.

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16 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Beads and Boos: Saluting foreign students and happiness

Beads: To LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria and to LSU Vice President for Agriculture Bill Richardson for hosting three Honduran students.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Town Talk

Rapides Library carnival benefits homeless students

The Rapides Library Carnival was all about games, food and fun. Behind it, though, was a serious issue -- school-aged children who often have no place to go.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Town Talk

Globe-trotting pastor settles in Alexandria as new Assemblies of God superintendent

Scott Holmes was a fresh-faced pastor in the Assemblies of God denomination when he and his wife Kara packed up their two young children in 1990 and left Louisiana to do missionary work on a tiny South Pacific atoll named Ebeye in the Marshall Islands.

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The Town Talk

Fundraiser at Thunder Valley Speedway in memory of owner's granddaughter

Alan Crowe considers tonight's inaugural St. Jude Classic at Thunder Valley Speedway a way to try to repay St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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The Town Talk

From the Past: July 26

July 26, 1954 Accident: Two children remained in a serious condition in an Alexandria hospital today with injuries sustained Saturday night when a car ran into four of them sleeping on a blanket in the Joy Drive-In Theater.

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The Town Talk

Alexandria, Rapides Parish face tricky negotiating process on Coliseum property

The city of Alexandria and Rapides Parish seemingly have settled on the preferred way to resolve their joint ownership of the Rapides Coliseum parking lot property.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Town Talk

Grant traffic stop leads to arrests of Rapides Parish women

Two Rapides Parish women are facing drug charges after a traffic stop Wednesday in Grant Parish, according to a release.

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The Town Talk

11th annual La Cuisine set for Sunday in Marksville

One of Cenla's tastiest fundraisers is set for Sunday at the Paragon Casino Resort Mari Showroom.

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The Town Talk

Honduran agriculture students learn in Alexandria

Testing soybean varieties or studying cotton fertility in the heat of the Louisiana summer might not appeal to some LSU students.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Town Talk

From the Past: July 24

Dr. Mohammad Ahmad will be moving his practice to Alexandria. July 24, 1954 Political announcement: A sound truck blaring out the announcement of a political rally in Alexandria today apparently disturbed the sleep of residents at Eighth and John Thomas streets.

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The Town Talk

Tribute to Alexandria's late Richard Gwartney set for this weekend

Make new memories, and savor old ones this weekend in Cenla. Revisit the days of Alexandria theater, when the late Richard Gwartney was at the helm or at the heart of many of the productions.

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The Town Talk

Alexandria named a happy city in national study

If you're happy and you know it, move to Alexandria. According to a paper published this month by Harvard professor Edward Glaeser, Vancouver School of Economics professor Joshua Gottlieb and Harvard doctoral student Oren Ziv, Alexandria is the fifth-happiest city in the country.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Town Talk

Winn Parish man facing drug charges after search

A Saint Maurice felon was arrested Tuesday after a search of his home uncovered two firearms, meth "with distribution paraphernalia" and marijuana, according to Louisiana State Police.

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The Town Talk

Alexandria men face drug, weapons charges after assault complaint

A call about an assault with a firearm ended early Tuesday with arrests of two Alexandria men on drug and weapons charges, according to police.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Town Talk

Alexandria, Rapides Parish look for common ground on Coliseum

Maybe the City of Alexandria and Rapides Parish can work out an agreement on the Rapides Parish Coliseum, after all.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Town Talk

Parts of Alexandria to experience planned electrical outages early Tuesday

Some parts of Alexandria will experience planned electrical outages early Tuesday morning so that Cleco can make repairs to a primary line on city-owned utility poles, according to a release.

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The Town Talk

Cotton acreage up, while corn down in Louisiana

Louisiana cotton acreage is up to nearly 200,000 acres, which is vast improvement over 2013's record low of 125,000 acres, but corn is down to about 420,000, a significant decrease from last year's 700,000 acres, an LSU AgCenter official in Alexandria said.

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