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Man Arrested for Attempting to Lure Little Girl from her Yard

Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces the September 18th , 2014 arrest of Casey A. Brown, age 32, of Sulphur, La.
At approximately 11:38 a.m. the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a suspicious person / vehicle in the Rosepine area. The caller was able to provide a detailed description [...]

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Man Covered in Sage, Carrying Candle to Ward Off Demons, Arrested for Meth

On September 17, 2014, the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of two suspicious people walking on Walker Gravel Pit Road.  Deputies discovered a 30 year old male along with a juvenile in the area of the complaint.
The deputy saw that the 30 year old, Lee Fleming, was holding a burning candle and a [...]

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Alexandria Zoo Preps for Les Fest

Friends of the Alexandria Zoo are getting ready for Les Fest Weekend. It features a Thursday night party for adults and a Saturday, all-day event for all ages.

The party is Thursday night, September 25th, and the all-day event is Saturday, the 27th.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/19/14

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POW, MIA Ceremony Held Today at VA

Those who never returned are remembered today at a VA hospital service. The guest speaker for this POW-MIA ceremony is Colonel Glenn Moore, Garrison Commander at Fort Polk.

The annual ceremony is designed to thank and remember those who were prisoners and the ones who for whom there are still question marks.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/19/14

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2 Arrested for Discharging Weapons

Dontavis Howard (left) and Demoreo Hall (right).
Alexandria police arrest 2 men for discharging weapons in the area of Kent and Monroe.
They’re 20-year-old Dontavis Howard and 27-year-old Demoreo Hall, both of Alexandria. Howard is charge with illegal use and firing a gun in the city limits. Hall is accused of interfering with the investigation, obstruction and [...]

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Grant Deputies Arrest 2 For Attempting to Apprehend Alleged Car Thief

Adam Kertz (left) and Robert Burgess Junior (right) are accused of breaking into the wrong home to apprehend a suspect.
Grant deputies say a man decided to take the law into his own hands, and now he’s under arrest. They also arrested a friend who helped him and the actual suspect in the car theft.
Jonathan Perry [...]

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US Census Data Shows LA Incomes Rising Slowly

U.S. census data shows more of us in Louisiana are working, but household incomes are rising at a slow but steady pace. Other figures show broad disparities in income along racial lines.
And Louisiana is still the 3rd highest in poverty in the nation and 4th on the list for poor children.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/19/14

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Bunkie Elementary Creates Awareness for Sickle Cell Anemia

Bunkie Elementary School students today are involved in an awareness program for sickle cell anemia and volunteers from the Pineville Beauty College are joining in the effort.
Bennett Roland Junior shows us how students are learning about this genetic disorder.

There is a 2-hour seminar tomorrow at the First Union Baptist Church in Alexandria for more information. [...]

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Electricians Still Working to Repair Courthouse Electricity

Electricians are working through the weekend to repair a malfunction that darkened the Federal Courthouse in Alexandria and interrupted the penalty phase for Thomas Steven Sanders.
Sanders has been convicted of slaying a 12-year-old girl, and the jury must now determine if he lives or dies.
Officials hope to resume the testimony on Monday.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

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Town Hall Held to Discuss Health Care in LA

A town hall meeting is held about health care. State Representative Lance harries took questions and provided experts to answer questions about the controversies surrounding health care in Louisiana.
Louisiana is among the states rejecting the federal government’s Medicaid Program, and, at the same time, the state has shuttered the so-called charity hospitals. Instead, Louisiana is [...]

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New NSU President to be Announced Tuesday

The new president of Northwestern State University will be announced Tuesday afternoon at 2 at a news conference in the Student Union Ballroom.
The finalists are Doctor Lisa Abney, NSU’s provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, and Doctor James Henderson, Chancellor of Bossier Parish Community College.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/19/14

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Run GDN Invites Community to Walk, Run Through Garden District

RUN GDN is a running group open to anyone who wants to walk or run through the Garden District with a fun group of people.  There is a 3 mile route or a 5 mile route available.  The group meets every Tuesday at 6:30 PM rain or shine on thePatio at Spirits located at 1200 [...]

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