Monthly Archives: June 2013

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RPSO Fries Fish for Red Cross Heroes Campaign

Red Cross

You could hear the fish frying this morning off Highway 28 West.  The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Deputies put their culinary skills to work for the local chapter of the American Red Cross.  Sheriff William Earl Hilton is chairperson of the Red Cross Heroes Campaign.
And, these 7-dollar plates will add to the money being raised for [...]

Preliminary Winners Selected in Miss LA Pageant


Two more preliminary winners are selected in the Miss Louisiana Pageant – now underway in Monroe.  Thursday night’s winners are Amy Matherne, Miss ULM, for talent, and Julianne Tippen, Miss Louisiana Tech, for swimsuit.  Amy is the daughter of our national sales manager, John Matherne.
The big night is tomorrow at 8 when Lauren Vizza will [...]

4 Arrested in Natchitoches for Drugs & Cruelty to a Juvenile


Natchitoches Deputies arrest four people for drugs and cruelty to juvenile.  Deputies say 25-year-old Leah Admire, 31-year-old Nicholas Skinner, 28-year-old Brandon Skinner and 32-year-old Randall Obannon Junior, all of Natchitoches, are charged.
Agents say they searched a Williams Avenue residence and found meth, as well as firearms and paraphernalia.  Authorities say there were 3 very young [...]

4 Arrested for Attempted Murder


Alexandria Police arrest four people for attempted murder last night near Huffman and Harvard streets.  Shots were fired — but nobody was hurt.
Police arrested Jerome Dorsey, Zachary Bonier, Jamarius Jones and Marcus Gaines – all of Alexandria.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/28/13

Grant Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Payments


A 57-year-old Grant Parish woman will be sentenced in September for spending her mother’s social security payments.
Mary Elizabeth Kilpatrick of Montgomery now owes the government almost 200 thousand dollars.  She pleaded guilty in federal court and faces up to 10 years in prison.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/28/13

Two-Headed Turtle Hatches at San Antonio Zoo


The San Antonio Zoo is welcoming a rare arrival to its aquarium.  A two-headed turtle named “Thelma and Louise.”
The animal is one of four turtles that hatched at the zoo last week.  The two-headed turtle will be on exhibit in the Friedrich Aquarium located inside the zoo.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/27/13

Resume-Writing Seminar Today


Few job-hunting skills can be as daunting as writing a resume.  During a workforce preparedness seminar today, tips were provided on how to make yourself look good on paper and what to do in an interview.

The seminar is sponsored by the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/27/13

Fire in Bordelonville

Strong winds are to blame for a fire in Bordelonville which destroyed part of an old structure that was scheduled for demolition.  Nobody was hurt.  Ironically, it’s across highway 451 from the volunteer fire department.
Yesterday’s blaze brought in firefighters from 6 other towns to make sure it didn’t spread.  The building has been an abandoned [...]

State Treasurer Kennedy Questions Privatization of Charity Hospitals

John Kennedy

State Treasurer John Kennedy is discussing the matter of privatizing so-called charity hospitals.  Kennedy says he’s not opposed to privatization, but needs more details.  He lists 13 questions he says have not been answered.  Kennedy’s opinion column is available on his website and Facebook.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/27/13

DOTD Announces Road Work/Closures for July 4th Holiday


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana on Independence Day (Thursday, July 4).  DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urged drivers to use extra caution when traveling on the roadways during the upcoming holiday, especially at railroad crossings and within [...]

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