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Pineville High Teacher Arrested for Sexual Misconduct with Student


Police arrest a Pineville High School teacher for sexual misconduct with a student.  27-year-old Richard Stone, who is also an assistant football coach, is being charged with a total of 3 counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student.
Police say his bond has not been set.  In the Rapides Parish School system, [...]

ABC 31 News Photographer Speaks at Rotary


A local Rotary club invited Channel 31 to give a presentation about who we are and what we do here in Alexandria.
ABC 31 News Photographer Jerry Havens spoke to members of the South Alexandria Rotary Club about our commitment to local news, how we accomplish what we do and why we share your cares and [...]

Gov. Jindal in Pineville Today with Economic Dev. Announcement


Governor Bobby Jindal is in Pineville today to make an economic development announcement.  Governor Jindal met with Crest Industries officials to announce a 2.3 million dollar expansion to their corporate headquarters in Pineville.
The Governor says this will result in almost 200 direct and indirect new jobs.  And, he says, these are good jobs with salaries [...]

Rat Terriers Make Debut Performance in Dog Show

The annual area dog show at the Riverfront Center is in 2 weeks.  ABC 31 News’ Keisha Swafford meets Heather Bailey, a participant and proud owner of a breed making its debut performance.

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Ronnie Milsap Concert at Paragon Postponed

MARKSVILLE, LA– Officials from Paragon Casino Resort have announced that the Ronnie Milsap concert scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2014 has been postponed due to illness. The rescheduled show date will be announced at a later time.  Refunds for tickets are available at the original point of purchase. Ticketholders may retain existing tickets to attend [...]

Food Bank, Wal-Mart Team Up to End Hunger


The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is teaming up with Wal-Mart to provide a different type of bowl game to end the football season.  Wal-Mart is sponsoring a food drive at 11 stores across Central Louisiana for their first Defeat Hunger Bowl.  All donations benefit the food bank.  All non-perishable items are needed, especially during [...]

LSUA Chancellor Search Continues


The chancellor search committee and other LSU officials continue to meet with candidates on the short-list today.
Doctor LuoLuo Hong of Hawaii had trouble getting to Louisiana because of the weather, but this morning she had breakfast with the academic council.  She and Doctor Andy Leavitt both have their visits today.  They are meeting with staff [...]

Kroger’s Reopens After Last Night’s Bomb Scare


Kroger’s is open today after a suspicious package in a nearby parking lot caused the store to close late yesterday.
Shortly after 6, a package left in a buggy was spotted in the soon-to-open PetCo parking lot, next to Kroger’s.  The evacuation of stores and facilities is standard procedure when officials are unable to identify a [...]

Jindal to Appeal Ruling on Teacher Tenure Law

Louisiana’s governor says he’ll again appeal a ruling that declares his teacher tenure law unconstitutional.  The Baton Rouge judge today says the law as written encompasses too many issues.
Meanwhile, the Governor is about to head out of town to Asia.  Today he announced a forthcoming trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
And on a [...]

Mayor Roy Pushes for Locating New Community College Downtown

Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy conducted his first briefing of the New Year today.
He’s still pushing for the downtown location of the new community college, despite arguments from LSU of Alexandria and other sites, who have other locations in mind.

The mayor also announced David Crutchfield is returning to city hall as finance director and david williams [...]