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Tanker Truck Carrying Hazardous Material Catches Fire

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Several miles of Interstate 49 were shut down early this morning when a tanker truck carrying a hazardous material caught fire.  No one was injured, but state officials immediately called HazMat units and shut down the interstate between Meeker and Forest Hill.  Troopers say it could have been a deadly situation, so they acted to [...]

Ferriday Man Receives Life for Dealing Meth

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One man receives a life sentence and another gets almost 23 years for dealing in meth.  Maurice Smith (left) received life, and Chavo Thomas (right) got 22 years and 9 months.  Both are from Ferriday.
They were convicted of delivering meth from California to Ferriday.  Smith organized the trip, and Thomas carried the drugs back to [...]

Chamber Hosts Brig. Gen. William Hickman at Luncheon

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce has a long and rich history with Fort Polk.  Today, the Commanding General is hosted by the Chamber for a special luncheon.
The General is also Commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center.  He describes the ongoing exercises at Fort Polk, how the Chamber’s efforts to provide hospitality for the [...]

Grant Parish deputies respond to unusual animal call

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The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is used to receiving calls involving animals. But the animal call G.P.S.O. received on September 25 was a bit unusual, even for the Sheriff’s Office.  Three buffalo were roaming loose in the Dartigo community for most of the day.
Sheriff Steven McCain even captured pictures of the beasts on his hunting [...]

Crime Stoppers Asks for Help

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Crime Stoppers needs your help finding a man who tried to rob a restaurant manager and then fired a gun at her when she took off in her car.  It happened at Darrell’s Restaurant on Main Street in Colfax very late on September 19th.
Investigators say the manager was headed to the bank when a man [...]

“As Young As You Feel Day” at Rapides Parish Main Library

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Alexandria, Louisiana—Not much compares to spending time with your friends, enjoying time well spent laughing and playing games. That’s just the environment Faith Johnson and Candace Hamilton create for their monthly As Young As You Feel Day program for senior citizens. The program occurs on the third Thursday of each month at the Rapides Parish [...]

LaSalle Deputy Arrested for Dometic Abuse & Rape

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A LaSalle Parish deputy is arrested for domestic abuse and forcible rape.  He’s 52-year-old Clarence Breland Jr. of Jena.  Sheriff Scott Franklin says he’s been on the force for about one and a half years.
As with all these cases, the investigation is with Louisiana State Police (LSP).  The investigation began when LSP received information and [...]

Founders Day at LC

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It’s Founders day at Louisiana College.
Each year this private Baptist school celebrates by presenting awards to friends of the school.  The school has selected three men who are honored at the morning chapel on the school campus.  They’re Joe Rickets, founder of TD Ameritrade, Jim Rickets, of Opportunity Education, and Doctor Amnon Gimpel, who specializes [...]

“Land of the Jaguar” Opening Soon

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The Land of the Jaguar at the Alexandria Zoo is about to be officially open.  This is a renovation of the South American area.  It’s the largest project the zoo has undertaken since the Louisiana Habitat exhibit.  It encompasses almost three acres.  This is the oldest area of the zoo, which dates back to 1926.
Tonight, [...]

Alexandria Police Bust Three for Burglaries and a Stabbing

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James Edward Reed, 37
It’s a busy time for Alexandria Police as they bust some car burglary suspects and crack a several month old case.
First, 37-year-old James Reed of Alexandria; police spent nine months looking for him in a domestic stabbing case.  There are no details on where police found him.  That stabbing happened in the [...]