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State Troopers Help Install Child Seats

Booster seats save lives. That’s the message from state troopers.
This morning experts showed parents the proper way to install and strap a child in a seat.  Troopers say it’s important for the booster seat to be used properly.

Some booster seats were given away.
It’s illegal to allow a toddler to ride in a car without the [...]

Road Closure: Powell Lane in Ball

Road Work

Road:  Powell Lane in Ball, LA
Date:  Thursday, July 18, 2013
Time:  7am until further notice
Reason:  Changing out culvert
For more information, contact Ken Sterling at 318.452.1225

Road Closure: Hooper Road Bridge

Road:  Hooper Rd. Bridge between Q. Stockman Rd. and Old Beaubouef Rd.
Date:  Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time:  Effective Immediately
Reason:  Bridge Closed
For more information, contact Dennis Woodward at 318.473.6603.

Road Closure: Lamourie Rd at Hwy 457

Road:  Lamourie Rd. on the Hwy. 457 end
Date:  Monday, July 15, 2013 (weather permitting)
Time:  7am until further notice
Reason:  Replacing bridge
For more information, contact Troy Langston at 318.452.0650.

Post-War Suburbs Celebration Tomorrow

A special event is being held tomorrow in the areas around Kimball, Madonna, and Elliott Streets in Alexandria.
The Post-War Suburbs Celebration is being presented by the Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission.  This area has homes that have retained the style and architecture of the post-war years.  And this has become the first of the city’s mid-century [...]

LifeShare Needs Blood

LifeShare is dealing with a blood shortage, and donations are needed.
A few procedures have required a lot of blood, and LifeShare hopes to build up their supplies during this critical time.

To find blood drives near you, visit
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/12/13

Drug Dealer Arrested in Marksville


Avoyelles Deputies say they’ve shut down a drug dealer in Marksville.  Deputies arrested 30-year-old Troy Dominick and seized drugs, cash and a firearm all late last night.  He’s charged with distribution, resisting arrest, a firearm offense, cruelty to juveniles and obstruction of justice.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/12/13

Alexandria Man Arrested for Stabbing


Rapides Deputies arrest a man for a stabbing that happened last night on McKeithen Drive.  35-year-old Christopher Pearson of Alexandria was taken into custody shortly after the incident.
Deputies say the victim suffered stab wounds to his torso but his condition is unknown.  Pearson is charged with attempted murder and resisting arrest.  Deputies say he struggled [...]

Pineville Rotary’s 23rd Annual Business of the Year


PINEVILLE, LA—You might think the pickings would be slim after 22 years of identifying select businesses to honor as Business of the Year.  But the Rotary Club of Pineville, Louisiana, USA keeps finding a strong field of nominees every year.   This year Montgomery Animal Hospital was named its 2013 Business of the Year.  The 23rd [...]

“Land of the Jaguar” to Open in September

The Alexandria Zoo is preparing for the grand opening of the “Land of the Jaguar”.  The zoo director describes what to expect when the gates finally open in late September.

For more information on the zoo expansion, visit their website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/11/13