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Bomb Threat Called in to 4 Local Schools

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Students at four Rapides Parish schools evacuated this morning because of bomb scares, though nothing was found.
The phone calls disrupted the morning at Pineville High, ASH, Brame Junior High and Bolton. Alexandria police say the phone call to Alexandria Senior High came in just before 10:40 this morning. About the same time, calls with similar [...]

Road Closure: Orleans St in Leesville

Leesville, LA— Please be advised that Orleans Street will be closed from 10:30 a.m. September 9, 2014 through 5:00 p.m. on September 9, 2014 for the repair of a water line.
Questions regarding this matter may be directed to City Hall at 337.239.2444.

Pineville Police Officer Kills Man With Sword

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A Pineville police officer kills a man they say threatened him with a large sword.
The man who died is 40-year-old Christopher Shane LeBlanc. He lived in the 500 block of Cummins Street, where the shooting happened.
Pineville police were called to the scene for a reported disturbance. Rapides detectives are investigating the officer-involved shooting at the [...]

Jury Convicts Sanders of Capital Murder

An Alexandria federal court jury of six men and six women convicts Thomas Sanders of capital murder.
The prosecution is asking for the death penalty in the death of 12-year-old Lexis Roberts. The death penalty phase will begin a week from tomorrow.
The little girl’s body was found by hunters four years ago in Catahoula Parish.
Sanders confessed [...]

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin Reports to Prison

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin reports to the Texarkana Federal Correction Institution with just 20 minutes to spare before the noon deadline today. He’ll serve 10-years for corruption. He walked into the minimum-security prison with his wife, daughter and sons at his side.
Nagin was convicted in February on 20 counts related to bribes he [...]

Local Sonic Employees Head to Dr. Pepper Games

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Seven Sonic waiters in Pineville are leaving bright and early in the morning for New Orleans to compete in the Doctor Pepper Games. These employees at the Monroe Highway Sonic beat out almost 3-thousand other contestants to win the trip and the right to compete against 11 other teams from throughout the nation.
Their goal is [...]

CLTCC Chancellor Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

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The Chancellor of the Central Louisiana Technical and Community College is taking it on the head with ice water for a good cause.
Like thousands of Americans, this afternoon Doctor Rodney Ellis accepted a challenge from his boss. Students, faculty and staff paid a dollar for the honor of dumping the chancellor.
And, in the spirit of [...]

Man Arrested for Stealing Case of Crown Royal Off Delivery Truck

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A man is nabbed by Alexandria police for theft of a case of Crown Royal.
Police say 53-year-old Gregory Harley of Alexandria grabbed a case of the liquor off the back of a delivery truck. However, the driver was able to get the license number of the suspect’s car, and a detective located him.
Police say they’ve [...]

Teen Arrested On Year-and-a-Half-Old Warrant

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A teen is charged with armed robbery and illegal possession of a weapon dating from an incident a year and a half ago.
A patrol officer stopped 18-year-old Wildel Miller of Alexandria yesterday. Police say they were suspicious of a 4-wheeler he was pushing, but learned from a check on warrants he was wanted for holding [...]

Veterans Get Their Say at Town Hall Meeting

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Veterans had their say at a government-required town hall meeting. Last night veterans, staff and family members were invited to the hospital’s auditorium to have their say.
After the scandals which have erupted over wait times for appointments, the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs ordered all hospitals to hold these meetings, so opinions, complaints and applause [...]