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Yapha Physician Services LLC Celebrates Grand Opening

ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA – The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Yapha Physician Services LLC on Wednesday, August 27, at 8:30 am.
Because owner Dr. Dana Mays’ care is provided through house calls, she does not have an “office” per se. Her ribbon cutting will be held [...]

Reminder: City of Leesville yard waste schedule

LEESVILLE–City residents are reminded that yard waste, including grass cuttings, weeds, small tree limbs and twigs will be collected weekly on the following days:
Lee Hills – Monday
District  2 – Tuesday
North of Mechanic – Wednesday
South of Mechanic – Thursday
Make up day – Friday
By City ordinance yard waste should be placed in clear plastic bags, or in [...]

Drawdown Scheduled for Hardwater Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in conjunction with the Grant Parish Police Jury have scheduled a drawdown for Hardwater Lake to begin on Tuesday, September 2 to control nuisance aquatic vegetation.
The water level will be lowered 4 feet from pool stage.  Water fluctuations are proven to yield significant beneficial effects for fisheries and [...]

After Qualifying, Many Elected Unopposed

When the smoke cleared Friday afternoon at courthouses and the secretary of state’s offices in Baton Rouge, some candidates were elected unopposed.
All but two state district judges are returning to the bench as well as the Alexandria City Judge.
Seven school board members have no races, and two area mayors are elected in Lecompte and McNary.
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Police ID Officer Involved in Fort Polk Soldier Shooting

Alexandria police release more information about the officer-involved shooting that happened August 16th. Fork Polk soldier, 22-year-old Mitchel Ryan Bethin, is charged with aggravated assault with a gun and simple battery.
APD identified the officer as Corporal Clifton Fairbanks, a 14-year veteran. State investigators say the preliminary investigation revealed Fairbanks likely saved the life of another [...]

Fort Polk Letters, Petitions Deadline Tonight

Midnight tonight is the deadline to save Fort Polk with letters of support.
Fort Polk Progress has been lobbying for the past few weeks for the continued troop strength at the U.S. Army base.

Michael Reese spoke today to the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance, which meets monthly on the Louisiana College campus in Pineville.
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Couple Arrested for Keeping Little Girl in Cage

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A couple faces cruelty charges after being accused of keeping a little girl in a case.
Police arrested Jennifer Chapman and Joseph Chapman of Alexandria over the weekend. Seven children in all were removed from their home on Park Avenue.
Investigators say the woman admitted to placing the child in the cage in the kitchen whenever the [...]

Local Republicans Host Son of Ronald Reagan

Local Republicans raise money this weekend for their cause and their candidates by paying to hear from the son of the late President Ronald Reagan. Michael Reagan is a former radio talk-show host.

Reagan dinners are held throughout the country for conservative causes. Reagan now lives in California.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/25/14

Mike Small to Defend Fort Polk Soldier in Assault Case

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Prominent criminal lawyer Mike Small of Alexandria is defending a Fort Polk soldier shot last weekend by an Alexandria policeman.
State police arrested Mitchel Ryan Bethin today after he was discharged from the hospital. Bethin is accused of aggravated assault with a firearm and simple battery.
State police conducted the investigation and say the policeman shot Bethin [...]

Local Woman Shoots Man in Apparent Domestic Dispute

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An Alexandria woman is arrested for shooting a man this afternoon at the Cabana Mobile Home Estates on North Bolton. She’s 73-year-old Judy Hernandez.
Police say it appears to have been a domestic dispute. The man was treated on the scene and taken to a local hospital.
She’s charged with attempted murder.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/22/14