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Lane Closures: 1-49 between LA1200 and LA8

I-49, LA 1200 – LA 8
Rapides Parish; LA
Project # H.010490
Control Section 134-04, 455-05


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM, weather permitting, construction work will begin on I-49 between LA 1200 and LA 8. The Project will consist of grading, cold planning asphaltic [...]

Natchitoches Officer Arrested for Raping Female Inmate

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A Natchitoches Parish corrections officer who had just been promoted to a supervisory position is now in jail himself, charged with raping a female inmate.
He’s 28-year-old Lindsey Webster Hoke.
Sheriff Victor Jones says the inmate reported the attack on the 4th of July.
Sheriff Jones stated “We hold each and everyone of our employees at a very [...]

Foster Walker Named Dealer of the Year

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Alexandria auto dealer Foster Walker III is named 2014 Dealer of the Year. The award came this month at the 76th convention of the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association.
Walker is president of the Walker Automotive Group, which was founded in 1919 by his grandfather.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Fund Set Up for 9 Children Orphaned by Murder-Suicide

A fund has been set up for the nine children left orphaned by a murder suicide in Opelousas.
On July 4th, police say Kerry Varis shot his wife Nancy at a family gathering on West Prudhomme Street. Witnesses say he then turned the gun on himself.

The fund is set up at the Opelousas Saint Landry Bank [...]

Traffic Stop Leads to Gun, Drug Arrests

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Alexandria police say a routine traffic stop results in the arrests of a man and woman. They’re 78-year-old Melvin Sigur and 32-year-old Lekedra Quinney, both of Alexandria.
Sigur is charged with possession of a gun with drugs. Quinney is charged with drug possession and resisting arrest.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Former Mayor Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court with his wife, Seletha Nagin, left, after being sentenced in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
The man who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina will now spend the next 10 years in a federal prison. A judge sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray [...]

Jena Woman Dies in Crash

A single vehicle crash in LaSalle Parish kills a woman from Jena. She’s 47-year-old Amy Webb.
Troopers say it happened yesterday afternoon on Highway 127 when she lost control of her SUV, hit a dirt embankment, and turned over several times.
She was not wearing a seat belt.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Man Arrested for Pistol-Whipping Another

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Grant deputies arrest a man for pistol-whipping another in the Bagdad community. 64-year-old Moses Bush of Colfax is now charged with aggravated battery, illegal carrying of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The arrest was made after a patrol deputy was flagged down at a convenience store.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Jena Lions Club to Host Golf Tournament

A 2-man golf scramble to benefit the good works of the Jena Lions Club will be held Friday at Oak Wing Golf Course.
The club will use the funds to pay for their children’s camp and eye screenings.

Call 664 33-63 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Cheneyville Goes Smoke Free

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You better be careful about lighting up a cigarette in the town of Cheneyville.
Yesterday the town celebrated turning the historic town into a 100 percent, smoke-free community. They celebrated with a recognition dinner for Mayor Derrick Johnson and others who worked to make this a reality.
The celebration was sponsored by the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free [...]