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Plane Crash Kills One, Injures Another

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An elderly man is dead and another person is badly injured in a small plane crash yesterday morning in Natchitoches Parish. 83-year-old Thaddeus Longlois died and 80-year-old Jack McCain Junior was injured.   Both are from Natchitoches.
Authorities say they crashed in a field behind homes in the Pan Am Subdivision in south Natchitoches.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Police Search for Escaped Inmate

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Federal prison officials are looking for 26-year-old inmate who they say walked away from the prison camp yesterday. Juan Garza is five-eight, 155 pounds, and was housed in the prison’s minimum-security area.
He was sentenced more than a year ago in Oklahoma for a firearm offense and was set to be released in eight years.
Anyone with [...]

Students May Now Register For ROTC Classes At LSUA

ALEXANDRIA, LA – LSUA students interested in participating in ROTC may now register for Military Science courses beginning this fall.
LSUA ROTC students will take Military Physical Fitness courses at the LSUA campus and all other ROTC courses will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Natchitoches at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
Students may be eligible [...]

Friends of NSU invited to join band in Ireland in 2015

NATCHITOCHES — Alumni and friends are invited to join the Spirit of Northwestern Demon Marching Band as they participate in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland.  The 8-day tour is $2,500 per person and includes airfare, two meals per day, accommodations and some sightseeing tours in and around Dublin.  The tour will [...]

Baby Giraffe Born at Limestone Zoo

There’s a new member of the community in Limestone, Tennessee and he’s making quite the grand entrance. Emily Carrier takes us on a special visit with this new addition.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/15/14

Congressional Race Drops to 6 Men

The crowded race for the 5th congressional district is now among 6 men. Libertarian Party Member Clay Grant says he will not qualify next week, because he’s moving to Baton Rouge.
That would not disqualify him from running in this district, but he says he is planning to focus more time on his family.
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Deputies Take “Ice Bucket Challenge” to Honor ALS Victim

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You may have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for the fight against ALS known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
This afternoon deputies from the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office took the challenge. They were challenged by Melissa Wiley, daughter of a beloved deputy, Mike Wiley, who lost his battle to ALS almost [...]

AEX to Receive Almost $1 Million in Funding

Almost a million dollars in funding is headed to the Alexandria International Airport. The money is earmarked for construction, safety and future development.
The announcement came from the office of U.S. Senator David Vitter.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/15/14

Jury Selection Begins Monday in Sanders Trial

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Jury selection is to begin Monday in Alexandria Federal Court for the capital murder trial of Thomas Steven Sanders.
Sanders is accused of killing 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose body was found in Catahoula Parish in October 2010. Her mother’s body was found about a month later in Arizona.
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.
Sanders is accused [...]

77-Year-Old Man Goes Missing

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Area law enforcement agents are looking for a disabled man from Sugartown in Beauregard Parish.
77-year-old Kelly Reeves was last seen more than a week ago at his home.
He is visually impaired, has a speech impediment and may be confused about his whereabouts, because he also has dementia. He’s 5’4” and weighs around 140 pounds.
Call your [...]