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American Cancer Society to Host “Great Gatsby” Event


Fans of the roaring 20’s and the Great Gatsby are being courted by the American Cancer Society local chapter for their upcoming fundraiser. It’s a gala the night of August 9th at the Paragon Casino Resort.

Call the cancer society or the resort for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/4/14

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder Over Weekend


APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on August 2nd 2014.  APD Officers were in the 2600 Block of Willow Glenn Road on an unrelated traffic matter when they heard a gunshot. Upon investigating, Officers located a male subject in the 2900 Block of Willow Glenn Road that had been shot.
The victim told [...]

RRMC announces temporary parking changes

ALEXANDRIA, La., July 31, 2014 – A couple of maintenance projects at Rapides Regional Medical Center are forcing temporary parking changes on campus.
Beginning today, valet parking at Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital is moving from the Scott Street entrance to the Medical Center Drive entrance due to maintenance work. This will be in effect for [...]

Area Shoppers Take Advantage of Tax Holiday, Sales


Back-to-school shoppers get a bit of a break this weekend and who doesn’t like a sale? Today and tomorrow, area shoppers are taking advantage of an annual sales tax holiday as they prepare to get back to school.
Bennett Roland Junior says there are customers looking for just about everything.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/14

Road Closure: LA116 near Esler Field Air Port

LA 116; Rapides Parish; Milepost 6.920; Control Section 152-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LA DOTD) advises the public that LA 116 has been closed to thru traffic to repair a damaged cross drain pipe near Esler Field Air Port near Mile Post 6.9. The closure is expected to last approximately seven days.
Permit/Detour Section
All [...]

Deputies Solve Night Deposit Robbery Case


On July 21st, 2014, officers with the Lecompte Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Red River Bank Branch in Lecompte.  While making the night deposit, an employee of the Burger King restaurant was surprised and robbed of the deposit by two suspects.  When the officers arrived, the suspects had fled [...]

Train Derailment in Baton Rouge Causes Traffic Headaches

Photo Credit:  WBRZ, Baton Rouge

Photo Credit: WBRZ, Baton Rouge
A train derailment in Baton Rouge is causing traffic delays for drivers trying to get around the city. It happened around 9:30 this morning.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department says none of the seven cars that derailed are leaking any chemicals. No one was hurt.
The derailment ripped some of the tracks out [...]

Vitter Says Fort Polk Being Considered to House Immigrant Children


U.S. Senator David Vitter says three sites are being considered in Louisiana to house the thousands of unaccompanied children on the border from Central America.
And one place he says is Fort Polk. Vitter says housing headquarters were asked if they could provide for around 400 to 500 of the children.
Vitter claims the administration is hiding [...]

APD Arrest Ball Man for Burglary


Alexandria police arrest a man from Ball for the break-in of a home in the 29 hundred block of Jackson early yesterday. 41-year-old Damian Aucoin is charged with burglary.
The homeowner says he was trying to pry open the garage door and then unsuccessfully tried their back door.
Police say they caught him in front of the [...]

New Book Reveals Joe Biden Likes to Skinny-Dip


It’s the Joe Biden you didn’t know and might not want to see.
A new tell-all book reveals secret service agents dread being assigned to protect the Vice President, in part because he’s a big fan of skinny-dipping. Agents say he has a habit of swimming in his pool nude at both his places in Washington [...]