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Federal Judge Orders City of Alexandria to Pay Attorney in CLECO Case

The City of Alexandria is now under a federal court deadline to pay the legal fees for one of the attorneys who handled the CLECO case. Otherwise, Federal Judge Dee Drell has ordered U.S. Marshals to seize funds from the city to make the million dollar plus payment.

The judge issued the order Friday, though his [...]

Tomorrow is Community Letter-Signing Day

Tomorrow is Community Letter Signing Day in Central Louisiana to support Fort Polk.
As you’re out and about, visiting the supermarket or bank, you’ll see opportunities to add your name to a list of people who want to see Fort Polk’s force strength preserved. It’s being considered for cuts that community leaders say would be devastating [...]

Man Arrested in Fatal Crash Follow-Up

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In a follow-up to a deadly accident on August 6th, State Police arrest a man from Basile. Troopers say as evidence surfaced, investigators concluded 34-year-old Eric Bergeaux was actually the driver of the vehicle, and he was impaired at the time of the crash.
The accident killed 42-year-old Joseph Joseph II and happened in Acadia Parish. [...]

APD Officer Shoots Fort Polk Soldier Over Weekend

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State Police are investigating an APD officer-involved shooting that happened over the weekend. Troopers say the Alexandria police officer shot a Fort Polk soldier who refused to drop his weapon after he had been warned.
It happened around 3 am in the parking lot of a convenience store on MacArthur Drive. The officer was on routine [...]

Jury Selection Begins in Thomas Sanders Trial

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Jury selection is underway for the man accused of killing a 12-year-old girl four years ago. Thomas Sanders is being tried for the capital murder of Lexis Roberts.
Jury selection in federal court is very different from state court. It’s a tighter, more controlled process, with the judge limiting the time and questions posed to potential [...]

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.
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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