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Historian Tells Rotary: First Bowie Knife Made in Central LA

Here’s a fact you may not know about Central Louisiana. Historians tell us the first Bowie knife ever forged was made on the banks of Bayou Boeuf in the Bunkie area.
Today, members of the Rotary Club there heard the story about their link to history.

The knife became famous for being used by Bowie at the [...]

Vernon Crime Stoppers Searching for Thief

Vernon Parish Crime Stoppers need your help finding the person responsible for the burglary of a storage unit on Highway 171 near the area of Lions Camp Road. It happened sometime between May 18th and May 27th.
The thief took guns and rod and reel combos.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/28/14

2nd Suspect Arrested in March 31st Homicide

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A second suspect is arrested for a March 31st gunshot murder on Chester Street.
She’s 44-year-old Shamantha Boyd, also known as Rousline Boyd, of Alexandria. Alexandria police say she’s accused in the death of 32-year-old Mark Bean Thomas.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/28/14

APD Investigate 3rd Murder This Month

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Alexandria Police are investigating their third homicide just this month.
The latest happened last night in the area of Kelly and Day streets.
Police say 28-year-old Qualtrella Turner of Alexandria was among three shot in that area, and Turner later died of her injuries.
Officers say when they arrived on the scene, witnesses pointed to a vehicle and [...]

AMoA Now A Blue Star Museum

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You will see a big, blue star hanging in the Alexandria Museum of Art. It means this museum is free all summer for military personnel and their families.
Sarah LeBoeuf explains how Alexandria is now a Blue Star Museum.

The Alexandria Museum of Art wants to get the word out to those associated with Camp Beauregard, Fort [...]

Man Drowns, Another Arrested in Boating Accident

A Memorial Day Weekend boating accident leads to a drowning death and an arrest for DWI. Game wardens in Avoyelles Parish say it happened Sunday night.
They recovered the body of 48-year-old David Crocket of Mansura. He reportedly fell overboard when the driver of the boat swerved to avoid an object in the water.
Agents arrested 42-year-old [...]

15-Year-Old Dies in Police Chase in Opelousas

A 15-year-old boy dies in a police chase in Opelousas.
Police there say Deontei Fuselier of Lafayette took off in a stolen jeep. Police chased and say he flipped the vehicle on Highway 357. He was killed. Three passengers were hurt, one critically injured.
State police are investigating.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/27/14

Boyce Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Deputies arrest a Boyce woman for attempted murder.
They say 72-year-old Betty Johnson shot a gun into a home on Marie Lane on Friday. They say they found her at the Cotile Recreation Area and say she had guns. They haven’t given a motive yet. And she remains in jail.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/27/14

Alexandria Rotary Club Honors Civic Work

The Rotary Club of Alexandria hands out an award for civic work.
Wayne Denley takes the honors this year. He chaired the successful dragon boat races for the Alexandria Museum of Art.
The honor goes to a resident who best exemplifies service to others. The Rotary Club has given it out 16 times.

Last year the award went [...]

State Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

For those of you not going out of town for Memorial Day Weekend, tomorrow and Sunday you can take advantage of a state sales tax break on selected items.
The tax break is provided by the Louisiana Legislature to help people buy severe weather items. These range from generators to batteries.
And, many stores are offering specials [...]