Tax season brings a higher risk of identity theft. And with time to file running out, the US Attorney for one local district wants to remind the public to be especially careful when handing out personal information contained in tax forms.
Finley also says refusing to give personal information over the phone is a good idea.
This weekend, the circus came to town. ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior says a colleague got the ride of a lifetime.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/14/14
The Chairman of the State Republican Party and the Governor call for the resignation of 5th District Congressman Vance McAllister.
The Monroe-area Republican has come under fire recently due to the release of a video showing McAllister in a romantic embrace with another married member of his staff.
He has issued statements saying he will not resign, [...]
The annual Children’s Miracle Network will be broadcasted here on KLAX-TV in June.
To help in building the excitement, a breakfast is held this morning to announce the plans. This breakfast is the official kick-off for the CMN fundraiser. Every dollar raised by CMN stays right here for the children of Central Louisiana.
The local CMN hospital [...]
Red is the color of spring in Louisiana for both crawfish and strawberries.
The annual Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula begins tomorrow. An estimated 200 thousand people will attend and buy their strawberries for Easter.
Louisiana has nearly 400 acres of strawberries producing some 850 thousand flats a year, an amount valued at 14 million dollars. This festival [...]
Saint Landry officials say a couple of children reported missing earlier this week is cancelled. 12-year-old Ariel Robin and 15-year-old Henry Bieber Junior were found unharmed in New Orleans.
The 2 were identified as at-risk runaways.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/10/14
The search for a 3-year-old boy who fell into a creek Monday morning is over. The body of Alden Dauzat was found this morning, just about 24 hours after the 911 call.
Authorities say the little boy and his parents, Bridgette and Jessie Dauzat, of Winnfield, were fishing in spillway creek when their son fell in [...]
Left to right: John Benjamin and Donald Weston
Rapides deputies arrest 2 deputies for improper behavior with an inmate.
John Benjamin is charged with malfeasance, prohibited sexual conduct and introducing contraband into a jail. Donald Weston faces charges of malfeasance and prohibited sexual conduct.
Benjamin has been with the office since 2008 and Weston since last year. Both [...]
Attorney Fred Pharis
Fred Pharis announces his candidacy for Pineville City and Ward judge.
Pharis has practiced law for more than 30 years. He’s seeking the job vacancy being left by retiring judge Phillip Terrell.
One other candidate has already announced her candidacy for this open seat to be decided this fall.
And, a third candidate today announces he’s [...]
The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a program called “Work Keys” to help employers recruit skilled members of their work force.
Call the Chamber at 318.442.6671 if you have any additional questions.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/8/14