Rapides Deputies find a witness in connection to last week’s bank robbery in Hineston. The Sabine State Bank was held up, but nobody was harmed.
Authorities have not said if there is a connection between the Hineston case and today’s robbery at Chase Bank.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/14/13
The Chase Bank on Jackson Street Extension was robbed this morning.
Alexandria police say at around 9:30, a man handed the clerk a note demanding money, and then took off, running toward the Parliament Street area. No one was hurt.
The man is described as African American, tall and slender, and wearing a tan or light brown [...]
The City of Alexandria is proudly showing off some work they say will mean less flooding during winter and spring rains. You can see how much work went into the project in the dramatic differences between these before and after pictures.
The Chatlin Lake Canal is a major collection point for rising water in the [...]
The Sabine State Bank in Hineston is held up at gunpoint this morning with nobody hurt.
Authorities say 2 men with handguns entered the bank and demanded money. No injuries have been reported. Witnesses say the 2 men left in a car, headed toward Alexandria.
Crime scene specialists, the FBI and state troopers have been on the [...]
A man from Ball is sentenced today to almost 6 years in federal prison for child pornography. 24-year-old Alexander Maciver will also be required to register as a sex offender. He pleaded guilty in April. Authorities found more than 10 images of child pornography and one video on his home laptop.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/8/13
President Obama makes a mid-day stop in New Orleans at the port. He talked about the need for more investment in infrastructure.
The President took an indirect swipe at Governor Bobby Jindal who has refused federal Medicaid expansion. Later the governor issued a statement saying he wouldn’t be bullied into accepting the Medicaid offer, which is [...]
Louisiana’s state Superintendent of Education John White is in town visiting schools and meeting with faculty members today.
This morning he was at the Central Louisiana Technical College speaking about the changing future of the school. Considered the vocational tech school, it plans to become a full-fledged community and technical college.
Meanwhile, wherever he goes, he’s asked [...]
The VA Medical Center in Pineville uses the time leading up to Veterans Day to unveil better services for patients.
The outpatient building has been expanded, adding nearly 40 thousand square feet. It includes ten new clinics, a larger lobby area, as well as improvements to the outpatient pharmacy.
Guided tours were provided during the afternoon.
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Veterans Day is Monday, but ceremonies are being held at Fort Polk today. The traditional ceremony honoring veterans is co-hosted by the Joint Readiness Training Center. The speakers include the base commander Brigadier General William Hickman and 4th District Congressman John Fleming of Minden.
Cecil Walker, a 90-year-old World War 2 veteran, was a special guest. [...]
Veterans Day events are being held throughout our area in the coming days:
Creola, Friday at noon, Jena Choctaw Pines Casino
About 30 members of the Jena Choctaw Tribe will be honored.
VA Hospital in Pineville, Monday at 10am in the auditorium, followed by a parade and hot dog picnic.
Marksville, Monday at 10am, Avoyelles Veterans Monument on Hwy. [...]