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State Police Arrest Lecompte Police Chief

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Police Chief Mikel White
State Police arrest Lecompte Police Chief Mikel White and Officer Gregory Armstead.
State Police detectives say White and Armstead are accused of threatening a man and having him arrested over a loan.
White is charged with extortion, malfeasance and false imprisonment. Armstead is charged with malfeasance and false imprisonment. The incident happened last month [...]

Ball Police Identify Man Killed By Train

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Ball Police identify the man killed yesterday morning when he was hit by a Union Pacific Train.
Police say 19-year-old Arch Youngblood Junior of Pineville was walking with his back to the train and wearing headphones with music loud enough that he never heard the warning whistles from the conductor.
Police say it was an accident, and [...]

Retired Judge Terrell to Run for DA

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Another candidate throws his hat in the ring for District Attorney in Rapides Parish.
Retired Judge Phillip Terrell of Pineville is the second to announce his plans to run.

He’s looking to fill the seat of retiring District Attorney James Downs.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/3/14

Rapides Regional Aquires Germ-Zapping Robot

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Experts are warning the public about the danger of contracting infections in hospitals.
To keep their hygiene practices state of the art, Rapides Regional Medical Center has acquired a germ-zapping robot.  It works a lot like a mosquito zapper.  It’s used in a patient’s room to remove the germs that could cause an infection.

The robot also [...]

Buddy Roemer Guest Speaker at LSUA

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Each year LSU of Alexandria hosts area civic clubs — like Kiwanis, Rotary, and Lions — who normally meet weekly at various venues in Alexandria and Pineville.  It gives these club members a chance to cross over, learn about plans at LSU of Alexandria and hear from a guest speaker.
Former Governor Buddy Roemer is this [...]

Man Dead After Being Hit By Train in Ball

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A man is dead after being hit by a Union Pacific train late this morning in Ball.
Ball police say the man was wearing headphones with loud music blaring when the conductor spotted him.  They say the conductor hit the emergency brakes and used his air phone to warn the man, but he never moved.
The call [...]

City of Leesville Announces Opening Dates of Municipal, Leisure Pools

LEESVILLE, La. –The City of Leesville anticipates that American Pool Services will open not only the Leisure Pool but also the Leesville Municipal Pool (located at the former Leesville State School site) for Memorial Day Weekend.
The City’s Recreation Department has begun to clean up around the Leesville Municipal Pool in anticipation of handing off the maintenance of [...]

Road Closure: LA 8 Bridge Near LA 465 in Vernon Parish

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Vernon Parish
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, the roadway will be closed to allow construction work to begin on the LA 8 Bridge Replacement Project on Monday, April 7, 2014 and will continue for approximately (1) one month.  This bridge replacement project [...]

Northwestern State to host two job fairs Tuesday

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Counseling and Career Services is sponsoring a Spring/Summer Job Fair and Teacher Job Fair Tuesday, April 1 in the Friedman Student Union.
The Spring/Summer Job Fair event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Lobby and is open to all Northwestern State students and alumni. The [...]

Alexandria PD Investigating Afternoon Shooting

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Alexandria police are investigating a homicide on Chester Street in Alexandria after a man dies from a gunshot wound.  The name of the victim is being withheld, until his next of kin is notified.
It happened about 12:45pm in the 100 block of Chester.

Police say the victim is young, and they do not yet appear to [...]