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Habitat For Humanity Closing Restore


Habitat for Humanity is reminding everyone it’s closing its Restore by the end of this month. It’s chock full of construction materials and items needed for homes. Most have been donated to Habitat.
Habitat volunteers say they’ll be turning their attention and efforts to building more homes for the working poor.
The Restore is located on Broadway.
KLAX [...]

New Alexandria Business Provides Photo Booths for Special Events

Solo Productions is open for business in Alexandria. It’s an unusual service: photo booths for weddings, proms and parties. It also offers video booths and green-screen photography plus uploads to social media.
Solo is the exclusive mobile photo booth vendor to David’s Bridal in Alexandria.
The red coats of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed [...]

Plane Crashes into Monroe McDonald’s

(source: KNOE 8 News)

(source: KNOE 8 News)
A plane crash-lands today at a McDonald’s restaurant in Monroe, leaving the pilot hurt. The crash left the small plane upside down in the parking lot area.
The plane originated from Illinois.
(source: KNOE 8 News)
The pilot of the plane is Ray Martin. He’s a Monroe-based pilot who works for Brown’s Feed and Chemical.
Witnesses [...]

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Habitat For Humanity to Close Restore

Rapides Habitat for Humanity is closing its Restore on Broadway. The final day will be June 30th, and now it’s having an “everything must go” sale.
Officials with Habitat say they’re now focusing their efforts on increasing house production.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/2/14

Hornbeck Man Arrested for Running Over Anacoco Man

A Hornbeck man is arrested in Vernon Parish for driving over a man and injuring him early Saturday. 49-year-old Tully Thornton is charged with attempted murder, hit and run and criminal damage to property.
Deputies say he had a fight with 46-year-old Richard Burke of Anacoco, and then hit him with his minivan. Other witnesses tell [...]

Local Businesses Receive Awards at Annual Bizzies


Businessmen and women and guests gathered over the weekend for the 2nd Annual Bizzies, the business awards made by the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.
More than a dozen awards were given out. Big winners were Red River Bank as Best Overall Business, receiving the Roy O. Martin Award and Mike Jenkins. Jenkins was honored with [...]

CMN Telethon Surpasses Fundraising Goal


The Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telecast is, once again, a resounding success.
For a night and a day, volunteers and residents lined up to pledge money for the CMN at Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital. They met miracle families and their children and celebrated the willingness of area residents to get involved.

The final total was more [...]

Rapides Deputies Searching for Escaped Inmate


Rapides deputies are searching for an inmate assigned to the city of Alexandria, who reportedly walked off a job site and stole a city vehicle.
37-year-old McKennedy Armstead is serving time for a drug conviction. He’s not considered dangerous, and authorities recovered the city truck he’s accused of stealing.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/2/14

Anacoco Man Arrested In Connection with Shooting


Rodney McGlothlin, 34
Vernon deputies arrest an Anacoco man in connection with a shooting early this morning at Methodist Landing Park in the Leesville area.
34-year-old Rodney McGlothlin is accused of using a shotgun to injure Ernest Phaneuf III, who’s now listed in stable condition.
Deputies say McGlothin fired at the victim, who fired back, but missed McGlothlin. [...]