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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 [...]

Over-Wide Vehicle Forces OK Allen Closure

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The OK Allen Bridge over the Red River is shut down during noontime traffic today for about 30 minutes.  Police on both sides of the river had to detour the normally heavy traffic.
Investigators say an over-wide vehicle was damage as it forced its way over the bridge.  There was no damage to the bridge itself.
It [...]

Pineville Police Searching for 2 Runaways

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Authorities are searching for two runaways from the Louisiana Youth Challenge Program in Pineville.
Lexie Brooks, 16
This is Lexie Brooks and she is from Jena.  She’s 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 155 pounds.
Caitlan Dubois, for whom we don’t yet have a picture, is from Denham Springs, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and [...]

Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire This Morning

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A mobile home is destroyed by fire this morning, but fortunately no one was hurt.
The fire happened around 9 on Brown’s Bend Road, and the parish fire department responded.
Authorities say no one was living in the home so investigators are treating it as arson.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/31/14

Pineville Attorney Announces Candidacy for Judge

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A Pineville attorney is announcing her candidacy for city and ward judge elections this fall.  She’s Lauren Saucier, who’s seeking to fill a vacancy created by incumbent Phil Terrell, who is to announce this week he’s running for district attorney.
Saucier says her courtroom and life experiences prepare her for this job.  She is a graduate [...]

Ball Man Arrested on 30 Counts of Carnal Knowledge

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Devon Lockart from Ball is arrested on 30 counts of carnal knowledge of a minor.
The complaint was filed last month, and detectives secured a warrant for his arrest following an investigation.
Investigators say they found him with another young girl when they arrested him.  Lockart is also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor [...]