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Citizens of Richard Remember Their “Little Cajun Saint”


People in south Louisiana are proud to call themselves “Saints Fans”.
But one group in Richard is hoping their “Little Cajun Saint” will one day be ranked among others in the Catholic faith.  Charlene Richard was only 12 years old when she died, but 54 years later, she’s still answering the prayers of the faithful.
And as [...]

Fort Polk Man Sentenced for Child Abuse

A Fort Polk man is sentenced in Federal Court for child abuse.
19-year-old Satonius Gaines will spend 18 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old on the military base.

Martin Branch Library extends open hours for Book Ends Book Sale

If you missed the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale at Westside Regional Library, it is not too late to get a steal of a deal on used books. The Friends of the Library are extending the open hours of the Book Ends used book store at Martin Branch Library. New hours will be [...]

Job Opening at Alexandria Museum of Art


AMoA JOB OPENING – Development and Community Relations Officer
This position will work closely with the Director and other relevant parties to assist the Museum as it moves toward its goal of self-sufficiency as a 501(c)3 in cooperative endeavor with LSUA as a university/community museum.
The position is a full-time (40 hours/week) unclassified position with benefits. The [...]

“Twelve Years a Slave” Audiobook to Support the LSUA Archives

Alexandria, Louisiana – Louisiana State University at Alexandria is proud to announce its archive collection will benefit from sales of the recently released audiobook, “Twelve Years a Slave.”
“Twelve Years a Slave” is a first person account of Solomon Northup’s ordeal of being kidnapped and sold into slavery in the plantation system of 1841 despite being [...]

Aggravated Battery Arrests


Over the weekend, Alexandria Police were called to the 7500 block of Coliseum Blvd. in reference to a disturbance at a local bar.
The officers contacted the security personnel. They were advised Hayley Ryder and John Hicks were asked to leave, but they refused. Ryder then threw a drink in the face of one of the [...]

Arrests Made in Identity Theft Case


Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Frances Alfursan, age 60, and Tonya Bass, age 40, both of Hornbeck.
The arrests are the result of a three-month investigation regarding Identity Theft and Exploitation of the Infirmed.
The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted in May 2013 when a report was filed [...]

NSU holding early registration through August 18th

NATCHITOCHES – Early registration for the fall 2013 semester at Northwestern State University is available through Aug. 18. Regular registration will be held Aug. 19-25 and late registration is available on Aug. 26 – Sept. 4.
Northwestern State students enter their courses and select the times for them on their own through NSUConnect, which is available [...]

Camp Grant Walker Receives New Computer Lab


A new computer lab is officially dedicated today at the Camp Grant Walker 4H Camp.  This will add another benefit to this sprawling camp, which services students from across the state.  ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior reports.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/13

“Safe Haven Law” Extension Begins Today

A new law that went into effect today gives new moms more time to give up their babies without consequences.  It’s called the Safe Haven Law, and it extends the allowable time for a baby to be given up at an emergency care facility from 30 to 60 days.  The bill was sponsored by local [...]