Category Archives: Local Headlines

Opelousas Man Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

An Opelousas man is arrested for vehicular homicide in the death of a Lawtell woman. Troopers say 54-year-old Judy Stelly was a passenger in a truck driven by Nicholas LaFleur, who is suspected of impaired driving.
The wreck happened in Saint Landry Parish yesterday. Troopers say LeFleur lost control and hit a tree.
He is also charged [...]

Pineville City Hall Closed Due to No A/C

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Pineville City Hall is closed until tomorrow morning at 8, because the central air conditioning has gone out.
City officials say the 40-year-old unit died on Saturday. They hoped to be back up and running this afternoon, but it will take a while to cool down the building.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

TSA Requiring Electronic Devices to be Turned On

Some overseas travelers heading to the U.S. may see enhanced security at airports including being asked to turn on their cell phones and other electronic devices before boarding.
The TSA issued a new order that says that powerless devices will not be permitted on board U.S. bound aircraft due to new concerns about potential
terror threats.

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Boyce Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft

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Rapides deputies arrest a Boyce man for unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Deputies say 34-year-old Calvin Lincecum took the vehicle in May from a home on Ryan Street. He was reportedly drunk and crashed the vehicle the night it was taken.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Local Woman Arrested for Stealing $32k in Bank Fraud

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Rapides deputies arrest an Alexandria woman for bank fraud. 49-year-old Anita Toney is also charged with worthless checks.
Deputies say she fraudulently obtained some 32 thousand in cash from a local credit union over a four-month period, starting in January.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Men’s Wearhouse, Corrections Dept. Sponsor “Give a Suit”

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Once again Men’s Wearhouse is partnering with the state corrections department to help inmates exiting the system. It’s called “Give a Suit”. It provides interview-appropriate clothing for men and women throughout July.
Men’s Wearhouse will offer a discount coupon to donors, plus you’ll receive a tax write-off.
Corrections officials say they need gently used suits, dress shirts, [...]

Protest Held Today at VA Hospital

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A protest is held at the VA Hospital in Pineville. Some veterans say this is among the hospitals that need reform.
They were joined by people running for office and at least one person who has a pending lawsuit against this hospital. They displayed a banner and expressed dissatisfaction with at least one physician there.
VA Director [...]

Vance McAllister Comments on Fort Polk Issues

The latest entrant in the crowded field for 5th district congressman is the incumbent.
Vance McAllister was in Alexandria this week, and though Fort Polk is not in his district, it’s future does affect his constituents. We asked him to comment on the threat to slash the force there.

There are 6 men in the race for [...]

First Alexandria Mayoral Candidate Announces Today

The first official campaign announcement for the city of Alexandria mayor’s race is made today. Jamar Gailes, has not run for office before. He’s a businessman.

That election is November 4th, and incumbent Mayor Jacques Roy is expected to be a candidate.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Fireworks Stands Advise Caution and Safe Practices

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President John Adams, one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence, famously predicted the 4th would become a national holiday with parades and luminations, or fireworks.
So, fireworks stands are everywhere.  Regardless of where you get your fireworks, you should heed the warnings of the experts.  Here’s one dealer’s advice.

You’re advised just to use common [...]