Category Archives: Local Headlines

Simpson Woman Arrested for Sexual Conduct with Student

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Vernon deputies say they’ve arrested an area substitute teacher for inappropriate behavior with a student.
Deputies say 39-year-old Cindy Martinez of the Simpson community had sexual relations with a 17-year-old student.  She’s charged with prohibited sexual conduct between and educator and a student.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/18/14

New Legislative Session to Begin March 2nd

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is hosting lawmakers as they prepare for the annual session in Baton Rouge.  They will convene at noon on Monday March 2nd in Baton Rouge.
It is a non-fiscal session, which means their days will be mostly about non-tax and budget matters, including marijuana legalization, gay marriage and the limitation [...]

Pineville Mayor Re-Elected Without Opposition

Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields will serve another 4-year term.  Qualifying ended late Friday and Fields was elected without opposition.
These are the spring elections, with the primary held on April 5th, and run-off’s, where needed, held on May 3rd.
All incumbents on the Pineville City Council were also re-elected without opposition.  There is one new member, Kristy [...]

Marksville Couple Honored for 83-year Marriage

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On Valentine’s Day, friends and family honor a couple that has been married for 83 years.  In fact, Norman and Norma Burmah of Marksville are believed to be the longest married couple in the state of Louisiana.
The Burmahs still live at home and care for themselves with some assistance from family, friends and neighbors.
Their community [...]

State Senator Gallot Files E-Cigarette Bill

One area senator is going after sales of e-cigarettes to minors.  Rick Gallot has filed a bill in the upcoming session to regulate those sales.

That measure is Senate Bill 12.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/17/14

NSU To Go Smoke-Free

Another Central Louisiana university will go smoke-free.  Northwestern says it will rid itself of tobacco by August 1st.  LSU of Alexandria made the announcement last week to do the same.
It will cover all interior spaces at NSU and branch campuses, all vehicles, moving or parked, and apply to faculty, staff, students and visitors.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

2 Allen Parish Municipalities Receive Critical Audits

2 Allen Parish municipalities will need to comply with critical audits.
The parish seat, Oberlin, is being cited by the auditor for at least 9 issues, some of which could be violations of state law or the constitution.
In Oakdale, auditors also found 9 financial problems they recommend be solved.
The results of both audits are available on [...]

LA Driver’s Licenses Getting Redesign

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Your next Louisiana driver’s license and ID card designs will have new looks.  The new features offer greater security, privacy protection and resistance to tampering.  There’s a tri-color overlay, multi-colored fine-line printing and a ghost image of your photo.
The last update was in 2001.
“We are always looking for ways to better protect Louisiana citizens from [...]

Bravo TV’s Realty Star & Author Phaedra Parks Visits Alexandria

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[ February 16, 2014; 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ] One of the stars of Real Housewives of Atlanta will be at Schnack’s Monday afternoon to sign copies of her book.  She’s Phaedra Parks, and the book is called “Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun and Never Have an Off Moment”.

Parks will be signing from 3:30 [...]

College Goal Sunday Helps Parents With College Prep

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This weekend is the 7th year for College Goal Sunday.  The programs take place at various locations around Louisiana to help students and parents learn how to afford tuition.

Locally, you can go to LSU of Alexandria and Louisiana College from 2 to 4.
To learn more about the event at LSUA, click here.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]