Category Archives: Local Headlines

CLECO Summoned to PSC to Discuss Potential Sale

CLECO officials are being summoned to Baton Rouge tomorrow for an appearance before the state public service commission. The Pineville headquartered utility is the target of a sale that has displeased PSC Commissioner Clyde Holloway.
The meeting is tomorrow morning at nine and can be heard live through LPSC.org.
CLECO’s CEO Bruce Williamson has agreed to appear [...]

New Farmer’s Market to Open In Boyce

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A new farmers market is being set up in Central Louisiana. It’s in Boyce on Pacific Street, where a groundbreaking event was held this morning.
The USDA is providing a grant to build the new market, because Boyce is currently designated as a food desert. That means residents there do not have easy access to fresh [...]

More Charges Filed in Criminal Sexual Conduct Case

On July 6, 2014, deputies responded to a local hospital in reference to a report of criminal sexual conduct that occurred in the Pineville area involving a juvenile female.  During the investigation, Detectives developed a suspect, identified as Christopher Shawn McGrew, 41 of Pineville, LA.  McGrew was arrested on July 7th.
During the follow up investigation [...]

Woman Arrested for Striking Juvenile on Mouth

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On July 31st, 2014 a complaint was made with the Tioga Sub-station in reference to a possible cruelty to juveniles incident in the Deville area.  The complainant stated that the juvenile victim was struck in the mouth by the suspect, identified as Jana Leeann Salmon, 28 of Deville.
Deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect [...]

Coliseum Board Aims to Purchase Parking Lot from City

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Members of the Rapides Parish Police Jury are meeting to push along renovations for the Rapides Coliseum. The city and parish were at odds over how to proceed, because they co-own a parking lot needed for the Coliseum.
But, the Police Jury is going forward with a plan to buy and trade for total ownership of [...]

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder Over Weekend

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APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on August 2nd 2014.  APD Officers were in the 2600 Block of Willow Glenn Road on an unrelated traffic matter when they heard a gunshot. Upon investigating, Officers located a male subject in the 2900 Block of Willow Glenn Road that had been shot.
The victim told [...]

Area Shoppers Take Advantage of Tax Holiday, Sales

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Back-to-school shoppers get a bit of a break this weekend and who doesn’t like a sale? Today and tomorrow, area shoppers are taking advantage of an annual sales tax holiday as they prepare to get back to school.
Bennett Roland Junior says there are customers looking for just about everything.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/14

Deputies Solve Night Deposit Robbery Case

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On July 21st, 2014, officers with the Lecompte Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Red River Bank Branch in Lecompte.  While making the night deposit, an employee of the Burger King restaurant was surprised and robbed of the deposit by two suspects.  When the officers arrived, the suspects had fled [...]

Vitter Says Fort Polk Being Considered to House Immigrant Children

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U.S. Senator David Vitter says three sites are being considered in Louisiana to house the thousands of unaccompanied children on the border from Central America.
And one place he says is Fort Polk. Vitter says housing headquarters were asked if they could provide for around 400 to 500 of the children.
Vitter claims the administration is hiding [...]

APD Arrest Ball Man for Burglary

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Alexandria police arrest a man from Ball for the break-in of a home in the 29 hundred block of Jackson early yesterday. 41-year-old Damian Aucoin is charged with burglary.
The homeowner says he was trying to pry open the garage door and then unsuccessfully tried their back door.
Police say they caught him in front of the [...]