Category Archives: Local Headlines

Officials Order Drawdown of Black-Clear Lake

State officials are ordering a drawdown for Black-Clear Lake near Campti.
This is done in many bodies of water this time of year to reduce aquatic weeds.
The gates will be closed no later than the end of January.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/1/14

Boil Advisory Lifted for Latanier

A boil advisory for the Latanier water system is lifted.
The boil advisory was imposed when the city of Alexandria had a water main break, and that cut off the water supply to a couple of rural water systems.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/1/14

Pineville Mayor, City Council Sworn in for New Term

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The Pineville mayor and council members are formally sworn in for their next term of office. That happened last night at the Main Street Community Center.
There’s just one new face on the council, Christy Frederic, a CLECO retiree, who once worked with incumbent Mayor Clarence Fields.
Mary Galloway, Kevin Dorn, Tom Bouchie, and Nathan Martin are [...]

Opelousas Man Found Guilty of Bankruptcy Fraud

An Opelousas man pleads guilty in federal court in Lafayette to bankruptcy fraud. 67-year-old Kiby Daigle concealed income from his bail bond business.
He will be sentenced in September and faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14

Man Arrested for Child Pornography in Warrant Issued 2 Years Ago

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40-year-old Brandon Wynn is arrested for 12 counts of pornography involving juveniles and a weapons offense.
Deputies say the warrant for his arrest was issued almost 2 years ago, and last week he was picked up during a traffic stop in the Tioga area. Deputies say they found a loaded pistol in his vehicle, and he’s [...]

Vance McAllister Running for Re-Election

5th District Congressman Vance McAllister is running for re-election despite a scandal surrounding his marriage. McAllister appeared with his wife and children today and acknowledges his reputation as the kissing congressman will be one of the issues in the campaign to be decided November 4th.
Five others have announced for the office.
McAllister is a businessman from [...]

Huey Long Hospital Closes Today

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It’s an historic or infamous day in Central Louisiana, depending on how you look at it. The Huey Long Hospital, also once known as Charity, is shuttered after 70 years of service to the uninsured and under-insured of this area.
But, legal matters are still pending. A state district judge in Baton Rouge has ruled the [...]

Grant Deputies Cancel Abduction Alert After Child Found Safe

Grant Parish deputies were able to cancel an abduction alert over the weekend, after a missing child was safely found. The incident started Friday afternoon in Montgomery and involved the non-custodial father of an 11-year-old boy.
Grant authorities sent an update late Friday night that the child was no longer missing. There was no indication of [...]

Teen Arrested for Multiple Armed Robberies

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Alexandria police arrest a teen for three counts of armed robbery of people. He’s 17-year-old Dontreal Hampton of Alexandria.
Police say the hold-ups date back to January. He was arrested on Duhon Lane.
There were no reported injuries in the incidents.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14

Oberlin Woman Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

An Oberlin woman is dead from a single-vehicle crash in Allen Parish last night.
Troopers say 72-year-old Emily Adams was on Highway 26 when she lost control and crashed her SUV into a ditch.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14