Category Archives: Local Headlines

A New Miss Louisiana to be Crowned Saturday

Jaden Leach

It’s almost time for a new Miss Louisiana to be crowned in Monroe.
Miss Louisiana is a preliminary to the Miss American Pageant, the largest scholarship program for young women in the world.
Jaden Leach of West Monroe is poised to relinquish her crown to the new Miss Louisiana 2014 Saturday night. And, you will be able [...]

Alexandria Named Cleanest City

The city of Alexandria gets an “atta-boy” today. It is named cleanest city in its category by the State Garden Club Federation.
The drive-by’s and judging happened in the spring, but the results were recently announced for this area.

Alexandria Man Arrested on Theft Charges

Brandon Allison

Alexandria Police arrested 31 year-old Brandon Allison of Alexandria.  He is charged with Possession of Stolen Things over $1500 and Theft under $500.
On June 23rd, Alexandria Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3300 Block of Olga Street in reference to a theft.  The complainant reported he had several lawn care items and tools [...]

Grant Parish Couple Attempt to Sell Drugs to Children

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Grant deputies arrest a couple in the Springhill Community for reportedly trying to sell drugs to children.

Deputies say Jeanie Evans of Pollock and Daniel Stellwageon of Ball led them on a high-speed chase at night and turned off their headlights.

Later, the van crashed, and though the woman reportedly said the man had drugs, none were [...]

Registration Deadline Extended for Children’s Camp

The Alexandria City Day Camp is so successful; the registration deadline is being extended.
Sign-up for the camp at the former Boys and Girls Club is extended to Monday July 7th.
The camps run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camp will end August 8th.
City officials say it’s an overwhelming success with many more [...]

Fire Destroys Uninhabited House in Alexandria

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An uninhabited house fire early this morning destroys a wooden, shot-gun structure at 1963 Overton in Alexandria.
The call went in to the Alexandria Fire Department shortly after 8:30 a.m., and was stopped in about 5 minutes.
Nobody was hurt, but the structure is a total loss, and firefighters say the living room was fully engulfed when [...]

The Watermelon Festival Kicks off in DeRidder

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The 9th Beauregard Watermelon Festival is underway in DeRidder.
Today’s ceremonial cutting of the melon is followed by shows and a dance party.
It celebrates the famous Sugartown watermelon with contests, rides, music and food.
It runs from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
All events are at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds.

Lake Charles Announces Plans for Red White Blue & You

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The City of Lake Charles is calling for entries into the Fourth of July Red White Blue & You Parade. Entry forms are now being accepted for parade units including floats, marching units, vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and golf carts. From organizations and businesses to the neighborhood kids, all are welcome to join the fun. Parade [...]

LA 112 Now Open to all Traffic

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that LA 112 located approximately 2.9 miles north of the Intersection of LA 112 and LA 113 was OPENED to all traffic on June 25th, 2014 at 1:00pm following a four week closure which is two days ahead of the scheduled June 27th completion [...]

Court: State Senate Violated Meeting Laws in Huey Long Decision

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A lawsuit is in the works challenging the shuttering of Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
Local attorney Chris Roy Senior says the ruling out of Baton Rouge is significant and not the hollow victory described by one area lawmaker. It basically says the state senate violated the open meetings law when it voted to shut down [...]