Category Archives: Local Headlines

Man Allegedly Steals Car From Hospital

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On September 2nd 2014, Alexandria Police arrested Chavaris J. White, 19 of Alexandria and charged him with: 1ct-Theft of a Motor Vehicle, 1ct-Simple Robbery.
At 11:00AM, APD Officers were dispatched to a local hospital in reference to a theft of a vehicle. The victim reported he was at the hospital waiting on a family member. When [...]

Alexandria Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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On September 2nd 2014, Alexandria Police arrested Louis Blake Means Sr, 19 of Alexandria and charged him with 1ct-Attempted Second Degree Murder.
APD Officers were dispatched to a local hospital in reference to a reported Battery.  Upon arrival, the investigation found that the victim and Means were involved in a verbal altercation earlier this date that [...]

Murder Trial Begins in Alexandria

Opening arguments begin in federal court in Alexandria for the murder trial of a man accused of shooting and cutting the throat of a 12-year-old girl.
57-year-old Thomas Sanders, formerly of Mississippi, is accused of killing Lexis Roberts. Her remains were found four years ago by hunters in Catahoula Parish.
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.
He [...]

2 Jailers Injured During Escape Attempt

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Two jailers are hurt after an attempted escape last night in Vernon Parish. Deputies arrested Jose Ayala III and Joshua Griffin, both of Leesville.
Deputies say the escape attempt happened while jailers were giving medical assistance to another inmate.
Both are charged with attempted aggravated escape, introduction of contraband and battery of a correctional officer. The officers [...]

Leesville Man Wanted on Domestic Abuse Charges

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Vernon Parish authorities are trying to locate 34-year-old Jeremiah Lee Bell of Leesville. He’s wanted on active warrants for domestic abuse from Leesville PD.
He’s 5 foot 6 inches, weighs about 150 pounds and has distinct tattoos on his neck.
Call Leesville police or Vernon deputies if you know his whereabouts.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/14

Donelon Speaks to Natchitoches Chamber

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This is the busiest time of year for State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. He’s in Natchitoches today for the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce. He and other business leaders talked about how hurricanes affect the insurance business in this state.
He’s speaking as Hurricane Dolly slams into Mexico, and we’re just now nine years after Hurricane Katrina [...]

APD Search for Tire, Wheel Thieves

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Alexandria police say there’s been an increase in tire and wheel thefts in recent months. They say it’s happening citywide. Typically, they say, a homeowner goes to his vehicle and finds it sitting on blocks.
Police ask for your help in finding the thieves. Call if you see anything suspicious.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/29/14

Sanders Murder Trial to Begin Next Week

Opening arguments are expected next week in federal court in the capital murder trial of Thomas Steven Sanders.
The 57-year-old man is accused of slaying a 12-year-old girl 4 years ago. The prosecution is asking for the death penalty.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/29/14
Related: Jury Selection Continues in Capital Murder Trial and Jury Selection Begins Monday in [...]

City of Alexandria Issues Boil Advisory

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Alexandria, Louisiana—A water main blowout today on Brenda Street has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory a part of the Martin Park Subdivision, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.
Because of this incident, the water in the affected area may have been compromised. Therefore, as a precaution, the Alexandria Water Department is issuing [...]

Obstruction of Justice Arrest Made in Homicide Case

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Another arrest is made in the murder of a Rosepine man who went missing in March.
Robert Worth of Leesville is charged with obstruction of justice in the disappearance and slaying of James Stephens.  Sheriff Sam Craft says Worth withheld crucial information about Stephens’ disappearance.
Worth is being held in the Vernon Parish Jail.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]