Category Archives: Local Headlines

Teen Arrested On Year-and-a-Half-Old Warrant

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A teen is charged with armed robbery and illegal possession of a weapon dating from an incident a year and a half ago.
A patrol officer stopped 18-year-old Wildel Miller of Alexandria yesterday. Police say they were suspicious of a 4-wheeler he was pushing, but learned from a check on warrants he was wanted for holding [...]

Veterans Get Their Say at Town Hall Meeting

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Veterans had their say at a government-required town hall meeting. Last night veterans, staff and family members were invited to the hospital’s auditorium to have their say.
After the scandals which have erupted over wait times for appointments, the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs ordered all hospitals to hold these meetings, so opinions, complaints and applause [...]

Sex Offender Receives More Time for Failing to Register

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A grant parish man is convicted for failure to register as a sex offender. 33-year-old Michael Miles of Colfax is sentenced to serve three years in prison.
The punishment was handed down yesterday, and the case was investigated by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Department.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/5/14

Crew of USS Alexandria Receives Key to City

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The crew of a nuclear sub named for the city of Alexandria is in town through Thursday and ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior got to meet them and has this report to share.

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/5/14

Services Saturday Morning for Sammy Dunbar

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Services are tomorrow morning at 11 at Saint James Episcopal Church for prominent Alexandria businessman Sammy Dunbar. He passed away a week ago after a lengthy illness; he was 82.
Dunbar was President of Clark-Dunbar, a home furnishings company in Alexandria, and was a well-known civic leader. He is survived by his children and their families. [...]

Concerned Citizens Group Hosts 18 Candidates for Office

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18 candidates crowded into Kees Park last night as guests of the Pineville Concerned Citizens. The candidates included those for congress, DA, judgeships and city marshal.
The candidates were given time to make their pitches, answer questions from panelists and push their platforms with campaign literature.
This group also sponsored a forum last year when there was [...]

Man Allegedly Kills Another with Car

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On 8/29/2014, Officers with the Leesville Police Department, along with the Leesville Fire Department, and Acadian Ambulance were dispatched to a call in the area of Butler Street in reference to a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, the Leesville Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance personnel began attempting to stabilize the [...]

Detectives Say Pawn Shop Robbery was Inside Job

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An Alexandria pawnshop is held up this morning, and detectives say it was an inside job.
Rapides deputies say the South Circle Pawnshop was held up about 8:30 this morning, the robber taking several thousand dollars and injuring an employee on his way out.
A search began for a lone gunman, but the picture quickly changed for [...]

Boil Advisory in Effect for EMC Water System

A boil advisory is imposed for the EMC Water System because of leaks on Elmer Road. The system serves customers in the communities of Elmer, Melder and Calcasieu in southwest Rapides Parish.
Customers will be notified when the advisory is lifted.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/4/14

Exchange Club Hosts Pineville Judge Candidates

The Exchange Club continues with its forums today with candidates from Pineville for the city and ward court judge there.
Four are on the November 4th primary.

Also in the race is Gary Hays, who had a scheduling conflict. Next week the club will hear from three candidates for the “G” division judgeship on the 9th Judicial [...]