Category Archives: Local Headlines

Attempt to Remove Rapides School Board President Fails

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Those who attended a crowded Rapides Parish School Board meeting heard efforts to unseat President Janet Dixon. And many say it is a racial issue.
But, last night the meeting ended with a vote, which does not challenge Dixon’s leadership. Three board members voted to seek a legal opinion on whether they could change officers four [...]

Aggravated Battery Arrest Made from July 27th Fight

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On July 27th, 2014, deputies responded to a local hospital in reference to a report of battery stemming from an incident which occurred near the 500 block of Hooper Rd. Deville, LA.  The victim sustained serious injuries which required medical attention.
Detectives also responded to conduct their investigation.  Through their investigation, Detectives identified the suspect as [...]

Local Man Arrested for Home Invastion, Armed Robbery

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On August 5th, 2014, deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery which occurred in the Kelly Land subdivision of Alexandria in the early morning hours.
The complainant stated that he had been awakened in the middle of the night to a black male holding a pistol in his face demanding money.  The suspect eventually [...]

2 Arrested For Stealing AC Units from Church

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On July 22nd, 2014, a complaint was received by the Lecompte Police Department in reference to criminal damage and theft that occurred at a local church in the Lecompte area.  Officers with Lecompte PD responded and discovered someone had taken 2, 5 ton air conditioner units.
Lecompte PD requested the assistance of Sheriff’s Office Detectives and [...]

McAllister Travels State to Discuss Border Crisis

Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister is stumping the state to talk about the border crisis with unaccompanied children.
He’s also running for re-election. He’s one of seven who have announced they’re running. McAllister is running despite a scandal, which caused some people to call for his resignation.

Qualifying for the November 4th elections is later this month.
KLAX [...]

Holloway Grills CLECO, AT&T in Baton Rouge Today

Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway spends an angry day in Baton Rouge, first over CLECO and then over AT&T.
He grilled CLECO executives over rumors the Pineville based utility is being sold. He says commissioners were never notified about an impending sale.
Then, he took AT&T to task for an uptick in landline repairs. Holloway wants the [...]

Public Invited to Recreation Summit

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Alexandria residents are invited to a 3-day recreation summit that starts tomorrow morning at the performing arts center downtown. The event is for planning how the newly approved recreation tax will be used.

The meetings are free, open to the public, and there will be interactive activities between residents and the city officials.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Ball Woman Arrested for Selling Powder as Meth

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Grant Parish deputies arrest a woman from Ball for passing off a type of powder as meth. Deputies say Ashley Howard was found sleeping in a storage building and had items routinely used for narcotics.
She’s charged with creating a counterfeit dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/5/14

3 Arrested for Living in Camp Illegally for 2 Weeks

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Left to right: Dustin McGlothlin of Colfax, Elizabeth Butler of Alexandria, and Sean Dunn of Boyce.
Grant Parish deputies arrest three people they say were living illegally for two weeks in a camp. Dustin McGlothlin of Colfax, Elizabeth Butler of Alexandria and Sean Dunn of Boyce are accused of burglary and theft, trespassing, criminal damage and [...]

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 [...]