Category Archives: Local Headlines

Glenmora Man Arrested for Burglarizing Same Store Twice

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Rapides deputies arrest a Glenmora man for breaking in to a Forest Hill convenience store twice. He’s 20-year-old Justin Blake Perry, charged with burglary.
Deputies say the first break-in happened Friday night and the second one on Sunday night.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/24/14

Mayor Roy Responds to “The Letter”

Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy today responds to what is being known around the city as “the letter”. It’s an anonymous 2-page letter that attacks Roy’s personal character and the city’s handling of a trusty incident that resulted in a murder suicide.

Roy spoke to the Downtown Rotary Club today about city improvements. He is expected soon [...]

Pageant Week Begins in Monroe

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It’s Miss Louisiana week in Monroe. The pageant week has started, featuring 32 young women from all over the state who are vying for the crown. It’s the 51st pageant, and one of the women will succeed Jaden Leach of West Monroe.

You will be able to watch the final night and the crowning of the [...]

LSUA SGA President Elected to LSU Board of Supervisors

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The SGA President at LSU of Alexandria is the new student member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Brandon Crain was selected by other student body presidents to represent them on the board of supervisors.
He’s the 3rd LSUA student ever elected to this board.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

LSUA Chancellor Talks about 1st 100 Days in Office

The chancellor of LSU of Alexandria has hit the ground running since being appointed this spring. Doctor Dan Howard talks about his first 100 days in that office.

Originally from New York, Doctor Howard came here from a post in Arkansas.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

State Highways & Bridges Director in Town Today

The woman in charge of state highways and bridges is in Central Louisiana today. She’s the guest of the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance, meeting today at Guinn Auditorium in Pineville at Louisiana College.

She is the first woman to serve in this capacity in state government.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

Clyde Holloway Calls for CLECO CEO to Resign

Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway is calling for the resignation of CLECO CEO Bruce Williamson.
Last week news broke that the utility headquartered in Pineville is set to be sold.
Holloway says CLECO no longer practices positive community partnership. Holloway says neither Williamson nor the majority of the CLECO board have any ties to Central Louisiana and [...]

Barnes & Noble Book Store Open at LSUA

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Students at LSU of Alexandria will not have to leave the campus to get books. The new Barnes and Noble Book store is open for business at LSUA. The bookstore will carry items branded with LSU and LSUA logos, textbooks, regular books and more.
Though they’re mainly there for the campus, they also intend to reach [...]

Colfax Man Arrested for Intended Drug Distribution with Minors Present

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A Colfax man is arrested after deputies say they found a large quantity of drugs packed to sell in a home where there were also 2 children under the age of 8.   Patrick Daniels is charged with meth distribution and illegal use in the presence of minors.
He was arrested last week inside a Colfax home.
KLAX [...]

2 Arrested in 18-Wheeler Wheel Theft

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Rapides deputies say they’ve closed the case of 4 18-wheeler wheels being taken on June 4th off of Highway 28 West. They’ve arrested Lenot Simmons of McNary by tracking the items to a scrap dealer.
Deputies had already arrested a co-defendant in the case, Brandon Walker, on an unrelated charge on June 13th. Both are [...]