Category Archives: Local Headlines

Alexandria Middle Magnet Students Dress Up for Professional Day


Over at Alexandria Middle Magnet it was Professional Day.   The principal says he was excited to see a lot of mini me’s. Many chose to dress like the principal as part of their professional costume.
The children were asked to dress the part of the career they may pursue when they’re grown up. And as part [...]

Arthur Smith School Takes Part in Red Ribbon Week


It’s Red Ribbon Week at Arthur Smith Middle School. Each day children are encouraged to remember the meaning of the Red Ribbon Campaign. And today some got to wear camo clothing.
Red Ribbon Week is part of the fight against drugs, with encouragement to children to “just say no” and say yes to healthy bodies and [...]

2 Federal Inmates Admit to Beating Fellow Inmate

Two federal inmates at the Pollock Penitentiary admit to beating a fellow prisoner so badly he has a traumatic brain injury. They’re 32-year-old Jeffrey Lovell and 36-year-old Christopher Simpson who admitted to the assault before a federal judge today.
Witnesses say the injuries were so bad the victim required a feeding tube.
Both men face up to [...]

Alexandria City Council to Discuss Fulton Sale

The Alexandria City Council is taking the first step to selling the Fulton Hotel in the downtown area.
The hotel was founded as a public-private partnership, with the city owning the land and various private interests owning the tower. However, it has fallen into disrepair, and city officials say they want out of the hotel business.
The [...]

LA SoS Visits Alexandria Today, Talks About Election Night

The man in charge of Louisiana elections was in Alexandria today speaking to the downtown Rotary Club. We asked the Secretary of State if he expects next Tuesday to be a long night.

Recently Schedler said Baton Rouge has now become the biggest voting spot in Louisiana, ahead of New Orleans. KLAX ABC 31 News 10/28/14

Early Voting Ends, Over 5k Participated

Early voting has ended and registrar officials believe more than five thousand voters cast an early ballot and nearly two thousand more ballots are expected to be processed. But according to officials, that’s not a record in Rapides Parish.
And for some of you, the action begins in one week on Election Day.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

2 Teens Arrested for Allegedly Robbing Store

Versache Veshun Robinson of Lecompte

Versache Veshun Robinson of Lecompte
Two teens are in custody for robbing store in Lecompte but deputies are still looking for the stolen money.
17-year-old Versache Robinson and a 16-year-old are both from the area. Deputies say the break-in happened last week.
Currently, the stolen money has not been found. Anyone with information about the crime is asked [...]

Business Alliance Hears from Pineville Mayor, Town Talk GM

In Pineville today, Mayor Clarence Fields describes what’s on deck for his city. He’s the main speaker for the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance.

And, the group also heard from the new general manager of the Alexandria Daily Town Talk.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/27/14

Audit: Over $26k Mismanaged at Port of Alexandria

The Port of Alexandria is responding to a critical audit, which says the Port Administration has mismanaged more than $26,000.
Experts say there are 10 critical findings. Some $21,000 was given directly to employees for their health coverage rather than paying the insurance companies.
A spokesperson for the port says they have responded to the audit. One [...]

Pineville Police Investigate 2 Robberies Over Weekend

Pineville Police are investigating two separate incidents from over the weekend.
The latest happened last night just before six at Stage in the King’s Country Shopping Center off U.S. 165. A man walked in with a knife and threatened the cashier, then made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
And on Friday night around 10:30, police [...]