Category Archives: Local Headlines

Buckeye Graduate Receives Leadership Award

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The State Youth Leadership Award was presented to a Buckeye High Graduate at the Police Jury meeting today. Logan James received the award.
The council is a group of 21 high-school students who represent youngsters from across the state.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/21/14

Pineville Marshal Dies from Crash Injuries

Pineville City and Ward Marshal Larry Jeane has died. He was 68 years old.
He died from injuries sustained in a crash Friday afternoon. Witnesses say he was slumped over the wheel when he crossed the centerline and hit another car.
Jeane was in his third term. He was the first warden for the work training facility [...]

Paul Hollis Endorses Bill Cassidy

The state representative who dropped out of the U.S. Senate race says he’s supporting Bill Cassidy. State Representative Paul Hollis chose Cassidy over Rob Maness.
He’s the other Republican hoping to unseat long-time incumbent Mary Landrieu.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/21/14

Woman Arrested for Throwing Rocks at Passing Cars

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Grant Parish deputies arrest a woman they say became violent. Deputies say last week 50-year-old Connie Pennington of Colfax was found standing in the middle of parsonage road with a knife and throwing rocks at passing cars. When the deputy arrived she started yelling that people owed her money.
They say she resisted arrest. She faces [...]

Pineville City Marshal Causes Head-On Collision

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Today, Pineville City Marshal Larry Jeane crossed a center line on Melrose and triggered a head-on collision with an SUV. A witness says the marshal, who was in a city vehicle, was slumped over the wheel when he hit the other vehicle.
Pineville police say all were wearing seat belts, and all are being treated for [...]

Homeless Man Arrested for Burglary and Drug Paraphernalia

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Alexandria police arrest a homeless man for burglary and drug paraphernalia. 51-year-old Michael Harbor was reportedly seen on North Boulevard with a weed eater that was taken from a pick-up.
Police say he’s had 46 bookings in the Rapides Parish system and was out on bond when he was arrested.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Former Fort Polk Soldier Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Child

A former soldier from Fort Polk is sentenced to 17 and a half years in prison for sexually abusing a child. Emil Rath of Arkansas admitted he had sexual contact with a child younger than nine on the military base in November of 2003.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Pineville Man Arrested for Raping a Child

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Rapides deputies arrest a 34-year-old Pineville man for aggravated rape of a child. 34-year-old Teddy Carlton of Pineville is accused of assaulting the daughter in a home he was visiting.
The report was made last Sunday, and he was arrested Wednesday.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Local Prostitution Sting Results in 13 Arrests

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Rapides deputies conduct a prostitution sting in the Alexandria area, focusing on internet solicitation at local hotels, and arrest 13 people. The only woman arrested, 29-year-old Katie Woods of Bossier City, faces prostitution charges.
The rest are all men and they were arrested for solicitation. They are 32-year-old Marcus Milliner of Pineville, 27-year-old Ivan Cruz Avecilla [...]

Police Jury, City at Odds Over Coliseum Renovations

The Coliseum Authority is facing a political fight with the city of Alexandria. The two are at odds over renovations approved by taxpayers and include the parking lot they both own.

And this morning, Mayor Jacques Roy presented his side of the dispute.

The police jury meets Monday afternoon and they’ve invited city officials to confer with [...]