Category Archives: Local Headlines

AMOA Campers Learn to Create Original Artwork

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Campers at the Alexandria Museum of Art are learning to create original art this week.
Kids ages six to nine are exploring the illustrations in award-winning picture books. And, they are creating their own artistic take on the books they like. Teachers say it gives them a new appreciation for these books, and there may be [...]

Water Festival Gets Underway This Weekend at Alexandria Zoo

The Water Festival at the Alexandria Zoo gets underway this Saturday.

That’s 10am to 3pm, and FOTAZ members get in free with their membership cards and photo IDs.  Click here for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/18/14

Nanny Arrested for Yearlong String of Thefts

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Rapides detectives arrest a nanny and housekeeper they say stole from a family and posted pictures of the items on social media sites.
Detectives arrested Chasity Ashworth yesterday for felony theft of more than 7 thousand dollars of property. Detectives say the items were taken over a yearlong period.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/18/14

Glenmora Woman Arrested for Stabbing

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Rapides deputies arrest a Glenmora woman for a stabbing. Savannah Hargrove is charged with aggravated battery.
Deputies say they were called to the one thousand block of West River Road in Glenmora on Monday morning.
The victim was reportedly treated and released.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/18/14

LA Nat’l Guard Soldiers Return from Kuwait Today

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Family and friends welcome Louisiana National Guard soldiers home from Kuwait. The 844th and the 1021st Engineer Companies are coming home today.
The 844th is based in Pineville with two detachments in Ruston and Monroe. They deployed 160 soldiers to support Operation Enduring Freedom. They conducted operations to maintain and upgrade base camps.
And, they’re glad to [...]

High School Students Learn About Forest Service Careers

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Wanna-be forest rangers are in the Kisatchie today. 30 high school seniors are learning about jobs with the U.S. Forestry Service. The program is co-sponsored by Southern University.
Various rangers described their training and their work in the forest. They also showed these students what kind of work life they would have as a forest ranger.

The [...]

Rapides Librarian Rogge To Retire

Rapides Parish librarian Steve Rogge is in his final days at his office before retirement. We asked him his plans for the future.

He will be succeeded by Laura Ellen Ayres, who has been on his staff.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/18/14

Jindal Announces Discontinuation of Common Core

Governor Bobby Jindal says he has removed Louisiana from Common Core by the stroke of his pen. The Governor calls it a federal government over-reach.

The Governor’s announcement was quickly followed by statements from State Superintendent John White and Education Board President Chas Roemer. They say Common Core will continue, and the governor doesn’t have the [...]

APD Chase Down Man After Traffic Violation

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Alexandria Police say they had to chase down a man after a traffic violation at Lee and Overton.
Police say they finally stopped Tori Wesley in the Hillcrest Drive and Hillcrest Boulevard area. They say he then ran off and they found him hiding under a shed.
Wesley is charged with aggravated flight, resisting arrest, simple escape [...]

2 Teens Arrested for Battery

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Rapides Deputies arrest two teens after a disturbance in the gravel pits off the Lonzie Doyle and Padgett roads areas of Plainview.
Aubrey Wisby of Pitkin and Ashley Jarrell of Hineston were arrested. Deputies say both are charged with battery and conspiracy.
“With school out, we see gatherings of young adults where alcohol is being consumed and [...]