Category Archives: Local Headlines

Woman Arrested for Striking Juvenile on Mouth

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On July 31st, 2014 a complaint was made with the Tioga Sub-station in reference to a possible cruelty to juveniles incident in the Deville area.  The complainant stated that the juvenile victim was struck in the mouth by the suspect, identified as Jana Leeann Salmon, 28 of Deville.
Deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect [...]

Coliseum Board Aims to Purchase Parking Lot from City

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Members of the Rapides Parish Police Jury are meeting to push along renovations for the Rapides Coliseum. The city and parish were at odds over how to proceed, because they co-own a parking lot needed for the Coliseum.
But, the Police Jury is going forward with a plan to buy and trade for total ownership of [...]

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder Over Weekend

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APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on August 2nd 2014.  APD Officers were in the 2600 Block of Willow Glenn Road on an unrelated traffic matter when they heard a gunshot. Upon investigating, Officers located a male subject in the 2900 Block of Willow Glenn Road that had been shot.
The victim told [...]

Area Shoppers Take Advantage of Tax Holiday, Sales

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Back-to-school shoppers get a bit of a break this weekend and who doesn’t like a sale? Today and tomorrow, area shoppers are taking advantage of an annual sales tax holiday as they prepare to get back to school.
Bennett Roland Junior says there are customers looking for just about everything.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/14

Deputies Solve Night Deposit Robbery Case

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On July 21st, 2014, officers with the Lecompte Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Red River Bank Branch in Lecompte.  While making the night deposit, an employee of the Burger King restaurant was surprised and robbed of the deposit by two suspects.  When the officers arrived, the suspects had fled [...]

Vitter Says Fort Polk Being Considered to House Immigrant Children

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U.S. Senator David Vitter says three sites are being considered in Louisiana to house the thousands of unaccompanied children on the border from Central America.
And one place he says is Fort Polk. Vitter says housing headquarters were asked if they could provide for around 400 to 500 of the children.
Vitter claims the administration is hiding [...]

APD Arrest Ball Man for Burglary

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Alexandria police arrest a man from Ball for the break-in of a home in the 29 hundred block of Jackson early yesterday. 41-year-old Damian Aucoin is charged with burglary.
The homeowner says he was trying to pry open the garage door and then unsuccessfully tried their back door.
Police say they caught him in front of the [...]

As of Today Public Colleges, Universities Go Smoke-Free

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Today is the first day of no smoking at public colleges and universities. Teachers, students, staff and even visitors are being warned: light up, and you can be fined.
The Louisiana statehouse ordered all institutions of higher learning, and that includes the VO-Tech schools, to become tobacco-free by this date.
It even applies to workers who are [...]

Fort Polk’s Education Initiative Receives MCEC Award

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition's (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita Page, Curriculum Coordinator for the Vernon Parish School Board; Jon Grafton, executive director of England Airpark and Fort Polk Progress Board member; James Williams, superintendent of the Vernon Parish School District; Stephanie Sarver, chief, Plans Analysis and Integration Office, Fort Polk; Jim Tuck, president of the Vernon Parish Police Jury and a Fort Polk Progress board member; Col. Thomas Moore, garrison commander of Fort Polk; Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk Progress; Paul Sawyer, of Louisiana Economic Development; and Katherine Corbin, of the Roosevelt Group.

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita [...]

3 Injured in Alexandria Shooting

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APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred on July 31 2014, in the 2500 Block of Harris Street. Three individuals were injured.
Officers were dispatched to the 2500 Block of Harris Street in reference to an investigation. Upon arrival, Officers located a male subject identified as John Green suffering from a non life [...]