Category Archives: Local Headlines

New Head of LA DOTD: More Funding Needed for Highways

Shawn Wilson, the newly appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says it will be up to Read More →

Funeral Arrangements Set for Fran Bolton Davis


Funeral services are set for Fran Bolton Davis, a member of a pioneer family in Rapides parish. She was also Read More →

Arraignment Held in Former Marshals Case

Two former marshals accused of killing a young boy and wounding his dad back in November appeared in court yesterday Read More →

DNA Results Needed to ID Remains found in Mansura

Avoyelles officials say they’re waiting on forensic anthropologists to ID remains found Sunday near the railroad tracks in Mansura. The Read More →

Investigation Continues in Hanging Case

The cause of death of a 21-year-old man found hanging from a tree yesterday morning in Avoyelles Parish is still Read More →

Edwards Faces Large Hole in State Budget

Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards will be sworn into office next Monday. He faces a gaping hole in the state budget, Read More →

Pineville Man Accused of Battery by Broomstick


A 27-year-old Pineville man is arrested in Alexandria for domestic abuse battery by strangulation. He’s 27-year-old Leon Carness Prenell, also Read More →

Man Arrested for Sawed-Off Shotgun


Alexandria police say they arrested a man for possession of a sawed-off shotgun on New Year’s Day. 29-year-old Terry Blake Read More →

Pineville Man Arrested on Drug, Firearm Charges


A Pineville man is arrested on drug and firearms charges early yesterday morning. He’s 34-year-old Faton Rrukiqi. Alexandria Police arrested Read More →

Forest Hill Man Arrested for Car Break-In & Weapons Offense


A Forest Hill man is arrested in Alexandria for a car break-in and a weapons offense a few days later. Read More →