Category Archives: Local Headlines

Local Veterans Weigh-In on VA Hospital Scandal

A mobile office to help disabled veterans is set up today at the parish veterans center.
We asked if they’re responding to hospital scandal now permeating in Washington.

This is a non-profit agency that has been traveling the state helping veterans with paperwork and information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/30/14

Mayor Roy Details Proposal for New Performing Arts Center Management

Mayor Jacques Roy goes into detail on a proposal to hire the community foundation to run the performing arts center.
It’s twice been pulled from the city council agenda, mainly he says to let people look at the contract and make sure it benefits the city.

The Community Foundation and its head, Tom Harmeyer, will run the [...]

Vernon Crime Stoppers Searching for Thief

Vernon Parish Crime Stoppers need your help finding the person responsible for the burglary of a storage unit on Highway 171 near the area of Lions Camp Road. It happened sometime between May 18th and May 27th.
The thief took guns and rod and reel combos.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/28/14

2nd Suspect Arrested in March 31st Homicide

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A second suspect is arrested for a March 31st gunshot murder on Chester Street.
She’s 44-year-old Shamantha Boyd, also known as Rousline Boyd, of Alexandria. Alexandria police say she’s accused in the death of 32-year-old Mark Bean Thomas.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/28/14

APD Investigate 3rd Murder This Month

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Alexandria Police are investigating their third homicide just this month.
The latest happened last night in the area of Kelly and Day streets.
Police say 28-year-old Qualtrella Turner of Alexandria was among three shot in that area, and Turner later died of her injuries.
Officers say when they arrived on the scene, witnesses pointed to a vehicle and [...]

Man Drowns, Another Arrested in Boating Accident

A Memorial Day Weekend boating accident leads to a drowning death and an arrest for DWI. Game wardens in Avoyelles Parish say it happened Sunday night.
They recovered the body of 48-year-old David Crocket of Mansura. He reportedly fell overboard when the driver of the boat swerved to avoid an object in the water.
Agents arrested 42-year-old [...]

Boyce Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Deputies arrest a Boyce woman for attempted murder.
They say 72-year-old Betty Johnson shot a gun into a home on Marie Lane on Friday. They say they found her at the Cotile Recreation Area and say she had guns. They haven’t given a motive yet. And she remains in jail.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/27/14

State Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

For those of you not going out of town for Memorial Day Weekend, tomorrow and Sunday you can take advantage of a state sales tax break on selected items.
The tax break is provided by the Louisiana Legislature to help people buy severe weather items. These range from generators to batteries.
And, many stores are offering specials [...]

Another Candidate Seeks 9th Judicial District Bench

Another candidate is vying for a vacancy to be decided this fall on the 9th judicial district bench. Monique Rauls has been a parish juvenile court hearing officer. That primary election is November 4th.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/23/14

New State Troopers in Alexandria

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Four new state troopers report for duty in Alexandria. They are Mary Hyolanda Neal, Chadwick Jasper, David Ducote and Tyler Glynn. They are assigned to Troop E Headquarters which covers Central Louisiana.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/23/14