Category Archives: Local Headlines

3 Arrested for Having Drugs Around Children

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Three Grant Parish men are arrested for having drugs around children in the Verda community: Ryan Johnson, of Montgomery, Larry Dubois of Colfax and Franklin Davis of Montgomery.
Grant deputies say the 3 were handling drugs in the presence of eight children. They face several charges.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/25/14

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of 2 Women

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On July 23, 2014, the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested two females on drug charges after a traffic stop north of Pollock.
Mindy Campbell (left) and Michelle Nugent (right).
Mindy Campbell, 30 years old, of 315 Robertson Road, Ball, was arrested for Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Under Suspension, Switched License [...]

Crimestoppers Searching for Tire Thieves

Alexandria police need your help catching thieves who are taking tires and wheels, mainly from newer model GM trucks and SUVs.

Call crime stoppers at 443-STOP or police at 441-6416. Rewards of up to 25 hundred dollars are given for tips that lead to arrests and convictions.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/25/14

Alexandria Councilwoman Announces Run for Mayor

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Mayor Jacques Roy is drawing a second opponent, this one from the city council. District Two Councilwoman, Mitzi LaSalle announced her candidacy tonight in Alexandria City Park.
She’s vice president of business development for Keller Enterprise and is in her first term on the council.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/25/14

State Judges Hopeful for Constitutional Change

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Several state district judges will be in two elections on November 4th. They want a change to the constitution that would lift the ban on running for re-election after age 70.
Kari Beal in Lafayette speaks with an Acadiana judge who says he wishes he could continue doing what he loves.

At least two judges in Central [...]

House Fire Leaves One Dead

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A deadly fire early yesterday in Alexandria is under investigation. It broke out around five o’clock yesterday morning at 1611 McEnery Street.
A woman died and a man is in critical condition. Their names are not yet being released.
Investigators say there were three adults and two children in the home. One adult and the children were [...]

Pineville Man Dies in Crash

A Pineville man dies after a single vehicle accident in Rapides Parish early this morning.
41-year-old Todd Fogleman lost control of his pick-up shortly after one on Highway One. Then, he hit a driveway embankment and flipped.
Troopers say he was not wearing his seat belt.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/25/14

Marine Traffic Closure on Red River at O. K. Allen Bridge

Alexandria/Pineville, Rapides Parish, US 71/165
Mile Post 71.05; Bridge #840-43-0125-1
Control Section 840-43
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the Red River will be closed to marine/boating traffic on Friday (July 25, 2014) at 6:00 am and will reopen at 9:00 am on Sunday (July 27, 2014), at the site of O.K. [...]

State DARE Officers Train in Cenla

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DARE officers from throughout the state are training in Central Louisiana today through tomorrow. These officers are the first line of defense against drugs around schools. They share stories about students who even turn in their family members who are dealing drugs out of fear for other family members.
Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton says [...]

Alexandria Hosts Back to School Bingo

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Schools open back up in less than a month and the City of Alexandria sponsors its annual Back to School Bingo. The students play bingo to win school supplies and other prizes.
Several hundred children showed up for this annual event, which was open to k through 12 students.
Organizers say they want to help youngsters get [...]