Category Archives: Local Headlines

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 [...]

2 Arrested for Storage Building Break-In

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Alexandria police arrest two men for burglarizing a storage building behind a business on MacArthur Drive very early this morning. Charles Dorty Junior and Willie Hagan the Third, both of Alexandria, are charged with burglary.
It happened in the 22 hundred block of North MacArthur and police say nothing was taken.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/24/14

YWCA Opens Turner Street Branch

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The YWCA shows off its new branch on Turner Street this morning. This is the old YMCA, which became so tied up in financial problems it had to close. The YWCA picked up the ball and started it rolling again.
The group has done some renovations and is hoping to expand services. That includes their popular [...]

3 Natchitoches Parish Residents Named in Federal Indictment

3 area residents are among those named in a federal indictment for cocaine conspiracy: Quincy Hoover and Quwanda Forest, both of Natchez, LA in Natchitoches parish, and Rodney Raymond of Natchitoches.
The conspiracy charges allege they sold drugs and violated firearms laws in 7 parishes, including Natchitoches.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/24/14

Early Morning Crash Leaves 2 Women Dead

Two women are killed in an early morning crash in Rapides Parish. They are 31-year-old Heather C. McComic of Boyce, the driver, and 29-year-old Ashley Gallien.
Troopers say after midnight McComic lost control of her car on Highway 1205 and hit a tree. Gallien was her only passenger. They weren’t wearing seatbelts.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/24/14

Cenla Chamber Introduces Job Connection

A new website is available for members of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. It’s called the Job Connection and it’s a way for Chamber members to connect with the talented needs of Louisiana employers.
It’s basically a centralized hub for job seekers.

The website is free and is designed to address employers’ needs with job posting [...]