Category Archives: Local Headlines

Public Invited to Recreation Summit

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Alexandria residents are invited to a 3-day recreation summit that starts tomorrow morning at the performing arts center downtown. The event is for planning how the newly approved recreation tax will be used.

The meetings are free, open to the public, and there will be interactive activities between residents and the city officials.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Ball Woman Arrested for Selling Powder as Meth

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Grant Parish deputies arrest a woman from Ball for passing off a type of powder as meth. Deputies say Ashley Howard was found sleeping in a storage building and had items routinely used for narcotics.
She’s charged with creating a counterfeit dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/5/14

3 Arrested for Living in Camp Illegally for 2 Weeks

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Left to right: Dustin McGlothlin of Colfax, Elizabeth Butler of Alexandria, and Sean Dunn of Boyce.
Grant Parish deputies arrest three people they say were living illegally for two weeks in a camp. Dustin McGlothlin of Colfax, Elizabeth Butler of Alexandria and Sean Dunn of Boyce are accused of burglary and theft, trespassing, criminal damage and [...]

CLECO Summoned to PSC to Discuss Potential Sale

CLECO officials are being summoned to Baton Rouge tomorrow for an appearance before the state public service commission. The Pineville headquartered utility is the target of a sale that has displeased PSC Commissioner Clyde Holloway.
The meeting is tomorrow morning at nine and can be heard live through LPSC.org.
CLECO’s CEO Bruce Williamson has agreed to appear [...]

New Farmer’s Market to Open In Boyce

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A new farmers market is being set up in Central Louisiana. It’s in Boyce on Pacific Street, where a groundbreaking event was held this morning.
The USDA is providing a grant to build the new market, because Boyce is currently designated as a food desert. That means residents there do not have easy access to fresh [...]

More Charges Filed in Criminal Sexual Conduct Case

On July 6, 2014, deputies responded to a local hospital in reference to a report of criminal sexual conduct that occurred in the Pineville area involving a juvenile female.  During the investigation, Detectives developed a suspect, identified as Christopher Shawn McGrew, 41 of Pineville, LA.  McGrew was arrested on July 7th.
During the follow up investigation [...]

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