Category Archives: Local Headlines

Vance McAllister Running for Re-Election

5th District Congressman Vance McAllister is running for re-election despite a scandal surrounding his marriage. McAllister appeared with his wife and children today and acknowledges his reputation as the kissing congressman will be one of the issues in the campaign to be decided November 4th.
Five others have announced for the office.
McAllister is a businessman from [...]

Huey Long Hospital Closes Today

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It’s an historic or infamous day in Central Louisiana, depending on how you look at it. The Huey Long Hospital, also once known as Charity, is shuttered after 70 years of service to the uninsured and under-insured of this area.
But, legal matters are still pending. A state district judge in Baton Rouge has ruled the [...]

Grant Deputies Cancel Abduction Alert After Child Found Safe

Grant Parish deputies were able to cancel an abduction alert over the weekend, after a missing child was safely found. The incident started Friday afternoon in Montgomery and involved the non-custodial father of an 11-year-old boy.
Grant authorities sent an update late Friday night that the child was no longer missing. There was no indication of [...]

Teen Arrested for Multiple Armed Robberies

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Alexandria police arrest a teen for three counts of armed robbery of people. He’s 17-year-old Dontreal Hampton of Alexandria.
Police say the hold-ups date back to January. He was arrested on Duhon Lane.
There were no reported injuries in the incidents.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14

Oberlin Woman Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

An Oberlin woman is dead from a single-vehicle crash in Allen Parish last night.
Troopers say 72-year-old Emily Adams was on Highway 26 when she lost control and crashed her SUV into a ditch.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14

Natchitoches Police Search for Missing Teen

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Natchitoches police need your help in finding a missing teen. 17-year-old Bianca Chew was last seen Friday night in the front yard of a home on Martin Luther King Drive in Natchitoches. She was wearing a blue and white shirt with pink jeans and pink shoes.
Anyone with information should call Natchitoches Police at 318-352-8101.
KLAX ABC [...]

Water Issues in Alexandria Affects Latanier and Poland

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A water conservation order for the City of Alexandria is lifted after a water well blow-out near Woodworth over the weekend.
The break caused the mayor to issue a water conservation order. All non-essential businesses that use water were asked to close, and residents were urged to conserve water. The city was also trying to avoid [...]

Local Lawmakers Comment on Legislative Session

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The annual legislative session ended at the beginning of this month and some area lawmakers attended a review of what happened sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
It was a regular 85-day session that had a lot of controversy over common core and after the session about a bridge between Alexandria and Pineville. One lawmaker managed [...]

Lacey Sanchez Crowned New Miss LA

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Lacey Sanchez of Baton Rouge is now the new Miss Louisiana. She was chosen out of 32 contestants in the annual pageant Saturday night in Monroe. This was the 51st year for the event there.
Lacey is a senior at LSU, majoring in mass communications. The 23-year-old competed as Miss Lafayette.

She’s an experienced competitor, after being [...]

Mayor lifts water conservation order

Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy lifted the water conservation order as of 9 a.m. today.
The 42” transmission main from the Kisatchie Fields, which sustained a blowout on Saturday, June 28, was returned to service about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Water storage levels inside the City rose substantially last night.  At this time the Alexandria water system has [...]