Category Archives: Local Headlines

Nagin to Report to Bureau of Prisons September 8th

Disgraced former Mayor Ray Nagin may be just down the road in September. The sentencing judge has recommended Nagin serve his 10 year sentence at the federal penitentiary. He has to report to the Bureau of Prisons on September 8th. But, it’s entirely up to the prison officials where Nagin will go.
Oakdale became famous as [...]

17 Year Old, 3 Juveniles Arrested for Vandalizing Church with Feces

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Grant deputies arrest a 17 year old girl and three juveniles for vandalizing a church in the Hudson Creek community.
Deputies say Alexandra Goodman and the others broke in, spread feces on the walls, ate food out of the refrigerator, knocked holes in the walls and painted obscenities on the road in front of the church [...]

PPD, APD Arrest Man for Walmart Thefts

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Pineville and Alexandria police are charging 36-year-old Desmond Price of Alexandria for a purse snatching and theft at both cities’ Walmarts. He was captured Friday after a high-speed chase that ended in the 500 block of Solomon Street in Alexandria.
He’s charged with robbery, burglary, aggravated flight, reckless operation, plus no driver’s license.
Pineville police say he [...]

State Rep. Hollis Drops out of Senate Race

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One of the republicans in the race for the U.S. Senate has withdrawn.
State Representative Paul Hollis of Saint Tammany Parish will continue to push for the defeat of incumbent Mary Landrieu. But he doesn’t say whether he’ll endorse either of the 2 republicans left in the race.
In a statement released today, Hollis says, “After prayer [...]

Local State Trooper Honored for Bravery

State police single out an area trooper for bravery. State Trooper Thurman Miller, of Troop E, headquartered in Alexandria, assisted in a hostage situation in Tensas Parish almost a year ago, leading to the person’s release.
The awards were made yesterday in Baton Rouge.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/11/14

More Sexual Conduct Charges Filed on Man Arrested Monday

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Rapides deputies place more criminal sexual conduct charges against a Pineville man arrested Monday. 41-year-old Christopher McGrew now faces additional charges of three counts of aggravated rape, 15 counts of pornography involving children and one of computer aided solicitation of a child.
Deputies say the extra charges result from further investigation into the complaint first made [...]

4 Teens Arrested for Vehicle Break-Ins

Four juveniles are arrested for vehicle burglaries in the one thousand block of MacArthur Drive and the 12 hundred block of Texas Avenue. Police say they were caught last night a few blocks from one of the crime scenes, though nothing was taken.
The juveniles range in age from 14 to 16.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/11/14

Local State Troopers Undergo Random Inspection

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It’s inspection day for Louisiana State Troopers.
Troopers work in a military type life style, paying attention to rank, duty and discipline. So, it’s not surprising they undergo random inspections. That happened late yesterday and this morning.
It’s similar to military inspections, where the best foot forward better be shined and polished.

Troopers are responsible for the overall [...]

BESE Attempts to Compromise on Common Core

3 members of the State Board of Education are offering a compromise on common core to Governor Bobby Jindal. Jindal wants the state out of common core, but the state superintendent of education disagrees.
Board members are offering to blend tests from common core and LEAP for the coming school year. But, nobody knows if this [...]

Leesville Woman Arrested for Defrauding Elderly Woman

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Vernon deputies arrest a Leesville woman for reportedly defrauding an elderly woman in a nursing home. Melodie Lowens is employed at the home.
She’s accused of exploitation of the infirmed and identity theft. Deputies say Lowens used the victim’s debit card to pay utility bills and buy fast food.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/10/14