Category Archives: Local Headlines

3 Arrested in Natchitoches Burglaries

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Natchitoches Parish deputies arrest 3 people for burglary and theft of a home while the residents were away. But they may also be linking the 3 to other break-ins. Alexis Danielle Baldwin, Christopher Houston Junior and Dalandrius Lebum, all of Natchitoches were arrested.
Deputies say the items taken were in plain view, and they’ve linked many [...]

Inmated to be Charged with Simple Escape

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Grant deputies are charging an inmate with simple escape. They spent about 5 or 6 hours looking for Lanie Thomisee, who was missing from the parish detention center.
He was assigned to kitchen duty and was awaiting trial for theft and fraud.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

2 Arrested in Theft of Oil Field Equipment

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Grant deputies say they’ve arrested 2 men for theft of oil field equipment and other charges. They’re Joshua Ingles of Dodson, and Nicholas Davidson of Montgomery.
Deputies say the items were taken Thursday in the Fairfield community, and the 2 now face a long list of charges, including possession of crystal meth.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

APD Arrest Local Man for Child Pornography

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Alexandria Police arrest a local man for pornography with juveniles and drug possession. 62-year-old Gary Magee of Alexandria was arrested Saturday afternoon in the 32 hundred block of Garnett.
Police say he is a registered sex offender, and the photographs were seized in the arrest.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

Grand Jury Indicts Ball Man in Rape of Child

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A Ball man is arrested after a grand jury indicts him for aggravated rape that reportedly happened almost 2 years ago.
25-year-old Steven Walters was reportedly 19 at the time of the attack. Deputies say he engaged in non-consensual sex with a child younger than age 13 in the Glenmora area.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

Gyro-Copter Crashes at Lake Buhlow Airport

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An experimental gyro copter crashes at the Lake Buhlow Airport in Pineville. The pilot has minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for observation.
A gyro copter is a small aircraft with two blades and is usually very stable. Observers say the helicopter was about to land early this morning when the pilot hit the [...]

Teachers to Attend Seminars to Improve Skills

Teachers are taking some time out of their vacation next week to hone their skills. The Rapides Parish District’s Professional Development Summer Institute starts Monday.

He is the executive assistant to the superintendent of Rapides Parish Schools.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/20/14

Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Saints Owner

This is a big weekend for sports in Natchitoches. The 2014 class for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted, and it’s the first anniversary of the new facility. More than 15 thousand visitors from around the word have toured the contemporary building.
Tomorrow night, eight new members, including Saints owner Tom Benson, will [...]

More Local Soldiers Home with Their Families Today

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More soldiers are back home with their families today. More members of the Louisiana National Guard 844th Engineer Company returned last night. They’re coming in from Kuwait where they’ve been a support group for Operation Enduring Freedom.
Soldiers have been arriving all over the state, ending their mission abroad.
Families and friends were there to welcome the [...]

Change of Command Ceremony Held Today

The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducts its Change of Command Ceremony today.
Colonel Mario Diaz and Command Sergeant Major Noe Salinas relinquish command to Colonel Guy Jones and Command Sergeant Major Michael Ferrusi.
Diaz and salinas have been in command for about two and a half years.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14