Category Archives: Local Headlines

Central LA to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is also a time to remember our veterans who have passed. Here’s a list of events in our area.
The National Cemetery Program in Pineville is a program of music, readings and an address by marine veteran and state representative Chris Hazel. That’s happening Monday at 9:45.
Also Monday, a traditional ceremony honoring the [...]

Paragon’s “20th Anniversary Rooftop Blowout” Giveaway!

Paragon Rooftop Giveaway

[ May 23, 2014 to June 4, 2014. ] Paragon’s “20th Anniversary Rooftop Blowout”
KLAX ABC31 GIVEAWAY
It’s a “Rooftop Blowout” party event at the Paragon Casino Resort, featuring New Orleans’ own Cowboy Mouth, and KLAX-TV has tickets to giveaway!

Win a 4-pack of tickets to party with Cowboy Mouth on the Parking Garage Roof with food and drink specials and a spectacular fireworks show on June [...]

Brig. Gen. Hickman Delivers Speech at Fort Polk Memorial Ceremony

Speech by Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman, Commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk:
“The cost of freedom is not borne equally by all Americans
It never has been – and it never will be. There will always be some Americans that stand up and take the lead in defending our freedom. And there [...]

Police Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

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A man is dead and police make an arrest in a shooting on Monroe Street.
It happened yesterday afternoon in the parking lot of the save more convenience store in the 29 hundred block of Monroe.
Police say the victim is 25-year-old Denardo Boyd of Alexandria.
Police arrested 18-year-old Jarvis Jackson of Alexandria. He was taken in custody [...]

Clyde Holloway Hospitalized from Stroke

Area Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway is hospitalized with what’s described as a mild stroke.
An assistant says his tests are good, and his doctors expect a full recovery. They say he should be out of the hospital within a day.
The 70-year-old is a former congressman from Forest Hill. He recently ran for the 5th district [...]

School Board Rejects Charter School Application

The Rapides Parish School Board rejects a school application filed by Louisiana Charter Foundation. The corporation is applying for type-one charter schools throughout the state, including Alexandria.
The parish superintendent recommended against the application, saying the group seemed unfamiliar with the Rapides School System. The board vote was unanimous.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/21/14

Workshop Held on Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season starts in a little more than a week.
The State Office of Emergency Preparedness recently brought the military up to date on planning for a disaster.
Today villages, towns and cities have sent representatives to learn what can be done when disasters loom.

Experts say one of the biggest lessons learned nine years ago from Katrina [...]

Pineville Boil Advisory Lifted

The boil advisory for some portions of Pineville water is lifted. It was imposed earlier this week after an 18-inch water main broke on the grounds of Central State Hospital.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/21/14

Rapides Libraries To Gain New Director

The new Rapides Parish library director is Laura Ellen Ayres, who will succeed Steve Rogge as of July 1st. She’s currently serving as assistant director and has been with the system 32 years.
Rogge is retiring.
The library board voted to hire her this afternoon.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/20/14

Students Participate in Mock Crash

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It’s graduation time and that means high school students are out partying.
Today, students at Oak Hill High School participated in a mock crash. That’s with the help of Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Various law enforcement and safety organizations also assisted with the drama to show students what can happen when judgment is impaired on the highway.

Many [...]