Category Archives: Local Headlines

Alexandria Hosts Back to School Bingo

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Schools open back up in less than a month and the City of Alexandria sponsors its annual Back to School Bingo. The students play bingo to win school supplies and other prizes.
Several hundred children showed up for this annual event, which was open to k through 12 students.
Organizers say they want to help youngsters get [...]

2 Arrested for Storage Building Break-In

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Alexandria police arrest two men for burglarizing a storage building behind a business on MacArthur Drive very early this morning. Charles Dorty Junior and Willie Hagan the Third, both of Alexandria, are charged with burglary.
It happened in the 22 hundred block of North MacArthur and police say nothing was taken.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/24/14

YWCA Opens Turner Street Branch

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The YWCA shows off its new branch on Turner Street this morning. This is the old YMCA, which became so tied up in financial problems it had to close. The YWCA picked up the ball and started it rolling again.
The group has done some renovations and is hoping to expand services. That includes their popular [...]

3 Natchitoches Parish Residents Named in Federal Indictment

3 area residents are among those named in a federal indictment for cocaine conspiracy: Quincy Hoover and Quwanda Forest, both of Natchez, LA in Natchitoches parish, and Rodney Raymond of Natchitoches.
The conspiracy charges allege they sold drugs and violated firearms laws in 7 parishes, including Natchitoches.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/24/14

Early Morning Crash Leaves 2 Women Dead

Two women are killed in an early morning crash in Rapides Parish. They are 31-year-old Heather C. McComic of Boyce, the driver, and 29-year-old Ashley Gallien.
Troopers say after midnight McComic lost control of her car on Highway 1205 and hit a tree. Gallien was her only passenger. They weren’t wearing seatbelts.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/24/14

Cenla Chamber Introduces Job Connection

A new website is available for members of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. It’s called the Job Connection and it’s a way for Chamber members to connect with the talented needs of Louisiana employers.
It’s basically a centralized hub for job seekers.

The website is free and is designed to address employers’ needs with job posting [...]

2 Arrested on Weapons, Narcotics Charges

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Derrick Thomas Junior (left) and Jacorey Robinson (right).
Two suspects are arrested for weapons and narcotics charges after a reported assault with a gun in the 700 block of Everett Street.
Derrick Thomas Junior and Jacorey Robinson, both of Alexandria, are charged with drug possession and a firearm offense.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/23/14

2 Arrested on Lee After Shots Fired

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Alexandria police arrest two people after reports of shots fired late Monday in the 44 hundred block of Lee Street. Dametris Bowles and Jazzmyn Wellington, both of Alexandria, are both charged with discharge of a gun in a roadway and possession of a gun with a destroyed serial number.
Wellington is also charged with drug possession.
KLAX [...]

Lawsuit Filed on Common Core

Parents and teachers who support common core file a lawsuit against the governor. The lawsuit claims Governor Bobby Jindal’s efforts to suspend testing contracts to undermine common core is a violation of the state constitution.
Jindal, who once supported common core, insists the suit has no merit.
This comes on the heels of a group of lawmakers [...]

Servies for Larry Jeane to Be Held Thursday

Services for Pineville and Ward Marshal Larry Jeane will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Pineville.
Jeane died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was 68.
Burial will be at Fort Jesup Cemetery in Many. Arrangements are being handled by Hixson Brothers in [...]