Category Archives: Local Headlines

Ball Police Identify Man Killed By Train

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Ball Police identify the man killed yesterday morning when he was hit by a Union Pacific Train.
Police say 19-year-old Arch Youngblood Junior of Pineville was walking with his back to the train and wearing headphones with music loud enough that he never heard the warning whistles from the conductor.
Police say it was an accident, and [...]

Retired Judge Terrell to Run for DA

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Another candidate throws his hat in the ring for District Attorney in Rapides Parish.
Retired Judge Phillip Terrell of Pineville is the second to announce his plans to run.

He’s looking to fill the seat of retiring District Attorney James Downs.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/3/14

Rapides Regional Aquires Germ-Zapping Robot

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Experts are warning the public about the danger of contracting infections in hospitals.
To keep their hygiene practices state of the art, Rapides Regional Medical Center has acquired a germ-zapping robot.  It works a lot like a mosquito zapper.  It’s used in a patient’s room to remove the germs that could cause an infection.

The robot also [...]

Buddy Roemer Guest Speaker at LSUA

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Each year LSU of Alexandria hosts area civic clubs — like Kiwanis, Rotary, and Lions — who normally meet weekly at various venues in Alexandria and Pineville.  It gives these club members a chance to cross over, learn about plans at LSU of Alexandria and hear from a guest speaker.
Former Governor Buddy Roemer is this [...]

Man Dead After Being Hit By Train in Ball

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A man is dead after being hit by a Union Pacific train late this morning in Ball.
Ball police say the man was wearing headphones with loud music blaring when the conductor spotted him.  They say the conductor hit the emergency brakes and used his air phone to warn the man, but he never moved.
The call [...]

Public meeting on recreation and zoo millage set Thursday at ASH

[ April 3, 2014; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] A public meeting to discuss the proposed City Recreation and Zoo Support millage will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at Alexandria Senior High School, 800 Ola St.
The funds generated by the proposed 6-mill tax, if passed, will be used to support the zoo as well as expand cultural, parks and recreation programming, [...]

Alexandria PD Investigating Afternoon Shooting

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Alexandria police are investigating a homicide on Chester Street in Alexandria after a man dies from a gunshot wound.  The name of the victim is being withheld, until his next of kin is notified.
It happened about 12:45pm in the 100 block of Chester.

Police say the victim is young, and they do not yet appear to [...]

Over-Wide Vehicle Forces OK Allen Closure

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The OK Allen Bridge over the Red River is shut down during noontime traffic today for about 30 minutes.  Police on both sides of the river had to detour the normally heavy traffic.
Investigators say an over-wide vehicle was damage as it forced its way over the bridge.  There was no damage to the bridge itself.
It [...]

Pineville Police Searching for 2 Runaways

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Authorities are searching for two runaways from the Louisiana Youth Challenge Program in Pineville.
Lexie Brooks, 16
This is Lexie Brooks and she is from Jena.  She’s 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 155 pounds.
Caitlan Dubois, for whom we don’t yet have a picture, is from Denham Springs, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and [...]

Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire This Morning

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A mobile home is destroyed by fire this morning, but fortunately no one was hurt.
The fire happened around 9 on Brown’s Bend Road, and the parish fire department responded.
Authorities say no one was living in the home so investigators are treating it as arson.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/31/14