Category Archives: Local Headlines

Supt. White Talks Early Childhood, Jump Start Programs

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State Education Superintendent John White is making four presentations in the Alexandria Pineville area today.
White, who has been in the limelight over common core, is traveling the state talking about other issues. He stopped by Lessie Moore Elementary early this morning, where the focus is on early childhood network pilots.
White says his department will take [...]

Deputies: String of Crimes Started with Drink of Water

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Rapides deputies say a string of crimes started with a drink of water on September 6th. 2 are arrested. They’re 27-year-old Robert Wayne Higginbotham and 22-year-old Ashley Leeann Hilliard, both of Alexandria.
The elderly victim tells deputies the couple was at his home when they asked for a drink of water. Deputies say that led to [...]

Chrysler Issues Recall on Some Commercial Vans

Chrysler is recalling some of its commercial vans to fix a problem with headrests. More than 21 thousand full size commercial vans are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada.
Chrysler says headrests in the 2014 Ram ProMaster van can exceed the maximum allowable gap between a person’s head and the head restraint.
In a crash the [...]

Traffic Management Course Offered Tomorrow

Officials involved in traffic management at events, wrecks, emergencies and parking can take a free course tomorrow offered by Troop E.
Each year police officers, fire and rescue personnel along with towing professionals are killed during these incidents.
Pre-registration is needed, so call Troop E at (318) 487-5911.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/7/14

Reward Offered for Leads in Black Bear Killing

A seven thousand dollar reward is being offered for leads in the killing of a black bear in Concordia Parish.
Game wardens say a fisherman found the badly decomposed body of the bear on September 1st in the Atchafalaya River.
The animal was radio collared and was part of the state’s black bear restoration program.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Job Fair Underway for New Food Businesses

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A job fair is underway through Friday in downtown Alexandria for three new food businesses that are to open this fall. They are opening up inside the old Weiss and Goldring’s building at the corner of Third and Desoto Streets.
One is a restaurant, another is a pastry shop and the third is a sandwich shop. [...]

Arrest Made in Attempted Copper Theft

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Alexandria police arrested Donald Clifton Sr. and charged him with unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure and disturbing the peace by intoxication.
Just before 8pm last night, APD officers were dispatched to the Hunter Power Electrical Plant in reference to a burglary in progress. Someone called, reporting a man was on the property trying to steal copper [...]

Alabama Fugitive Apprehended in Cenla

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A suspect police say wounded an officer and carjacked another person from Montgomery, Alabama was apprehended in Central Louisiana over the weekend.
ABC 31’s Bennett Roland Junior has the story.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/7/14

NEW NATCHITOCHES RECYCLING CENTER OPEN ON MILL STREET

NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches in partnership with Progressive Waste Solutions and Alliance Compressors has made recycling a little more convenient for residents living outside of city limits. The Natchitoches Recycling Center located on Mill Street will allow residents to drop off recyclable materials seven days a week. The recycling center will be maintained [...]

RPSO Searches for Runaway Juvenile

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The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile, Jacquline Michelle Clark.
Clark is a white female16 years of age.  She is 4’ 11” tall, 105 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.  Clark is from the Lecompte, LA area and may be in the Pineville or Alexandria area now.
Clark ran [...]