Category Archives: Local Headlines

Woman Arrested for Throwing Rocks at Passing Cars

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Grant Parish deputies arrest a woman they say became violent. Deputies say last week 50-year-old Connie Pennington of Colfax was found standing in the middle of parsonage road with a knife and throwing rocks at passing cars. When the deputy arrived she started yelling that people owed her money.
They say she resisted arrest. She faces [...]

Pineville City Marshal Causes Head-On Collision

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Today, Pineville City Marshal Larry Jeane crossed a center line on Melrose and triggered a head-on collision with an SUV. A witness says the marshal, who was in a city vehicle, was slumped over the wheel when he hit the other vehicle.
Pineville police say all were wearing seat belts, and all are being treated for [...]

Homeless Man Arrested for Burglary and Drug Paraphernalia

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Alexandria police arrest a homeless man for burglary and drug paraphernalia. 51-year-old Michael Harbor was reportedly seen on North Boulevard with a weed eater that was taken from a pick-up.
Police say he’s had 46 bookings in the Rapides Parish system and was out on bond when he was arrested.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Former Fort Polk Soldier Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Child

A former soldier from Fort Polk is sentenced to 17 and a half years in prison for sexually abusing a child. Emil Rath of Arkansas admitted he had sexual contact with a child younger than nine on the military base in November of 2003.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Pineville Man Arrested for Raping a Child

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Rapides deputies arrest a 34-year-old Pineville man for aggravated rape of a child. 34-year-old Teddy Carlton of Pineville is accused of assaulting the daughter in a home he was visiting.
The report was made last Sunday, and he was arrested Wednesday.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Local Prostitution Sting Results in 13 Arrests

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Rapides deputies conduct a prostitution sting in the Alexandria area, focusing on internet solicitation at local hotels, and arrest 13 people. The only woman arrested, 29-year-old Katie Woods of Bossier City, faces prostitution charges.
The rest are all men and they were arrested for solicitation. They are 32-year-old Marcus Milliner of Pineville, 27-year-old Ivan Cruz Avecilla [...]

Police Jury, City at Odds Over Coliseum Renovations

The Coliseum Authority is facing a political fight with the city of Alexandria. The two are at odds over renovations approved by taxpayers and include the parking lot they both own.

And this morning, Mayor Jacques Roy presented his side of the dispute.

The police jury meets Monday afternoon and they’ve invited city officials to confer with [...]

Libertarian Candidate for Senate Visits Alexandria

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There’s a Libertarian candidate in the race for the U.S. Senate. He’s Brannon McMorris, who has been campaigning in Alexandria.

McMorris is an engineer from Denham Springs.
Click below to view the entire interview:

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Road Closure: Willowick Blvd.

Alexandria Citizens please note: Willowick Boulevard has flooded and has been closed.

Sand Bags Available for Alexandria Residents

The City of Alexandria is making sand bags available for those citizens who may need them. They are available at the City Compound under the Red Roofs, 2021 Industrial Park Road. Pull to the back of the compound and workers will load them for you.
For more information call 441-6231.