Category Archives: Local Headlines

Chamber Hosts Brig. Gen. William Hickman at Luncheon

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce has a long and rich history with Fort Polk.  Today, the Commanding General is hosted by the Chamber for a special luncheon.
The General is also Commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center.  He describes the ongoing exercises at Fort Polk, how the Chamber’s efforts to provide hospitality for the [...]

Grant Parish deputies respond to unusual animal call

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The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is used to receiving calls involving animals. But the animal call G.P.S.O. received on September 25 was a bit unusual, even for the Sheriff’s Office.  Three buffalo were roaming loose in the Dartigo community for most of the day.
Sheriff Steven McCain even captured pictures of the beasts on his hunting [...]

Crime Stoppers Asks for Help

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Crime Stoppers needs your help finding a man who tried to rob a restaurant manager and then fired a gun at her when she took off in her car.  It happened at Darrell’s Restaurant on Main Street in Colfax very late on September 19th.
Investigators say the manager was headed to the bank when a man [...]

LaSalle Deputy Arrested for Dometic Abuse & Rape

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A LaSalle Parish deputy is arrested for domestic abuse and forcible rape.  He’s 52-year-old Clarence Breland Jr. of Jena.  Sheriff Scott Franklin says he’s been on the force for about one and a half years.
As with all these cases, the investigation is with Louisiana State Police (LSP).  The investigation began when LSP received information and [...]

Founders Day at LC

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It’s Founders day at Louisiana College.
Each year this private Baptist school celebrates by presenting awards to friends of the school.  The school has selected three men who are honored at the morning chapel on the school campus.  They’re Joe Rickets, founder of TD Ameritrade, Jim Rickets, of Opportunity Education, and Doctor Amnon Gimpel, who specializes [...]

“Land of the Jaguar” Opening Soon

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The Land of the Jaguar at the Alexandria Zoo is about to be officially open.  This is a renovation of the South American area.  It’s the largest project the zoo has undertaken since the Louisiana Habitat exhibit.  It encompasses almost three acres.  This is the oldest area of the zoo, which dates back to 1926.
Tonight, [...]

Alexandria Police Bust Three for Burglaries and a Stabbing

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James Edward Reed, 37
It’s a busy time for Alexandria Police as they bust some car burglary suspects and crack a several month old case.
First, 37-year-old James Reed of Alexandria; police spent nine months looking for him in a domestic stabbing case.  There are no details on where police found him.  That stabbing happened in the [...]

New Venue for Local Ticket Purchases

There’s a new way to buy tickets in town for arts and other events.  It’s called Ticket Central, and it works a lot like Ticketmaster.

To access Ticket central, visit Ticket-Central.org or call (318) 445-7705.  The people there can help you navigate through various events to get tickets for the dates, times and prices you want.
KLAX [...]

Over 500 Students Tour Kent House

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More than 500 students are roaming around Kent House today.  These students are learning about the lifestyles of early Americans.
Kent House is a 19th century raised cottage-type plantation home that actually supported families who lived within its walls for generations.  Students learn about the former residents by digging to find artifacts and by observing what [...]

“Grease the Musical” Opening at Pineville High

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“Grease the Musical” opens tomorrow night at Pineville High.  It’s an American high school love story, first performed in 1971.  You may recall some of the classic songs like “You’re the One That I Want” and “Greased Lightning.”  It was made into a popular movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Three members of the cast [...]