Category Archives: Local Headlines

***UPDATE*** Alexandria PD Search for Missing Juvenile

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Alexandria Police report a missing teen is found and safe.  15-year-old Kenya Poole of Alexandria has been returned to her family.  No word yet where she was when she was missing.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/2/14

Campti Woman Killed in Crash This Morning

A Campti woman who was trying to alert drivers about a downed tree was killed in a crash early this morning.
Troopers say 54-year-old Mitzi Scott stopped her pick-up in a southbound lane of Highway 71 in Natchitoches Parish but she was facing north.
She had on her emergency flashers on, but a large truck came over [...]

Voters to Decide on Recreation Tax This Saturday

Voters will decide the future of recreation in Alexandria when they head to the polls this Saturday.  There’s a property tax proposal on the ballot for programming and for the Alexandria Zoo.

The property tax will, in effect, replace one that is being retired.  That tax paid for the public safety complex.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/30/14

Alexandria Business Owner Arrested on Drug Charges

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State police arrest an Alexandria business owner on drug charges.
Stephen Holsomback is the owner of a storage facility.  Troopers say he’s accused of distributing marijuana, meth and cocaine out of that location.
They seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana, more than 20 ounces of meth and more than four ounces of cocaine, plus four thousand [...]

Forum Held to Discuss LA Healthcare Rankings

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides a report card for Louisiana parishes.  A forum was held today to discuss the rankings, what they mean and how healthcare can be improved.
The foundation is the nation’s largest health care philanthropy and is based in Princeton, New Jersey.  It gauges health care based on a variety of issues.

The [...]

Body Discovered Near Airbase Road

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A body is discovered early this morning just off Airbase Road.
The body was found around 6:30 at the corner of Cappel Road and First Street.  It’s a residential area and backs up to the Union Tank Car plant.
Witnesses say the man was found lying in the fetal position next to the road.
Authorities aren’t sure how [...]

LC Holds Press Conference to Discuss Athletics

Louisiana College officials held a news conference today to talk about the school’s athletic program.
LC is now under the leadership of Doctor Argile Smith.  He will be resident pro-tem while a search committee finds a successor to Joe Aguillard.

The school has a variety of athletic programs, including football.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/29/14

2 Long-Time DA’s Seek Empty Judgeships

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Judicial elections are this fall, and a long-time assistant district attorney is asking voters to send her from the bar to the bench.
Monique Metoyer has officially announced she’s a candidate for the seat being vacated by Donald Johnson in the Rapides Parish 9th Judicial District.

And another long-time assistant district attorney, Bob Levy, announces his candidacy [...]

Rotary Honors KLAX-TV Sales Director

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KLAX TV Sales Director, John LeBoeuf, was among those honored by the Alexandria Rotary Club today.
The guest speaker was Noel Bajat, who spoke to the club about their contribution of more than 600 thousand dollars to the Rotary International Foundation.
LeBoeuf is among 52 new Paul Harris fellows recognized at today’s meeting.  They represent club members [...]

Army Unit Plays Enemy To Train Soldiers at Fort Polk

The United States Army trains for any situation, but who do they fight against?  Army Sergeant Chad Guthrie takes us to the other side to find out more about the unit that everyone loves and hates to fight.

KLAX ABC 31 News 4/29/14