Category Archives: Local Headlines

Local NAACP Speaks About Recreation Tax

Members of the local NAACP chapter say they want to clarify their position on a proposed recreation and zoo tax for the city of Alexandria.
They say they are not taking any position on plans to build a civil rights park in the downtown area.

They say they’ve been asked about their position on this proposal in [...]

Gary Hays Running for Pineville Judgeship

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The Pineville city prosecutor announces his candidacy for the judgeship there.
Gary Hays has been a practicing lawyer for more than 20 years and has been city prosecutor since 1998.  He’s also a magistrate for the Town of Ball.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/1/14

Huey Long Pineville Now Open

The Huey Long Pineville campus is now fully operational.  It’s located between the old Huey Long Hospital and the old CLECO building on Hospital Boulevard.
It’s operated by Rapides Regional Medical Center.  It includes clinics for urgent care, medicine specialties and pharmacy.  It’s open 7 days a week from 8 am until 10 pm.
It is a [...]

***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