Category Archives: Local Headlines

Burn Ban in Winn Parish

Burn Ban

The drought is causing a burn ban in Winn Parish.  All outside burning is prohibited as of tomorrow and will remain in effect until officials decide to cancel it.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/13

Jackson St. Bridge Closed


Crossing the Red River just got more difficult today.  The Jackson Street Bridge is now officially closed for repairs.  The State Office of Highways says the bridge is practically being re-built in the next 100 days.
That makes two spans across the Red River that are under construction.  The other is the Red River Bridge, which [...]

Autumn ArtWalk 2013


The Arts Council of Central Louisiana will hold the Autumn 2013 ArtWalk in the Cultural Arts District of Downtown Alexandria.  The ArtWalk will be held on Friday, October 18 from 4:00PM – 9:00PM and on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM.  This is a free, family-oriented walking tour that features visual artists from throughout [...]

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Announces Chair and Vice-Chair Appointments


MARKSVILLE, La. – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council met on Friday, August 23, 2013, to select a replacement for the position of Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe in wake of the recent passing of Chairman Earl Barbry, Sr. In accordance with the tribe’s Constitution, the Tribal Council was required to fill the vacancy with one of [...]

Road Closure: LA 1226 at Kansas City Southern Railroad Track

DOT # 334-899 X
LA 1226; Natchitoches Parish
Mile Post 0.590; Control Section 359-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that LA 1226, Natchitoches Parish, will be closed at the Kansas City Southern Railroad track.  The work is being done at Milepost 0.590 and is on Control Section 359-01.  The closure will be [...]

Disturbance at Marksville High Leads to Lockdown


A disturbance at Marksville High leads to a lockdown.
Around noon today, authorities say Adam Ponthier went to the school where his mother is a secretary to ask for money.  Ponthier allegedly threatened her when she refused.
Authorities say some thought the man had a gun in his truck outside the school.  They searched, but turned up [...]

Avoyelles Deputies Arrest 5 Sex Offenders


From left to right: Barry Burks, Gerald Culpepper, Anthony Gagnard, Jonnovan Jackson, & Jeremy Griffin.
Avoyelles Parish Deputies are cracking down on unregistered sex offenders and tonight five people are behind bars.
They include 33 year old Barry Burks of Texas, 57 year old Gerald Culpeper junior of California, 26 year old Anthony Gainyard from Marksville, 26 [...]

Remembering Katrina: Storm’s 8th Anniversary Today


Today is the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
The deadly storm forever changed New Orleans when it made landfall and claimed more than 15 hundred lives and damaged more than 200 thousand homes.  The storm displaced millions of people in the Gulf Region.
It’s considered the most expensive disaster in the history of the global insurance industry.  [...]

State Treasurer Attends Local Economic Development Summit


An economic development summit is held here and features the Louisiana State Treasurer, John Kennedy.
The daylong event is sponsored by Red River Bank.  It’s offered to those who want to rev up the economy in Central Louisiana.  And a lot of information is being offered also about tax credits.  State treasurer John Kennedy talks about [...]

Murder of Natchitoches Police Officer Will be Death Case


Robert Barthelemy, Natchitoches, accused of kidnapping and murder.
A murder involving a Natchitoches City police officer will be a death case.  That’s the word from the Sabine Parish District Attorney Don Burkett, who says he’ll convene a grand jury soon.
Earlier this week, authorities found the body of Tony Procell in a shallow grave in Winn Parish.  [...]