Category Archives: Local Headlines

“Who Dat” Burger Comes to Alexandria


It had to happen sooner or later.  Now, there’s a Louisiana-themed burger to honor the Saints football team.
And, Sonic has even copyrighted the idea.  It’s called the “Who Dat” Burger and features two famous Louisiana ingredients, Tabasco and Tony Chachere’s.  The burger is being sold here, in Baton Rouge and in New Orleans.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Police Search for Missing Man


Alexandria Police are asking for help in finding Richard Varion Burnes.  Police say he left his home yesterday and hasn’t been heard from.
He was driving a 4-door Buick LeSabre, silver in color with a license plate starting with KZZ.  He’s 6-1 and weighs about 220 pounds.  He lives on Tanglewood Drive.  Call police if you [...]

Shuteye Road Bridge Replacement Project To Begin

Shuteye Road Bridge over Miller Creek
Off-system Highway Bridge Program
S.P. H.006271
Sabine Parish
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that, weather permitting, construction work will begin on the Shuteye Road Bridge Replacement Project on Friday, August 30, 2013 and will continue for approximately (4) four months.  This bridge replacement project is located on Shuteye Road [...]

Wish List for Soldier Care Packages


HHC BDE has approximately 180 Soldiers deployed, of that total, 44 single male Soldiers and 6 single female Soldiers.  Please contact Ramona Thomas at (337) 531-0559 if you would like to donate care packages.  Below is a list of items that can be included in the care packages.
Wish List of Items for Soldier Care Packages
Due [...]

LSUA Welcomes Students This Week


It’s Welcome Week at LSU Alexandria, the official first day of school for the fall semester.
The school is hosting Welcome Week with something planned every day for new and returning students.  Today is devoted to music, food and a pep rally in the quad.  Tomorrow, students can enjoy ice cream sundaes.  The week ends on [...]

Port Allen Man Arrested for Attempted Murder


Avoyelles Deputies arrest a Port Allen man for attempted murder of a police officer and other charges.
Deputies say when they confronted Kenneth Adams early Friday, he sped up and almost hit one officer and grazed the leg of another.  Deputies say he then led them on a high-speed chase.  He was eventually caught in another [...]

Alexandria Woman Arrested for Battery on a Man


Police arrest an Alexandria woman for cutting a man in what police call a domestic incident over the weekend.
55-year-old Eddie Mae Moss is accused of battery on a 59-year-old man.  He was not seriously injured.  Police say it happened early Saturday morning in the two thousand block of main.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/26/13

Cenla Chamber Presents Congressional Candidate Forum in Alexandria


14 men are signed up to run for the District 5 seat in Congress in October.
11 candidates showed up this morning for their first forum, sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce.  Some in the group are well known, while others aren’t as familiar.  A few even live outside the district.
The chamber quickly scheduled this [...]

Jindal Responds to 5th District Race Controversy


After the bio-fuel plants announcement, the Governor responded to some political questions.  He commented on the controversy surrounding the vacancy in the 5th Congressional District and about threats by Louisiana Republicans to vote to shut down the government over Obamacare.

Some Republicans criticized Jindal for offering a state job to retiring Congressman Rodney Alexander.  He is [...]

New Bio-Fuel Plants to be Constructed in Central LA


Governor Bobby Jindal made an announcement while visiting Alexandria today regarding good economic news for Central Louisiana.  It’s part of his 64-parish tour.
Two bio-fuel plants will be built in Central Louisiana: one at the Alexandria Port and the other at the Natchitoches Port.  Jindal says the Cool Planet Energy System is making a capital investment [...]