Category Archives: Local Headlines

Jindal Signs “Jump Start” Bill

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Governor Bobby Jindal is giving Louisiana students a jump-start.
The Governor was in Winnfield today to sign a bill in front of its author, State Representative Jim Fannin.
“Jump Start” is a public-private partnership among school systems, charter schools, colleges, industries and workforce developments. It offers training for high school students in careers they’re interested in pursuing [...]

4 Arrested in Vacant Home Break-In

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Left to right: Byron Johnson of Natchitoches, James Strickland of Robeleen, Stacill Alford of Natchitoches and Jackson Paul Paddie of Campti
Natchitoches Parish Deputies say they’ve ended a month-long investigation into a break-in of a vacant home near Provencal. Byron Johnson of Natchitoches, James Strickland of Robeleen, Stacill Alford of Natchitoches and Jackson Paul Paddie of [...]

Donelon Advises Policy Review for Upcoming Hurricane Season

He’s the man with the plan you always see around this time of year. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says it’s time to give your insurance papers a once-over and make sure you’re covered, even if you live inland from the coast.

His office web site offers advice on what you need to have, depending on [...]

Road Warrior Ride Comes to Alexandria

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A group of visitors stopped in Alexandria on their way from Seattle to Tampa. The organization is dedicated to providing veterans who have been wounded, ill and injured with memorable adventures as part of their rehabilitation. The Road Warrior Ride is a cross -country bonding experience for these vets.

The group left Seattle on June 5th [...]

Miss LA on Farewell Tour

Miss Louisiana is about ready to hand over her crown. Jaden Leach is on her farewell tour. She stopped by KLAX-TV today for one of her interviews before the final pageant, which airs on our station Saturday, June 28th.
Leach is from West Monroe and is a senior at ULM in Monroe.
She’s been a spokesperson for [...]

Go Red for Women Tomorrow

The Riverfront Center will be seeing red tomorrow morning.
It’s the Annual Go Red for Women event featuring celebrity waiters, health screenings, a silent auction and much more. It’s all to save women from the number one killer in the US: heart disease.
The event begins at the riverfront at 10:30am.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/12/14

LA Secretary of State Speaks About Legislative Session

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler has been in Central Louisiana this week. He spoke about the legislative session, which ended this month, and how it affects his projects.

Schedler was the featured speaker yesterday for the Vernon Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/11/14

Job Fair Held Today for Hayes Manufacturing

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Hopeful employees apply for jobs today in a fair at the Vo-Tech school. The job fair is designed to find skilled workers over the next year so Hayes Manufacturing can expand its facility.
Hayes is a steel fabrication business.

In December, Hayes announced a three-million-dollar, 60-thousand-square-foot expansion of its fabrication facility. It estimates the creation of about [...]

Alexandria To Investigate Supervision Protocols of Inmate Workers

Alexandria mayor Jacques Roy says the city is investigating supervision of a trusty responsible for a murder-suicide.
Authorities say last week McKennedy Armstead killed a woman, then killed himself after walking away from a work detail at the city utility plant.

The mayor’s remarks came at his bi-monthly briefing.
He spent most of his time criticizing District Three [...]

Fire Marshalls Identify Man Who Died in House Fire

State fire marshal officials identify an elderly man who died late Monday in a house fire in Anacoco. 88-year-old Donald Beebe was found in the master bedroom of his home on Watkins Road.
Investigators suspect the fire was caused by candles used after the area lost power during a storm.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/11/14