Category Archives: Local Headlines

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder Over Weekend

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APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on August 2nd 2014.  APD Officers were in the 2600 Block Read More →

Area Shoppers Take Advantage of Tax Holiday, Sales

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Back-to-school shoppers get a bit of a break this weekend and who doesn’t like a sale? Today and tomorrow, area Read More →

Deputies Solve Night Deposit Robbery Case

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On July 21st, 2014, officers with the Lecompte Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Red Read More →

Vitter Says Fort Polk Being Considered to House Immigrant Children

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U.S. Senator David Vitter says three sites are being considered in Louisiana to house the thousands of unaccompanied children on Read More →

APD Arrest Ball Man for Burglary

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Alexandria police arrest a man from Ball for the break-in of a home in the 29 hundred block of Jackson Read More →

As of Today Public Colleges, Universities Go Smoke-Free

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Today is the first day of no smoking at public colleges and universities. Teachers, students, staff and even visitors are Read More →

Fort Polk’s Education Initiative Receives MCEC Award

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition's (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita Page, Curriculum Coordinator for the Vernon Parish School Board; Jon Grafton, executive director of England Airpark and Fort Polk Progress Board member; James Williams, superintendent of the Vernon Parish School District; Stephanie Sarver, chief, Plans Analysis and Integration Office, Fort Polk; Jim Tuck, president of the Vernon Parish Police Jury and a Fort Polk Progress board member; Col. Thomas Moore, garrison commander of Fort Polk; Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk Progress; Paul Sawyer, of Louisiana Economic Development; and Katherine Corbin, of the Roosevelt Group.

LEESVILLE, La.–Fort Polk Progress, the Vernon Parish School District, and Fort Polk, along with many partners, announced today that the Read More →

3 Injured in Alexandria Shooting

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APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred on July 31 2014, in the 2500 Block of Harris Read More →

Veterans Voice Opinions on VA Health Care System

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Area veterans are given an opportunity to share their opinions about the veterans health care system. State Secretary of veterans’ Read More →

Student, Former Soldier Enters Race for Alexandria Mayor

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Nicholas Wright announces his candidacy for Mayor of Alexandria. He’s a student completing his B.A. in Political Science and Pre-Law. Read More →