Category Archives: Local Headlines

5th Person Dies From Crash in Acadia Parish

State police report a fifth person has died from injuries sustained in a head-on crash last week in Acadia parish.
He’s 24-year-old Joshua LeJeune of port Barre.
Meanwhile, an Opelousas mother and son have been identified as those killed instantly in the crash as 23-year-old Justin Bartram and 44-year-old Laura Bartram.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/2/14

Setup Begins for CMN Telethon at Cabrini

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Volunteers and staff from Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital are busy today, with less than a day to go for their biggest weekend of the year. It’s time for the Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telecast that begins tomorrow night in the hospital atrium.
These dedicated volunteers will run the phone banks, greet visitors and encourage area [...]

Zoo Event Moves to Riverfront Center Due to Rain

Rainy weather forces the Wild Night of the Arts to move from the Alexandria Zoo to the Riverfront Center. Members of friends of the Alexandria Zoo, known as FOTAZ, scrambled to move everything to a different location, decorating and setting up tables for the gala event.
This is a new format for the annual Wild Side [...]

Local Veterans Weigh-In on VA Hospital Scandal

A mobile office to help disabled veterans is set up today at the parish veterans center.
We asked if they’re responding to hospital scandal now permeating in Washington.

This is a non-profit agency that has been traveling the state helping veterans with paperwork and information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/30/14

Mayor Roy Details Proposal for New Performing Arts Center Management

Mayor Jacques Roy goes into detail on a proposal to hire the community foundation to run the performing arts center.
It’s twice been pulled from the city council agenda, mainly he says to let people look at the contract and make sure it benefits the city.

The Community Foundation and its head, Tom Harmeyer, will run the [...]

Vernon Crime Stoppers Searching for Thief

Vernon Parish Crime Stoppers need your help finding the person responsible for the burglary of a storage unit on Highway 171 near the area of Lions Camp Road. It happened sometime between May 18th and May 27th.
The thief took guns and rod and reel combos.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/28/14

2nd Suspect Arrested in March 31st Homicide

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A second suspect is arrested for a March 31st gunshot murder on Chester Street.
She’s 44-year-old Shamantha Boyd, also known as Rousline Boyd, of Alexandria. Alexandria police say she’s accused in the death of 32-year-old Mark Bean Thomas.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/28/14

APD Investigate 3rd Murder This Month

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Alexandria Police are investigating their third homicide just this month.
The latest happened last night in the area of Kelly and Day streets.
Police say 28-year-old Qualtrella Turner of Alexandria was among three shot in that area, and Turner later died of her injuries.
Officers say when they arrived on the scene, witnesses pointed to a vehicle and [...]

Man Drowns, Another Arrested in Boating Accident

A Memorial Day Weekend boating accident leads to a drowning death and an arrest for DWI. Game wardens in Avoyelles Parish say it happened Sunday night.
They recovered the body of 48-year-old David Crocket of Mansura. He reportedly fell overboard when the driver of the boat swerved to avoid an object in the water.
Agents arrested 42-year-old [...]

Boyce Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Deputies arrest a Boyce woman for attempted murder.
They say 72-year-old Betty Johnson shot a gun into a home on Marie Lane on Friday. They say they found her at the Cotile Recreation Area and say she had guns. They haven’t given a motive yet. And she remains in jail.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/27/14