Category Archives: Local Headlines

Pineville Man Accused of Inappropriate Behavior with a Child

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A Pineville man is arrested for inappropriate behavior with a child. He’s 41-year-old Christopher McGrew.
Deputies say the complaint was forwarded to them Sunday from a local hospital.
He’s in jail under a quarter of a million dollar bond.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Gilchrist Construction Hosting Job Fair

Gilchrist Construction is conducting a job fair tomorrow at the State Workforce Commission on Coliseum Boulevard. The company needs carpenters, equipment operators, CDL drivers, concrete finishers and skilled craft persons.
You can apply on-line at the company’s web site: www.gilchristconstruction.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Insurance Commissioner Aims to Educate Public on Hurricane Insurance

We’ve already watched the first hurricane of the season on the Atlantic side. But, State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says you need to know about hurricane insurance, even though the season is already underway.

There is much more information on his web site.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

Simmesport Violates State Law in Property Sale

The town of Simmesport in Avoyelles Parish receives a critical audit for a property sale. The state auditors say the town appears to have sold the property for less than the fair market value, which is a violation of state law and the constitution.
The auditors recommend the town develop a written policy to comply with [...]

Arrest Made in Independence Day Stabbing

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Rapides deputies arrest Kelly Barton for an Independence Day stabbing of a man. Deputies have charged her with attempted murder, aggravated battery, entry of an inhabited dwelling and resisting arrest.
Deputies say it happened in the 24 hundred block of McKeithen Drive.
The victim had been stabbed in his chest and is listed in critical condition.
KLAX ABC [...]

Leesville Man Arrested for Inappropriate Behavior with Juvenile

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Vernon deputies arrest a Leesville man for inappropriate behavior with a juvenile. 70-year-old James Limbaugh is charged with indecent behavior and sexual battery.
Deputies say he took the child to a secluded location, showed him pornography and engaged in inappropriate touching.
He was arrested last week.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

Pitkin Man Arrested for Murder

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Rapides deputies arrest a Pitkin man for murder early Saturday. Rodney Thompson is accused of the shooting death of 74-year-old Gennieve Ashworth of Freedom Road in Glenmora.
Rapides Deputies say Thompson reported the shooting to Oakdale Police, who turned it over to them.
The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are not releasing any motive for the shooting.
KLAX [...]

Half Million Bond Set for Grant Parish Man

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A bond of almost a half million dollars is set for a Grant Parish man accused of criminal sexual conduct with a child. 32-year-old Mitch Walker II of Dry Prong is charged with aggravated rape, sexual battery and indecent behavior.
The complaint was lodged in March, and he was located over the weekend at a Grant [...]

Opelousas Man Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

An Opelousas man is arrested for vehicular homicide in the death of a Lawtell woman. Troopers say 54-year-old Judy Stelly was a passenger in a truck driven by Nicholas LaFleur, who is suspected of impaired driving.
The wreck happened in Saint Landry Parish yesterday. Troopers say LeFleur lost control and hit a tree.
He is also charged [...]

Pineville City Hall Closed Due to No A/C

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Pineville City Hall is closed until tomorrow morning at 8, because the central air conditioning has gone out.
City officials say the 40-year-old unit died on Saturday. They hoped to be back up and running this afternoon, but it will take a while to cool down the building.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14