Category Archives: Local Headlines

Former CFO for Catahoula Sheriff’s Office Arrested

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On August 13, 2014, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested the former chief financial officer for the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office for theft and malfeasance in office.
In May of 2014, investigators were requested by Catahoula Parish Sheriff James Kelly to investigate the possibility that a former chief financial officer, 61-year-old George [...]

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

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An Alexandria man is arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.
Police say they stopped Jara Williams early yesterday for driving without headlights. They arrested him on Broadway after they say they found crack, money, and drug paraphernalia in his car.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

Man Jumps Out of Car While Moving Triggering Arrest

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During patrol, an APD Officer observed a convertible Oldsmobile in the 3600 block of Coliseum Blvd. Neither the driver nor passenger had on seat belts. When the officer attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle fled passing several other vehicles on the shoulder of the road.
Officers pursued the vehicle into the Castle Village neighborhood where the [...]

Construction Begins Tomorrow on Pineville Expy

Tomorrow, construction work begins on the Pineville Expressway. Highway officials say the work will be done overnight on the northbound off-ramp connecting the Pineville Expressway to the Shamrock and Downtown Pineville exit.
Construction work will also continue on the southbound off ramp from the Expressway to Highway 28 East.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

McAllister Seeks Re-Election Despite Loss of Duck Dynasty Endorsement

Incumbent 5th district Congressman Vance McAllister is seeking re-election.
That’s despite a loss of support from the Duck Dynasty reality show friends. They’re now endorsing a relative instead of McAllister.

He’s one of seven seeking the seat. While some others in the race are flush with cash, federal campaign finance records show McAllister is deep in debt.
KLAX [...]

Man Arrested for Hitting Girlfriend in Face

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On August 8th, 2014, Deputies at the Boyce Sub-station took a walk in complaint of a domestic abuse battery that occurred on August 5th in the Boyce, Louisiana area.  The victim stated that she and her boyfriend, identified as Thomas Kirby Miller, had gotten into an altercation which resulted in the victim being struck in [...]

APD Report Arrest of Wrong Man

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Alexandria police are apologizing and correcting an arrest report they made last week. They incorrectly identified a man arrested for narcotics possession as Bruce Burns, when they actually took into custody the man’s son, 21-year-old Bruce Burns Junior.
APD confused the father and son, using the wrong picture, the wrong name and the wrong age.
They have [...]

New Website Launches to Match Employers with Job-Seekers

The state is launching a state-of-the-art job web site. It can be accessed starting Monday, to pair employers with qualified job seekers.

The Louisiana Job Connection is sponsored by the Louisiana Economic Development Office, and it’s free.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

Kevin Dorn Named Pineville Mayor Pro-Tem

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Last night, the Pineville City Council elected their presiding officer for the coming year. Kevin Dorn will serve as mayor pro-tem, to preside over meetings when the mayor is away.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/14

Students in Rapides Parish Return to School Today

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Summer is officially over for students in Rapides and many other parishes. School bus drivers, principals and teachers were all at their posts bright and early to greet the students. We caught up with these returning kids in Pineville.
Teachers, with the help in some cases of parents, have been working for days to get the [...]