Category Archives: Local Headlines

Alexandria Man Arrested for Armed Robbery

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A 28-year-old Alexandria man is arrested for armed robbery. Raynell Hicks is accused of holding up a man yesterday near Wilmore’s Food Mart on MacArthur Drive.
The victim told police he was robbed at gunpoint by two men. Hicks was later found on Virginia Street.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/14/14

Landrieu in Leesville Today to Meet with Fort Polk Progress

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U.S. Senate candidate Mary Landrieu is in Leesville today meeting with the group organized to save Fort Polk.
You may recall the U.S. Army base is on a list of military installations considered for closure. Fort Polk Progress has formed an alliance of residents, businesses, and government officials lobbying to save the army base.
Landrieu has made [...]

Critical Audits Reveal Problems with 4H Foundation, Others

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Critical audits out of Baton Rouge for government bodies include the Louisiana 4H Foundation. Auditors warn some boards are not meeting regularly and are neglecting routine documentation. This includes Allen, Catahoula, and Sabine parishes.
And auditors warn the Grant Parish Housing Authority is spending more than it takes in by $35,000 and is off budget by [...]

Coalition of Retired Teachers Hosts Candidate Meet & Greet

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The Coalition of Retired Teachers meet and greet a slew of candidates. Candidates for a dozen races affecting Central Louisiana were invited to last night’s event at the Fulton Hotel.
These retired teachers are concerned about money issues, but also about education, safe neighborhoods and economic development.
Remember the elections are November 4th, early voting starts October [...]

Senior Citizens Spend Friday Morning at the Fair

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Friday at the fair is a long tradition for Rapides Parish seniors.
These seniors, some who hail from nursing homes, are special guests of elected officials for a morning at the Rapides Parish Fair. There were door prizes, entertainment and health screenings.

Beautiful plants were among the many door prizes these seniors took home. Many have been [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Congressional Candidates

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With less than a month to go before the election, we get to hear more from candidates in a key race.
Fifth congressional district voters can never say they are without a choice on November 4th. There are nine candidates in the race, and most pitched their stories to the Alexandria Exchange Club today.

A run-off, if [...]

Parish Fair Offers Inexpensive Food Choices

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Planning to go out to dinner this weekend?
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says head to the fair. He eats his way through the Rapides Parish Fairgrounds for this next report.

The fair continues through Sunday, and remember the new venue is the area just south of LSU of Alexandria.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/14

Cassidy Comments on Federal Ebola Response

U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy is in Central Louisiana today, first in Ferriday and then here in Alexandria, to tour AFCO Industries.
We asked him about the Ebola scare in the United States and the federal response.

He’s seeking the seat held by incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, and the other leading candidate in the race is [...]

LSP Provide Rollover Simulator at Fair

When you visit the Rapides Parish Fair, you might want to engage in a simple safety lesson, courtesy of the Louisiana State Police.
Their rollover simulator will be there to show you what happens when you neglect simple rules, like wearing your seat belt.

The simulator is especially recommended for teen drivers.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/14

Autopsy Does Not Reveal Cause of Death of Inmate

Rapides deputies say an autopsy performed on an inmate who died in custody is indeterminate. Sean Smith died Saturday in the detention center.
Deputies say toxicology results are now pending and should take 30 to 45 days.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/14