Category Archives: Local Headlines

McAllister Asks for Forgiveness After Caught on Camera Kissing Staffer

Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister, is coming under fire after getting caught on camera kissing one of his staffers.  The married lawmaker is speaking out today, asking his wife and kids to forgive him and trying to save his job.  ABC’s Jeff Zeleny has the story.

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Police Search for 2 Missing Juveniles

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The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department is asking for the community’s help in locating 2 missing juveniles, 12 year old Ariel Blaze Robin and 15 year old Henry Bieber, Jr.
Ariel Robin was last seen at 9:30 P.M., on April 6, 2014 running from her residence on Wenck Street in Leonville and getting into a white [...]

McAllister Caught on Tape Kissing Staffer

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Vance McAllister is accused of infidelity in a video available in a West Monroe newspaper.
The West Monroe newspaper is showing a video on its web site purporting to be Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister embracing a woman whom is not his wife.  The video can be viewed here.
McAllister, a republican, has issued a statement [...]

Municipal Election Results

Voters in surrounding parishes elected city and town officials this past Saturday.
In Leesville, the new mayor is Rick Allen.  He defeated first-term Mayor Robert Rose.
In what may be the closest race Saturday, Ossie Clark appears to have been elected mayor of Colfax by just 1 vote.
In the Village of Natchez, voters will decide a run-off [...]

State Police Arrest Lecompte Police Chief

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State Police arrest Lecompte Police Chief Mikel White and Officer Gregory Armstead.
State Police detectives say White and Armstead are accused of threatening a man and having him arrested over a loan.
White is charged with extortion, malfeasance and false imprisonment. Armstead is charged with malfeasance and false imprisonment. The incident happened last month [...]

Ball Police Identify Man Killed By Train

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Ball Police identify the man killed yesterday morning when he was hit by a Union Pacific Train.
Police say 19-year-old Arch Youngblood Junior of Pineville was walking with his back to the train and wearing headphones with music loud enough that he never heard the warning whistles from the conductor.
Police say it was an accident, and [...]

Retired Judge Terrell to Run for DA

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Another candidate throws his hat in the ring for District Attorney in Rapides Parish.
Retired Judge Phillip Terrell of Pineville is the second to announce his plans to run.

He’s looking to fill the seat of retiring District Attorney James Downs.
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Rapides Regional Aquires Germ-Zapping Robot

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Experts are warning the public about the danger of contracting infections in hospitals.
To keep their hygiene practices state of the art, Rapides Regional Medical Center has acquired a germ-zapping robot.  It works a lot like a mosquito zapper.  It’s used in a patient’s room to remove the germs that could cause an infection.

The robot also [...]

Buddy Roemer Guest Speaker at LSUA

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Each year LSU of Alexandria hosts area civic clubs — like Kiwanis, Rotary, and Lions — who normally meet weekly at various venues in Alexandria and Pineville.  It gives these club members a chance to cross over, learn about plans at LSU of Alexandria and hear from a guest speaker.
Former Governor Buddy Roemer is this [...]

Man Dead After Being Hit By Train in Ball

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A man is dead after being hit by a Union Pacific train late this morning in Ball.
Ball police say the man was wearing headphones with loud music blaring when the conductor spotted him.  They say the conductor hit the emergency brakes and used his air phone to warn the man, but he never moved.
The call [...]