Category Archives: Local Headlines

Mayor lifts water conservation order

Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy lifted the water conservation order as of 9 a.m. today.
The 42” transmission main from the Kisatchie Fields, which sustained a blowout on Saturday, June 28, was returned to service about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Water storage levels inside the City rose substantially last night.  At this time the Alexandria water system has [...]

LDOA’s First 5K Walk/Run for the Buddy Camp

LDOA 5k form

[ July 22, 2014; 8:00 am; ] Register for Louisiana D.A.R.E Officers Association’s (LDOA) first 5K in support of the Buddy Camp. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22nd at Buhlow Park in Pineville.

LDOA 5k form

State of Emergency Declared in Alexandria

Mayor Jacques Roy

The Alexandria mayor, Jacque Roy has declared a state of emergency because of a water well blowout near Woodworth. All are asked to conserve water, and the city will close all non-essential businesses that use a lot of water. Residents must shut off sprinkler systems.
Earlier today, Director of Utilities, Mike Marcotte, informed Mayor Jacques Roy of [...]

A New Miss Louisiana to be Crowned Saturday

Jaden Leach

It’s almost time for a new Miss Louisiana to be crowned in Monroe.
Miss Louisiana is a preliminary to the Miss American Pageant, the largest scholarship program for young women in the world.
Jaden Leach of West Monroe is poised to relinquish her crown to the new Miss Louisiana 2014 Saturday night. And, you will be able [...]

Alexandria Named Cleanest City

The city of Alexandria gets an “atta-boy” today. It is named cleanest city in its category by the State Garden Club Federation.
The drive-by’s and judging happened in the spring, but the results were recently announced for this area.

Alexandria Man Arrested on Theft Charges

Brandon Allison

Alexandria Police arrested 31 year-old Brandon Allison of Alexandria.  He is charged with Possession of Stolen Things over $1500 and Theft under $500.
On June 23rd, Alexandria Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3300 Block of Olga Street in reference to a theft.  The complainant reported he had several lawn care items and tools [...]

Grant Parish Couple Attempt to Sell Drugs to Children

EVANS, J

Grant deputies arrest a couple in the Springhill Community for reportedly trying to sell drugs to children.

Deputies say Jeanie Evans of Pollock and Daniel Stellwageon of Ball led them on a high-speed chase at night and turned off their headlights.

Later, the van crashed, and though the woman reportedly said the man had drugs, none were [...]

Registration Deadline Extended for Children’s Camp

The Alexandria City Day Camp is so successful; the registration deadline is being extended.
Sign-up for the camp at the former Boys and Girls Club is extended to Monday July 7th.
The camps run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camp will end August 8th.
City officials say it’s an overwhelming success with many more [...]

Fire Destroys Uninhabited House in Alexandria

House Fire 1

An uninhabited house fire early this morning destroys a wooden, shot-gun structure at 1963 Overton in Alexandria.
The call went in to the Alexandria Fire Department shortly after 8:30 a.m., and was stopped in about 5 minutes.
Nobody was hurt, but the structure is a total loss, and firefighters say the living room was fully engulfed when [...]

The Watermelon Festival Kicks off in DeRidder

Watermelon Fest

The 9th Beauregard Watermelon Festival is underway in DeRidder.
Today’s ceremonial cutting of the melon is followed by shows and a dance party.
It celebrates the famous Sugartown watermelon with contests, rides, music and food.
It runs from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
All events are at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds.