Category Archives: Local Headlines

Area Police Make Large Dent in Drug Fight


Area law enforcement agencies make a big dent in their fight against drugs.  The Natchitoches Drug Task Force takes seven people into custody on a long list of charges.  Agents say those charges stem from a long investigation into drug distribution in the Campti area.
And Alexandria Police arrest three people in a drug round up.  [...]

Deville Man Found Alive


A Deville man is found alive after spending the night lost in the woods.
Game wardens issued this picture of 29-year-old John Paul Junior after he was found alive in the Dewey Wills Wildlife Area in LaSalle Parish.  Agents found Paul Sunday morning.  He didn’t need medical treatment but he told agents he was out there [...]

2 Arrested for Weekend Shooting


Alexandria Police arrest two people after a shooting over the weekend.  Police responded to reports of gunshots in the 22 hundred block of Vance.
They found 40-year-old Kevin White of Alexandria with a shotgun.  Officers say white shot at a couple, thinking they witnessed him trying to break into a car.
Nobody was injured, but police also [...]

Accelerated Learning Courses Now Available at LCRP


Accelerated learning courses are now being offered at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish (LCRP).  They appeal to certain students who are in a non-traditional school term.

Contact the LCRP for more information on what is available at (318) 484-2184 or visit their website at
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/22/13

Youth Challenge Program Celebrates 20th Year

The Louisiana Youth Challenge program is now in its 20th year.
This educational opportunity is for out-of-school young people.  It’s helped more than 16 thousand people receive high school diplomas at campuses in Pineville and in south Louisiana at Carville.

The anniversary celebration was held in New Orleans at the World War II Museum.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Fatal Weekend for Pedestrians

Alexandria Police investigate a deadly accident that happened last night on third street.
Police say a car driven by a Marksville couple hit a woman who walked into their lane.  25-year-old Jaclynn White of Pineville was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, a pedestrian is killed over the weekend in Saint Landry Parish.  It happened Saturday night [...]

Zoos Honors Zookeepers This Week


Zoos throughout the U.S. are honoring their zookeepers this week and that includes the Alexandria Zoo.
These men and women care for the animals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Caring for the animals at any zoo is so important — a facility would close without the zookeepers.  They are all trained, and all [...]

Road Closure: Big Creek Road Bridge

Road:  Big Creek Road Bridge between Price Crossing and Toblert Loop
Date:  Monday, July 22, 2013
Time:  7am until further notice
Reason:  Bridge repair
For more information, contact James Cutts at (318) 452-7159.

$20 Million Marijuana Field Found


The Vernon Parish Sheriff says his deputies located a second marijuana field, this one with a street value of 20 million dollars.
It was found about 5 miles from one discovered last month.   Agents gathered more than 13 thousand plants, ranging in height from seedlings to almost 2 feet.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/19/13

Man Wanted for ATV Thefts Turns Himself In


Rapides Deputies say a man wanted for ATV thefts has turned himself into authorities.  Anthony Edgefield Junior of Alexandria is accused of theft and conspiracy.
Deputies say he’s part of a ring of thieves taking 4-wheelers in the southern part of the parish.
Click here to view yesterday’s ATV theft story.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/19/13