Category Archives: Local Headlines

Anonymous Flyer Calls for Student Strike at LC

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An anonymous flyer is circulating around Louisiana College and to news media calling for a strike by students on Monday and Tuesday.  The flyer says they’re demanding the resignation of the President, Joe Aguillard.
The administration today said it takes all student complaints seriously and has an approved procedure for handling them.  Further, they say, they [...]

LC Students, Employers Participate in Annual Job Fair

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Louisiana College students today participated in the school’s annual career fair.  It’s more than a job-hunting activity.  LC officials say this gives students an opportunity to peruse various professions, find out what courses they should be taking to pursue jobs and what vacancies exist in our area.
Many students begin college with little idea of where [...]

Man Arrested After Police Standoff

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A standoff in Grant Parish between a man and a mother with five children ends with one arrest.  The call went into the Grant Sheriff’s Office yesterday afternoon and lasted several hours.
Russell Hoffpauir, II of Montgomery is now in jail on a quarter of a million dollar bond for false imprisonment, domestic abuse with child [...]

Bill to Ban E-Tabacco Products for Minors Goes to Full Senate

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A bill by State Senator Rick Gallot to ban e-tobacco products for minors is now headed to the full senate for more debate.  Gallot moved his bill out of a senate committee this morning with a unanimous vote and no amendments.
He says this is the latest tobacco problem afflicting young people and should be banned.  [...]

Vernon Crime Stoppers Looking for Lawn Mower Thief

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Vernon Crime Stoppers is looking for a thief who stole an expensive zero-turn lawn mower.
Vernon deputies received a theft report last week.  The business owner says two mowers were moved from shipping crates between January 1st and March 13th.  They’re worth about five thousand dollars.
Call crime stoppers (337-239-2233) or the sheriff’s office (337-238-7248) if you [...]

Rapides Deputies Search for Missing Girl

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Rapides deputies are looking for a missing girl.  17-year-old Candace Picard was last seen in Boyce.  She’s 5 foot, 3 inches tall and may now be in the Alexandria area.
Call the sheriff’s office at 318-473-6700 or 318- 473-6727 if you can help.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/18/14

6th District Congressional Race Becomming Crowded

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There’s been a lot of speculation about whether former Governor Edwin Edwards will run for congress in the Baton Rouge area.  Today he announced his decision.  The colorful Governor is from Avoyelles Parish and served in Congress before he became Governor.

Rufus Craig, Libertarian
And this is becoming a crowded race.  A Baton Rouge attorney, Rufus Craig, [...]

Pineville Woman’s Body Discovered, Husband Arrested

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***UPDATE***
The husband of a woman found dead last Friday is now charged with her murder.  Michael Worley of Pineville is charged with the shooting death of Mary Worley.  He was arrested at his Nickel Loop home.
His wife’s body was found just inside the LaSalle Parish line next to a gravel pit.  Rapides Parish authorities may [...]

Controlled Burn Conference Held Today

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The March winds are winding up, and that means you’ll be seeing controlled burns.  A conference is held today on the safety and science behind these fires, which foresters use to cut down on undergrowth and other potential forest fire fuels.
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Today’s conference includes members from a variety of groups devoted to the environment and the [...]

2014 Legislative Session Begins Today

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Governor Bobby Jindal opens the 2014 legislative session in Baton Rouge. The 85 day session is now open after a 20 minute speech from the governor.
And if there was one issue he emphasized more than any other, it’s jobs. The governor introduced people who have benefited from what Jindal says are his work force efforts, [...]