Category Archives: Local Headlines

Lake Charles Announces Plans for Red White Blue & You

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The City of Lake Charles is calling for entries into the Fourth of July Red White Blue & You Parade. Entry forms are now being accepted for parade units including floats, marching units, vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and golf carts. From organizations and businesses to the neighborhood kids, all are welcome to join the fun. Parade [...]

LA 112 Now Open to all Traffic

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that LA 112 located approximately 2.9 miles north of the Intersection of LA 112 and LA 113 was OPENED to all traffic on June 25th, 2014 at 1:00pm following a four week closure which is two days ahead of the scheduled June 27th completion [...]

Court: State Senate Violated Meeting Laws in Huey Long Decision

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A lawsuit is in the works challenging the shuttering of Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
Local attorney Chris Roy Senior says the ruling out of Baton Rouge is significant and not the hollow victory described by one area lawmaker. It basically says the state senate violated the open meetings law when it voted to shut down [...]

First Round of Competition Begins Tonight for Miss LA Contestants

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The first round of competition in the Miss Louisiana Pageant begins tonight.
It’s pageant week in Monroe, and the 32 young women vying for the crown of Miss Louisiana are keeping busy. It’s not quite summer camp, but some may feel that way as they manage their sleep, stay fit and learn the dance steps they’ll [...]

Summer Day Camp Underway in Alexandria

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A summer day camp is now underway for City of Alexandria children through August 8th. It’s for children ages 4 to 12, and it runs all day, ending at 6 each night, Monday through Friday.
The camp is designed to provide physical and educational activities for the children.

City officials say the camp is modestly priced and [...]

Leesville City Councilman Dies

Leesville officials are mourning the death of City Councilman William Mike Elliot. He served District 4 for more than 20 years and was planning to run for re-election.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14

Local State Police Receive Traffic Training to Prevent Deaths

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Traffic training is underway this afternoon at Troop E, State Police. These students are from law enforcement, emergency medical transports and even towing companies.
It’s called Traffic Incident Management, which means finding the best way to respond to a highway emergency in a safe manner.
Troopers say each year police officers, fire and rescue workers and towing [...]

Mayor Roy Speaks on BINGO Parlor Moratorium

Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy speaks today about last night’s city council meeting.
There had been plans to lift a moratorium on bingo parlors, but that proposal is being delayed.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14

APD Arrest Man for Theft from Lowe’s

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Alexandria Police arrest a local man for theft from Lowe’s. John Henry Lee III was arrested very early this morning in the vicinity of Lee Street and Industrial Drive.
Officers say they found a stolen mower and edger. He’s also accused of possession of burglary tools.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14

Police Searching for Owners of Recovered Property

Rapides deputies need your help to identify recovered, stolen property. Deputies say they’ve solved a case, made the arrests, but now they need to return items taken from storage buildings on Highway 28 East.
Anyone who has made a report within the past year needs to contact the sheriff’s office.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14