[ May 7, 2014; 8:00 am; ] The Avoyelles Commission of Tourism invites the public to join Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne for a Press Conference at the Avoyelles Commission of Tourism Office in Mansura, Louisiana during National Tourism Week.
Jay Dardenne was reelected to a four-year term as Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor in October 2011. He previously served four years as Secretary of State, [...]
Presentations are made today about proposed Wal-mart Community Stores in Alexandria and Pineville.
These are smaller grocery stores, which serve a defined community.
One is proposed for Belleau Wood and Jackson Street in Alexandria, the other for Highway 28 East in Pineville.
There is opposition to the one in Alexandria, which will be competing with four other groceries [...]
One St. Landry Parish town notorious for its enforcement of traffic violations could soon see changes thanks in part to two bills targeting “speed traps.”
Both bills are now pending in the State House of Representatives.
If you’ve ever driven through St. Landry Parish, you’re probably well aware that once you get to Washington, you better be [...]
Alexandria police warn motorists they’re stepping up enforcement of distracted driving incidents.
It’s illegal to write or read a text message and read and post to social media while driving.
Families in Central Louisiana who had formerly received healthcare at Huey P. Long Medical Center can now bring their children to the Pediatric Specialty Clinic at the Incarnate Word Community Clinic.
The new clinic, staffed by Erin LaCaze, APRN, FNP, opens April 24 at the 3351 Masonic Drive location. LaCaze has advanced training in caring for [...]
A groundbreaking ceremony for a sidewalk project along Texas Avenue was held today.
4.3 miles of sidewalks are being built at a cost of nearly 1.5 million dollars.
The construction includes replacing some existing sidewalks that are badly damaged, as well as laying new sidewalks in places that don’t have them.
The construction will take place from Monroe [...]
Keane Lamar Jenkins
Rapides Deputies say 33 year-old Keane Lamar Jenkins of Alexandria is charged with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Marijuana, Resisting Arrest and Drug Paraphernalia.
On Tuesday, detectives with the RPSO Metro Division followed up on a Crime Stoppers tip reporting a large quantity of possible marijuana sales from a residence on Carlton Street in [...]
Habitat for Humanity operates a store called Restore, where they sell construction materials and other items. It’s open Tuesday through Friday.
“We had a major reorganization to make it a little easier for our shoppers and for the people who donate to the store,” says Jasmine Dave with Restore, “this is a way to keep unwanted [...]
More than a half-million dollars is provided for homeless programs in Central Louisiana; the grant was spearheaded by the Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition.
The Cenla Chemical Dependence Council receives more than $200,000 for its supporting house program, and a similar program at Volunteers of American receives almost $160,000.
Some $131,000 goes to Hope House for transitional housing, [...]
Game wardens arrest a Bunkie man for reportedly fleeing from an officer and resisting arrest.
Agents say they tried to run a license check on Shannon Stevenson who was fishing more than 140 crawfish traps on Bayou Rouge near Bunkie.
Stevenson is also charged with trespassing and taking commercial fish without proper licenses.