Category Archives: Local Headlines

State Troopers Help Install Child Seats

Booster seats save lives. That’s the message from state troopers.
This morning experts showed parents the proper way to install and strap a child in a seat.  Troopers say it’s important for the booster seat to be used properly.

Some booster seats were given away.
It’s illegal to allow a toddler to ride in a car without the [...]

Road Closure: Powell Lane in Ball

Road Work

Road:  Powell Lane in Ball, LA
Date:  Thursday, July 18, 2013
Time:  7am until further notice
Reason:  Changing out culvert
For more information, contact Ken Sterling at 318.452.1225

Road Closure: Hooper Road Bridge

Road:  Hooper Rd. Bridge between Q. Stockman Rd. and Old Beaubouef Rd.
Date:  Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time:  Effective Immediately
Reason:  Bridge Closed
For more information, contact Dennis Woodward at 318.473.6603.

Road Closure: Lamourie Rd at Hwy 457

Road:  Lamourie Rd. on the Hwy. 457 end
Date:  Monday, July 15, 2013 (weather permitting)
Time:  7am until further notice
Reason:  Replacing bridge
For more information, contact Troy Langston at 318.452.0650.

LifeShare Needs Blood

LifeShare is dealing with a blood shortage, and donations are needed.
A few procedures have required a lot of blood, and LifeShare hopes to build up their supplies during this critical time.

To find blood drives near you, visit
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/12/13

Drug Dealer Arrested in Marksville


Avoyelles Deputies say they’ve shut down a drug dealer in Marksville.  Deputies arrested 30-year-old Troy Dominick and seized drugs, cash and a firearm all late last night.  He’s charged with distribution, resisting arrest, a firearm offense, cruelty to juveniles and obstruction of justice.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/12/13

Alexandria Man Arrested for Stabbing


Rapides Deputies arrest a man for a stabbing that happened last night on McKeithen Drive.  35-year-old Christopher Pearson of Alexandria was taken into custody shortly after the incident.
Deputies say the victim suffered stab wounds to his torso but his condition is unknown.  Pearson is charged with attempted murder and resisting arrest.  Deputies say he struggled [...]

Chattanooga Zoo Temporarily Closes

If you visited the Chattanooga Zoo earlier this week, you’d be disappointed.  The park has temporarily closed its doors and guests are disappointed.  Mikaya Thurmond explains why.

Thankfully, that’s not a problem here in Alexandria at our zoo, which, by the way, was recently awarded its accreditation.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/11/13

Students at Energy Camp Construct Windmills


Energy Camp is now underway at NSU.
The high school students who are participating have skills in science, technology, engineering and math.  This camp is designed to teach them about energy, conservation and possibly steer them on career paths.
Today, they’re learning about wind energy by constructing their own windmills.

The weeklong camp is sponsored by several groups [...]

Blood Drive in Mansura

The Louisiana Cattleman’s Association is sponsoring a blood drive Saturday in Mansura.  It will be at the Mansura Wal-Mart.

A reminder, blood supplies are always low in the summer.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/11/13