Category Archives: Local Headlines

Body Discovered Near Airbase Road

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A body is discovered early this morning just off Airbase Road.
The body was found around 6:30 at the corner of Cappel Road and First Street.  It’s a residential area and backs up to the Union Tank Car plant.
Witnesses say the man was found lying in the fetal position next to the road.
Authorities aren’t sure how [...]

LC Holds Press Conference to Discuss Athletics

Louisiana College officials held a news conference today to talk about the school’s athletic program.
LC is now under the leadership of Doctor Argile Smith.  He will be resident pro-tem while a search committee finds a successor to Joe Aguillard.

The school has a variety of athletic programs, including football.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/29/14

2 Long-Time DA’s Seek Empty Judgeships

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Judicial elections are this fall, and a long-time assistant district attorney is asking voters to send her from the bar to the bench.
Monique Metoyer has officially announced she’s a candidate for the seat being vacated by Donald Johnson in the Rapides Parish 9th Judicial District.

And another long-time assistant district attorney, Bob Levy, announces his candidacy [...]

Rotary Honors KLAX-TV Sales Director

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KLAX TV Sales Director, John LeBoeuf, was among those honored by the Alexandria Rotary Club today.
The guest speaker was Noel Bajat, who spoke to the club about their contribution of more than 600 thousand dollars to the Rotary International Foundation.
LeBoeuf is among 52 new Paul Harris fellows recognized at today’s meeting.  They represent club members [...]

Army Unit Plays Enemy To Train Soldiers at Fort Polk

The United States Army trains for any situation, but who do they fight against?  Army Sergeant Chad Guthrie takes us to the other side to find out more about the unit that everyone loves and hates to fight.

KLAX ABC 31 News 4/29/14

Otis Woman Arrested for Child Battery

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A 33-year-old woman from Otis is arrested for battery of a child.  Rebecca Marie Carlock was arrested April 13th for a March incident involving a dispute over a cell phone between her and the child.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/29/14

2 Men Announce Candidacy to Replace McAllister in November

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Louisiana GOP Representative Vance McAllister is breaking weeks of silence and talking about his decision not to seek re-election after a tape revealed him kissing a staffer.  McAllister says he will keep his work schedule in Washington and in the district.
Meanwhile, at least 2 men are announcing plans to run for the seat.  They are [...]

Deadly Crash in Allen Parish

State police say excessive speed, alcohol and no restraints are all causes of a deadly accident in Allen Parish.
The victim is 48 year-old Bryan Manuel of Longville.
Troopers say he was going more than 100 miles an hour just west of Kinder.  He failed to take the curve and flipped over multiple times.

Arrest Made in Burglary of Antiques

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Rapides deputies arrest the person they believe stole nearly $10,000 in antiques from a home on Bert Paul Road in Deville last week.  Obadiah Dolesee of Deville faces theft charges.  Deputies say more arrests are possible in this case.
RPSO – On April 23rd, 2014, deputies from the Deville Sub-station responded to the 100 [...]

Boil Advisory in Vernon Parish

The village of Simpson in Vernon Parish is under a boil advisory until further notice.
This affects all water customers in the village.