Category Archives: Local Headlines

Students from Lafayette Spend the Week at LSUA

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A group of Lafayette area students is spending a week at LSU Alexandria.  They left Lafayette earlier this week.
72 juniors and seniors will spend a week getting first-hand experience at staying on a campus, leaving home and deciding on careers.  It’s called GearUp, and the young people say it’s wonderful.

This is a federally funded program [...]

Tommy Tourist Helps Locals Find Activities

Believe it or not there are just a few more weeks left before school begins.  Here’s more on a guy who’s wanting to help you find things to do – right in your own back yard.

Go to www.HeartofLouisiana.com for a list of events.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/13

Judge Drell Talks About Government Eavesdropping

Controversy is still roiling over the government eavesdropping on phones and computers.
Today an Alexandria Federal Judge tells what he knows about these foreign intelligence surveillance courts.

Judge Drell spoke today to the Downtown Rotary Club.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/13

2 Men and Boy Arrested for Stealing Scrap Metal

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Two men and a boy are arrested by Rapides deputies for taking scrap metal in an abandoned home in Deville.
The adults are 27-year-old Conan Bordelon of Dry Prong and 32-year-old Douglas Garoutte of Deville.  The juvenile is 14 and has been cited for trespassing.  He was released to a family member.  The others are charged [...]

Crop-Duster Crashes

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A crop duster crash that happened on the 4th of July is being reported by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say Pilot Warren Simpson of Florida was flying a plane that belongs to a Winnsboro firm when it crashed into a field on Meade Road.  Simpson was taken to a hospital, but no word on [...]

Body Found in Red River on Fourth of July

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An update on a body found in the Red River on the Fourth of July.  56-year-old Henry Bernard Wilson of Alexandria was found near the Purple Heart Bridge.
Alexandria police say there’s no sign of foul play.  Police say the incident remains under investigation, but the autopsy did not indicate a homicide.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/13

Road Closure on Donahue Ferry Road

[ July 11, 2013; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Road Closure
Donahue Ferry Rd. from Pinehurst Dr. to Hollymoore Rd.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 7am to noon
The Rapides Parish Highway Department will be installing a culvert under the road.
Contact Person:  Ken Sterling (318) 452-1225

DOTD Project on LA 1 to Start Monday July 22nd

The LA DOTD Engineer, David Pugh, advises the public that, weather permitting, work will begin the week of July the 22nd, 2013 on LA Highway 1 to remove the existing concrete pavement and to lay a new asphalt pavement. This project starts at the north side of the Sibley Lake Bridge and ends at the [...]

Local Students “GearUp” for College

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Lafayette Parish School System’s “GearUp” program is holding it’s first residential academic camp.  For 7 days and 6 nights, 72 local juniors and seniors will stay on the LSU Alexandria campus, to get a firsthand experience at attending classes and staying in the dorms.
Nick Sinanan, a GearUp participant, says, “They tell us about college, but [...]

Alexandria Police Searching for Mower Thief

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Alexandria Police are looking for the person who stole three expensive lawn mowers last week.  This is a picture from the surveillance camera at Rabalais Small Engine on Windermere.  Plus a picture of the type of mowers taken.
It happened late Wednesday night.  Each machine costs around $10,000.  Please call police if you have any [...]