Category Archives: Local Headlines

State Highways & Bridges Director in Town Today

The woman in charge of state highways and bridges is in Central Louisiana today. She’s the guest of the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance, meeting today at Guinn Auditorium in Pineville at Louisiana College.

She is the first woman to serve in this capacity in state government.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

Clyde Holloway Calls for CLECO CEO to Resign

Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway is calling for the resignation of CLECO CEO Bruce Williamson.
Last week news broke that the utility headquartered in Pineville is set to be sold.
Holloway says CLECO no longer practices positive community partnership. Holloway says neither Williamson nor the majority of the CLECO board have any ties to Central Louisiana and [...]

Barnes & Noble Book Store Open at LSUA


Students at LSU of Alexandria will not have to leave the campus to get books. The new Barnes and Noble Book store is open for business at LSUA. The bookstore will carry items branded with LSU and LSUA logos, textbooks, regular books and more.
Though they’re mainly there for the campus, they also intend to reach [...]

Colfax Man Arrested for Intended Drug Distribution with Minors Present


A Colfax man is arrested after deputies say they found a large quantity of drugs packed to sell in a home where there were also 2 children under the age of 8.   Patrick Daniels is charged with meth distribution and illegal use in the presence of minors.
He was arrested last week inside a Colfax home.
KLAX [...]

2 Arrested in 18-Wheeler Wheel Theft


Lenot Simmons
Rapides deputies say they’ve closed the case of 4 18-wheeler wheels being taken on June 4th off of Highway 28 West. They’ve arrested Lenot Simmons of McNary by tracking the items to a scrap dealer.
Deputies had already arrested a co-defendant in the case, Brandon Walker, on an unrelated charge on June 13th. Both are [...]

2 Arrested in Alexandria Break-Ins


Alexandria police arrest 2 men for breaking into a home in the 26 hundred block of Elliott on Thursday. They’re Wesley Gatlin and Micah Brevelle, both of Alexandria.
The men were detained within minutes of the break-in in the 21 hundred block of Polk, and all stolen items were recovered.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

3 Arrested in Natchitoches Burglaries


Natchitoches Parish deputies arrest 3 people for burglary and theft of a home while the residents were away. But they may also be linking the 3 to other break-ins. Alexis Danielle Baldwin, Christopher Houston Junior and Dalandrius Lebum, all of Natchitoches were arrested.
Deputies say the items taken were in plain view, and they’ve linked many [...]

Inmated to be Charged with Simple Escape


Grant deputies are charging an inmate with simple escape. They spent about 5 or 6 hours looking for Lanie Thomisee, who was missing from the parish detention center.
He was assigned to kitchen duty and was awaiting trial for theft and fraud.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

2 Arrested in Theft of Oil Field Equipment


Grant deputies say they’ve arrested 2 men for theft of oil field equipment and other charges. They’re Joshua Ingles of Dodson, and Nicholas Davidson of Montgomery.
Deputies say the items were taken Thursday in the Fairfield community, and the 2 now face a long list of charges, including possession of crystal meth.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

APD Arrest Local Man for Child Pornography


Alexandria Police arrest a local man for pornography with juveniles and drug possession. 62-year-old Gary Magee of Alexandria was arrested Saturday afternoon in the 32 hundred block of Garnett.
Police say he is a registered sex offender, and the photographs were seized in the arrest.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14