Category Archives: Local Headlines

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

State Representative Changes to Republican

jim fannin

State Representative Jim Fannin of Jonesboro is now a Republican.  Some are speculating this is a setting him up for a run for the State Senate in two years.  Fannin has served the Governor as Chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee.
A portion of his district includes Central Louisiana.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/11/13

Rapides Deputies Tase a Pineville Man


Rapides deputies say they had to tase a man who ran from authorities and almost hit a child on a bike.
Deputies say Derrick Talton Junior of Pineville ran from them yesterday near Monroe Street.  They chased him to the sunset apartments, where they arrested him for distribution of crack, flight and other charges.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

New Biofuel Plant to be Built in Boyce


Sundrop Fuels has selected an international engineering and construction firm to build its plant near Boyce.  Sundrop, based in Colorado, says the contract for the biofuel plant goes to IHI, a US subsidiary of a Japanese-based corporation.
The plant is targeted to produce around 60 million gallons of finished gasoline.  The plant will occupy about 100 [...]

Road Closure

Road:  Donahue Ferry Rd. from Pinehurst Dr. to Hwy. 116 (known as Esler Field Rd.)
Date:  Thursday, July 11th
Time:  12pm until further notice
Reason:  Installing culvert under the road
For more information, call Ken Sterling at (318) 452-1225.

Alexandria Public Safety Complex Property Tax


The City of Alexandria has paid for its Public Safety Complex, and some officials say it’s time to continue that property tax and dedicate it to recreation.  This morning Mayor Jacques Roy says it’s doable, though he’s not yet recommending it.

The city was able to make a pay-off early for the loan that funded the [...]

Guest Reader Program Welcomes Fire Chief Bernard


Another guest reader is participating in a local church’s summer program.  This is Christian Love Baptist on Hudson Boulevard.  Their summer reading program encourages children to develop a love for books.
This morning, Alexandria fire chief Wesley Bernard selected books to read to the children.  The program directors say children associate the love of books with [...]

Alexandria Man Arrested for Crack Possession


A routine patrol results in the arrest of two men — one on a drug charge.  It happened Monday near Levin and Kent Streets.
Alexandra police arrested 58-year-old Gordon Brower for possession of crack and 25-year-old Cedrick Hongo for a probation violation.  Both are from Alexandria.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/10/13

CLEDA Teaches Business Branding

You may have heard the term “branding” used in business relationships.  Today, entrepreneurs learn exactly what that means, and how it can be a simple business proposition.

The presentation was offered by CLEDA, the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/10/13

Folk Fest Theme: Cattle & Horses

Later this month you can enjoy the annual Louisiana Folk Festival in the air-conditioned comfort of Prather Coliseum at NSU.  This year’s theme is cattle and horses.

It’s the weekend of July 19th and you can find more information in the Community Calendar.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/10/13