Category Archives: Local Headlines

Arrest Made in Attempted Copper Theft

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Alexandria police arrested Donald Clifton Sr. and charged him with unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure and disturbing the peace by intoxication.
Just before 8pm last night, APD officers were dispatched to the Hunter Power Electrical Plant in reference to a burglary in progress. Someone called, reporting a man was on the property trying to steal copper [...]

Alabama Fugitive Apprehended in Cenla

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A suspect police say wounded an officer and carjacked another person from Montgomery, Alabama was apprehended in Central Louisiana over the weekend.
ABC 31’s Bennett Roland Junior has the story.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/7/14

NEW NATCHITOCHES RECYCLING CENTER OPEN ON MILL STREET

NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches in partnership with Progressive Waste Solutions and Alliance Compressors has made recycling a little more convenient for residents living outside of city limits. The Natchitoches Recycling Center located on Mill Street will allow residents to drop off recyclable materials seven days a week. The recycling center will be maintained [...]

RPSO Searches for Runaway Juvenile

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The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile, Jacquline Michelle Clark.
Clark is a white female16 years of age.  She is 4’ 11” tall, 105 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.  Clark is from the Lecompte, LA area and may be in the Pineville or Alexandria area now.
Clark ran [...]

GPSO Search for Missing Person

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The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person.
19-year-old Mary Kaitlyn Rose was last seen Wednesday night at her home. She’s 5’ 2” tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.   She has a tattoo of a butterfly on the inside of her right [...]

Deputies Make Arrests in Possible Shoplifting Ring

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Rapides deputies make two arrests in what they believe is a shoplifting ring. Jake Chimento Junior and Cindy Brooks are accused of stealing more than 15 thousand dollars in merchandise from mainly Wal-Mart stores across the state and pawned them. Both remain in the Rapides Parish Jail awaiting bond.
Deputies are investigating more thefts from other [...]

LaSalle Man Arrested a 2nd Time for Timber Thefts

A LaSalle Parish man is arrested a second time in area timber thefts. Forestry agents arrested 39-year-old James Ainsworth back in September, saying he paid much less than was promised to a couple for nine timber loads off their property.
That investigation brought to light another case where a Jena couple says he also ripped them [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Senate Candidate Panel

Candidates for the upcoming senatorial race spoke to members of the Alexandria Exchange Club yesterday.
We asked each candidate what they bring to the race.

Our own Bennett Roland Junior was one of the media panel members questioning the candidates.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/3/14

Colfax Man Dies After His Truck is Hit by Train

A Colfax man is dead after his truck was hit by a train. It happened around 3:30 Wednesday on Hodnett Road near Louisiana Highway 8.
State police say 66-year-old Drewey Holsomback failed to yield to the oncoming train. The crossing had no warning signals, but did have a crossing sign.
Holsomback wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was [...]

Police Chief Mourns Loss of Parents from Fire

One area town’s police chief is mourning the loss of his parents after a fire.
John and Florence Berguin were both 68 years old. They were pronounced dead after being pulled from their mobile home on Pasture Road in Campti last night. Firefighters were called to the scene around 9:30, but it was too late.
They were [...]