Category Archives: Local Headlines

Teen Arrested for Aggravated Rape

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A teen is arrested for aggravated rape and other crimes. Police arrested 19-year-old Ja’khel Brown of Alexandria yesterday for a home invasion, sexual assault and armed robbery.
The crimes were reported on May 18th in the four thousand block of Lakeside Drive. He’s in jail on more than a million dollars bond. Police say forensic testing [...]

Hundreds Attend Go Red for Women Event

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Go Red for Women entertains and informs hundreds of area ladies today.
Women are the number one victims of heart disease, and, yet, they sometimes do not show traditional symptoms. Today, these women heard from women who have defied the odds and how they did it.

Participants enjoyed a heart healthy lunch, health screenings and a silent [...]

Rick Gallot Drops out of Judicial Race

State Senator Rick Gallot of Ruston, whose district includes part of Rapides Parish, is taking his hat out of the ring for the fall.
He had previously announced he would run for a judgeship in the third judicial district. Now he says he will continue to represent his constituents in District 29. He says he came [...]

Jindal Signs “Jump Start” Bill

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Governor Bobby Jindal is giving Louisiana students a jump-start.
The Governor was in Winnfield today to sign a bill in front of its author, State Representative Jim Fannin.
“Jump Start” is a public-private partnership among school systems, charter schools, colleges, industries and workforce developments. It offers training for high school students in careers they’re interested in pursuing [...]

4 Arrested in Vacant Home Break-In

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Left to right: Byron Johnson of Natchitoches, James Strickland of Robeleen, Stacill Alford of Natchitoches and Jackson Paul Paddie of Campti
Natchitoches Parish Deputies say they’ve ended a month-long investigation into a break-in of a vacant home near Provencal. Byron Johnson of Natchitoches, James Strickland of Robeleen, Stacill Alford of Natchitoches and Jackson Paul Paddie of [...]

Donelon Advises Policy Review for Upcoming Hurricane Season

He’s the man with the plan you always see around this time of year. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says it’s time to give your insurance papers a once-over and make sure you’re covered, even if you live inland from the coast.

His office web site offers advice on what you need to have, depending on [...]

Road Warrior Ride Comes to Alexandria

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A group of visitors stopped in Alexandria on their way from Seattle to Tampa. The organization is dedicated to providing veterans who have been wounded, ill and injured with memorable adventures as part of their rehabilitation. The Road Warrior Ride is a cross -country bonding experience for these vets.

The group left Seattle on June 5th [...]

Miss LA on Farewell Tour

Miss Louisiana is about ready to hand over her crown. Jaden Leach is on her farewell tour. She stopped by KLAX-TV today for one of her interviews before the final pageant, which airs on our station Saturday, June 28th.
Leach is from West Monroe and is a senior at ULM in Monroe.
She’s been a spokesperson for [...]

Go Red for Women Tomorrow

The Riverfront Center will be seeing red tomorrow morning.
It’s the Annual Go Red for Women event featuring celebrity waiters, health screenings, a silent auction and much more. It’s all to save women from the number one killer in the US: heart disease.
The event begins at the riverfront at 10:30am.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/12/14

LA Secretary of State Speaks About Legislative Session

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler has been in Central Louisiana this week. He spoke about the legislative session, which ended this month, and how it affects his projects.

Schedler was the featured speaker yesterday for the Vernon Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/11/14