Category Archives: Local Headlines

Crash in St. Landry Leaves One Dead

A late night crash in Saint Landry Parish claims the life of a man from Cankton.
Troopers say Joseph Menard failed to negotiate a curve and hit several trees. He was not wearing a seat belt.
It happened at just before 2:30 this morning on Highway 93.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/9/14

Cabrini Hosts Walk-a-Thon in Glenmora

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Walking becomes a way to stay healthy and raise money in Glenmora today. Today’s Walk-A-Thon was sponsored by the CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital School-Based Health Center and the high school.
These walkers fulfilled a pledge of almost 2 thousand dollars. That money will fill the pot for the Children’s Miracle Network Telecast right here on KLAX-TV May [...]

Students, Parents Attend Life Plan Forum

Students and parents gather today for a forum on “Designing My Life Plan.”
The school board and the group, “Families Helping Families,” sponsored the event. They brought in a motivational speaker, Al Duncan of Decatur, Georgia. Duncan is an advocate for youth empowerment.

Community agencies and vendors provided information for parents about their services. Students participated in [...]

“Sentimental Journey” Production Starts This Weekend

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A production by and about local participants in World War Two opens tomorrow night on the Hearn Stage. It’s called “Sentimental Journey, Those Who Waited Also Served.”
It features 16 actors who will tell the stories of men and women who will be familiar to many in the audiences. One actor is even playing his own [...]

Dardenne Speaks on Tourism, Hospitals

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Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne is traveling the state promoting his office’s main job: tourism.
He’s traveling in a bright mini-coach wrapped in the state’s latest tourism campaign and numbers. Tourism is a 10.8 billion dollar industry in Louisiana. One in 10 residents here make their living from tourism.
He started the week in Monroe, and today he’s [...]

Annual RiverFete Starts Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow there is a now-annual event in downtown Alexandria called RiverFete, and it embraces three popular traditions along the Red River. Bennett Roland Junior says it’s sure to be fun on land and on the water.

As Bennett mentioned, one of the main attractions are the dragon boats. Teams have been practicing most afternoons this [...]

Missing Opelousas Man Found Dead in South LA

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A missing Opelousas man is found dead in a crashed vehicle in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Troopers say 63-year-old Carroll Gobert apparently ran off the interstate and hit several trees. The SUV was apparently hidden by the trees. Gobert was reported missing Friday.
Troopers say he was wearing a seat belt, but he may not have been wearing [...]

APD Search for Man Missing Since March

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Alexandria Police are searching for a man missing since March 3rd.
He’s 51-year-old Anthony Tannehill, who is 5’5” and weighs 150 pounds. He was last seen by his family in March.
Call police if you have any information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/7/14

Voters Approve Property Taxes on Ballot Saturday

Voters were in a giving mood during Saturday’s elections.
Alexandria voters approved a new property tax for recreation and for the Alexandria Zoo.  That vote was 59 to 41 percent in favor.
In addition, the renewal of the property tax for the area detention facility also easily won approval with 72 percent of the vote.
More election results [...]

Clay Grant Enters Congressional Race

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Another person announces his candidacy for the 5th district congressional race this fall.
Clay Grant of Rapides Parish is a member of the Libertarian Party and has run for office before.

He’s seeking the seat being vacated by Vance McAllister.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/5/14