Category Archives: Local Headlines

2 Arrested for Home Burglary


A home burglary ends with shots being fired and two people from Alexandria behind bars.  42 year old Darren Brown and 30 year old Abigail Keller are accused of firing shots in the 16 hundred block of Stanford on July 3rd.  No one was hurt.
Police tracked down these two later that day in the 17 [...]

Share your opinion about Leesville and Vernon Parish


The City of Leesville has embarked on a parish-wide economic development plan.  The plan requires collecting surveys from the resident and business communities.  Please take a few minutes to fill out these surveys online.
Vernon Parish residents and business owners should take the community survey online at:
Vernon Parish business owners should take the business [...]

Man Tased After Resisting Arrest for Suspected Heroin Sales


Rapides deputies say a Woodworth man had to be tased after resisting arrest for suspected heroin sales.
Adrion Logan was arrested after a car chase Tuesday night in the vicinity of Broadway.
Deputies say when they tried to take him into custody he took off in his car.  They say he drive through gates at Alexandria Iron [...]

LSUA Celebrates Independence Day

LSU Alexandria has already celebrated Independence Day by hosting a cookout today.  The students, staff, faculty and friends were invited for burgers, dogs, fixin’s and dessert.  Students also set up an obstacle course.  There were also board games and volleyball.  The student body band performed.

The campus is closed tomorrow, but will re-open Friday.  The Governor’s [...]

Man Tries Smuggling Meth into Downtown Jail


Rapides jailers say a recently arrested man tried to smuggle meth into the downtown jail.  Deputies say 36-year-old William Blake of Alexandria was arrested on Tuesday for distribution and contraband.  He’s now being held without bond.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/13

Free Breakfast for Veterans on Saturday

A free breakfast is being offered Saturday for veterans.  It will be from 7 to 11 at the Masonic Lodge on Horseshoe Drive.

A retired mess sergeant will supervise the cooking.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/13

Rescued Animals Need Good Homes

After a local vet passed away suddenly, many animals he had rescued were left looking for new homes.  Many have been placed with families, but others are still at the Lester Veterinary Clinic on Lee Street Extension and they need a new home.

To help find homes for these animals, call: (318) 715-9594 or (318) 290-9778.
KLAX [...]

RPSO Reminds Us About Fireworks Laws

Every year we’re reminded of the danger of fireworks.  But they are supposed to be a fun part of the Independence Day experience.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is warning people about the law.  You can’t explode firecrackers within 25 yards of a public road, church or school house, or within a residential subdivision.  Deputies say [...]

Central Louisiana Local Foods Working Group Meeting Scheduled


[ July 9, 2013; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Alexandria, LA, – The recently convened Central Louisiana Local Foods Working Group will be hosting its second meeting on Tuesday, July 9th at 11:00 am. A regional food policy council organized by the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), the Working Group’s role is to engage Central Louisiana in driving long-term changes to create a [...]

“Celebration on the Cane” on July 4th


[ July 4, 2013; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]






Celebrate the Fourth of July at Celebration on the Cane on Thursday, July 4 in downtown Natchitoches.

The City of Natchitoches’ Fourth of July celebration begins at 6 p.m. on the downtown riverbank with a musical performance by The Glenn Rainey Band.

The Glenn Rainey band brings the funk with an upbeat, melodic, and energetic groove [...]