Category Archives: Local Headlines

Jindal Defends Phil Robertson

Louisiana’s governor weighs in on the controversy surrounding Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty.  The Governor is defending Robertson’s remarks against gays, saying Phil and his family are great citizens.
Robertson was placed on hiatus by A&E Network following his controversial comments about homosexuals and African Americans in an interview by GQ Magazine.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/19/13

Natchitoches Man Responsible for School Lockdown

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An 18-year-old is arrested for causing Natchitoches Central High to be placed on lock down today.  Police arrested De’Kerry Booker at his Natchitoches home.
They say he sent out messages via social media last night that someone would take a gun to school to harm students and faculty.  One of the recipients of the messages turned [...]

Gov. Jindal in CenLA to Announce Hayes Manufacturing Expansion

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Governor Bobby Jindal is back in Central Louisiana for an economic development announcement.
Actually, it’s an expansion of an existing business.  The governor announced the Hayes Companies will invest around three million dollars to expand its manufacturing facility in Pineville.  This will create 75 new jobs with an average salary of more than 45 thousand a [...]

RPSB Meets to Decide Glenmora Principal’s Fate

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The Rapides Parish School Board meets in special session today over a request to fire a principal. The principal in question is Brian Parmley of Glenmora, who has already had one hearing dealing with his possible termination.
Parmley was suspended with pay in October due to controversy about whether he properly conducted observations and filled out [...]

VOA Selling Christmas Tree Lights to Help Needy

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Volunteers of America has begun a Light Up A Life program at its offices on Coliseum Boulevard.  Each light on this tree can be bought for a donation of one dollar that will go toward a fund to help clients in crises.
This is the first time VOA has tried this project, and their goal is [...]

Neighbors Enjoy Christmas Light Contest

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There’s a Christmas light contest going on between two neighbors in Alexandria’s West Point subdivision.  On the 62 hundred block of Sarah Lynne Drive you’ll find the homes of Richard Jewels and Paul Dunstane, with Christmas lights taken to another level.
Jewels’ display is computerized and he has coordinated it with a local radio frequency, so [...]

Pineville Christmas Parade A Success

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It tried to rain on the Pineville Parade Friday, so they moved it to last night.
One of the longer Christmas parades in Central Louisiana, it comes with homemade floats, marching bands, and other entertainment.  But, the children all wait for the candy.
This was one of the 12 nights of Christmas, and this year, the route [...]

LSUA Has A New Name

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For years the nickname of LSU at Alexandria has been simply A, but you shouldn’t call it that anymore.  The name has changed to LSU of Alexandria.  The school says inserting “of” into the name is part of an exciting new brand for the school.
It all starts next year when you’ll see the new brand [...]

State Police Begin Annual DWI Crackdown

State Police are beginning their annual DWI crackdown.  It runs now through New Year’s Day.

Local law enforcement are also included in the crackdown.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/13/13

“Tree of Life” On Display at Rapides Regional

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A special sculpture is delivered to Rapides Women and Children’s Hospital.  This “Tree of Life” was created by participants in the John Eskew Project.
This project at River Oaks directs developmentally disabled clients ages 17 to 35 in art projects.  The instructors say it’s a healing and creative outlet for teens and young adults.
The sculpture they’ve [...]