Category Archives: Local Headlines

Alexandria Woman Steals from an Elderly Person


An Alexandria woman is arrested for stealing from an elderly person.
Police say they investigated 65-year-old Brenda Hopewell for seven months.  Detectives say Hopewell used a fraudulent power of attorney to obtain credit cards and buy items using the victim’s account.  Police say she took nine thousand dollars from a relative who lives in California.
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Kiwanis Club Honors Firefighter of the Year


The Alexandria Kiwanis Club today honored the firefighter of the year.  He’s Reginald “Reggie” Hebert.  He was nominated for this honor, because he is credited with saving a woman from jumping off a bridge over the red river.  His supervisors say he remained calm and professional as he talked the woman down from the bridge [...]

Farmers Struggle Against Mother Nature


Hurricanes can affect your grocery bills.
Louisiana is an agricultural powerhouse – a major contributor when it comes to sugarcane, soybeans, rice — just to name a few.  But as Alex Labat reports, farmers in all these areas are already up against Mother Nature this year.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/13

Natchitoches 300 Legacy Project Reception


[ June 21, 2013; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] Natchitoches 300 Legacy Project Reception
  You are invited to a reception honoring the “Natchitoches 300 Legacy Project” to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Natchitoches.

As a tribute to Natchitoches’ Tri-Centennial Celebration, New Orleans artist Stephan Wanger will paint and display history like no other by using recycled Mardi Gras beads.

Join us Friday, June [...]

Man Arrested for 66th Time


A Jonesville man is arrested for the 66th time by Alexandria Police.
Michael Harbor, is accused of burglary of a vehicle in the 32 hundred block of Redwood Drive.  Police say they also found drug paraphernalia on him.  Police also determined the tool box he was carrying had been stolen yesterday.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/13

Missing Alexandria Woman Found Unharmed


Alexandria police say a missing local woman, Deesha Austin, has been found unharmed.
She was reported missing on June 9th after she went to the store and didn’t return.
Police say there was nothing suspicious connected to the incident.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/13

Alexandria Aces Offer Special Nights and Features


Baseball fans have a minor-league team right in their front yard.  The Alexandria Aces are offering special nights and features to bring you and your family to the ball park.

Go to for more information, or call (318) 473-ACES.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/13

13-year-old Boy Charged with Second-Degree Murder


Authorities in Jefferson Parish say a five-year-old girl died after her half-brother performed wrestling moves on her.
An ambulance was called to their apartment Sunday afternoon.  That’s where officials say they found the girl lying unresponsive on a bathroom floor.  She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff says the child had several injuries, [...]

Parents Face Charges for Crimes Committed by Children


Parents in Grand Coteau are facing charges for the crimes their kids are accused of.  It’s the police department’s way of cutting down on a spike in juvenile crime while kids are out of school for summer.
Assistant Police Chief Mike Buck says kids have become repeat offenders by either breaking curfew, breaking into homes or [...]

Local Playwrights On Stage This Weekend


Winners of the Spectral Sisters’ 10-minute play competition are staging their works starting tomorrow.
Local playwrights and actors — including our own Jerry Havens — are starring in these productions.  They are held nightly at 7:30 and a 2:30 matinee Sunday on the Hearn Stage of the Kress Theatre.  The topics range from comedy to bitter [...]