Category Archives: Local Headlines

Alexandria City Council Moves Forward with Recreation Tax

The Alexandria City Council is taking the first step to pursue a recreation tax that may also help the Alexandria Zoo.
The council members see this as a swap of sorts.  City taxpayers are about to retire the tax, which paid for the public safety complex, so now they want residents to turn their attention to [...]

Grant Parish Deputies Deliver Toys to Children


Grant Parish Deputies are playing Santa’s elves today.  They joined Santa a bit early to deliver toys to some children in Grant Parish.
Sheriff Steven McCain says they called on Angola inmates to refurbish bicycles.
But that’s not all.
Deputies prevailed on Run Wild in Alexandria to provide them with new shoes for children.

The sheriff’s office has traditionally [...]

Child Safety Seat Check Saturday

[ December 21, 2013; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]  


A child safety seat check is scheduled for Saturday from 12pm to 3pm.

State troopers say proper car safety is one of the best gifts parents and grandparents can give their children.

KLAX ABC 31 News 12/19/13

LSUA Students Graduate


It’s graduation day for 126 students of LSU of Alexandria.
Doctor Paul Coreil presided over the ceremony, which included 10 summer graduates.  Coreil is the interim chancellor and leads the school’s effort to be selected for the site of the new technical and community college coming to Central Louisiana.
LSU of Alexandria conferred its 14th Distinguished Service [...]

Alexandria City Council to Debate New Recreation Tax


The Alexandria City Council will meet Monday at noon in a special session to consider the first step toward a recreation tax.
The city’s property tax for the public safety complex is ending, and some council members want to try another tax dedicated to recreation.  The first step is to place the issue on the agenda [...]

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


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


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


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


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 [...]