Category Archives: Local Headlines

Obamacare’s Health Exchanges Discussed at Cenla Chamber Seminar

Cenla Chamber

You’ll be hearing a lot about health exchanges, as Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act becomes the law of the land.  Today, the Chamber of Commerce conducted a seminar on how these exchanges will work and affect area businesses.

These exchanges are intended to provide insurance for the uninsured and the under-insured.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/18/13

Men Plead Guilty to Home Invasion of Catholic Priests

Guilty Plea

5 men plead guilty to a home invasion, which ended with one Catholic priest being shot and the other being beaten.
They are 18 year old Cornelius Wilson, 17 year old Paul Clark, 18 year old Ashunti Pearrie, 23 year old Larry Dulbert Junior and 16 year old Jadarius Davis, all of Alexandria.  The crime happened [...]

Race For The Cure Registration Now Open


The CenLa Race for the Cure Committee is proud to announce registration is now open for the 2013 Race for the Cure to be held Saturday, October 19, in downtown Alexandria.  Participants are encouraged to register early for the race and join thousands of individuals committed to raising funds to support the fight against breast [...]

Jindal Signs Bill to Construct New Community & Technical Colleges


A bill to construct a new community and technical college in Alexandria is signed today.  Governor Bobby Jindal and other public officials gathered at the current Vo-tech school on MacArthur drive for the ceremony.
The bill represents roughly 225 million dollars for these new facilities.  The new building was opposed by members of the Board of [...]

Man Arrested for Car Burglary


Police arrest a man they say may be responsible for some car break-ins.
23 year old Trenton Ranger is accused of a car burglary in the 36 hundred block of North Boulevard.  He’s also accused of busting out a window in a National Guard vehicle in the same location Friday morning.  A radio was missing from [...]

Cat Runs for Mayor


Politics has really turned into an animal fight in one Mexican town.  People who want to get rid of the so-called political “rats” have chosen a cat to run for mayor.
Morris the Cat has exploded on social media as a candidate, with more than 120-thousand ‘likes’ on Facebook, way more than his nearest human rival.  [...]

“Baby Matters” Closes Due to Recalls


Five infants have died.  Dozens of babies hurt.  Now federal regulators are demanding stores stop selling a popular baby recliner.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it received numerous reports since 2009 involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products.  The company that makes them, Baby Matters, has agreed to the government’s terms to end [...]

VBS for Special Needs Children


Most vacation bible schools are open to all faiths, and many children go to several throughout the summer.  But one is being conducted for special-needs children.

Call the church for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/17/13

Attorney Addresses Cenla Chamber Regarding BP Oil Spill


You’ve probably seen the ads about the BP oil spill and how the company is making reparations.  An expert on that issue, Lewis Kahn who is an attorney, spoke to members of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce today.

Some 8 billion dollars will pay business owners who suffered a decline as a result of the [...]

Man Breaks Into House and Takes a Nap


A woman comes home from a dog walk and notices a window busted out.  She calls police, and they find a man, sleeping in her bed.
They say 18-year-old Kendrick Clark of Alexandria broke into the home in the 39 hundred block of Hackberry Street around 6:30 Friday morning.  No word if he was there to [...]