Category Archives: Local Headlines

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 [...]

Vernon Parish Drug Agents Destroy Marijuana Plants Valued at 10 Million Dollars


Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft says a zero was left off a first-report on a marijuana caper.  As reported yesterday, Vernon Deputies say they’ve found a large field of marijuana on the west side of the parish.  Agents say they destroyed more than 6 thousand plants cultivated in a plot of almost 3 acres.
Their [...]

State Police Arrest Copper Thief


State troopers say they’ve nabbed a copper thief.  State Police investigators say 61-year-old Jim Jones of Campti took copper from Lowes Home In Alexandria and Stine’s Lumber Company in Natchitoches.
But, investigators want your help.  They say they’re looking for other incidents like these and possible accomplices.  Anyone with information should call state police.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Residents Rally to Save Huey Long Hospital


Unhappy residents rally to save Huey Long Hospital.  They gathered at Kees Park in Pineville to express opposition to the governor’s plan to privatize the public hospital that serves those in need.
The plans are still in limbo, because a proposal to shutter the facility and move operations to England Air Park is still being negotiated.  [...]

Missing Alexandria Woman


Alexandria Police need your help finding a woman who’s been missing since June 9th.
She’s 36-year-old Deesha Austin of Hardtner Street in Alexandria.  Police say she left her home to go to the store and never returned.  She was last seen at her home in a grey and pink dress.
If you have any information as to [...]

Natural Gas Explosion in Enon, LA


A natural gas line explodes early today near Enon, Louisiana.  That’s about an hour and a half north of New Orleans.
Luckily, no one died and no one was hurt.  Officials evacuated about 55 people from their homes and closed off roads leading to the area.
A spokesperson for a local electric co-op says this is the [...]