Category Archives: Local Headlines

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 [...]

LifeShare Blood Center Needs Blood


Lifeshare is conducting blood drives at a city near you.
They remind you blood is especially needed in the summer months, when many elective surgeries are scheduled.

For more information, just call LifeShare Blood Center at 1-800-256-5433.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/14/13

US Forest Service Conducts Teacher’s Tour


It’s a well-kept secret sometimes –too well kept, in fact.  The number one farm product in Central Louisiana is actually trees.
So, the US Forest Service is conducting what’s called a teacher’s tour.  Their goal is to acquaint classroom teachers with the facets of learning about the forests that surround us in Central Louisiana.  Their hope [...]

Fort Polk Soldier Deployment Underway


The summer rotation of soldiers from Fort Polk to Afghanistan is underway.
Today the 4th brigade combat team of the 10th Mountain Division is part of a deployment ceremony held on Honor Field.
More than 12 hundred soldiers are headed out.  They will be a security force assistance brigade.  Their commander says they’ve been training for this.

These [...]

State Superintendent of Education in Alexandria


The State Superintendent of Education John White is in Alexandria today.
He’s at the Central Louisiana Technical Community College — talking about changes for state diplomas.

The Board of the Community and Technical Colleges has yet to decide where the new facility will be built.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/14/13

Woman Steals Car During Test Drive


Alexandria Police arrest an Alexandria woman for never returning a car she took out for a test drive.  Police say 32-year-old Leah Gooden took the car for a test drive Wednesday from Joel’s Auto Sales on Coliseum, and a BOLO was issued.
Yesterday an officer stopped her for a traffic violation on Bolton Avenue and learned [...]