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Man Drowns, Another Arrested in Boating Accident

A Memorial Day Weekend boating accident leads to a drowning death and an arrest for DWI. Game wardens in Avoyelles Parish say it happened Sunday night.
They recovered the body of 48-year-old David Crocket of Mansura. He reportedly fell overboard when the driver of the boat swerved to avoid an object in the water.
Agents arrested 42-year-old [...]

Boyce Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Deputies arrest a Boyce woman for attempted murder.
They say 72-year-old Betty Johnson shot a gun into a home on Marie Lane on Friday. They say they found her at the Cotile Recreation Area and say she had guns. They haven’t given a motive yet. And she remains in jail.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/27/14

State Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

For those of you not going out of town for Memorial Day Weekend, tomorrow and Sunday you can take advantage of a state sales tax break on selected items.
The tax break is provided by the Louisiana Legislature to help people buy severe weather items. These range from generators to batteries.
And, many stores are offering specials [...]

Another Candidate Seeks 9th Judicial District Bench

Another candidate is vying for a vacancy to be decided this fall on the 9th judicial district bench. Monique Rauls has been a parish juvenile court hearing officer. That primary election is November 4th.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/23/14

New State Troopers in Alexandria

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Four new state troopers report for duty in Alexandria. They are Mary Hyolanda Neal, Chadwick Jasper, David Ducote and Tyler Glynn. They are assigned to Troop E Headquarters which covers Central Louisiana.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/23/14

Texas Man Dies in Crash

A single-vehicle crash in Vernon Parish kills a man from Spring, Texas.
Troopers say 57-year-old Kenneth Carruth lost control of his SUV and hit a sign and trees. It happened on Highway 8 about 12:50 pm yesterday.
The victim was not wearing a seat belt.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/23/14

Central LA to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is also a time to remember our veterans who have passed. Here’s a list of events in our area.
The National Cemetery Program in Pineville is a program of music, readings and an address by marine veteran and state representative Chris Hazel. That’s happening Monday at 9:45.
Also Monday, a traditional ceremony honoring the [...]

Paragon’s “20th Anniversary Rooftop Blowout” Giveaway!

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[ May 23, 2014 to June 4, 2014. ] Paragon’s “20th Anniversary Rooftop Blowout”
KLAX ABC31 GIVEAWAY
It’s a “Rooftop Blowout” party event at the Paragon Casino Resort, featuring New Orleans’ own Cowboy Mouth, and KLAX-TV has tickets to giveaway!

Win a 4-pack of tickets to party with Cowboy Mouth on the Parking Garage Roof with food and drink specials and a spectacular fireworks show on June [...]

Brig. Gen. Hickman Delivers Speech at Fort Polk Memorial Ceremony

Speech by Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman, Commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk:
“The cost of freedom is not borne equally by all Americans
It never has been – and it never will be. There will always be some Americans that stand up and take the lead in defending our freedom. And there [...]

Police Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

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A man is dead and police make an arrest in a shooting on Monroe Street.
It happened yesterday afternoon in the parking lot of the save more convenience store in the 29 hundred block of Monroe.
Police say the victim is 25-year-old Denardo Boyd of Alexandria.
Police arrested 18-year-old Jarvis Jackson of Alexandria. He was taken in custody [...]