Category Archives: Local Headlines

Sandstone Multi-Use Trail Opens

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Pineville, La. – The Sandstone Multi-use trial will open on Saturday, April 19.  The popular motorized trail is seasonally closed. “Although we have received a lot of rain recently, we are experiencing good drying conditions. We plan to open the trail early this year so riders can take advantage of the spring weather,” explained Mike [...]

LC To Seek New President After Trustee Meeting

Besieged Louisiana College President Joe Aguillard is out as of August 1st.  The board of trustees chairman issued a statement saying Aguillard will be named president emeritus but an interim head will take over the Southern Baptist 4-year school in Pineville.
Doctor Argile Smith will serve until the board hires a new president.
Aguillard has been under [...]

LC Board of Trustees Meets Today and Tomorrow

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The regular meeting of Louisiana College’s Board of Trustees is taking place today and tomorrow.  The president of Louisiana College, Joe Aguillard is said to be the subject of that meeting.
And, while the latest official statements from the board chairman have been supportive of the president, some are saying there are trustees who will take [...]

U.S. Attorney Warns About Identity Theft

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Tax season brings a higher risk of identity theft.  And with time to file running out, the US Attorney for one local district wants to remind the public to be especially careful when handing out personal information contained in tax forms.

Finley also says refusing to give personal information over the phone is a good idea.
KLAX [...]

LAGOP, Governor Call for McAllister Resignation

The Chairman of the State Republican Party and the Governor call for the resignation of 5th District Congressman Vance McAllister.
The Monroe-area Republican has come under fire recently due to the release of a video showing McAllister in a romantic embrace with another married member of his staff.
He has issued statements saying he will not resign, [...]

Breakfast Kicks Off Annual CMN Fundraiser

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The annual Children’s Miracle Network will be broadcasted here on KLAX-TV in June.
To help in building the excitement, a breakfast is held this morning to announce the plans.  This breakfast is the official kick-off for the CMN fundraiser.  Every dollar raised by CMN stays right here for the children of Central Louisiana.
The local CMN hospital [...]

Missing Juveniles Found in New Orleans

Saint Landry officials say a couple of children reported missing earlier this week is cancelled.  12-year-old Ariel Robin and 15-year-old Henry Bieber Junior were found unharmed in New Orleans.
The 2 were identified as at-risk runaways.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/10/14

Body of Missing 3-Year-Old Boy Found

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The search for a 3-year-old boy who fell into a creek Monday morning is over.  The body of Alden Dauzat was found this morning, just about 24 hours after the 911 call.
Authorities say the little boy and his parents, Bridgette and Jessie Dauzat, of Winnfield, were fishing in spillway creek when their son fell in [...]

2 Rapides Deputies Arrested, Fired for Improper Behavior with Inmate

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Left to right: John Benjamin and Donald Weston
Rapides deputies arrest 2 deputies for improper behavior with an inmate.
John Benjamin is charged with malfeasance, prohibited sexual conduct and introducing contraband into a jail.  Donald Weston faces charges of malfeasance and prohibited sexual conduct.
Benjamin has been with the office since 2008 and Weston since last year.  Both [...]

2 More Local Attorneys Announce Candidacy for Pineville Judge

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Attorney Fred Pharis
Fred Pharis announces his candidacy for Pineville City and Ward judge.
Pharis has practiced law for more than 30 years.  He’s seeking the job vacancy being left by retiring judge Phillip Terrell.
One other candidate has already announced her candidacy for this open seat to be decided this fall.
 
And, a third candidate today announces he’s [...]