Category Archives: Local Headlines

“Stamp Out Hunger” Brings in Record Donations

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Stamp Out Hunger in our area brings in more food than ever this time around.
Postal employees picked up more than 51 thousand pounds of non-perishable food Saturday. That’s 18 thousand pounds more than last year’s donations.
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana will distribute this food through its various partners throughout the coming months.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Deputy Registrars Visit Area Libraries

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All week deputy registrars will be in Rapides Parish libraries to sign up voters.
It’s voter registration week in Louisiana and they want to make it easy for eligible voters to sign up, especially in time for the lengthy fall November ballots. Today they were at main, Gunter and Robertson in Tioga.
Deputies say it takes just [...]

2nd Annual RiverFete a Great Success

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This weekend was the 2nd annual RiverFĂȘte in downtown Alexandria. ABC 31’s Bennett Roland junior was there and brings us this report.

KLAX ABC 31 News 5/12/14

St. Landry Parish Teen Dies in Crash

A two-vehicle crash in Saint Landry parish involving a school bus results in the death of a teen.
Troopers say about 6:50 this morning, 17 year old Nonchalaunt Guillory of Opelousas lost control of her car and hit the oncoming bus on Highway 357. She was not wearing a seat belt.
There were no children on the [...]

APD Investigate Death of Alexandria Woman

Alexandria Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman in the 4 thousand block of Lakeside.
Pamela Carnahan was found Friday in her apartment. Police say school board officials notified them that she had not been at the bus stop to pick up her child, which she routinely did.
Police say the death was not natural, [...]

McAllister Attends Chamber Luncheon

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5th District Congressman Vance McAllister attends a lunch for the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce today.  It’s one of his first public appearances since he announced he will not seek re-election.
About a week ago, McAllister said he will finish out his term but will not seek re-election in November. This ended a few weeks of [...]

Former Catahoula Sheriff’s Office CFO Under Investigation

An investigative audit by the state agency for money matters will result in a recommendation the former CFO of the Catahoula Sheriff’s Office be the subject of a criminal probe.
According to the legislative auditor, George Tosspon paid himself more than 22 thousand dollars in unauthorized wages. The matter has been turned over to the district [...]

Voter Registration Week Next Week

Voter registration week in Louisiana begins Monday.
You can register in Rapides Parish at various library branches next week, starting with the main office on Washington Street Monday from 10 to 2. Call the Registrar of Voters office for a schedule.
Also, you can register on line with a valid Louisiana driver’s license at the web site [...]

Crash in St. Landry Leaves One Dead

A late night crash in Saint Landry Parish claims the life of a man from Cankton.
Troopers say Joseph Menard failed to negotiate a curve and hit several trees. He was not wearing a seat belt.
It happened at just before 2:30 this morning on Highway 93.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/9/14

Cabrini Hosts Walk-a-Thon in Glenmora

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Walking becomes a way to stay healthy and raise money in Glenmora today. Today’s Walk-A-Thon was sponsored by the CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital School-Based Health Center and the high school.
These walkers fulfilled a pledge of almost 2 thousand dollars. That money will fill the pot for the Children’s Miracle Network Telecast right here on KLAX-TV May [...]