Category Archives: Local Headlines

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.
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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 [...]

Chamber Promotes “Work Keys” Program

The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a program called “Work Keys” to help employers recruit skilled members of their work force.

Call the Chamber at 318.442.6671 if you have any additional questions.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/8/14

McAllister Asks for Forgiveness After Caught on Camera Kissing Staffer

Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister, is coming under fire after getting caught on camera kissing one of his staffers.  The married lawmaker is speaking out today, asking his wife and kids to forgive him and trying to save his job.  ABC’s Jeff Zeleny has the story.

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Police Search for 2 Missing Juveniles

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The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department is asking for the community’s help in locating 2 missing juveniles, 12 year old Ariel Blaze Robin and 15 year old Henry Bieber, Jr.
Ariel Robin was last seen at 9:30 P.M., on April 6, 2014 running from her residence on Wenck Street in Leonville and getting into a white [...]