Category Archives: Local Headlines

Tioga Teen Dies in Accidental Shooting


Rapides Deputies say a Tioga teen died yesterday afternoon after an accidental shooting.
Sheriff William Earl Hilton says 17-year-old Tony Lawson and his friends were handling a gun they thought was empty, but it discharged.  A bullet hit the victim once and killed him.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/2/14

Bystander Shot During Argument


Alexandria police say a woman is in stable condition after a shooting yesterday in the 100 block of Kent Street.
Officers say when they arrived, they were told a woman had been taken to the hospital with injuries.  Witnesses told police there was an argument and someone started shooting.  The victim was not involved in the [...]

Elections Saturday in 35 Parishes

Polls are open from 7 in the morning to 8 pm tomorrow night in 35 parishes for elections.
In Rapides parish, voters will decide on a property tax renewal for Renaissance Home and in Alexandria, a proposed recreation and zoo property tax is on the ballot.
There are also elections in Allen, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Saint Landry, [...]

Citizens Around Cenla Participate in Nat’l Day of Prayer


It’s a National Day of Prayer and several groups planned observances around the noon hour.
We caught up with these residents in Pineville.  They observed the day with a brief prayer service on the steps of Pineville City Hall.
Other observances included the mall and some churches.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/1/14

Pineville Woman Arrested for Burglary


A Pineville woman is arrested for burglary and theft of 10 thousand dollars worth of jewelry.
Amy Carriker Stanley Chambers is accused in the April 15th break-in of a home.  Police say she sold the jewelry to a pawnshop for just 600 dollars.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/1/14

Local NAACP Speaks About Recreation Tax

Members of the local NAACP chapter say they want to clarify their position on a proposed recreation and zoo tax for the city of Alexandria.
They say they are not taking any position on plans to build a civil rights park in the downtown area.

They say they’ve been asked about their position on this proposal in [...]

Gary Hays Running for Pineville Judgeship


The Pineville city prosecutor announces his candidacy for the judgeship there.
Gary Hays has been a practicing lawyer for more than 20 years and has been city prosecutor since 1998.  He’s also a magistrate for the Town of Ball.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/1/14

Huey Long Pineville Now Open

The Huey Long Pineville campus is now fully operational.  It’s located between the old Huey Long Hospital and the old CLECO building on Hospital Boulevard.
It’s operated by Rapides Regional Medical Center.  It includes clinics for urgent care, medicine specialties and pharmacy.  It’s open 7 days a week from 8 am until 10 pm.
It is a [...]

***UPDATE*** Alexandria PD Search for Missing Juvenile


Alexandria Police report a missing teen is found and safe.  15-year-old Kenya Poole of Alexandria has been returned to her family.  No word yet where she was when she was missing.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/2/14

Campti Woman Killed in Crash This Morning

A Campti woman who was trying to alert drivers about a downed tree was killed in a crash early this morning.
Troopers say 54-year-old Mitzi Scott stopped her pick-up in a southbound lane of Highway 71 in Natchitoches Parish but she was facing north.
She had on her emergency flashers on, but a large truck came over [...]