Category Archives: Local Headlines

Congressman Fleming Comments on Actions Against Syria


4th District Congressman John Fleming is in Central Louisiana today. He’s on the November ballot with one opponent, Randall Lord, from the Libertarian Party.
We asked him about the president’s actions against Syria.

The Congressman represents Northwest Louisiana, including Allen, Vernon and Natchitoches parishes.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/23/14

Man Receives Over 8 Years for Armed Robbery

A Ville Platte man is sentenced to more than eight years in prison for his part in a truck stop armed robbery.
Dudley Nelson robbed the truck stop and casino in Whiteville in April 2011. Nelson drove the getaway car.
Nobody was hurt, but they did get away with more than $11,000.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/22/14

Pineville Man Arrested for Firing Gun

Daniel Ellsworth (left) and Charles Pellum III (right).

Daniel Ellsworth (left) and Charles Pellum III (right).
On September 20th 2014, APD Officers arrested Daniel Ellsworth, 24 of Pineville and charged him with: 1ct-Illegal Discharging of Firearm and 1ct-Felon in Possession of Firearm.
At approximately1:51A.M., An APD Officer was working a detail in the 2000 Block of North Mall Drive when he heard several gunshots in [...]

3 Deadly Accidents Occur Over Weekend

Three deadly accidents occur in three area parishes over the weekend.
The latest happened yesterday afternoon. Timothy Vanness from Welsh was killed in Avoyelles parish off Highway 1.
Very early Saturday morning, Joshua Jenkins from Church Point died in a crash in Saint Landry Parish.
And, Friday night, a two-vehicle crash killed William Loomis III of Ferriday in [...]

Police Chase Ends With Crash Into Utility Pole


A Leesville man is under arrest for leading authorities on a chase that resulted in damage to a patrol unit. Deputies say Bobby Bush was observed spraying an aerosol can into his mouth Friday. Deputies say that’s when the chase started.
Other law enforcement agents got involved when Bush drove his vehicle into a deputy’s unit, [...]

Chas Roemer Speaks in Favor of Common Core


The sometimes-embattled president of the State Board of Education, known as BESE, was a speaker today for the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance.
Chas Roemer of Baton Rouge is the son of a former governor and one of the men now opposing the governor over common core.

Roemer has accused the governor of playing presidential politics [...]

Man Arrested for Attempting to Lure Little Girl from her Yard


Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces the September 18th , 2014 arrest of Casey A. Brown, age 32, of Sulphur, La.
At approximately 11:38 a.m. the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a suspicious person / vehicle in the Rosepine area. The caller was able to provide a detailed description [...]

Man Covered in Sage, Carrying Candle to Ward Off Demons, Arrested for Meth


On September 17, 2014, the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of two suspicious people walking on Walker Gravel Pit Road.  Deputies discovered a 30 year old male along with a juvenile in the area of the complaint.
The deputy saw that the 30 year old, Lee Fleming, was holding a burning candle and a [...]

2 Arrested for Discharging Weapons


Dontavis Howard (left) and Demoreo Hall (right).
Alexandria police arrest 2 men for discharging weapons in the area of Kent and Monroe.
They’re 20-year-old Dontavis Howard and 27-year-old Demoreo Hall, both of Alexandria. Howard is charge with illegal use and firing a gun in the city limits. Hall is accused of interfering with the investigation, obstruction and [...]

Grant Deputies Arrest 2 For Attempting to Apprehend Alleged Car Thief

Adam Kertz (left) and Robert Burgess Junior (right) are accused of breaking into the wrong home to apprehend a suspect.

Adam Kertz (left) and Robert Burgess Junior (right) are accused of breaking into the wrong home to apprehend a suspect.
Grant deputies say a man decided to take the law into his own hands, and now he’s under arrest. They also arrested a friend who helped him and the actual suspect in the car theft.
Jonathan Perry [...]