Category Archives: Local Headlines

3 Injured in Alexandria Shooting

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APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred on July 31 2014, in the 2500 Block of Harris Street. Three individuals were injured.
Officers were dispatched to the 2500 Block of Harris Street in reference to an investigation. Upon arrival, Officers located a male subject identified as John Green suffering from a non life [...]

Veterans Voice Opinions on VA Health Care System

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Area veterans are given an opportunity to share their opinions about the veterans health care system. State Secretary of veterans’ affairs David LaCerte is holding a series of town-hall meetings throughout the state.
Last night he was at the VFW Post on Veterans Drive in Alexandria. This afternoon he was in Grant and Winn Parishes.
He says [...]

Student, Former Soldier Enters Race for Alexandria Mayor

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Nicholas Wright announces his candidacy for Mayor of Alexandria. He’s a student completing his B.A. in Political Science and Pre-Law. Wright is a soldier who served two tours in Iraq and has a Purple Heart.
Qualifying for the November 4th election is next month.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/31/14

Home Burglars Spend the Night After Break-In

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On July 30th, 2014, Deputies from the Deville Sub-station responded to the 1600 Block of Philadelphia Rd. Deville, in reference to a residential burglary.
Upon arrival, deputies located where the suspects had entered the rear of the residence through the back door by breaking a window.  Upon entering the residence, it appeared that the suspects rummaged [...]

Man Receives 5 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution

A Natchitoches man is sentenced to five years in federal prison for his part in a drug distribution operation. Michael Casson pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine and meth in several parishes, including Natchitoches and Vernon.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/31/14

Police Identify Man Who Tried to Hold-Up Credit Union

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Pineville police identify and catch the man who tried to hold-up a credit union yesterday. Police caught 36-year-old Ronald David Paul almost immediately after he walked into the Pelican State Credit Union on Main Street in Pineville.
He had a duffel bag pressed against his chest and demanded money. Police arrived while he was still in [...]

Police Find Body of Man Missing Since May

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A man who was first reported missing back in May has been found dead inside a home on Day Street.
Alexandria police were called to the home in reference to a death investigation. When they arrived, they discovered the body of Anthony Tannehill.   His family reported him missing on May 2nd.
Police say there are no signs [...]

Faircloth Explains Jindal’s Position in Common Core Fight

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An Alexandria attorney is representing Governor Bobby Jindal in the legal battle over common core. Jimmy Faircloth explains the Governor’s legal position in the fight, which is happening just as school is about to start.

Faircloth is a former executive counsel to the Governor. He says up until this week, the legal matters have been fought [...]

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

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The wallets of parents around the country are about to get much lighter again. It’s that time of year, buying back to school clothing and school supplies.
But you might want to wait to shop until Friday. More than a dozen states, including Louisiana, are offering a sales tax holiday this weekend. The back to school [...]

Man Arrested for Domestic Battery and Car Theft

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On July 29 2014, an APD Officer on patrol was flagged down by passing motorist and advised of a stalled vehicle in the middle of the 5700 Block of Masonic Drive. Also the complainant stated that a man was fighting with a female inside the vehicle.
The officer located the vehicle and observed a male subject [...]