Category Archives: Local Headlines

Leesville Man Arrested for Inappropriate Behavior with Juvenile

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Vernon deputies arrest a Leesville man for inappropriate behavior with a juvenile. 70-year-old James Limbaugh is charged with indecent behavior and sexual battery.
Deputies say he took the child to a secluded location, showed him pornography and engaged in inappropriate touching.
He was arrested last week.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

Pitkin Man Arrested for Murder

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Rapides deputies arrest a Pitkin man for murder early Saturday. Rodney Thompson is accused of the shooting death of 74-year-old Gennieve Ashworth of Freedom Road in Glenmora.
Rapides Deputies say Thompson reported the shooting to Oakdale Police, who turned it over to them.
The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are not releasing any motive for the shooting.
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Half Million Bond Set for Grant Parish Man

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A bond of almost a half million dollars is set for a Grant Parish man accused of criminal sexual conduct with a child. 32-year-old Mitch Walker II of Dry Prong is charged with aggravated rape, sexual battery and indecent behavior.
The complaint was lodged in March, and he was located over the weekend at a Grant [...]

Opelousas Man Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

An Opelousas man is arrested for vehicular homicide in the death of a Lawtell woman. Troopers say 54-year-old Judy Stelly was a passenger in a truck driven by Nicholas LaFleur, who is suspected of impaired driving.
The wreck happened in Saint Landry Parish yesterday. Troopers say LeFleur lost control and hit a tree.
He is also charged [...]

Pineville City Hall Closed Due to No A/C

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Pineville City Hall is closed until tomorrow morning at 8, because the central air conditioning has gone out.
City officials say the 40-year-old unit died on Saturday. They hoped to be back up and running this afternoon, but it will take a while to cool down the building.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

TSA Requiring Electronic Devices to be Turned On

Some overseas travelers heading to the U.S. may see enhanced security at airports including being asked to turn on their cell phones and other electronic devices before boarding.
The TSA issued a new order that says that powerless devices will not be permitted on board U.S. bound aircraft due to new concerns about potential
terror threats.

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Boyce Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft

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Rapides deputies arrest a Boyce man for unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Deputies say 34-year-old Calvin Lincecum took the vehicle in May from a home on Ryan Street. He was reportedly drunk and crashed the vehicle the night it was taken.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Local Woman Arrested for Stealing $32k in Bank Fraud

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Rapides deputies arrest an Alexandria woman for bank fraud. 49-year-old Anita Toney is also charged with worthless checks.
Deputies say she fraudulently obtained some 32 thousand in cash from a local credit union over a four-month period, starting in January.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Men’s Wearhouse, Corrections Dept. Sponsor “Give a Suit”

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Once again Men’s Wearhouse is partnering with the state corrections department to help inmates exiting the system. It’s called “Give a Suit”. It provides interview-appropriate clothing for men and women throughout July.
Men’s Wearhouse will offer a discount coupon to donors, plus you’ll receive a tax write-off.
Corrections officials say they need gently used suits, dress shirts, [...]

Protest Held Today at VA Hospital

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A protest is held at the VA Hospital in Pineville. Some veterans say this is among the hospitals that need reform.
They were joined by people running for office and at least one person who has a pending lawsuit against this hospital. They displayed a banner and expressed dissatisfaction with at least one physician there.
VA Director [...]