Category Archives: Local Headlines

Local State Troopers Undergo Random Inspection

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It’s inspection day for Louisiana State Troopers.
Troopers work in a military type life style, paying attention to rank, duty and discipline. So, it’s not surprising they undergo random inspections. That happened late yesterday and this morning.
It’s similar to military inspections, where the best foot forward better be shined and polished.

Troopers are responsible for the overall [...]

BESE Attempts to Compromise on Common Core

3 members of the State Board of Education are offering a compromise on common core to Governor Bobby Jindal. Jindal wants the state out of common core, but the state superintendent of education disagrees.
Board members are offering to blend tests from common core and LEAP for the coming school year. But, nobody knows if this [...]

Leesville Woman Arrested for Defrauding Elderly Woman

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Vernon deputies arrest a Leesville woman for reportedly defrauding an elderly woman in a nursing home. Melodie Lowens is employed at the home.
She’s accused of exploitation of the infirmed and identity theft. Deputies say Lowens used the victim’s debit card to pay utility bills and buy fast food.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/10/14

Local Representative Pushing “Pay it Forward”

A local state representative is pushing a study resolution to help students with college debt. Pay It Forward bills are now active in many states, and Herbert Dixon is pushing for it in Louisiana.

It’s unclear how the Pay It Forward programs will be funded, if approved.
More about this program may be found by clicking here.
KLAX [...]

Mom Saves Drowning Child’s Life with CPR

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A quick-thinking mom today saves the life of her 18-month-old child at Kincaid Lake Recreation Area.
Deputies say the child was in waist-deep water when he fell and was underwater in seconds. The mother rescued him, gave him CPR, and he was breathing on his own in minutes. He was taken for medical care in case [...]

Natchitoches Officer Arrested for Raping Female Inmate

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A Natchitoches Parish corrections officer who had just been promoted to a supervisory position is now in jail himself, charged with raping a female inmate.
He’s 28-year-old Lindsey Webster Hoke.
Sheriff Victor Jones says the inmate reported the attack on the 4th of July.
Sheriff Jones stated “We hold each and everyone of our employees at a very [...]

Traffic Stop Leads to Gun, Drug Arrests

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Alexandria police say a routine traffic stop results in the arrests of a man and woman. They’re 78-year-old Melvin Sigur and 32-year-old Lekedra Quinney, both of Alexandria.
Sigur is charged with possession of a gun with drugs. Quinney is charged with drug possession and resisting arrest.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Jena Woman Dies in Crash

A single vehicle crash in LaSalle Parish kills a woman from Jena. She’s 47-year-old Amy Webb.
Troopers say it happened yesterday afternoon on Highway 127 when she lost control of her SUV, hit a dirt embankment, and turned over several times.
She was not wearing a seat belt.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Man Arrested for Pistol-Whipping Another

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Grant deputies arrest a man for pistol-whipping another in the Bagdad community. 64-year-old Moses Bush of Colfax is now charged with aggravated battery, illegal carrying of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The arrest was made after a patrol deputy was flagged down at a convenience store.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Cheneyville Goes Smoke Free

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You better be careful about lighting up a cigarette in the town of Cheneyville.
Yesterday the town celebrated turning the historic town into a 100 percent, smoke-free community. They celebrated with a recognition dinner for Mayor Derrick Johnson and others who worked to make this a reality.
The celebration was sponsored by the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free [...]