Category Archives: Local Headlines

Man Booked in Rapides Jail for 85th Time

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Alexandria police arrest a man for unauthorized entry. 55-year-old Gregory Pantallion of Alexandria is accused of entering a home on Louisiana Avenue yesterday without permission.
Police say he was arrested without incident. However, this is his 85th booking into the Rapides Parish jail.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/8/14

Job Fair for Welders, Fitters Held Today

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Welders and fitters are being offered jobs that pay up to $25 an hour. The job fair for Dis-Tran Steel is looking for employees today at the Vo-Tech school. They are doing speed interviews with follow-up and a pre-employment training to be held next week.
Dis-Tran is part of Crest Industries, headquartered in Pineville and is [...]

JPs, Constables Fighting to Run for Re-Election

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That issue about too old to serve which is affecting some state judges is also now gumming up the election works for justices of the peace and constables.
A Lafayette area senator got a last-minute bill passed in the spring that forces them to retire at age 70. Now even he, Senator Elbert Guillory tells KATC’s [...]

Grant Sheriff’s Office Receives Check from NRA for Bullets

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Grant Parish Sheriff Stephen McCain receives a check for bullets. The check for around 32 hundred dollars was presented by the National Rifle Association at their banquet earlier this week in Winnfield.
“This grant will be a huge help to us and we are grateful to the NRA for the help”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.
The grant [...]

Recreation Summit Open Today at Coughlin-Saunders

A 3-day recreation summit opens today for Alexandria residents to learn about and provide input on city leisure services. ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says some heavy hitters are in town to share their expertise.

The summit concludes Saturday morning and is conducted at the performing arts center downtown.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/7/14

Suspect Arrested in Multi-Vehicle Theft

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On July 30th, 2014, Deputies responded to a complaint of a stolen Polaris RZR side by side ATV from the Pineville area. The victim stated he had been contacted at his residence by two white males the day before that were looking to buy parts for a Polaris.  The next day, the ATV was missing [...]

Deputies Arrest Man Allegedly Responsible for ATV, UTV Thefts

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From around May 30th until June 30th   , 2014, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office has responded to several complaints in the Latanier Community and South Alexandria/Woodworth area in reference to thefts of four wheelers and side by side UTVs.  Detectives say the suspects would go to residents at night and steal the ATV/UTV’s and the [...]

Rosepine Police Chief Arrested for Stalking His Wife

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Rosepine, LA- Last month, detectives assigned to the Alexandria field office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations received a criminal complaint in reference to Rosepine Police Chief James “Dennis” Parrott.  The complaint alleged 49-year-old Parrott of Rosepine stalked his estranged wife while she was at her place of work and at her home.
According [...]

Grand Jury Indicts Alexandria Man for Murder of Sheterica Brewer

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A grand jury indicts an Alexandria man for the murder of Sheterica Brewer.  He’s 23-year-old Brad Jeansonne.
Brewer was reported missing by her family and a couple days later police found her body. Her car was found burned in the Duhon Street area.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/7/14
Related: Man Arrested for Murder of Alexandria Woman

RPSB Open Houses Begin This Week

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One of the first of many open houses at area public schools took place this afternoon at Acadian Elementary.
School opens on Tuesday and these open houses give students and parents a chance to meet new teachers for the coming school year. It’s also a good time for school officials to encourage parental involvement, describing what [...]