Back-to-school shoppers get a bit of a break this weekend and who doesn’t like a sale? Today and tomorrow, area shoppers are taking advantage of an annual sales tax holiday as they prepare to get back to school.
Bennett Roland Junior says there are customers looking for just about everything.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/14
On July 21st, 2014, officers with the Lecompte Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Red River Bank Branch in Lecompte. While making the night deposit, an employee of the Burger King restaurant was surprised and robbed of the deposit by two suspects. When the officers arrived, the suspects had fled [...]
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A train derailment in Baton Rouge is causing traffic delays for drivers trying to get around the city. It happened around 9:30 this morning.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department says none of the seven cars that derailed are leaking any chemicals. No one was hurt.
The derailment ripped some of the tracks out [...]
U.S. Senator David Vitter says three sites are being considered in Louisiana to house the thousands of unaccompanied children on the border from Central America.
And one place he says is Fort Polk. Vitter says housing headquarters were asked if they could provide for around 400 to 500 of the children.
Vitter claims the administration is hiding [...]
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 [...]
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A single-vehicle crash kills an Opelousas man this morning on the Interstate 49 frontage road near Kennerson Road in Saint Landry Parish. Troopers say 32-year-old Corey Doucet lost control on a curve and hit a ditch before flipping.
He was not wearing a seat belt.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/31/14
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]