The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating Diane Reynolds from the Prospect community in Grant Parish. Mrs. Reynolds was last seen leaving her residence on December 25, 2013 in a gray 2013 Toyota Venza bearing Louisiana Plate XDS560. Mrs. Reynolds, 69 years old, white female, approximate 5’4” in height, weighs [...]
Aside from Independence Day, New Year’s Eve is the most popular time for fireworks and there are a lot to choose from. Currently, the state licenses about 800 fireworks stands.
We went shopping to see what’s hot, what’s not and what seems to be the all-time favorite.
The state fire marshal has some warnings for the adults, [...]
After-Christmas sales are strong and that could be because pre-holiday sales were not up to expectations. 2013 didn’t offer many retailers the Christmas sales they expected, but some hope after Christmas sales will help.
Lauren Partain goes shopping to see if there are bargains out there.
Now is also a good time to redeem gift cards from [...]
The Alexandria City Council is taking the first step to pursue a recreation tax that may also help the Alexandria Zoo.
The council members see this as a swap of sorts. City taxpayers are about to retire the tax, which paid for the public safety complex, so now they want residents to turn their attention to [...]
Grant Parish Deputies are playing Santa’s elves today. They joined Santa a bit early to deliver toys to some children in Grant Parish.
Sheriff Steven McCain says they called on Angola inmates to refurbish bicycles.
But that’s not all.
Deputies prevailed on Run Wild in Alexandria to provide them with new shoes for children.
The sheriff’s office has traditionally [...]
It’s graduation day for 126 students of LSU of Alexandria.
Doctor Paul Coreil presided over the ceremony, which included 10 summer graduates. Coreil is the interim chancellor and leads the school’s effort to be selected for the site of the new technical and community college coming to Central Louisiana.
LSU of Alexandria conferred its 14th Distinguished Service [...]
An 18-year-old is arrested for causing Natchitoches Central High to be placed on lock down today. Police arrested De’Kerry Booker at his Natchitoches home.
They say he sent out messages via social media last night that someone would take a gun to school to harm students and faculty. One of the recipients of the messages turned [...]
Governor Bobby Jindal is back in Central Louisiana for an economic development announcement.
Actually, it’s an expansion of an existing business. The governor announced the Hayes Companies will invest around three million dollars to expand its manufacturing facility in Pineville. This will create 75 new jobs with an average salary of more than 45 thousand a [...]
There’s a Christmas light contest going on between two neighbors in Alexandria’s West Point subdivision. On the 62 hundred block of Sarah Lynne Drive you’ll find the homes of Richard Jewels and Paul Dunstane, with Christmas lights taken to another level.
Jewels’ display is computerized and he has coordinated it with a local radio frequency, so [...]
Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy says the budget surplus should be used for Interstate 49 South. He also says the money cannot be used for operating expenses, like higher education, but it can go for infrastructure.
Interstate 49 South is an upgrade to Highway 90, which runs 140 miles from Lafayette to the West Bank Expressway [...]