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Donelon Advises Policy Review for Upcoming Hurricane Season

He’s the man with the plan you always see around this time of year. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says it’s time to give your insurance papers a once-over and make sure you’re covered, even if you live inland from the coast.

His office web site offers advice on what you need to have, depending on [...]

Road Warrior Ride Comes to Alexandria

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A group of visitors stopped in Alexandria on their way from Seattle to Tampa. The organization is dedicated to providing veterans who have been wounded, ill and injured with memorable adventures as part of their rehabilitation. The Road Warrior Ride is a cross -country bonding experience for these vets.

The group left Seattle on June 5th [...]

Miss LA on Farewell Tour

Miss Louisiana is about ready to hand over her crown. Jaden Leach is on her farewell tour. She stopped by KLAX-TV today for one of her interviews before the final pageant, which airs on our station Saturday, June 28th.
Leach is from West Monroe and is a senior at ULM in Monroe.
She’s been a spokesperson for [...]

LA Secretary of State Speaks About Legislative Session

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler has been in Central Louisiana this week. He spoke about the legislative session, which ended this month, and how it affects his projects.

Schedler was the featured speaker yesterday for the Vernon Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/11/14

Job Fair Held Today for Hayes Manufacturing

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Hopeful employees apply for jobs today in a fair at the Vo-Tech school. The job fair is designed to find skilled workers over the next year so Hayes Manufacturing can expand its facility.
Hayes is a steel fabrication business.

In December, Hayes announced a three-million-dollar, 60-thousand-square-foot expansion of its fabrication facility. It estimates the creation of about [...]

Alexandria To Investigate Supervision Protocols of Inmate Workers

Alexandria mayor Jacques Roy says the city is investigating supervision of a trusty responsible for a murder-suicide.
Authorities say last week McKennedy Armstead killed a woman, then killed himself after walking away from a work detail at the city utility plant.

The mayor’s remarks came at his bi-monthly briefing.
He spent most of his time criticizing District Three [...]

Alexandria Attorney Greg Gravel Running for Judge

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Alexandria attorney Greg Gravel announces his candidacy for a seat on the 9th judicial district seat in Rapides Parish.
He has practiced law here for more than 30 years. He’s a graduate of LSU and Southern Law.
“I care about what happens to the people of Rapides Parish,” Gravel said. “Alexandria is where my parents raised my [...]

Chris Hazel Announces Run for DA’s Office

A third candidate announces for District Attorney. It’s State Representative Chris Hazel.

Hazel once served in the DA’s office.
Chris Roy Junior and Phillip Terrell are also running.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/10/14

Alexandria Man Accused of Armed Robbery

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An Alexandria man is accused of armed robbery of an individual. Jomar Ellis is charged with the hold-up of a person on May 30th in the 39 hundred block of Lisa Street.
The victim says he lost cash and some electronic items.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/10/14

Man Arrested for Murder of Alexandria Woman

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Brad Jeansonne, 23
***UPDATE 6/10/14*** Alexandria Police arrest a man they say killed Sheterica Brewer, who was reported missing last month. They say 23-year-old Brad Jeansonne of Alexandria is now in custody.
The woman was reported missing at the end of May and then 2 days later police found her body. Her car had been found burned [...]