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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 [...]

Arrest Made in Escaped Inmate Case

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Antonio Calhoun, 21
***UPDATE***  An arrest is made in the case of a Rapides jail inmate who walked off the job and then apparently instigated a murder suicide in Grant Parish.
Rapides deputies arrested Antonio Calhoun of Alexandria as accessory after the fact to escape. Deputies say he helped McKennedy Armstead escape from the Alexandria utility plant, [...]

LSUA Children’s Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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There’s a milestone at LSU of Alexandria today. The Children’s Center there is celebrating 15 years of service to the community. It’s a licensed early care and educational facility for children ages one to five years old.

It’s one of a select group of centers in the state to have earned a four star rating out [...]

“Summer Soldiers” Participate in Boss Lift Mission

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They’re often called summer soldiers. These are the men and women of the National Guard who spend hours training away from their day jobs each month and during the summer.
We followed some members of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team who participated in a Boss Lift Mission. These missions demonstrate to employers what these workers [...]

17 Arrested in Prostitution Bust

Alexandria Police say they’ve arrested 17 people in a prostitution bust. They’re from all over the Central Louisiana area, including Natchez, Mississippi, and range in age from 18 to 43. All are charged with solicitation.
The bust was conducted by APD with the Central Louisiana State Streets and FBI task forces over a 2-day period.
KLAX ABC [...]

Bridge Closure: OK Allen Bridge Over Red River

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A reminder for those of you who drive between Alexandria and Pineville: get ready for possibly a longer commute.
Tomorrow through Thursday, the OK Allen Bridge will be closed for inspection from nine until three during the day.
The suggested detour is from Interstate 49 south to the Cottingham Expressway.
The full release from DOTD may be found [...]