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Community Officials Urge Citizens to Sign Fort Polk Petition

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It’s letter-signing day in Central Louisiana to support Fort Polk.
Community officials are urging everyone to sign letters of support to save Fort Polk. It’s in danger of losing an entire brigade of more than 65 hundred soldiers because of federal budget cuts. Officials say this would be an economic catastrophe.
They’re hoping to increase the number [...]

Qualifying Tomorrow Thru Friday for Fall Elections

Politics in Louisiana are heating up this week.
Qualifying for the fall elections begins tomorrow and ends Friday. Statewide and most state district races will take qualifying papers and fees in Baton Rouge. Others will be qualifying in their home parishes.
In Rapides Parish, the City of Alexandria will have races for mayor, some city council seats, [...]

LSUA Receives Almost $3 Million Donation

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There’s some good news as the school year is about to begin for LSUA. The school is the recipient of a major gift. Almost three million dollars is being donated from the estate of Anne and John McCann.
McCann retired from the railroads, and his wife Anne was a homemaker.
The money will go to the LSUA [...]

Jury Convicts Man of Shooting Up Convenience Store

CHARLES E. JACKSON, 29 of Alexandria, was charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon arising out of an incident which occurred at a convenience store in Alexandria.
The defendant made an early morning liquor purchase and went out to his car where he sampled the liquor.  Surveillance video at the [...]

Boil Advisory Issued for Parts of Alexandria

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Alexandria, Louisiana—Damage to a 12-inch water pipe Monday has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory for a small part of the city, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.
Because of this incident, the water in the affected area may have been compromised. The 12-inch water line was inadvertently damaged on New York Avenue [...]

APD Officer Shoots Fort Polk Soldier Over Weekend

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State Police are investigating an APD officer-involved shooting that happened over the weekend. Troopers say the Alexandria police officer shot a Fort Polk soldier who refused to drop his weapon after he had been warned.
It happened around 3 am in the parking lot of a convenience store on MacArthur Drive. The officer was on routine [...]

Jury Selection Begins in Thomas Sanders Trial

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Jury selection is underway for the man accused of killing a 12-year-old girl four years ago. Thomas Sanders is being tried for the capital murder of Lexis Roberts.
Jury selection in federal court is very different from state court. It’s a tighter, more controlled process, with the judge limiting the time and questions posed to potential [...]

Plane Crash Kills One, Injures Another

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An elderly man is dead and another person is badly injured in a small plane crash yesterday morning in Natchitoches Parish. 83-year-old Thaddeus Longlois died and 80-year-old Jack McCain Junior was injured.   Both are from Natchitoches.
Authorities say they crashed in a field behind homes in the Pan Am Subdivision in south Natchitoches.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Police Search for Escaped Inmate

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Federal prison officials are looking for 26-year-old inmate who they say walked away from the prison camp yesterday. Juan Garza is five-eight, 155 pounds, and was housed in the prison’s minimum-security area.
He was sentenced more than a year ago in Oklahoma for a firearm offense and was set to be released in eight years.
Anyone with [...]

Jury Selection Begins Monday in Sanders Trial

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Jury selection is to begin Monday in Alexandria Federal Court for the capital murder trial of Thomas Steven Sanders.
Sanders is accused of killing 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose body was found in Catahoula Parish in October 2010. Her mother’s body was found about a month later in Arizona.
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.
Sanders is accused [...]