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Husband and Wife Die in Crash

A husband and wife from Columbia are killed in a crash in LaSalle Parish. Troopers say 72-year-old Margie Moore collided with an oncoming car on Highway 28 East near U.S. 84. Her husband, 83-year-old Bluith Moore was the passenger.
The crash happened on Sunday afternoon.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/22/14

New Boil Advisory Issued, Another Lifted

The EMC Water System has issued a boil advisory for customers in the Calcasieu community. The water system is headquartered in Elmer.
Meanwhile, the advisory for customers on Twin Bridges Road is lifted.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/22/14

Police Jury Meets Over Coliseum Parking Issues

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The Rapides Parish Police Jury meets to iron out problems with efforts to carry out renovations at the Rapides Coliseum. The police jury president says the issue continues to be the parking lot, which is co-owned by the parish and the city.

The architect says his group is ready to go when the legal wrinkles are [...]

Pineville Marshal Dies from Crash Injuries

Pineville City and Ward Marshal Larry Jeane has died. He was 68 years old.
He died from injuries sustained in a crash Friday afternoon. Witnesses say he was slumped over the wheel when he crossed the centerline and hit another car.
Jeane was in his third term. He was the first warden for the work training facility [...]

Paul Hollis Endorses Bill Cassidy

The state representative who dropped out of the U.S. Senate race says he’s supporting Bill Cassidy. State Representative Paul Hollis chose Cassidy over Rob Maness.
He’s the other Republican hoping to unseat long-time incumbent Mary Landrieu.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/21/14

Woman Arrested for Throwing Rocks at Passing Cars

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Grant Parish deputies arrest a woman they say became violent. Deputies say last week 50-year-old Connie Pennington of Colfax was found standing in the middle of parsonage road with a knife and throwing rocks at passing cars. When the deputy arrived she started yelling that people owed her money.
They say she resisted arrest. She faces [...]

Local Prostitution Sting Results in 13 Arrests

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Rapides deputies conduct a prostitution sting in the Alexandria area, focusing on internet solicitation at local hotels, and arrest 13 people. The only woman arrested, 29-year-old Katie Woods of Bossier City, faces prostitution charges.
The rest are all men and they were arrested for solicitation. They are 32-year-old Marcus Milliner of Pineville, 27-year-old Ivan Cruz Avecilla [...]

Police Jury, City at Odds Over Coliseum Renovations

The Coliseum Authority is facing a political fight with the city of Alexandria. The two are at odds over renovations approved by taxpayers and include the parking lot they both own.

And this morning, Mayor Jacques Roy presented his side of the dispute.

The police jury meets Monday afternoon and they’ve invited city officials to confer with [...]

Libertarian Candidate for Senate Visits Alexandria

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There’s a Libertarian candidate in the race for the U.S. Senate. He’s Brannon McMorris, who has been campaigning in Alexandria.

McMorris is an engineer from Denham Springs.
Click below to view the entire interview:

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Flash Flood Alert Issued for Rapides Parish

Rapides Parish is currently under a Flash Flood Alert. Thunderstorms are expected to continue through Sunday,
The City of Alexandria urges neighbors to help keep storm water drains clear of debris so that water may drain freely from city streets.
The City also warns motorists to stay clear of low lying areas and above all do not [...]