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Couple Arrested for Keeping Little Girl in Cage

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A couple faces cruelty charges after being accused of keeping a little girl in a case.
Police arrested Jennifer Chapman and Joseph Chapman of Alexandria over the weekend. Seven children in all were removed from their home on Park Avenue.
Investigators say the woman admitted to placing the child in the cage in the kitchen whenever the [...]

Qualifying Ends for November Elections

The slates are set for the November 4th primary elections in Louisiana.
Some are re-elected without opposition, some have challengers, and others are more crowded than ever.
The former speaker of the House of Representatives is running for Alexandria and Ward Marshal. Charlie Dewitt is among five, including the incumbent, seeking the post, which reportedly pays more [...]

LSUA Officials Take Part in Ice Bucket Challenge

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It’s the perfect weather for another ice bucket challenge.
This one at LSUA. University officials gather on the quad to do their bit for the ALS Foundation. It’s dedicated to fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Chancellor Dan Howard, coaches and others are glad to do their part for the cause.
And nationally, leaders say it has raised more than [...]

School Bus Accident Injures One

At 7:59AM this morning, August 22 2014, APD Officers responded to the intersection of Jackson and Foisy Streets in reference to an accident involving a Rapides Parish School Bus and a Ford Expedition.
The investigation found that the school bus was traveling South Bound on Foisy Street when the driver fail to yield for the stop [...]

Child Calls 911 to Report Mother’s Drug Overdose

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A Grant Parish woman is under arrest after her child called 911 when the mom passed out from a drug overdose in their car. 23-year-old Keri Silk of Pollock is accused of possession of oxycodone, pills and illegal use of drugs in the presence of a minor.
Grant deputies say the six-year-old child is safe with [...]

Anti-Terrorism Exercise Underway at Fort Polk

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An anti-terrorism exercise is underway today at Camp Beauregard. ABC 31’s Bennett Roland Junior says this is the kind of training that anticipates the unthinkable.

These exercises are now a routine part of multi-agency training, especially because this area is so close to Fort Polk.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/21/14

Exchange Club to Host Forums for Candidates

Qualifying for the fall elections is about to wrap up and for the next six weeks, the Exchange Club is hosting a series of forums featuring three judicial races, and the elections for District Attorney, the U.S. Senate, 5th Congressional District and Alexandria Mayor.
The chairman of the forums is an appeals court judge.

Today, this civic [...]

State Police Offer Car Seat Safety Workshop

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Strapping your child into their car seat seems like a simple task, but experts say parents do it wrong all the time. They say the result can be deadly.
Today, state police conducted a how-to workshop on caring for the littlest passengers.

Technicians say these seats offer the best chance for a child to survive a crash. [...]

Correction Officer, Michigan Woman Indicted for Conspiracy

ALEXANDRIA, La. – A correctional officer at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, La., along with a relative of an inmate, were charged with conspiring to introduce a cell phone into the prison, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced.
Maggie Kay Comeaux, 28, of Ball, La., and Paris Smith, 21, of Detroit, Mich., were indicted for the [...]

Candidates Begin Qualifying for Fall Elections

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Candidates for offices ranging from Justice of the Peace to U.S. Senator are signing up and paying their fees today. Local candidates are filling out paperwork today through Friday in the Clerks of Court offices throughout the state.
This was the scene at the Rapides Parish Courthouse this morning. There will be a steady stream of [...]